2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team – Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR – While the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team is mostly seniors, they are joined by a handful of juniors and sophomores and will carry the mantle into the 2022-2023 baseball season.

The sophomores, all from powerhouse Northwood/Solon Springs, include 2022 Player of the Year Abe Ahlberg and teammates Kaden Corlett and Tanner Carlson.

Northwestern’s Luke Sedin and Jase Nelson are the juniors on the roster.

Seniors include N/SS’ Syver Gulbrandsen; Mason Stenberg, Robert Olson, Carter Kalin and Kell Piggott of Superior; and Kole Paulsen of Northwestern.

Ahlberg, Stenberg and Paulsen are back-to-back picks.

Abe Ahlberg
Northwood/Solon Springs
soph. • SS/P

Abe Ahlberg of Northwood/Solon Springs is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Led the Green Eagles in batting average (.474), runs made (35), hits (36), runs batted (33), stolen bases (18), and on-base plus slugging (1.399).

– At the dam, Ahlberg was 7-1 with a .99 earned running average, 85 strikeouts, 26 walks, a .124 batting average against and 1.02 walks and hits per inning.

– Lakeland East Conference Player of the Year; Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association North West District Player of the Year.

– Coach Nate Ahlberg said Abe Ahberg’s impact on the team “can’t be underestimated… Abe was the best overall player in our conference and one of the best in our field.”

Syver Gulbrandsen
Northwood/Solon Springs
Sr. • OF/C

Northwood/Solon Springs' Syver Gulbrandsen is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Northwood/Solon Springs’ Syver Gulbrandsen is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Fourth on team in batting average (.273), hits (18), RBI (21) and OPS (.733); Third in heats (18).

– First team all Lakeland East Conference

– Gulbrandsen spent most of the season outfield and was an excellent defender, coach Nate Ahlberg said. Offensively, Gulbrandsen “cleaned up most of the year and was one of our top run producers,” Ahlberg said.

Carter Kalin
Superior
Sr. • C

Superior's Carter Kalin is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Superior’s Carter Kalin is part of the Superior Telegram 2022 all-area baseball team.

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– Posted a batting average of .317; hit six doubles.

– Second team all Lake Superior Conference.

– Coach Ryan Hendry said Kalin was the team’s “positionally most important player,” with a .968 field odds as the Spartans’ starting catcher.

Robert Olsen
Superior
Sr. • SS/P

Superior's Robert Olson is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Superior’s Robert Olson is part of the Superior Telegram 2022 all-area baseball team.

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– Average 0.360 at the plate.

– First team all Lake Superior Conference.

– Olson started all 19 games for the Spartans, Hendry said. On the mound, he threw the team’s only full game shutout this season and was “very solid defensively as our starting shortstop,” Hendry said.

Colleague Paulsen
northwest
Sr. • C

Northwestern's Kole Paulsen is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Northwestern’s Kole Paulsen is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Second on team in batting average of .373; recorded a base percentage of 0.507.

– First team all Heart O’ North Conference; WBCA North West District Honorable Mention.

– Defensively, Paulsen was a wall behind the plate, coach Ryan Teal said. “Balls wouldn’t get past him and very few runners tried to take bases on him,” Teal said. “When they did, they usually failed.”

Kel Piggott
Superior
Sr. • P/Utility

Superior's Kell Piggott is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Superior’s Kell Piggott is part of the Superior Telegram 2022 all-area baseball team.

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– The lowest ERA for the Spartans at .368 through 19 innings of work.

– Piggott’s versatility shone this year as he “started all 19 games in a variety of positions,” said Hendry.

Bricklayer Stenberg
Superior
Sr. • P/CF

Superior's Mason Stenberg is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Superior’s Mason Stenberg is part of the Superior Telegram 2022 all-area baseball team.

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– Batted .333 with three home runs.

– Set a 2:1 record with a 2.47 ERA.

– Second team all Lake Superior Conference.

– As the ace of the Spartan pitching staff, Stenberg “always had the ball when we were up against our toughest teams,” Hendry said.

Jase Nelson
northwest
Jr • BY

Northwestern's Jase Nelson is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Northwestern’s Jase Nelson is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Third for the Tigers on batting average at .351; Recorded a .532 OBP; hit a home run.

– Second team all Heart O’ North Conference.

– Nelson was solid defensively for the Tigers in midfield, Teal said: “He has a long reach.”

Luke Sedin
northwest
Jr. • P/IF

Northwestern's Luke Sedin is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Northwestern’s Luke Sedin is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Led the team in batting average (.375) and RBIs (24); finished second in stolen bases (18).

– On the mound, Sedin posted a 1.64 ERA with 48 strikeouts.

– First team all Heart O’ North Conference.

– Sedin was the Tigers’ ace, Teal said, as he “put up the most innings for us this season.”

Tanner Carlson

Northwood/Solon Springs

soph. • 1B/P

Tanner Carlson of Northwood/Solon Springs is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Tanner Carlson of Northwood/Solon Springs is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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– Third on team in batting average (.382), hits (26), RBIs (22), stolen bases (6) and OPS (.917); Fourth in runs (17).

– His pitching record was 8-0 with a 1.49 ERA, 61 strikeouts, 23 walks, .178 BAA and 1.22 WHIP.

– First team all Lakeland East Conference.

– “Tanner did a great job at 1B this year and did an even better job on the hill,” said coach Nate Ahlberg. He pointed to Carlson’s back-up work against Bloomer, which ended in an extra-innings win, as well as his pitching against Drummond and Siren in the regional and section semifinals, respectively.

Caden Corlett
Northwood/Solon Springs
soph. • P/RF

Kaden Corlett of Northwood/Solon Springs is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

Kaden Corlett from Northwood/Solon Springs is part of the 2022 Superior Telegram All-Area Baseball Team.

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-Second on team in batting average (.470), runs (20), hits (31), RBIs (30), doubles (10), home runs (2), stolen bases (10) and OPS (1.282).

– On the mound, Corlett was 3-2 with a 1.55 ERA, 63 strikeouts, 21 walks, a .153 BAA and a 1.13 WHIP.

– First team all Lakeland East Conference; WBCA North West District Honorable Mention.

– “Kaden started all our big games this regular season and has proven to be one of the best pitchers in Northern Wisconsin,” said coach Nate Ahlberg. “His overwhelming fastball and breaking ball slowed hitters from Division 4 to Division 1.”

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