Gardner named to CKL first team

Five members of Hills­boro’s 12-10 baseball team received all-league recognition from Central Kansas League coaches.

Brooks Gardner was selected to the first-team at third base. The junior batted .420 with 29 hits in 69 at-bats, including four home runs. He led the Trojans in RBIs with 36, and was the co-leader with Kaden Kleiner and Caleb Potucek in runs scored with 32.

Kleiner was selected second-team designated hitter. The senior batted .412 with 33 hits in 80 at-bats. He scored 32 runs and drove in 10.

Potucek, meanwhile, was picked for second-team at second base. The sophomore hit .397 with 29 hits in 73 at-bats. He scored 32 runs and drove in 11.

Also named to the second team was Jacob Funk at first base. The Trojan senior batted .311 with 23 hits in 74 at-bats. He drove in 25 runs and scored 13.

Jorge Hanschu, a junior, received honorable mention at catcher. He batted .347 with 26 hits in 75 at bats. He drove in 20 runs and scored 15.

2018 CKL All-LeagueBaseball

First team

Pitcher: Tanner Schrag, sr., Nicker­son; Kaden Evert, jr., Pratt; Alex Barger, sr., Larned; Carson Cornelius, jr., Nickerson.

Catcher: Eaton Chandler, so., Nicker­son; Justin Lamatsch, sr., Pratt.

First base: James Henkle, sr., Haven.

Second base: Carson Cornelius, jr., Nickerson.

Shortstop: Tanner Schrag, jr., Nick­er­son.

Third base: Brooks Gardner, jr., Hills­boro.

Outfield: Josh Salazar, sr., Nicker­son; Cameron Cox, jr., Hesston; Logan Waldschmidt, sr., Kingman; Landon Studer, sr., Pratt; Zach Able, sr., Smoky Valley.

Designated hitter: Hunter Huber, so., Pratt.

Utility: Travis Theis, jr., Pratt.

Second team

Pitcher: Cameron Cox, jr., Hesston; Jackson States, sr., Haven; Grant Bolen, jr., Pratt; Logan Waldschmidt, sr., King­man.

Catcher: Miles Minges, jr., Hoising­ton.

First base: Jacob Funk, sr., Hills­boro.

Shortstop: Dalton Kraus, sr., Halstead.

Third base: Kolbie Schrag, sr., Nickerson.

Outfield: Haxton Smith, sr., Haven; Kaleb Jackson, jr., Nickerson; Kaden Evert, jr., Pratt.

Designated hitter: Kaden Kleiner, sr., Hillsboro.

Utility: Gage Pickering, sr., King­man.

Honorable mention

Pitcher: Nathan Rohling, sr., Haven; Johnny Huggard, so., Nicker­son; Joe McGinnis, sr., Kingman.

Catcher: Brett Heitschmidt, sr., Smoky Valley; Jorge Hanschu, jr., Hills­boro.

First base: Wyatt Schrag, jr., Pratt.

Second base: Braxton Donovan, jr., Hoisington; Kyle Livingston, sr., Kingman; Nate Kolm, jr., Pratt.

Shortstop: None.

Third base: Jackson States, sr. Haven; Grant Bolen, jr., Pratt.

Outfield: Jared Bieberle, jr., Hoi­sing­­ton; Nathan Rohling, sr., Haven.

Utility: Brandon Malm, fr., Smoky Valley; David Schulte, so., Halstead

Designated hitter: Wyatt Boese, sr., Haven; Austin Griffin, so., Hesston.

Central Kansas League

(Final) *League Overall


Nickerson** – – 21 2

Pratt** – – 20 3

Haven – – 17 6

Larned – – 13 9

Kingman – – 11 9

Hillsboro – – 12 10

Hesston – – 8 13

Hoisington – – 6 15

Smoky Valley – – 6 13

Halstead – – 5 17

Lyons – – 0 21

*Not available **Qualified for state

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