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Seven area players earn all-district honors

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A total of seven baseball players from Creston and the surrounding area were named to all-district teams announced by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Saturday.

In Class 1A, Murray center fielder Cody Scroggie was named to the Southwest District first team outfield. The Mustang senior was the spark at the top of the lineup for coach Travis Held, hitting .522 with an on-base percentage of .606. He was successful on 56 of 57 stolen base attempts and scored 50 runs. He drove in 23 runs, striking out only five times in 90 at-bats.

Teammate Austin Halls, an infielder and pitcher, was named to the second team at utility. After hitting over .600 as a junior, Halls followed up with a .489 batting average as a senior with 14 doubles, 22 RBI and 33 runs scored. On the mound, he was 4-3 with a 3.39 ERA. He struck out 73 and walked 35 in 51 innings with 36 hits allowed.

Another Murray senior, third baseman Corey McCracken was named to the second team. McCracken batted .354 with 19 RBI and 25 runs scored.

Joining Halls with a second-team utility spot was Caleb Lange of Lenox. The pitcher-infielder hit .391 with four home runs and 29 RBI, slugging at a .632 clip. Lange was 6-6 as a pitcher with a 4.06 ERA, finishing with 95 strikeouts and 44 walks in 72 innings.

Teammate Mason Peterson was named the second-team shortstop in the Southwest District. The Tiger senior, like Murray’s Scroggie, was a catalyst at the top of the lineup in hitting .407 with a .500 on-base percentage and 42 runs scored. He also drove in 22 runs.

As a pitcher, Peterson was 5-2 with a 3.12 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 41 walks in 49 innings. Opposing batters hit only .167 against him.

In Class 3A, Creston senior Zach Powers is a second-team catcher in the West District,.

Powers batted .429 with 11 RBI, batting in the second spot in the Panther order. He drew 14 bases on balls and struck out only twice in 98 at-bats. Powers, who also fanned only twice as a junior, had two home runs this season.

Nodaway Valley’s Trevor Jameson was named the second-team shortstop in Class 2A Southwest District. He batted .531 with 16 doubles, two triples, one homer and 38 RBI. Jameson was 19-of-19 in stolen base attempts. He was 4-3 as a pitcher with a 2.19 ERA, with 76 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings.

Class 1A

Southwest District

First team

Pitcher — Brett Carstens, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Jr.; Eddy Kraber, Martensdale-St. Marys, Jr.; Patrick Sheehey, Pleasantville, Jr.

Catcher — Brendan McAlister, Coon Rapids-Bayar; Matt Prill, Pleasantville, Sr.

First base — Brennan Azinger, Logan-Magnolia, Sr.

Second base — Dylan Gibson, Martensdale-St. Marys, Jr.

Shortstop — Gage Gavin, Martensdale-St. Marys, Sr.

Third base — Josh Luna, Pleasantville, So.

Outfield — Trent Verwers, Martensdale-St. Marys, Sr..; Cody Scroggie, Murray, Sr.; Carter Horton, Southeast Warren, Sr.; Carter Horton, Southeast Warren, Sr.

Utility — Jarrad Cavin, CAM, Sr.; Caylor Deeth, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Jr.; Brett Greenwood, Logan-Magnolia, Jr.; Austin Konsor, Underwood, Jr.

Second team

Pitcher — Collin Judkins, Southeast Warren, Sr.; Tanner Foster, Martensdale-St. Marys, So.; Jesse Nichols, Pleasantville, Jr.

Catcher — Colton Ranney, Lamoni, So.; Preston Jager, Underwood, Jr.

First base — Zeb Adreon, Pleasantville, Fr.

Second base — Brady Johnson, Underwood, Sr.

Shortstop — Mason Peterson, Lenox, Sr.

Third base — Corey McCracken, Murray, Sr.

Outfield — Blake Sweet, Martensdale-St. Marys, Jr.; Taylor Curtis, Underwood, Sr.; Keenan Nunez, West Harrison, Jr.

Utility — Trevor McKee, CAM, Sr.; Austin Halls, Murray, Sr.; Keaton King, West Harrison, 8th grade; Caleb Lange, Lenox, So.

Class 2A

Southwest District

First team

Pitchers — Chris Halbur, Carroll Kuemper, Sr.; Darin Hember, Missouri Valley, Sr.; Nick Paulsen, Treynor, Jr.

Catchers — Jake Lewis, St. Albert, Sr.; Braxton Mittan, Treynor, Sr.

First base — Nick Gantt, St. Albert, Sr.

Second base — Alec Sorensen, Treynor, Sr.

Shortstop — Casey Berg, IKM-Manning, Sr.

Third base — David Hogue, Shenandoah, Sr.

Outfield — Jimmy Hawk, St. Albert, Sr.; Colby Hilgenberg, Carroll Kuemper, Sr.; Avary Umphreys, Treynor, Sr.

Utility — Brandon Huebner, Tri-Center, 8th grade; Logan Nolting, Carroll Kuemper, Sr.; Spenser Hember, Missouri Valley, Sr.; Ryan Hempel, Treynor, Sr.

Second team

Pitcher — Riley Bach, Carroll Kuemper, Sr.; Zach Rasmussen, IKM-Manning, Sr.; Zac McCoy, Shenandoah, Sr.

Catcher — Tyler Lester, Shenandoah, Sr.; Wes Zimmerman, Tri-Center, Jr.

First base — Trey Robinson, Treynor, So.

Second base — Marty Dollen, Tri-Center, Sr.

Shortstop — Trevor Jameson, Nodaway Valley, Jr.

Third base — Bryce Wessels, Carroll Kuemper, Sr.

Outfield — Britton Barrier, Tri-Center; Sam Wegner, IKM-Manning, So.; Ben Chapin, Treynor, Jr.; Wyatt Lewis, St. Albert, Jr.

Utility — Tom Bregar, I-35, Sr.; Mike West, Missouri Valley, Sr.; Dillon Muhlbauer, IKM, Sr.; C.J. Kyle, Missouri Valley, Fr.

Class 3A

West District

First team

Pitcher — Cody Selig, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Jr.; Ethan Kenkel, Storm Lake; Justin Fisher, Glenwood, Sr.

Catcher — Kendall Candor, Le Mars, Sr.; Tyler Cropley, Bishop Heelan, Jr.

First base — Andy Heffner, Le Mars, Sr.

Second base — Derek Rupp, MOC, Jr.

Shortstop — Aaron Krier, Storm Lake, Sr.

Third base — Jake Daeges, Harlan, Sr.

Outfield — Brent Zahner, SB-L, Sr.; Brady Mayo, Heelan, Jr.; Jacob Lamoreux, Le Mars, Sr.

Utility — Tyler Stolen, Heelan, Sr.; Parker Rolfes, Le Mars, Sr.; Casey Guthmiller, MOC, Sr.; Nic Seaman, Storm Lake, Sr.

Second team

Pitcher — Weston Glienke, Spencer, Sr.; David Ratigan, Harlan, Sr.; Colan Borchers, Le Mars, Jr.

Catcher — Spencer Wyant, SB-L, So.; Zach Powers, Creston, Sr.

First base — Robert Lyons, Denison-Schleswig, Sr.

Second base — Hunter Rowe, Le Mars, Sr.

Shortstop — Thomas Wisecup, SB-L, Jr.

Third base — Austin Kelderman, MOC, Jr.

Outfield — Conner Niles, Bishop Heelan, Jr.; Philip Jacobson, Bishop Heelan, Jr.; Nate Gettys, Bishop Heelan, Jr.

Utility — Tyler Jensen, Glenwood, Sr.; Trenton Solsma, Bishop Heelan, Sr.; Tyler Dolieslager, BHRV, Sr.; Peyton Renning, Carroll, So.

Class 4A

West District

First team

Pitcher — Nick Norton, Sioux City North, Jr.; Davis Camarigg, Sioux City East, Jr.; Hayden Godfrey, Sioux City East, Jr.

Catcher — Trey Lapke, Sioux City East, Sr.

First base — Drue Cull, Council Bluffs AL, Sr.

Second base — Connor Gann, Council Bluffs AL, Sr.

Shortstop — Jake Westphal, Sioux City East, Jr.

Third base — Blake Meacham, Sioux City North, Sr.

Outfield — Dom Thompson-Williams, Sioux City East, Sr.; Brandon Carlson, Sioux City East, Sr.; Robert Neustrom, Sioux City North, So.

Utility — Tyler Franko, Sioux City East, Sr.; Daniel Tillo, Sioux City North, So.

Second team

Pitcher — Josh Jones, Lewis Central, Jr.; Alex Salak, Council Bluffs TJ, Jr.; Sean Smith, Council Bluffs AL, Sr.

Catcher — Austin Simmons, Lewis Central, So.

First base — Ben Rodriguez, Sioux City North, So.

Second base — Spencer Franko, Sioux City East, So.

Shortstop — Connor Dean, Council Bluffs AL, Sr.

Third base — Luke Sutherland, Lewis Central, So.

Outfield — Zach Clark, Council Bluffs AL; Joe Keegan, Sioux City West, Jr.; Gabe Barrera, Sioux City North, So.

Utility — J.J. Stephens, Sioux City East, So.; Tucker Askelson, Sioux City West, Sr.

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