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2017 coaches’ all-state baseball teams

Published May 29 at 1:44 p.m. | Last updated May 29 at 3:26 a.m.

CLASS 6A

First team

Catcher: Cade Wilson, jr., Olathe East. First base: Henry Miller, sr., SM East. Second base: Nate Strathman, sr., Lawrence Free State. Third base: Zion Bowlin, sr., Lawrence Free State. Shortstop: Carson Sader, sr., Olathe North. Outfield: Trevor McCraken, sr., Olathe South; Jake Randa, sr., SM East; Cooper Ashen, sr., BV West; Joey Olson, jr., Olathe East. Utility: Nick Wohler, sr., Manhattan. DH: Cameron Fritz, sr., SM East. Pitcher: Luke Anderson, sr., SM East; Dale Miller, sr., Lawrence Free State; Patryk Hernandez, so., Blue Valley; Zeb Vermillion, sr., SM East; Max Abramovich, jr., BV Northwest. Closer: Dylan Nedved, sr., SM Northwest.

Player of the Year: Zion Bowlin, sr., Lawrence Free State. Pitcher of the Year: Luke Anderson, sr., SM East. Coach of the Year: Tony Scardino, Blue Valley.

Second team

Catcher: Connor Ellefson, sr., BV Northwest. First base: Daniel Hegarty, sr., Blue Valley. Second base: Javier Pena, sr., SM Northwest. Third base: Daegan Brady, jr., Washburn Rural. Shortstop: Luke Anderson, sr., SM East. Outfield: Riley Zerni, sr., BV Northwest; Ed Scott, sr., Manhattan; Alex Rice, jr., SM Northwest; Clayton Phillips, sr., SM East. Utility: Connor Craig, sr., Hutchinson. DH: Reid Seacat, jr., Olathe Northwest. Pitcher: Henry Miller, sr., SM East; Zachary Ebert, sr., Washburn Rural; Tanner Olmstead, sr., Derby; Spencer Nelson, jr., Olathe East. Closer: Nate Strathman, sr., Lawrence Free State.

CLASS 5A

First team

Catcher: Chase Reynolds, jr., Shawnee Heights. First base: Tanner Buckley, jr., Shawnee Heights. Second base: Dalton Watkins, sr., Leavenworth. Third base: Nathan Mark, sr., St. Thomas Aquinas. Shortstop: Dryden Dalbey, sr., Lansing; Adam Theis, sr., Bishop Carroll; Cruz Aranda, sr., Salina South. Outfield: Brayden Whitchurch, sr., Bishop Carroll; Tanyon Schafer, sr., Topeka Seaman; Will Swanson, jr., St. Thomas Aquinas; Cole Emerson, sr., Shawnee Heights. Utility: Bayler Hinz, sr., St. Thomas Aquinas. DH: Ricardo Yanez, jr., KC Turner. Pitcher: Jacob Ensz, sr., Bishop Carroll; John Short, sr., Maize; Jackson Blancarte, sr., Mill Valley; Andrew Stratman, sr., Salina Central. Closer: Collin Jones, sr., Leavenworth.

Co-Players of the Year: Bayler Hinz, sr., St. Thomas Aquinas; Cruz Aranda, sr., Salina South. Co-Pitchers of the Year: Jacob Ensz, sr., Bishop Carroll; John Short, sr., Maize. Coach of the Year: Rocky Helm, Maize.

Second team

Catcher: Tanner Freeman, jr., KC Turner. First base: Mason Lundgrin, so., Salina South. Second base: Mitch Lady, jr., Shawnee Heights. Third base: Brady Garrison, sr., Mill Valley. Outfield: Will Morris, jr., Mill Valley; Casey Mayes, jr., Andover; Tanner Congleton, sr., Eisenhower; Chase Elias, jr., St. Thomas Aquinas. Utility: Jake Taylor, sr., Maize. DH: Cole Evans, sr., Liberal. Pitcher: Peyton Carson, jr., Shawnee Heights; Jake Doerflinger, sr., Maize; Parker Wilderman, so., Topeka Seaman; Tanner Howe, sr., BV Southwest. Closer: Tanner Bramlage, sr., St. James Academy.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Dawson Sramek, sr., Maize. First base: Derek Ripp, sr., St. James Academy. Second base: A.J. Peters, jr., Bishop Carroll. Third base: Hunter LaMunyon, sr., Maize. Outfield: Dawson Cantwell, sr., Mill Valley; Luke Sosaya, sr., Mill Valley; Blake Carroll, sr., Heights; Gleason Williams, sr., Salina Central. Utility: Blake Freeman, jr., Bishop Carroll. DH: Ethan Kickhaefer, jr., Salina Central. Pitcher: Hunter O’Toole, jr., Arkansas City; Josh Robinson, sr., Lansing; Brady Bockover, so., Bishop Carroll; Aaron Bechtel, sr., Heights. Closer: Kade Short, sr., Eisenhower.

CLASS 4A-I

First team

Catcher: Jordan Maxson, sr., Maize South. First base: Jake Burkhart, sr., Buhler. Second base: Nolan Riley, sr., Augusta. Third base: Donovan Sutti, sr., Paola. Shorstop: Dylan Werries, jr., McPherson. Outfield: Nate Scantlin, sr., Rose Hill; Blaine Ray, sr., Ottawa; Jack Goertzen, sr., Buhler; Harrison Denk, sr., Andale. Utility: Cooper Elliot, jr., Andover Central. DH: Jack Wagner, jr., Maize South. Pitcher: Zach Curry, sr., Ottawa; Blaine Hanf, sr., Paola; Hayden Bontrager, so., Maize South; Dane Pedersen, sr., Andover Central. Closer: Adam Smith, sr., Atchison.

Player of the Year: Jordan Maxson, sr., Maize South. Pitcher of the Year: Zach Curry, sr., Ottawa.

Second team

Catcher: Chandler Bloomer, jr., Ottawa. First base: Nate Postlethwait, sr., Andale. Second base: Brodie Hanna, jr., Maize South. Third base: Grant Goldston, sr., Fort Scott. Shortstop: Griffin McBride, sr., Rose Hill. Outfield: Brent Peavler, jr., Topeka Hayden; Peyton Garvin, jr., Eudora; Jack Reifschneider, sr., McPherson; Trent Meyer, jr., Andale; Khalil Thrasher, jr., Eudora. Utility: Adam Carlson, sr., Baldwin. DH: Keaton Meeks, sr., Topeka Hayden. Pitcher: A.J. Shaw, sr., Topeka Hayden; Chase Hampton, sr., Maize South; Mike Post, jr., Andale; Nate Postlethwait, sr., Andale. Closer: Hunter Miller, sr., Buhler.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Trevor Boehm, sr., Paola. First base: Peyton Garvin, jr., Eudora. Second base: Nash Dreiling, jr., Paola. Third base: Keaton Meeks, sr., Topeka Hayden. Shortstop: Carter Putz, jr., Bishop Miege. Pitcher: Dawson Dreher, jr., Buhler; Nolan Riley, sr., Augusta; Zach Baxley, sr., Andale.

CLASS 4A-II

First team

Catcher: Chance Rodriguez, jr., Holcomb. First base: Brooks Curry, sr., Colby. Second base: Cooper Schlochtermeier, sr., Rock Creek. Third base: Zach Havenstein, sr., Rock Creek; Noah Wilson, sr., Baxter Springs. Shortstop: Braden Stewart, sr., Nickerson. Outfield: Gage Winger, so., Colby; Josh Salazar, jr., Nickerson; Nathan Buss, sr., Jefferson West; Landen Studer, jr., Pratt. Utility: Carson Zenger, jr., Rock Creek. DH: Tyler Welfringer, sr., Rock Creek. Pitcher: Cole Larson, sr., Concordia; Conner VanCleave, sr., Holcomb; Jarret Dotson, sr., Baxter Springs; Kaid Karnes, sr., Baxter Springs. Closer: Derek Bycroft, so., Iola; Chance Rodriguez, jr., Holcomb.

Player of the Year: Conner VanCleave, sr., Holcomb. Pitcher of the Year: Cole Larson, sr., Concordia. Coach of the Year: Shane Sieben, Rock Creek.

Second team

Catcher: Payton Pickering, sr., Kingman. First base: Johnathan Herter, sr., Larned. Second base: Mason Schartz, sr., Larned. Third base: Tanner Schrag, so., Nickerson. Shortstop: Brogan Nordstedt, sr., Burlington. Outfield: John Egan, sr., Collegiate; Brandon Mlekus, sr., Frontenac; Alex Ortega, sr., Holcomb; Joel Forbes, sr., Parsons. Utility: Billy Bechard, jr., Concordia. DH: Kolbi Schrag, jr., Nickerson. Pitcher: Zach Hart, jr., Colby; Ben Cooper, sr., Iola; Carson Cornelius, so., Nickerson; Broc Ginavan, jr., Frontenac. Closer: Dylan Wisdom, sr., Parsons.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Connor Jeffers, jr., Burlington. First base: Ian Nordell, sr., Concordia. Second base: Landen Kehl, sr., Osawatomie. Third base: Kaden Tichenor, jr., Holcomb. Shortstop: Travis Theis, so., Pratt. Outfield: Matthew James, sr., Concordia. Utility: Ethan Tavarez, jr., Iola. DH: Luke Wolgamott, so., Parsons. Pitcher: Kaden Evert, so., Pratt.

CLASS 3A

First team

Catcher: Jerod Miller, jr., Oskaloosa. First base: Noah Baniewicz, sr., Maur Hill. Second base: Jeb Sauer, sr., Independent. Third base: Peyton Heidebrecht, sr., Marion. Shortstop: Jayton Haggard, sr., Marysville. Outfield: Gage Atwood, sr., Mission Valley; Tyler Halstead, jr., Riley County; Blake Frey, jr., Sabetha; Trent Scheer, jr., Cheney. Utility: Micah Grover, jr., Cheney. DH: Blaine Wood, sr., Independent. Pitcher: Caden Springer, sr., Independent; Luke Boline, sr., Independent; Austin Gerety, so., Nemaha Central; Bryce Banks, sr., Southeast-Saline. Closer: Brett Sage, sr., Osage City.

Player of the Year: Jayton Haggard, sr., Marysville. Pitcher of the Year: Caden Springer, sr., Independent. Coach of the Year: Jamie Fowler, Independent.

Second team

Catcher: P.J. Sarwinski, sr., Galena. First base: Ty Salas, jr., Council Grove. Second base: Garrett Harmison, fr., Riley County. Third base: Cooper Thurston, sr., Oskaloosa. Shortstop: Trent Byers, jr., Silver Lake. Outfield: Cale Adams, jr., Silver Lake; Vincenzo Rudy, sr., Independent; Garnett Tate, sr., Independent; Tony Morris, sr., Halstead. Utility: Hunter Reed, so., Oskaloosa. DH: Logan Brown, jr., Mission Valley. Pitcher: Coleton Crisp, sr., Remington; Chase VanSteenburg, sr., Halstead; Blaine Mermis, jr., Marion; Trevor Little, sr., Galena. Closer: Daylon Splane, sr., Humboldt.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Nathan Baldwin, sr., Marion. First base: Josh Boyd, jr., Silver Lake. Second base: Cole Srajer, jr., Marion. Third base: Will Boyd, jr., Silver Lake. Shortstop: Tanner Smith, sr., Indepenedent. Outfield: Daniel Bustillos, sr., Hugoton. Utility: Carter Finch, jr., Council Grove.

CLASS 2-1A

First team

Catcher: Reid Greaser, sr., Troy. First base: Tritten Beavers, sr., Bluestem. Second base: Konon Hays, sr., Ell-Saline. Third base: Grant Smith, sr., Oxford. Shortstop: Dalton Hensley, sr., Ellis. Outfield: Cuttar Huss, sr., Troy; Dominic Piccini, sr., Pittsburg Colgan; Cal Shimkus, jr., Oxford; Luke Heskamp, sr., Spearville. Utility: Blake Bevan, jr., Bluestem. DH: Blake Thurmond, sr., Oxford. Pitcher: Brody Winder, sr., Troy; Easton Smith, sr., Ellis; Zach Hizey, sr., Pittsburg Colgan; Noah Rhodd, sr., Cedar Vale-Dexter. Closer: Caleb Frye, sr., Moundridge.

Player of the Year: Reid Greaser, sr., Troy. Pitcher of the Year: Easton Smith, sr., Ellis. Coach of the Year: Brent Cain, Ellis.

Second team

Catcher: Cooper Turpin, jr., Sacred Heart. First base: Tyler Brynds, sr., Pittsburg Colgan. Second base: Brayden Bittel, sr., Ellis. Third base: Jalen Shaddix, jr., Moscow. Shortstop: Billy Coleman, sr., Valley Falls. Outfield: Clayton Feik, sr., Ellis; Dakota Mitchell, jr., Oxford; Ryan Kohr, jr., Chase County; Noah Eichelberger, jr., Moundridge. Utility: Brevin LaBarge, sr., Ellis. DH: Jesse Stuckey, sr., Moscow. Pitcher: Levi Swenson, jr., Little River; Dalton Silihan, jr., Oxford; Dawson Gatzemeyer, sr., Valley Falls; Dylan Rueter, sr., Oxford. Closer: Wyatt Huss, sr., Troy.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Coy Moran, jr., Bluestem. First base: Chevis Cowdin, sr., Oxford. Second base: Dakota Parkhurst, jr., Inman. Third base: Wil Smith, sr., Troy. Shortstop: Cade Miller, sr., West Elk. Outfield: Cody Clancy, sr., Ell-Saline; Jacob Berkley, sr., Cedar Vale-Dexter; Lane Whisennard, sr., Spearville; Lucas Welborn, fr., Valley Falls. Utility: Walker Strange, sr., Inman. DH: Bryce Keithley, sr., Ellis; Trey McNernee, sr., Flinthills. Pitcher: Arlen Sigel, so., Chase County; Javen Killman, jr., Cedar Vale-Dexter; Dylan Sugars, sr., Moundridge; Ruendi Moreno, sr., Elkhart. Closer: Cooper Imthurn, sr., Wabaunsee.

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