Ohnesorge Twins Headed To Lincoln Land College

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Published on January 24 2014 6:37 pm
Last Updated on January 24 2014 6:37 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Front, left to right, Heidi Bock, Madison Ohnesorge, Lauren Ohnesorge and Rich Ohnesorge. Back row, left to right, Pat Boone Shelbyville Lady Lakers Coach, John Marsaglia LLCC Head Coach, Joe Zimmermann LLCC Asst Coach and John Niebrugge Altamont High School Head Coach.

Altamont High School's Madison and Lauren Ohnesorge recently inked letters of intent to play softball for Lincoln Land Communitiy College next season in Springfield.

"Both girls can play the outfield well," said LLCC Head Coach John Marsaglia. "Lauren also can play first base. I like the fact they are both left-handed hitters who can hit/slap and they run very well.

"We first noticed them playing for Altamont while sophomore pitcher Katie Lange was there. We started following the girls during the summer after that spring. They played for the Shelbyville Lakers during the summer. The more we watched them, the more we liked what we saw. What's not to like? They are good students, hard workers and they can play the game of softball."

Madison was the leadoff hitter for the Indians while Lauren hit in the middle of the order. Madison was a member of the ICA 1A All-State Second Team and earned honorable mention on the All-National Trail Conference team. Lauren was a member of the All-NTC First Team and ICA All-State Second Team.

Katie Lange was a sophomore at LLCC.

"Katie was helpful in landing the Ohnesorge girls," said Coach Marsaglia. "She kept telling us that they would be a great addition to our team. I have no doubt they will be succesful here at LLCC and I'm looking forward to coaching both. Katie is going to Georgia-Gwinett University in Altanta, Ga. next year to pitch."

The Ohnesorges also have a sister, Morgan, who attends St. John's College in Springfield, so they have an in around the area.

"Last year we finished ninth in the nation (NJCAA II -- Clinton, MS) with 15 freshmen," said Coach Marsaglia. "We recruited just five freshmen this year so we will be graduating 14 sophomores this year. The class that the twins are in will have to come in and play right away and we will be young next year."