The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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July 27, 2013

Sabers put 3 on all-district baseball team

CLINTON — Central DeWitt led all area schools on the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association's 2013 all-district teams.

In the Class 3A Southeast District, the Sabers landed three players — catcher Jake Thuman, outfielder Austin Lechtenberg and utility man TJ Sikkema — on the first team, and placed pitcher Max Steffens on the second team.

DeWitt won a school-record 32 games this season, with each player having a pivotal role. Thuman led DeWitt with a .457 average; Lechtenberg had a team-leading 13 doubles with 61 hits; Sikkema led hitters with 63 hits and 38 RBIs, with 52 strikeouts and a 1.31 ERA as a pitcher, and Steffens posted a 7-2 record and led the Sabers in innings pitched.

In all, 16 players from seven local schools were honored, including all four Clinton Herald schools that climbed to the Iowa substate rounds in their respective classes.

Also in 3A, the Northeast District featured two Maquoketa Cardinals. Trent Bollman landed on the first team with 37 hits and 22 stolen bases. Teammate Tyler Regan was a second-teamer, leading the Cardinals with a team-leading .372 average and 27 RBIs.

At Clinton High, second baseman Cody Collender represented the state-bound River Kings on the first team in 4A. He leads the team in home runs (nine), RBIs (41), stolen bases (29), slugging (.744) and average (.429) while helping Clinton to 25 wins this season and a berth in next week's state tournament.

Three of Collender's teammates joined him with second-team recognition: shortstop Cody Nolan (51 hits, 31 RBIs), freshman pitcher Cole Pennock (10-3, 53 strikeouts) and third baseman Dustin Caldwell (.394, 35 runs).

The River Kings look to continue their playoff run on Wednesday against Ankeny in Des Moines' Principal Park.

Five local players represent their schools on the 1A teams. Colton Bormann, the Big East Conference Most Valuable Player, represented Preston with a first-team nod in the Northeast. The Trojans were knocked out by Van Buren of Keosauqua in Tuesday's substate match in Iowa City. Bormann led Preston with three home runs and a 6-1 record, 1.52 ERA and 80 strikeouts.

Marquette Catholic's Isaac Sturm joined Bormann on the first team as a utility player with 55 strikeouts as a pitcher and a .374 average as a batter. Two other Mohawks — catcher Jake Gerlach and utility man Jesse Banowetz — received second-team honors. In the 1A Southeast District, Calamus-Wheatland's John Diercks was a second-team selection.

Finally, in 2A, the Northeast District featured a Northeast Rebel. Outfielder Charlie Marcucci received first-team honors after batting .462 and scoring 38 runs to lead his team. The 24-win Rebels made it to Tuesday's substate where they were knocked out by Mount Vernon at Solon.

Below is a list of first and second teamers joining local players.

Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-District Teams

Class 1A Northeast District

First Team

Pitchers — Connor Woodward (Lisbon) soph., Tyler Backes (Don Bosco) sr., Colton Bormann (Preston) sr., Casey Hall (Mason City Newman) sr.

Catchers — Trevor Larson (Jesup) jr., Hunter Caspers (Lisbon) sr.

Infielders —Alex Bagby (Don Bosco) soph. 1b, Dylan Rhoads (Don Bosco) sr. 2b, Justin Anderlik (Riceville) sr. ss, Joe Burnmeier (Mason City Newman) jr. 3b

Outfielders — Tim Swanson (Janesville) sr., Mason McGraw (East Buchanan) kr., Matt Brady (North Linn) sr.

Utility — Ryan Kortmeyer (Lisbon) soph., Joey Verstegen (Mason City Newman) soph., Isaac Sturm (Marquette Catholic) sr., Grant Wagner (Valley Community) sr.

Second Team

Pitchers — Chase Schaufenbuel (Jesup) jr., Travis Havel (Don Bosco) jr., Nate Miller (Riceville) soph., Jason Bedard (Dunkerton) sr.

Catchers — Jake Gerlach (Marquette Catholic) sr., Colton Janssen (Starmont) sr.

Infielders — Jack Jennett (Key, Lansing) sr. 1b, Tyler Cherry (North Linn) sr. 2b, DeShawn Luedeman (Central City) jr. ss, Josh Reeder (East Buchanan) jr. 3b

Outfielders — Ryan Light (lisbon) soph., Hunter Meyer (Janesville) jr., Peter Lapointe (Mason City Newman) jr.

Utility — Keegan Tritle (Lisbon) soph., Jesse Banowetz (Marquette Catholic) sr., David Lowry (Starmont) sr., Phil Kleve (Valley Community) soph.

NOTE — Sr. John Diercks (Calamus-Wheatland) was second team utility player in the Southeast District

Class 2A Northeast District

First Team

Pitchers — Joey Lehman (Beckman) sr., Jameson Steege (Sumner-Fredericksburg) sr., Hunter Bergfeld (Cascade) sr., Cole McDonald (New Hampton) soph.

Catchers — Jacob Webb (Central Springs) sr., Carson Parker (Dike-New Hartford) jr.

Infielders — Jared Manternach (Cascade) sr. 1b, Jordan Rommes (South Winneshiek) soph. 2b, Dylan Preston (Clayton Ridge) jr. ss, Brenden Matthias (Denver) jr. 3b

Outfielders — Tanner Felton (Monticello) jr., Charlie Marcucci (Northeast) jr., Haris Takes (Cascade) jr.

Utility — Damon Nuss (Sumner-Fredericksburg) sr., Ian Ross (Beckman) sr., Noah Stochl (New Hampton) jr., Isaac Tuttle (Forrest City) sr.

NOTE — No area players made the second team

Class 3A Southeast District

First Team

Pitchers — Charlie Palmer (Chariton) soph., Joseph Hietpas (Fairfield) jr., Kolton Gonnerman (Centerville) jr., Dustin Amos (Mt. Pleasant) jr.

Catchers — Jake Thuman (DeWitt) sr., Alex Wright (Chariton) sr.

Infielders — Justin Dilks (Mt. Pleasant) jr. 1b, Cody Marine (Williamsburg) sr. 2b, Jordan Baughman (Chariton) sr. ss, Kevin Woodhouse (Knoxville) soph. 3b

Outfielders — Austin Peterson (Chariton) sr., Austin Lechtenberg (DeWitt) sr., Chris McNutt (Solon) sr.

Utility — Brett Braida (Chariton) jr., TJ Sikkema (DeWitt) fr., Todd Oberthien (Solon) sr., AJ Liddell (Clear Creek-Amana) sr.

Second Team

Pitchers — Andrew Quested (Davenport Assumption) jr., Austin Gridley (Fairfield) jr., Max Steffens (DeWitt) fr., Elijah Wood (Washington) jr.

Catchers — John Nagel (Fort Madison) sr., Michael Firkins (Centerville) jr.

Infielders — Mason Ellis (Fairfield) jr. 1b, Lucas Heaverlo (Chariton) jr. 2b, Elijah Kane (Solon) jr. ss, Colin Eaves (Ft. Madison) sr. 3b

Outfielders — Tanner Wood (Pella) soph., Jake Gervase (Assumption) jr., Kolton Dall (Solon) sr.

Utility — Tim Lance (Solon) jr., Jacob Riley (Ft. Madison) sr., Austin Ritenour (Chariton) jr., Nick Spratt (Williamsburg) jr.

Northeast District

First Team

Pitchers — Anthony Ruden (Wahlert) sr., Levi Lochner (Marion) sr., Taylor Gilson (Oelwein) sr., Jake Voss (West Delaware) jr.

Catchers — Kyle Kane (Decorah) jr., Matt Hoffmann (Wahlert) jr.

Infielders — Trev Biery (Marion) sr. 1b, Levi Nauman (Wahlert) sr. 2b, Mitch Moser (Benton Community) sr. ss, Josey Jewell (Decorah) sr. 3b

Outfielders — Jordan McFarland (Benton Community) sr., Ben Oglesby (Wahlert) sr., Josh Ferguson (Vinton-Shellsburg) sr.

Utility — Jonny Frese (Benton Community) sr., Logan Holtz (Center Point-Urbana) jr., Jacob Kvale (Decorah) sr., Trent Bollman (Maquoketa) jr.

Second Team

Pitchers — Austin Gasper (Wahlert) sr., Guinn Cannoy (Marion) jr., Tayler Dinderman (Vinton-Shellsburg) sr., Daniel Stensland (Waverly SHell-Rock) jr.

Catchers — Mason Shannon (Oelwein) jr., Alex Barz (Union-LC) soph.

Infielders — Tyler Regan (Maquoketa) sr. 1b, Sam Broome (Waverly Shell-Rock) jr. 2b, Austin Troendle (Waukon) sr. ss, Dallyn Putz (West Delaware) soph. 3b

Outfielders — Mike Lincoln (Oelwein) sr., Nick Hoffmann (Wahlert) sr., Gavin Timp (Anamosa) soph.

Utility — Dustin Cary (Oelwein) jr., Dustin Lindsey (Center Point-Urbana) sr., Wade Michels (Oelwein) jr., Jake Velky (Wavely Shell-Rock) soph.

Class 4A Southeast District

First Team

Pitchers — Derek Burkamper (Muscatine) sr., Justin Hill (Bettendorf) sr., Tommy Dorton (Dav. West) jr.

Catcher — Trent Herman (Muscatine) jr.

Infielders — Jacob Tebrake (Dav. North) sr. 1b, Cody Collender (Clinton) sr. 2b, Alex Beals (Bettendorf) sr. ss, Brandon Engler (N. Scott) sr. 3b

Outfielders — Zach Patterson (Burlington) sr., Troy Weiman (Dav. Central) jr., Chanse McChesney (Burlington) jr.

Utility — Austin Suhr (Pleasant Valley) jr., Kris Klabunde (Bettendorf) sr., Jordan Arp (N. Scott) sr.

Second Team

Pitchers — Cole Pennock (Clinton) fr., Brock Neuhaus (Pleasant Valley) jr., Matt Ulrich (Bettendorf) sr.

Catcher — Matt Albert (Bettendorf) jr.

Infielders — Brice Plein (Burlington) jr. 1b, Fischer Durbala (Burlington) soph., Cody Nolan (Clinton) sr. ss, Dustin Caldwell (Clinton) jr. 3b

Outfielders — Nathan Goetsch (Dav. North) jr., Jacob Black (Dav. West) jr., Cam Wernentin (Bettendorf) sr.

Utility — Tyler Broders (Dav. Central) soph., Colin Kreiter (N. Scott) soph., Eric Torres (Muscatine) sr.

 

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