Jost, Leihy and Jeffrey feted by MCAA


HHSMHSbbP5010011.jpg Three Hillsboro Trojans and four Marion Warriors received all-league recognition this spring from the baseball coaches of the Mid-Central Activities Associa?tion.

For Hillsboro (11-8), juniors Daniel Jost and Isaac Leihy were selected for the first team as designated hitter and pitcher, respectively.

Jost led the team with 32 hits and a .508 batting average. He also received honorable mention as shortstop.

On the mound, Leihy posted a 4-1 record with an earned-run average of 4.01 and he posted 40 strikeouts.

Leihy also was selected as a second-team outfielder. At the plate he batted .417 and was second on the team in RBI (18).

Also receiving honorable mention was Trojan sophomore Jacob Edwards, who was selected as an outfielder. Edward?s hits (17) tied him for fourth highest with teammate sophomore Tyler Ediger.

For the Warriors, Calvin Jeffrey was selected for the second team as a utility pitcher, and received honorable mention as a pitcher.

Three other Warriors received honorable mention: sophomore Brian Fruechting for first base, Zan Fine at third and Wil Case for utility player.

2008 MCAA all-league baseball

First team

Catcher: Adam Lackey, Smoky Valley.

Designated hitter: Daniel Jost, Hillsboro.

First base: Korye Garnett, Halstead

Outfield: Kyle Boulet, Halstead; Hector Rodriguez, Nickerson; Casey Miller, Smoky Valley.

Pitchers: Isaac Leihy, Hillsboro; Ty Theede, Nickerson; Brice Moore, Lyons

Second base: Matt Engstrom, Hoisington

Shortstop: J. W. Miller, Smoky Valley

Third baseman: Scott Stroberg, Nickerson.

Utility player: Brett Bieberle, Lyons.

Second team

Catcher: Rudy Ventura, Lyons.

Designated hitter: Dustin Mater, Hoisington.

First base: Cory Hatchel, Haven.

Outfield: Ethan Rodenberg, Halstead; Isaac Leihy, Hillsboro; Ricky Julian, Nicker?son.

Pitchers: Collin Rupp, Halstead; Justin Axman, Hoisington; Bryan McBride, Smoky Valley.

Second base: Tyler Glassco, Halstead.

Shortstop: Ty Theede, Nickerson.

Third base: Alex Lomas, Hoisington.

Utility player: Calvin Jeffrey, Marion.

Honorable mention

Catcher: Todd Kuntz, Nickerson.

Designated hitter: Brendan Lowden, Wichita Collegiate; Garrett Johnson, Lyons.

First base: Justin Axman, Hoisington; Brian Fruechting, Marion.

Outfield: Zack Higgins, Hoisington; Nic Eppenbac, Smoky Valley; Scott Suther?land, Wichita Collegiate; Jacob Edwards, Hills?boro.

Pitchers: Scott Stroberg, Nickerson; Calvin Jeffery, Marion; Ridge Jones, Smoky Valley; Joel Horton, Wichita Collegiate; Matt Pjesky, Halstead.

Shortstop: Daniel Jost, Hillsboro.

Third base: Zan Fine, Marion.

Utility player: Isiah Reece, Haven; Cameron Horesky, Hoisington; Wil Case, Marion; Jordon Dick, Nickerson.

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