Area notebook: Yusten hit .270 for UW-StoutAJ Yusten played in 16 games and earned 11 starts during the 2011 baseball season with at Wisconsin-Stout. Yusten, who is a junior second baseman from Zumbrota, registered three RBI in both of his team’s games against St. Mary’s.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
AJ Yusten played in 16 games and earned 11 starts during the 2011 baseball season with at Wisconsin-Stout. Yusten, who is a junior second baseman from Zumbrota, registered three RBI in both of his team’s games against St. Mary’s.
He ended the season with an average of .270 and a career average of .269. In 37 at-bats in 2011, Yusten had five runs, 10 hits and seven RBI, two doubles and one home run.
Blue Devils teammate Cory Hedeen started eight games on the mound. The junior from Cannon Falls pitched more innings (53 2/3) than anyone else on the team in 2011. Hedeen also was first on the team in strikeouts (27).
Hedeen went 2-4 with a 4.53 ERA in his first season at UW-Stout after transferring from Rochester Community and Technical College.
• Merryssa Tiedeman, a junior outfielder for the St. Scholastica softball team, played in 43 games this spring and led her team in runs scored (38) and at-bats (135). She also had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Tiedeman, who is from Zumbrota, had the second-highest number of hits (43) and third-highest RBI total (28). She finished the 2011 season with a .319 batting average, including nine doubles, four triples, five home runs and three stolen bases.
The Saints wrapped up the season with a 29-15 overall record and 19-2 conference record. St. Scholastica made it to the NCAA Division III regional tournament for the second time in program history and went 1-2 at regionals.
• Melissa Majerus resigned as softball coach at Mayville State in Mayville, N.D., on May 18. Majerus, a Goodhue native, was head coach for three seasons, compiling a 40-94 record during that time. The Comets concluded the 2011 season with a fifth-place finish (7-13) in the Dakota Athletic Conference. They went 11-29 overall.