Six HHS baseball players receive all-league honors

Six members of the Hillsboro High School baseball team have received all-league recognition from Central Kansas League coaches.

Nathan Unruh was the Trojans? lone selection for the first team. The senior led the team in almost every offensive category, including total hits (31), average (.484), slugging percentage (.688) and runs batted in (25).

Named to the second team was senior Kale Arnold (.394, 28 hits, 18 RBIs) at first base.

Four Trojans received honorable mention: senior Lucas Sinclair (.339, 21 hits, 17 RBIs) at catcher, junior Jordan Faul (.394, 28 hits, nine RBIs) at utility player and sophomores David Dick (.321, 17 hits, 11 RBIs) at second and Jakob Hanschu (.232, 14 runs scored) in the outfield.

Hillsboro tied for fourth with Nickerson in the CKL at 5-9 and went 10-10 overall under head coach Doug Dick.

Lyons and Pratt tied for the league title with 11-1 records. The Lions had eight players recognized at 11 positions and Pratt had eight players in nine positions. Both teams qualified for the state tournament in Class 3A and 4A, respectively.


2013 CKL All-League Baseball

First team

Pitcher: Ryan McClure, jr., Lyons (U); Grady Kirkhart, so., Lyons; Brett Forshee, jr., Pratt; Shane McEachern, sr., Pratt.

Catcher: Zach Hendrixson, sr., Haven.

First base: Jarrod Gilmore, sr., Pratt.

Second base: Cole Brady, sr., Lyons.

Third base: Nathan Unruh, sr., Hillsboro.

Shortstop: Ryan McClure, jr., Lyons.

Outfield: Garret Smith, sr., Pratt (U); Andy Osner, sr., Smoky Valley; Jacob Buckman, so., Lyons; Shane McEachern, sr., Pratt.

Utility: Austin Taylor, jr., Kingman.

Designated hitter: Easton Herring, sr., Pratt.

Second team

Pitcher: Andy Osner, sr., Smoky Valley; Cole Brady, sr., Lyons; Jake Stiverson, sr., Nickerson; Jed Beachy, sr., Haven.

Catcher: Drake Evert, so., Pratt.

First base: Kale Arnold, sr., Hillsboro.

Second base: Sam Keeny, jr.,Kingman.

Third base: Matthew Vincent, sr., Lyons; Eric Crowe, sr., Kingman.

Shortstop: Shane VanSteenburg, jr., Halstead.

Outfield: Jacob Claycomb, so., Kingman; Trae Regier, sr., Haven; Angel Holguin, jr., Lyons.

Utility: Joseph Stovall. so., Halstead.

Designated hitter: None.

Honorable mention

Pitcher: Trevor Whitaker, sr., Smoky Valley; Chase Hageman, sr., Pratt.

Lucas Sinclair, sr., Hillsboro; Dakota Nave, so., Lyons.

First base: Tim Glassco, sr., Halstead; Grady Kirkhart, so., Lyons.

Second base: David Dick, so., Hillsboro; Christian Hanson, jr., Smoky Valley; Dylan Ratzlaff, fr., Halstead.

Third base: Jedidah Beachy, sr., Haven; Skylar Dean , sr., Pratt; Joseph Stovall, so., Halstead.

Shortstop: Kevin Smith, sr., Smoky Valley; Tim Hendrixson, so., Haven.

Outfield: Mitchell Baird, sr., Pratt; Jacob Hanschu, so., Hillsboro.

Utility: Jordan Faul, jr., Hillsboro; Ricky Pray, so., Lyons.




(Final) League Overall


– Lyons + 11 1 18 4

– Pratt * 11 1 16 6

Kingman 6 8 6 13

Hillsboro 5 9 10 10

Nickerson 5 9 7 13

Smoky Valley 5 7 7 11

Halstead * 4 8 8 13

Haven 3 7 4 11


– Qualified for state

+ Lyons, Haven did not play

* Pratt, Halstead did not play























































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