FOUR AREA PLAYERS MAKE ALL-STATE SOFTBALL TEAM

Kraemer, Larsen named to first team

Alta-Aurelia’s Abby Kraemer and Newell-Fonda’s Olivia Larsen led their respective teams to the two greatest seasons in the area, and on Tuesday each was recognized by being named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state softball first team.

Kraemer, who went 27-3 with a 1.18 ERA and a state-leading 381 strikeouts, was chosen to the first team in Class 2A. The sophomore also hit .453 with five home runs and 38 RBIs.

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