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Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches Announces All-State Teams

TOPEKA – The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches has announced its 2022 All-State teams, as well as players and coaches of the year in each classification.

State champion Blue Valley West garnered two of the top honors in Class 6A with senior shortstop Jackson Lovich named the player of the year and Joe Allison tabbed as coach of the year. Free State’s Maddox Burkitt was named the 6A pitcher of the year.

State champion Blue Valley Southwest also had two of the top-three honors in Class 5A as senior Charlie Christensen was named the 5A pitcher of the year and Tyler Kincaid was named coach of the year. Hays standout Dylan Dreiling was named the 5A player of the year.

McPherson and Tonganoxie, which finished first and respectively in Class 4A this season, swept all the honors in 4A. McPherson’s Hunter Alvord and Tonganoxie’s Gehrig Goldbeck shared player of the year honors, while Tonganoxie’s Owen Welsh was named pitcher of the year. McPherson coach Heath Gerstner was named coach of the year.

After helping Wichita Collegiate to the Class 3A title, junior Hayden Malaise was named 3A’s pitcher of the year. Ellsworth’s Dayton Davis was named the 3A player of the year and Columbus’ Mick Tedlock was named coach of the year after guiding the Titans to their first state appearance and a runner-up state finish.

In Class 2-1A, Elkhart junior Cesar Gomez was named the player of the year, while Valley Falls senior Avery Gatzemeyer and Bucklin senior Nate Bowman were named co-pitchers of the year. Colony-Crest’s Roland Weir was named coach of the year after leading the Lancers to an undefeated regular season.

 

CLASS 6A

First team

Pitcher — Ryan Borberg, sr., Shawnee Mission Northwest; Maddox Burkitt, sr., Free State; Andrew Evans, sr., Olathe West; Cade Perkins, sr., Manhattan; Austin Young, jr., Blue Valley West.

Catcher — Sam McAleer, sr., Blue Valley.

First base — Kyle Jones, sr., Blue Valley West.

Third base — Kyler Horsman, jr., Manhattan.

Middle infield — Braden Dinkel, sr., Manhattan; Jaskon Lovich, sr., Blue Valley West; Alec Stewart, sr., Olathe West.

Outfield — Burkitt, Free State; Cameron Carter, jr., Olathe West; Truman Juelsgaard, sr., Lawrence; Will Krzykowski, sr., Olathe West.

Utility — Matt Lemke, sr., Blue Valley Northwest.

Designated hitter — Austin Bule, jr., Gardner-Edgerton.

Second team

Pitcher — Grant Cleavinger, sr., Lawrence; Kasey Crawford, jr., Olathe West; Mitchell Johnson, jr., Derby; Jack Kreisman, jr., Blue Valley Northwest; Conner Stark, sr., Blue Valley.

Catcher — Braden Horn, jr., Derby.

First base — Gaige Oakley, sr., Wichita Heights.

Third base — Grant Gregory, sr., Free State.

Middle infield — Blane Kelly, sr., Wichita Heights; Carson Schrack, sr., Gardner-Edgerton; Saban Seager, sr., Derby.

Outfield — Robby Bolin, sr., Washburn Rural; Taccari Brown, so., Wichita Northwest; Harley Buller, jr., Campus; Ian Luce, jr., Manhattan.

Utility — Brady Unrein, so., Wichita Northwest.

Designated hitter — Zach Darche, jr., Blue Valley West.

Honorable mention

Pitcher — Jack Laird, jr., Shawnee Mission East; Carson Rosen, sr., Washburn Rural; Sach Sanford, sr., Gardner-Edgerton; Ari Shafton, jr., Blue Valley West; Brady Unrein, so., Wichita Northwest.

Catcher — Nick English, jr., Olathe South.

First base — Easton Wasinger, jr., Blue Valley Northwest.

Third base — Karson Kline, sr., Derby.

Middle infield — Jon Davis, Olathe West; Brady Keim, sr., Free State; Jake McClure, Gardner-Edgerton; Kyle Walker, so., Washburn Rural; Luke Westerman, Derby.

Outfield — Kreisman, Blue Valley Northwest; Eli Kuttler, sr., Wichita East; Alex Villegas, sr., Blue Valley West; Mitch Warren, sr., Olathe West.

Utility — Jason Beck, jr., Shawnee Mission Northwest.

Designated hitter — Ty Weber, jr., Washburn Rural.

Player of the year — Jackson Lovich, sr., Blue Valley West

Pitcher of the year — Maddox Burkett, sr., Free State

Coach of the year — Joe Allison, Blue Valley West

 

CLASS 5A

First team

Pitcher — Ben Bybee, sr., Blue Valley Southwest; Charlie Christensen, sr., Blue Valley Southwest; Payton Graham, sr., Valley Center; Tyner Horn, jr., Eisenhower; Bryson Vawter, jr., Seaman.

Catcher — Dagen Brewer, sr., Seaman.

First base — Cooper Schwindt, sr., De Soto.

Third base — Brandon Klusener, sr., Andover.

Middle infield — Tate Blasi, jr., Bishop Carroll; Maclane Finley, sr., Seaman; Cooper Tabor, jr., Andover Central.

Outfield — Jeremy Comer, jr., St. James Academy; Dylan Dreiling, sr., Hays; Jaden Gustafson, sr., Maize; Bo Shinka, jr., Blue Valley Southwest.

Utillity — Colby Gomez, so., Newton.

Designated hitter — Vawter, Seaman.

Second team

Pitcher — James Brennan, sr., Bishop Carroll; Isaac Epp, sr., Maize South; Finley, Seaman; Chayse Gruber, sr., Great Bend; Coltin Watkins, so., Goddard.

Catcher — Brooks Richardson, jr., Salina Central.

First base — Cru Huenfeld, fr., St. Thomas Aquinas.

Third base — Gruber, Great Bend.

Middle infield — Owen Clyne, sr., Maize South; Kuyper Kendall, sr., Blue Valley Southwest; Sage Koelsch, sr., Great Bend.

Outfield — Lucas Barnes, sr., Arkansas City; Epp, Maize South; Paco Hernandez, sr., Great Bend; Asthon Larson, jr., St. Thomas Aquinas; Carson Roy, jr., Eisenhower.

Utility — Bryce Turner, sr., Lansing.

Designated hitter — Gunnar Gross, so., Salina Central.

Honorable mention

Pitcher — Cooper Burke, jr., Maize; Dreiling, Hays; Mason McConnaughey, sr., Seaman; Jack Weakland, jr., Bishop Carroll; Garrett Wellbrock, sr., Hays.

Catcher — Owen Bailey, sr., Maize South.

First base — Henry Barney, jr., St. James Academy.

Third base — Tyler Sutton, sr., Pittsburg.

Middle infield — Nash Crosby, sr., Valley Center; Noah Weimer, sr., Hays; Wellbrock, Hays.

Outfield — Blake O’Brien, so., St. Thomas Aquinas; Avery Johnson, jr., Maize; Zach Knowlton, sr., Spring Hill; Caden Walker, sr., Shawnee Heights.

Utility — Van Haneberg, so., Bishop Carroll.

Designated hitter — Sam Schmidt, sr., Maize.

Player of the year — Dylan Dreiling, Hays

Pitcher of the year — Charlie Christensen, Blue Valley Southwest

Coach of the year — Tyler Kincaid, Blue Valley Southwest

 

CLASS 4A

First team

Pitcher — Mason Davenport, sr., Tonganoxie; TJ Kerns, so., Ottawa; Jaret Myers, jr., McPherson; Bradley Neill, sr., Buhler; Owen Welsh, sr., Tonganoxie.

Catcher — Zac Becker, sr., Rock Creek.

First base — Kolby Kattau, sr., Louisburg.

Third base — Jarrett Herrmann, jr., Iola.

Middle infield — Hunter Alvord, jr., McPherson; Chase Bloomer, sr., Ottawa; Gehrig Goldbeck, sr., Tonganoxie. Outfield — Charles Calahan, sr., Bishop Miege; Tytin Goebel, sr., McPherson; Caden Marcum, sr., Paola; Brandon McKarnin, jr., Iola.

Utility — Victor Christal, so., Bishop Miege.

Designated hitter — Ryker Curry, sr., Iola.

Second team

Pitcher — Korbin Cloud, so., Iola; Cole Keesling, sr., Clearwater; Marcum, Paola; Seth Reichenberger, sr., Andale/Garden Plain; Drew Veatch, jr., El Dorado.

Catcher — Logan Wake, sr., Tonganoxie.

First base — Dalton Picek, sr., Paola.

Third base — Aiden Hoover, sr., McPherson.

Middle infield — Drew Bugner, sr., Andale/Garden Plain; Hunter Seier, sr., Mulvane; Veatch, El Dorado.

Outfield — Matthew Eddy, jr., Buhler; Mason Ellis, sr., Mulvane; Keesling, Clearwater; Hayden Oviatt, jr., Wamego. Utility — Jeffrey Neill, so., Buhler.

Designated hitter — Matthew Hook, sr., Pratt.

Honorable mention

Pitcher — Alvord, McPherson; J. Neill, Buhler; Picek, Paola; Jeter Purdy, so., Atchison; Eddie White, sr., Bishop Miege.

Catcher —  Dawson Feil, jr., McPherson.

First base — John Stuhlsatz, sr., Andale/Garden Plain.

Third base — Austin Nitcher, sr., Ottawa.

Middle infield — Boston Bruce, so., Atchison; Dillon Ohlmeier, sr., Paola; Dawson Tajchman, jr., Wamego.

Outfield — Levi Atherton, sr., Buhler; Trenton Long, sr., Eudora; Trevor McGrew, so., Tonganoxie; Jaydon Sundgren, sr., El Dorado.

Utility — Matthew Shanline, sr., Pratt.

Designated hitter — Lars Koester, so., Chanute.

Player of the year — Hunter Alvord, McPherson and Gehrig Goldbeck, Tonganoxie

Pitcher of the year — Owen Welsh, Tonganoxie

Coach of the year — TBD

 

CLASS 3A

First team

Pitcher — Dayton Davis, sr., Ellsworth; Chandler rake, sr., Halstead; Daigan Kruger, sr., Silver Lake; Hayden Malaise, jr., Wichita Collegiate; Derek Rockers, sr., Anderson County.

Catcher — Brady Hunt, jr., Wichita Collegiate.

First base — Brett Black, jr., Wichita Collegiate.

Third base — Evan Nickelson, sr., Southeast of Saline.

Middle infield — Erik Tapia, sr., Bishop Ward; Ashtun Villagomez, sr., Wichita Collegiate; Kameron Williamson, sr., Baxter Springs. Outfield — Connor Davis, sr., Wichita Trinity; Wyatt Foley, sr., Girard; Torrey Horak, sr., Rossville; Trenton Reitmayer, sr., Cheney.

Utility — Brady Klotz, sr., Royal Valley.

Designated hitter — Harrison Voth, sr., Cheney.

Second team

Pitcher — Garrett Fager, sr., Osage City; Aiden Garcia, sr., Rossville; Evan Gottstein, sr., Perry-Lecompton; Matt Omundsen, so., Wichita Trinity; Seth Stover, jr., Columbus.

Catcher — Jace Wentling, sr., TMP-Marian.

First base — Mario Menghini, jr., Frontenac.

Third base — Dalton Kellerman, sr., Anderson County.

Middle infield — Drake Brooks, sr., Girard; Adam Mendoza, jr., Hugoton; Kolton Payne, sr., Riley County; Shane Puckett, jr., Colby.

Outfield — Braden Blaufuss, jr., Anderson Count; Brett Cox, jr., Hesston; Evan Eichenauer, sr., Wichita Collegiate; Colton Morrell, sr., Nickerson.

Utility — Landon Midgett, jr., Columbus; Easton Norris, jr., Wichita Trinity.

Designated hitter — Camden Foltz, sr., Riley County.

Honorable mention

Pitcher — Trevor Amershek, jr., Girard; Preston Golden, jr., Royal Valley; Collin McCartney, sr., Frontenac; DJ Miller, jr., Haven; Whit Rhodes, so., Hesston; Devin Watkins, sr., Jefferson West.

Catcher — Brady Welker, so., Scott City.

First base — Kaden Walker, sr., Silver Lake.

Third base — Kaleb Wise, jr., Halstead.

Middle infield — Kyler Harper, sr., Riverton; Dallas Kueser, jr., Anderson County; Kolt Ungeheuer, jr., Columbus; Braden Uphaus, jr., Nemaha Central.

Outfield — Khai Cosner, jr., Holcomb; Jeremy Raio, sr., Frontenac; Ashton Rockey, jr., Hiawatha; Lane Rolfs, so., Ellsworth.

Utility — Lawson Bailey, jr., Scott City.

Designated hitter — Logan Erway, sr., Larned.

Player of the year — Dayton Davis, Ellsworth

Pitcher of the year — Hayden Malaise, Wichita Collegiate

Coach of the year — Mick Tedlock, Columbus

Assistant coach of the year — Clint Barger, Larned

 

CLASS 2-1A

First team

Pitcher — Parrish Beagle, sr., Maur Hill; Nate Bowman, sr., Bucklin; Avery Gatzemeyer, sr., Valley Falls; Carter Phillips, sr., Mission Valley; Kage Ralstin, jr., Elkhart.

Catcher — Austin Rich, jr., Elkhart.

First base — Keaton Marcotte, sr., Mission Valley.

Third base — Lance Hoffsommer, sr., Sedgwick.

Middle infield — Cesar Gomez, jr., Elkhart; Braden Scribner, sr., Remington; Stetson Setter, jr., Colony-Crest. Outfield — Nathan Imel, sr., Bucklin; Brennen Miller, sr., Valley Falls; Grant Stephens, jr., Little River; Connor Tillman, sr., Sedgwick.

Utility — Braden Young, jr., Little River.

Designated hitter — Holden Barker, jr., Colony-Crest.

Second team

Pitcher — Kysen Bennett, so., Pittsburg Colgan; Braden Berens, so., Pratt-Skyline; Trevor Church, jr., Colony-Crest; Trenton Kraxner, sr., Valley Falls; Easton Shenk, sr., Spearville.

Catcher — Colby Simkins, jr., Onaga.

First base — Jack White, jr., Colony-Crest.

Third base — Dylan Cervantez, jr., Valley Falls.

Middle infield — Jonas Konrade, sr., Lebo/Waverly; Garrett Maltbie, jr., Canton-Galva; Cade Oliver, sr., Wabaunsee. Outfield — Drew Caudle, sr., Maur Hill; Drew Konrade, fr., Lebo/Waverly; Brant Mikulecky, jr., Inman; Bryton Reves, jr., Wabaunsee.

Utility — Abe Huarcha, jr., St. Marys.

Designated hitter — Sammy Shober, jr., Inman.

Honorable mention

Pitcher — Ian Ingels, jr., Marion; Logan Renken, fr., Little River; Cauy Scripsick, jr., Medicine Lodge; Jace Wunderlich, so., Central-Burden.

Catcher — Kyle Reese, sr., Lebo/Waverly.

First base — Austin Harjo, sr., Sedgwick.

Third base — Zac Fisher, jr., Onaga. Middle infield — Corey Crumrine, fr., Sedgwick; Joel Deters, sr., Mission Valley; Ty Rains, so., Moundridge. Outfield — Church, Colony-Crest; Carson Clark, sr., Valley Falls; Easton Renn, jr., Southeast-Cherokee; Rich, Elkhart. Utility — Corey Reese, so., Lebo/Waverly.

Player of the year — Cesar Gomez, Elkhart

Pitcher of the year — Nate Bowman, Bucklin/Avery Gatzemeyer, Valley Falls

Coach of the year — Roland Weir, Colony-Crest

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