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Holmen High School graduate Taylor Kohlwey finished his season with the Class AA San Antonio Missions as a league runner-up.

The Missions advanced to the Texas League championship before being swept in a five-game series by Tulsa.

Kohlwey played in all three games, starting two and taking on the role of pinch-hitter in the other. The right fielder had two hits and delivered with a pinch-hit single in the third game.

Kohlwey played in 72 games for San Antonio, which is part of the San Diego Padres system. He batted .265 with six home runs and 22 RBI.

Kohlwey, who played at UW-La Crosse before being drafted, also hit eight doubles and four triples and was 4-for-8 in attempts to steal bases.

GHELFI FINISHES STRONG: Central graduate Mitch Ghelfi wound up with a .272 batting average over 24 games with the Class AA Mobile BayBears of the Southern League.

The BayBears are part of the Los Angeles Angels system, which added Ghelfi over the summer after he was released by Milwaukee.

Ghelfi hit three home runs and had 17 RBI and was 3-for-3 in attempts to steal bases. Ghelfi hit four doubles, tripled once and walked six times. Ghelfi played with three teams over the course of the season and had three home runs, 19 RBI and a .237 batting average overall.

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Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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