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Sam Jensen had a good season -- and a great career -- for the Tiger softball team.

Softball recap: Jensen put up big numbers for Tigers

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Softball recap: Jensen put up big numbers for Tigers
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

There are no official statistics that track the accomplishments of all the players that have ever suited up for the Farmington High School softball team.

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Nevertheless, it's safe to say very few Tigers have put up career numbers that compare with those of recently-graduated senior Sam Jensen.

Jensen finished with a career average of .554, clubbing 174 hits in 314 at bats. She scored 118 runs, drove in 58, stole 29 bases, ripped 46 extra-base hits and had an on-base percentage of .617 while striking out just 13 times.

She batted a team-best .525 for this year's 13-10 team with 24 runs scored, 15 RBI, eight stolen bases, four doubles, five triples and just one strikeout in 80 at bats.

Jensen established many of her career highs as a sophomore when she had 50 hits, 40 runs scored, 19 RBI, five home runs and a .667 on-base percentage for a 17-7 team.

Other seniors lost from the 2010 Tigers were Shannon Doherty, Kelsey Betzold, Megan Nekowitsch and Brittany Zuther.

Doherty was a three-year varsity player and finished with a career average of .298. She scored 44 runs and had an on-base percentage of .377.

Betzold was a two-year varsity regular and emerged as an all-conference player this spring when she hit .347 with four doubles and a home run.

Nekowitsch saw limited time as a pitcher and was a regular infielder the last two seasons. She hit .263 for her career with 20 runs scored and 21 RBI in 118 at bats.

Zuther got eight at bats over the last two seasons and collected two hits and six runs.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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