CKL announces honors for baseball

Three players from Hills?boro High School?s 3-18 baseball team have received recognition from Central Kansas League coaches.

No Trojans were picked for the all-league first team, but one received second-team honors and two received second team and honorable-mention honors at different positions.

Senior Jakob Hanschu was named to the second team as an outfielder. He led the team with a .400 batting average. He drove in 14 runs and scored 16.

Junior Austin Cross was named to the second team as a pitcher and received honorable mention at first base. On the mound, Cross posted a 3-4 record with earned-run average of 2.63. He struck out 65 batters and walked 38 over 37.1 innings.

At first base, Cross finished with a .952 fielding percentage. As a hitter, he batted .353 and drove in a team-high 18 runs. He and Hanschu tied for most hits with 24.

Senior David Dick was named second-team catcher and second-team designated hitter. Behind the plate he finished with a .993 fielding percentage.

At the plate, Dick batted .356 with 14 runs scored and nine driven in. He also was hit by a pitch nine times and drew nine walks for a team-high on-base percentage of .506.

Senior Micah Allen received honorable mention as an outfielder. He batted .267 for the year, but led the team in runs scored with 17. In the outfield, he posted a fielding percentage of .879.

2015 CKL All-League Baseball

First team

Pitcher: Grady Kirkhart, Lyons; James Leitch, Halstead; Isiah Perez, Larned; Evan Skelton, Larned.

Catcher: Tyler Stelter, Larned; Joseph Stovall, Halstead.

First base: Johnathon Herter, Larned.

Second base: Landon Erway, Larned; Hayden Schrag, Pratt.

Shortstop: Isiah Perez, Larned; Braden Stewart, Nickerson.

Third base: Grady Kirkhart, Lyons.

Outfield: Jacob Buckman, Lyons; Parker Maloney, Kingman; Evan Skelton, Larned; Laydon Studer, Pratt.

Utility: TJ Krueger, Kingman.

Designated hitter: Tim Ruble, Smoky Valley.

Second team

Pitcher: Jacob Claycomb, King?man; Austin Cross, Hillsboro; Jacob Kurz, Pratt; Brad Reif, Hoisington.

Catcher: Dakota Nave, Lyons.

First base: Tyler Edward, Lyons.

Second base: Braiden Crites, Hoisington.

Shortstop: Logan Adelhardt, Kingman.

Third base: Gage Skelton, Larned.

Outfield: Blake Beckett, Halstead; Jacob Claycomb, Kingman; Jakob Hanschu, Hillsboro; Mason Schartz, Larned.

Utility: Eric Williams, Haven.

Designated hitter: David Dick, Hillsboro; Hunter Hanzlick, Hoising?ton.

Honorable mention

Pitcher: Jordan Douglass, Lyons; Austin Engelland, Nickerson; Trey Kraisinger, Larned; Brandon Ruckle, Pratt; Chase VanSteenburg.

Catcher: David Dick, Hillsboro.

First base: Austin Cross, Hillsboro; James Henkle, Haven.

Second base: Jacob Lampe, King?man.

Shortstop: Brett Heitschmidt, Smoky Valley; James Leitch, Halstead; Riley Kirkhart, Lyons; Jordan Schafer, Haven.

Third base: Benjamin Smalling, Nickerson.

Outfield: Micah Allen, Hillsboro.

Utility: Trevor Thomas, Halstead.

Designated hitter: Jacob Warn?ken, Hoisington.

 

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