All-Arrowhead team includes three Wolves

Housey, Mattson, Schreffler named

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s high school baseball team has three all-conference honorees.
Seniors Tyler Housey and Trevor Mattson were repeat selections to the All-Arrowhead Conference Team, and they’re joined by Ely junior Dalton Schreffler.
The trip formed the heart of an Ely team that finished second in the conference, won 19 games and came within one game of a state tournament berth, falling to South Ridge in the Section 7A finals.
Housey, who moved to centerfield in his senior campaign, was one of the area’s hottest hitters, batting at a torrid .479 clip with 45 hits in 94 at bats, including 10 doubles. He also paced the Wolves with 25 runs batted in and swiped a team-high 11 bases, while also going 3-1 on the mound.
Mattson was one of the aces of Ely’s pitching staff.
The lefthander won four of five decisions and averaged over a strikeout per inning, fanning 47 batters in 39 innings of work while issuing only 11 walks. He played first base when not on the mound and hit .333 with 17 RBI.
Schreffler pitched Ely to two critical playoff victories, including one over Cook County, and went 5-1 with a miniscule 1.50 earned run average. He struck out 46 batters in 42 innings.
In addition to his mound work, Schreffler anchored the Ely defense at shortstop and hit .278 for the season.
The All-Arrowhead team, which was picked by league coaches, also included two players who are on Ely’s American Legion team this summer. They are Northeast Range sophomore infielder Bralyn Lislegard and North Woods sophomore infielder Zach Cheney