Twelve southwest Iowa baseball players have earned all-state recognition from the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association.
The coaches’ all-state teams are different from the previously released Iowa Newspaper Association all-state teams, who are selected by the state’s sportswriters.
The highest IHSBCA honor went to Harlan Community senior Dillon Sears, who was named to the 16-player Super Team, which honors the best players regardless of class. He was selected as the lone shortstop.
Five others earned first-team all-state honors in their respective classes: Abraham Lincoln senior Blake Elam in 4-A; Carroll Kuemper senior Tyler Laing and junior Izak Baumhover along with Treynor senior Brett Daley in 2-A; and St. Albert junior Garret Reisz in 1-A.
Six more picked up second-team recognition: Harlan sophomore Brett Sears in 3-A, Treynor senior Kendrick Umphreys and juniors Dean Bedell and Justin Cox along with Tri-Center junior Kaleb Harrison in 2-A, and St. Albert eighth-grader Cy Patterson in 1-A.
Johnston’s Jack Dreyer was named the overall player of the year and the 4-A captain. The other captains were Davenport Assumption’s Trenton Wallace in 3-A, Wilton’s Evan Reifert in 2-A and Mason City Newman’s Ben Fitzgerald in 1-A.
IHSBCA All-State Teams
P: Jack Dreyer, Sr., Johnston; Trenton Wallace, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Ben Probst, Sr., WDM Dowling. C: Tavien Gillette, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Calvin Harris, Fr., Western Dubuque. 1B: Devin Porter, Sr., Saydel. 2B: T.J. Mahoney, Jr., DM Lincoln. SS: Dillon Sears, Sr., Harlan. 3B: Evan Reifert, Sr., Wilton. OF: Levi Usher, Jr., CR Prairie; Bret Barnett, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Robbie McCarger, Sr., WDM Dowling; Peyton Scott, Sr., Mason City Newman. UT: Austin Savary, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Ben Beutel, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Ben Fitzgerald, Sr., Mason City Newman.
Player of the year: Dreyer, Johnston.
P: Nathan Buckallew, Sr., Johnston; Colin Lacey, Sr., WDM Dowling; Cameron Cowan, Sr., Ankeny Centennial. C: Matt Berst, Sr., CR Kennedy; Derek Hackman, Sr., Johnston. 1B: Hunter Dingman, Sr., Mason City. 2B: Brady Bunten, Jr., CR Washington. SS: Trevor Burkhart, Jr., Davenport West. 3B: Izaya Ono-Fullard, Sr., Iowa City West. OF: Connor McCaffrey, Sr., Iowa City West; Dylan Voves, Sr., Mason City; Logan Gluba, So., Davenport West; Max Steffen, Sr., Western Dubuque. UT: Blake Elam, Sr., Abraham Lincoln; Brendan Sher, Jr., Indianola; Peyton Williams, So., Johnston.
Captain: Dreyer, Johnston
P: Braden Houston, Jr., Iowa City West; Duncan Davitt, Jr., Indianola; Andrew Zimmerman, Sr., Johnston. C: Caleb Kuennen, Sr., Johnston; Nick Hagen, Sr., Burlington. 1B: Beau Bosley, Sr., Sioux City East. 2B: Joel Stroman, Sr., Sioux City West. SS: Sam Olson, Sr., WDM Dowling. 3B: Austin Shotts, Sr., Ottumwa. OF: Evan Martin, Fr., SE Polk; Josh Nutt, Jr., Sioux City East; Josh Stivers, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Jason Strunk, So., Iowa City West. UT: Brayden Frazier, Jr., CR Jefferson; Connor VanScoyoc, Jr., CR Jefferson; Gregory Bennett, Sr., Western Dubuque.
P: Nathan Struve, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; TJ Heineman, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Nic McCay, Jr., Carlisle. C: Will Edwards, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Jaden Rolffs, Jr., Pella. 1B: Cael Lambe, Sr., Union. 2B: Colin Kasperbauer, Jr., Sioux City Heelan. SS: Luke Ira, Jr., Solon. 3B: Grant Goche, Jr., Algona. OF: Keaton Candor, Sr., Le Mars; Matt Nelson, Sr., Sioux City Heelan; Tanner Bedier, Jr., Bondurant-Farrar; Ryley McGregor, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton. UT: Cameron Baumann, Sr., Fairfield; Daniel Powers, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Tyler Hillman, Sr., Pella.
Captain: Wallace, Davenport Assumption
P: Brett Sears, So., Harlan; Colten Parkins, So., North Polk; Houston Hawkins, Sr., Spirit Lake. C: Maverick Miller, Sr., Marion; Craig Garrison, Jr., Saydel. 1B: Jared Thompson, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg. 2B: Tanner Davis, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg. SS: Ethan Mitchell, Jr., Grinnell. 3B: Tom Reiff, Jr., Independence. OF: Justus Burke, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Tyler Miller, Sr., Oskaloosa; Jackson Little, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Brady Kluender, Jr., Spencer. UT: Nate Mortimer, Jr., Carlisle; Colby Cupp, Jr., North Polk; Parker Ridge, Sr., Marion.
P: Ryne Schooley, Jr., Iowa City Regina; Collin McCrabb, So., Wilton; Connor McDermott, Jr., Dyersville Beckman. C: Jacob Manternach, Jr., Monticello; Jordan Wendel, Sr., Alta-Aurelia. 1B: Noah Hopp, Sr., New Hampton. 2B: Evan Olesen, Jr., Estherville-Lincoln Central. SS: Brett Daley, Sr., Treynor. 3B: Matt Rhodes, Sr., Woodward-Granger. OF: Bryce Simon, Sr., Cascade; Izak Baumhover, Jr., Carroll Kuemper; Blake Berns, Jr., Iowa City Regina; Carter Paterson, Sr., DM Christian. UT: Jackson Bennett, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Tyler Laing, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Spencer Hanson, Sr., Woodward-Granger.
Captain: Reifert, Wilton
P: Kendrick Umphreys, Sr., Treynor; Carter Stochl, Jr., New Hampton; Trey Jacobson, Jr., Estherville-Lincoln Central. C: Trent Hoogerwerf, Jr., Iowa City Regina; Dean Bedell, Jr., Treynor. 1B: Justin Cox, Jr., Treynor. 2B: Kyle Sperfslage, Jr., Monticello. SS: Riley LeGrand, Sr., Dyersville Beckman. 3B: Kaleb Harrison, Jr., Tri-Center. OF: Jared Townsend, So., Wilton; David Disney, Sr., West Marshall; Trace Howard, Jr., Wapello; Sam Stelken, Sr., Dyersville Beckman. UT: Treye Rinehart, Sr., Centerville; Clayton Mapel, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Colton Shipman, Sr., Forest City.
P: Jake Hilmer, So., North Linn; Jacob Wesselmann, Sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Caden Kratz, Jr., Mason City Newman. C: Clay Emhoff, Sr., West Fork; RJ Staab, Sr., Remsen St. Mary’s. 1B: Brady Gavin, Jr., Martensdale-St. Marys. 2B: Leo Callison, Sr., Durant. SS: Garret Reisz, Jr., St. Albert. 3B: Evan Paulus, So., Mason City Newman. OF: Aaron Allard, Sr., Akron-Westfield; Ryan Miller, Jr., North Linn; Carter Kuchel, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Brandon Riley, Sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard. UT: Cameron Hoeg, Sr., North Tama; Tracy Embray, Sr., Twin Cedars; Trevor Brown, Jr., Don Bosco.
Captain: Fitzgerald, Mason City Newman
P: Chase Rath, Sr., Highland; Austin Allard, Sr., Akron-Westfield; Jared Mayer, Sr., Saint Ansgar. C: Cael Kopriva, Sr., North Tama; Quentin Sefrit, Sr., Bedford. 1B: Brett Kelting, Sr., Calamus-Wheatland. 2B: Cy Patterson, 8th, St. Albert. SS: Alex Hageman, Jr., Hudson. 3B: Tucker Babbit, Jr., Moravia. OF: Austin Krob, Jr., Lisbon; Avery Moore, Sr., Sigourney; Nick Phelps, Jr., Woodbury Central; Marcus Daugherty, Sr., CAM. UT: Trevor Dooley, Jr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Kevin Duncan, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Jake Lynott, Jr., West Sioux.