ELK MOUND — Two players from the Elk Mound baseball team ended their high school careers this season including three year varsity player Hunter Kohls and Marcus Klug, a starter on this year’s varsity team.
Kohls was an important part of a team that won a conference and regional championship as a junior when the team went 13-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play. The season ended with a sectional semi-final loss to Osseo-Fairchild. The Mounders finished second in the Large Dunn-St. Croix his sophomore and senior years and compiled an overall record of 41-15 and 27-7 in the conference in three years. In 53 games, Kohls scored 38 runs with 34 hits including three doubles and 28 RBIs and had eight stolen bases. He saw action as an infielder and did some pitching, going 2-0 his sophomore year and threw 8 2/3 innings this year with a win and 10 strikeouts and seven walks. He was chosen as an Honorable Mention All Conference player his junior year after scoring 17 runs and bringing in nine RBIs with four stolen bases.
Klug worked his way up from the junior varsity, playing in six varsity games as a junior and became a full time right fielder during his senior season. He batted .333 this year, scored seven times, rapped 12 hits with a pair of doubles and knocked in eight runs. In the final game of the season against Stanley-Boyd, Klug made some outstanding running catches and scored the Mounders only run after smacking a double in the 2-1 loss.