ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DON RATZLAFF
The Hillsboro Trojans and Marion-Florence/Peabody-Burns Warriors each had four players included by coaches on this year’s Mid-Central Activities Association all-league baseball team.
Only one player, Hillsboro outfielder Justin Moore, was picked as high as second team. The other seven players received honorable mention.
Moore, a senior, batted .357 with two home runs and 15 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .589 and an on-base percentage of .493. He had a fielding percentage of .881.
The Trojans given honorable mention were Travis Riesen at catcher, Chad Hughbanks at shortstop and Daniel Jost as a utility player.
Riesen, a junior, batted .311 with 12 RBIs and led the team with four doubles. His slugging percentage was .475 and on-base percentage was .380. He had a .992 field percentage.
In his senior season, Hughbanks batted .406, scored 21 runs and drove in 14. His slugging percentage was .422 and on-base percentage was .461. He had a .831 field percentage.
In his first season, freshman Daniel Jost hit .366, scored a team-high 23 times, drove in 12 and tied Hughbanks for most hits (26). He played shortstop, second base and pitcher, combining for a fielding percentage of .979.
Receiving honorable mention for the Warriors (2-15) were junior Clayton Garnica at first base, junior Clinton Jeffrey at second base, freshman Calvin Jeffrey at shortstop and junior Cody Werts as a utility player
2005 MCAA all-league baseball
Pitchers: Justin Calvin, jr., Halstead; Clint Bieberle, sr., Lyons; Kevin Sechrist, sr., Lyons.
Catcher: Dominic Martinez, jr., Lyons.
First base: *Jordan Misunas, jr., Lyons
Second base: J.W. Miller, so., Smoky Valley.
Third base: Blaine Clark, sr., Lyons.
Shortstop: *Kevin Sechrist, sr., Lyons.
Outfielders: *Darren Biegert, sr., Smoky Valley; *Clint Bieberle, sr., Lyons; Brett Higgins, sr., Lyons.
Designated hitter: Jacob Deutsch, jr., Hoisington.
Utility player: *Mace Krol, so., Nickerson.
Pitchers: Darren Biegert, sr., Smoky Valley; Zac Meyers. jr., Nickerson; Jacob Deutsch, jr., Hoisington.
Catcher: Chris Edwards, sr., Smoky Valley.
First base: Cameron Horesky, so., Hoisington.
Second base: Garret Ludwig, sr., Lyons.
Third base: Grant Primm, jr., Collegiate.
Shortstop: Justin Calvin, sr., Halstead.
Outfielders: Justin Moore, sr., Hillsboro; Brett Alexander, jr., Collegiate; Michael Ferguson, sr., Lyons.
Designated hitter: Austin Ratzlaff, jr., Halstead.
Utility player: Justin Martin, sr., Hoisington.
Pitchers: B.J. Bryant, Halstead; Ryan Meader, sr., Hosington; Garret Ludwig, sr., Lyons.
Catcher: Junior Sanders, sr., Hoisington; Drew Cox, sr., Collegiate; Travis Riesen, jr., Hillsboro.
First base: Luke Miller, sr., Lyons; Clayton Garnica, sr., MFPB.
Second base: Clint Cornejo, so., Collegiate.
Third base: Zac Meyers, jr., Nickerson; Josh Waite, sr., Smoky Valley.
Shortstop: Chad Hughbanks, sr., Hillsboro; Calvin Jeffrey, MFPB; Shane Jeffrey, jr., Haven.
Designated hitter: None.
Utility player: Daniel Jost, fr., Hillsboro; Brett Bieberle, fr., Lyons; Cody Werts, sr., MFPB; Brennan Clark, fr., Lyons.