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Osakis' DeWenter earns award in accountability

Reid DeWenter

Osakis' Reid DeWenter is one of four Diamond King Award recipients from this past spring's high school baseball season after he was nominated for the honor by head coach Shad Schmidt.

DeWenter earned the award in accountability. Other Diamond King awards went to players exhibiting strong character traits in humility (Dayton Wientjes, St. Cloud Apollo adapted softball), resiliency (Riley DeWolf, Litchfield) and discipline (James Woelfel, BOLD).

DeWenter was one of two seniors, along with Riley Werven, on an otherwise young Osakis team this past season that went 14-7 overall. DeWenter was an anchor in the lineup in playing all 21 games where he hit .373 with a .486 on-base percentage. He finished with 15 RBIs and 11 runs scored, while also posting a perfect fielding percentage with 115 putouts at first base.

Diamond King Baseball is pairing up with the St. Cloud Rox out of the Northwoods League to celebrate the accomplishments of each of the four award winners. Each player will receive a major-league sized bat from Delano Bats with their name, school and character trait engraved on it. These will be presented to the players in an on-field ceremony prior to the July 22 game between the Rox and Willmar Stingers. The award winners will then throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the 4:05 p.m. game.

Prior to that field ceremony, the award winners will also hear from Atlanta Braves scout Rick Davis and representatives of the St. Cloud Rox organization at Joe Faber Field.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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