FOR RELEASE - Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 12:01 A.M.

Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Baseball Teams chosen

DES MOINES - The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2014 All-State Baseball selections Tuesday, selecting first, second, third teams and team captains for classes 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

The four seniors selected as team captains are 4A – Malique Ziegler, Des Moines East; 3A – Weston Shaw, Algona; 2A – Cole Jackson, North Polk; and 1A – Hunter Embray, Twin Cedars.

Des Moines East senior Malique Ziegler excelled on the baseball field during his high school career and he was named the 4A captain largely because of his exceptional speed. Ziegler hit .500 on the season but also tallied 14 doubles, five triples and stole 44 bases, helping the Scarlets finish 74-9 over the past two seasons. The Scarlet senior also blasted five home runs and scored 64 runs in earning another first-team all-state honor by the INA. And his baseball career is not over; Ziegler will attend Division I Northern Illinois next season and plans to play in the HuskiesÕ outfield.

 

Class 3A captain Weston Shaw has been the Algona catcher for the past five years; he helped lead his team to the state baseball tournament in 2010 as an eighth-grader, driving in the winning run in the sub-state final and again this season. This summer, Weston excelled on the mound with an 11-1 record in 14 games. The right-hander hurled 78 innings on the bump, allowing just nine arned runs for an ERA of 0.81 while striking out 110 batters and walking 23. The red-and-black won the North Central Conference title with 17-1 league mark and were 27-8 overall this season.

 

There werenÕt very many players – if any – that were more impressive at this yearÕs Iowa State Baseball Tournament than North PolkÕs Cole Jackson, captain of the 2A team. The Comet senior was brilliant on the mound in helping the school claim its first-ever state baseball title. Jackson struck out 15 and tossed a no-hitter in the quarterfinals against Maple Valley-Anthon Oto and then fanned another 10 during a four-hitter against second-seeded Dyersville Beckman Catholic in the championship game. Jackson, who will play baseball and football at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, finished the season at 7-1 with an earned run average of 0.78. He also fanned 112 and held a batting average just less than .400 on the year. JacksonÕs lone loss on the mound came against Class 4A Urbandale and the Comets were 32-5 overall.

 

Hunter Embray of Twin Cedars was chosen as the captain of the class 1A all-state team. Embray, who is the catcher for the Sabers, handled a four man pitching rotation that went a combined 36-0 and helped Twin Cedars win its first-ever state baseball championship. Embray batted fifth in the powerful Twin Cedars lineup. He reached base safely in nine of his ten at bats during the state tournament. He finished the season batting .455, with 40 hits, 37 runs scored, and 35 runs batted in. He had nine doubles, five home runs, earned 26 walks, and was hit by 12 pitches. He led his team with a .619 on base percentage. Defensively, he only gave up five stolen bases in 36 games. Embray will continue his baseball career at Marshalltown Community College in the fall.

Writers making up the selection committee were: Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times-News; Kevin White, Omaha World-Herald; Lori Wiser, Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News; Beth Lutgen, Dyersville Commercial; Greg Grabianowski, Algona Upper Des Moines; Scott Vicker, Creston News Advertiser; Troy Hyde, Marshalltown Times Republican; Kristi Nixon, Hampton Chronicle; Perry Bell, Pella Chronicle; Mike Oeffner, Harlan Newspapers; Mike Helle, Knoxville Journal-Express; Matt Coss, Davenport Quad-City Times; Scott Spurgeon, Bloomfield Democrat; Jared Patterson, Mason City Globe Gazette; John Jensen, Grundy Register; Jeremy Koenigs, Mason City Globe Gazette; Jake Ryder, Muscatine Journal; Marty Ball, Carroll Daily Times Herald; Ross Eberhart, DeWitt Observer; Jim Sullivan, Waterloo Courier; Larry Peterson, Creston News Advertiser; Justin Rust, Waverly Newspapers; Jonathan Krueger, Perry Chief and KJ Pilcher, Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Coaches attending included Matt Miller, Twin Cedars; Dustin Brisel, Woodward Granger; Lee Toole, Lewis Central and Denny Barton, Urbandale.

 

CLASS 4A - FIRST TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Name

School

Grade

W-L

ERA

BA

Pitcher     

Tommy Dorton

Davenport, West

Sr.

9-1

1.12

 

Pitcher     

Matt Mullenbach

Waukee

Jr.

10-1

1.13

 

Pitcher     

Sammy Lizarraga

Cedar Rapids, Kennedy

Jr.

7-1

1.45

 

Catcher

Devin Raffensperger

Iowa City, West

Sr

 

 

.434

First Base

Joe Bappe

Ames

Sr.

 

 

.500

Infield

Anthony Schneider

Southeast Polk

Sr.

 

 

.392

Infield

Zach Daniels

Cedar Rapids, Kennedy

Jr.

 

 

.471

Infield

Lake Rosson

Burlington

Sr.

 

 

.484

Outfield

Malique Ziegler

Des Moines, East

Sr.

 

 

.500

Outfield

Colin Kreiter

North Scott, Eldridge

Jr.

 

 

.466

Outfield

Robert Neustrom

Sioux City, North

Jr.

 

 

.540

Utility

Chris Tomkins

Dubuque, Hempstead

Sr.

8-0

 

.356

Utility

Matt Hoeg

Waukee

Sr.

 

 

.391

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 4A - SECOND TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Pitcher     

Nick Gallagher

Iowa City, West

Sr.

9-2

1.44

 

Pitcher     

Robert Hansen

Des Moines, East

Sr.

8-1

1.42

 

Pitcher     

Austin Clemens

Dubuque, Senior

Sr.

5-2

1.30

 

Catcher

J.T. Sole

Cedar Falls

Sr.

 

 

.385

First Base

David Fitzgerald

Dubuque, Hempstead

Sr.

 

 

.408

Infield

Matt Albert

Bettendorf

Sr.

 

 

.444

Infield

Brent Jones

Ankeny Centennial

Sr.

 

 

.405

Infield

Derek Jacobus

Cedar Rapids, Kennedy

Sr.

 

 

.422

Outfield

Logan Augustine

Urbandale

Sr.

 

 

.429

Outfield

Jared Deines

Cedar Falls

Sr.

 

 

.427

Outfield

Spencer VanScoyoc

Cedar Rapids, Jefferson

Soph.

 

 

.400

Utility

Caleb Shudak

Lewis Central, Council Bluffs

Soph.

 

 

.488

Utility

J.C. Hatcher

Fort Dodge

Sr.

7-3

 

.421

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 4A - THIRD TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Pitcher     

Tyus Adkins

Iowa City, West

Sr.

8-3

1.20

 

Pitcher     

TJ Fetters

Southeast Polk

Sr.

7-1

1.75

 

Pitcher     

Ben Olson

Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines

Jr.

4-2

1.34

 

Catcher

Matt Cox

Bettendorf

Jr.

 

 

.405

First Base

Brandon Rheingans

North Scott, Eldridge

Sr.

 

 

.486

Infield

Connor Enochs

Des Moines, East

Jr.

 

 

.383

Infield

Daniel Tillo

Sioux City, North

Jr.

 

 

.495

Infield

Johnny Dobbs

Cedar Rapids, Washington

Soph.

 

 

.398

Outfield

Luke Fegen

Waukee

Sr.

 

 

.413

Outfield

Alex Peek

Davenport, West

Sr.

 

 

.347

Outfield

Manny Jeffery

Linn-Mar, Marion

Soph.

 

 

.427

Utility

Austin Simmons

Lewis Central, Council Bluffs

Jr.

 

 

.466

Utility

Dylan Diveney

Marshalltown

Sr.

5-3

 

.336

 

 

 

 

 

 


CLASS 3A - FIRST TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Pitcher     

Joseph Hietpas

Fairfield

Sr.

10-0

0.58

 

Pitcher     

Cody Selig

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Sr.

9-1

0.41

 

Pitcher     

Cole Baker

Dallas Center-Grimes

Jr.

9-4

0.65

 

Catcher

Tyler Cropley

Bishop Heelan, Sioux City

Sr.

 

 

.466

First Base

Corey Bertini

Glenwood

Sr.

 

 

.533

Infield

Tyler Frideres

Algona

Sr.

 

 

.500

Infield

Eric Willis

Waverly-Shell Rock

Sr.

 

 

.457

Infield

Brock Adams

Clear Lake

Jr.

 

 

.454

Outfield

Jake Gervase

Davenport, Assumption

Sr.

 

 

.410

Outfield

Austin Gridley

Fairfield

Sr.

 

 

.417

Outfield

Sky Holmgren

Waverly-Shell Rock

Sr.

 

 

.336

Utility

Weston Shaw

Algona

Sr.

11-1

 

.336

Utility

Sean Westendorf

Waverly-Shell Rock

Sr.

13-1

 

.388

 

CLASS 3A - SECOND TEAM

Pitcher     

Brandon Hodges

Saydel

Sr.

9-0

0.59

 

Pitcher     

Jake Voss

West Delaware, Manchester

Sr.

7-2

0.35

 

Pitcher     

Brenden Schnell

Humboldt

Jr.

8-2

1.56

 

Catcher

Zack Adrian

Davenport, Assumption

Sr.

 

 

.353

First Base

Brett Slight

Boone

Sr.

 

 

.421

Infield

Grant Judkins

Pella

Soph.

 

 

.387

Infield

Pete Swenson

Clear Lake

Sr.

 

 

.320

Infield

Mick Baker

Davenport, Assumption

Sr.

 

 

.385

Outfield

Brady Mayo

Bishop Heelan, Sioux City

Sr.

 

 

.320

Outfield

Will Whiton

Perry

Jr.

 

 

.389

Outfield

Nate Gettys

Harlan

Sr.

 

 

.320

Utility

Eli Dunne

Grinnell

Sr.

5-5

 

.333

Utility

T.J. Sikkema

Central Clinton, Dewitt

Soph.

6-2

 

.378

 

CLASS 3A - THIRD TEAM

Pitcher     

Bryce Hanson

Sergeant Bluff-Luton

Sr.

8-2

2.73

 

Pitcher     

Brett Croghan

Harlan

Sr.

6-2

1.20

 

Pitcher     

Kolton Gonnerman

Centerville

Sr.

7-0

1.17

 

Catcher

Kolton Smith

South Tama

Sr.

 

 

.444

First Base

Walker Breard

Washington

Sr.

 

 

.438

Infield

Sean Houston

Denison-Schleswig

Jr.

 

 

.451

Infield

Kevin Woodhouse

Knoxville

Jr.

 

 

.417

Infield

Tyler Pierson

Dallas Center-Grimes

Sr.

 

 

.350

Outfield

Jake Hovden

Decorah

Jr.

 

 

.495

Outfield

Trevor Luther

Creston

Sr.

 

 

.429

Outfield

Mitch Keeran

Clear Lake

Jr.

 

 

.398

Utility

Dallyn Putz

West Delaware, Manchester

Jr.

 

 

.415

Utility

Trenton Solsma

Bishop Heelan, Sioux City

Sr.

5-2

 

.433

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 2A - FIRST TEAM

 

 

 

 

 

Pitcher     

Cole Jackson

North Polk

Sr.

7-1

0.78

 

Pitcher     

Korey Kuhlmann

Maple Valley-Anthon Oto

Jr.

10-4

1.09

 

Pitcher     

Austin Bohling

Louisa-Muscatine

Sr.

7-2

0.67

 

Catcher

Tanner Felton

Monticello

Sr.

 

 

.495

First Base

Trey Robinson

Treynor

Jr.

 

 

.427

Infield

Jordan Rommes

South Winneshiek

Jr.

 

 

.481

Infield

Luke Farley

Columbus Catholic, Waterloo

Jr.

 

 

.481

Infield

Riley Dixon

Regina, Iowa City

Sr.

 

 

.434

Outfield

Mitch Steger

Beckman Catholic, Dyersville

Sr.

 

 

.395

Outfield

Brett Leshen

Albia

Sr.

 

 

.452

Outfield

Reed Smith

North Polk

Sr.

 

 

.433

Utility

Brandon Brittain

Van Meter

Sr.

 

1.63

.516

Utility

Connor Klostermann

Beckman Catholic, Dyersville

Jr.

 

1.98

.374

 

CLASS 2A - SECOND TEAM

Pitcher     

Zach Hovick

Roland-Story

Sr.

7-5

2.00

 

Pitcher     

Ryan Flynn

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Sr.

7-2

0.50

 

Pitcher     

Zac Lyon

Beckman Catholic, Dyersville

Sr.

10-3

1.77

 

Catcher

Christian Rozeboom

Sioux Center

Jr.

 

 

.467

First Base

Alec Philipp

Alburnett

Sr.

 

 

.474

Infield

Javin Drake

Wilton

Soph.

 

 

.486

Infield

Zach Forret

Van Meter

Soph.

 

 

.507

Infield

Shea Patterson

St. Albert, Council Bluffs

Sr.

 

 

.403

Outfield

Jake Brinkman

Regina, Iowa City

Jr.

 

 

.455

Outfield

Haris Takes

Cascade, Western Dubuque

Sr.

 

 

.417

Outfield

Skyler Beller

Hinton

Soph.

 

 

.417

Utility

Ketzalli Dondiego

Northeast, Goose Lake

Soph.

 

 

.431

Utility

Grant Lang

North Polk

Sr.

 

 

.361

 

CLASS 2A - THIRD TEAM

Pitcher     

Tanner Poor

Wilton

Sr.

7-2

1.12

 

Pitcher     

Colin Connelly

Clayton Ridge/Central

Jr.

10-1

1.38

 

Pitcher     

Blake Kamerman

Sioux Center

Soph.

8-0

0.44

 

Catcher

Casey Dorhout

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn

Sr.

 

 

.455

First Base

Corey Peters

Hinton

Sr.

 

 

.398

Infield

Jordan True

Forest City

Jr.

 

 

.482

Infield

Trey Ryan

Mount Vernon

Sr.

 

 

.448

Infield

Spencer Halloran

West Fork

Sr.

 

 

.471

Outfield

Jon Meyerring

St. Albert, Council Bluffs

Jr.

 

 

.468

Outfield

Hank Crimmins

St. Edmond, Fort Dodge

Sr.

 

 

.414

Outfield

Charlie Marcucci

Northeast, Goose Lake

Sr.

 

 

.354

Utility

Nick Long

East Marshall

Soph.

 

 

.353

Utility

Kolton Rose

Alburnett

Jr.

 

 

.534

 

CLASS 1A - FIRST TEAM

Pitcher     

Coy Moore

Twin Cedars

Sr.

11-0

0.44

 

Pitcher     

Kaden Wadle

Newman Catholic, Mason City

Jr.

9-0

1.57

 

Pitcher     

Blake Wiltgen

Le Mars Gehlan Catholic

Sr.

9-1

1.07

 

Catcher

Hunter Embray

Twin Cedars

Sr.

 

 

.455

First Base

Corey Harrell

Twin Cedars

Sr.

 

 

.485

Infield

Joe Burgmeier

Newman Catholic, Mason City

Sr.

 

 

.423

Infield

Josh Luna

Pleasantville

Jr.

 

 

.505

Infield

Garrett Saunders

Van Buren

Jr.

 

 

.504

Outfield

Eddy Kraber

Martensdale-St. MaryÕs

Sr.

 

 

.482

Outfield

Caylor Deeth

Coon Rapids – Bayard

Sr.

 

 

.495

Outfield

Kyle Gritsch

BGM, Brooklyn

Sr.

 

 

.478

Utility

Otis Roby

Twin Cedars

Jr.

9-0

0.24

.520

Utility

Patrick Sheehey

Pleasantville

Sr.

7-1

0.62

.425

 

CLASS 1A - SECOND TEAM

Pitcher     

Travis Havel

Don Bosco, Gilbertville

Sr.

9-0

0.71

 

Pitcher     

Matt Wesselmann

St. MaryÕs, Remsen

Sr.

11-0

1.05

 

Pitcher     

Caleb Lange

Lenox

Jr.

9-4

1.02

 

Catcher

Luke Anctil

Martensdale-St. MaryÕs

Sr.

 

 

.488

First Base

Bryce Ball

Newman Catholic, Mason City

Soph.

 

 

.397

Infield

Brett Carstens

Coon Rapids-Bayard

Sr.

 

 

.436

Infield

Jack Fitzgerald

Newman Catholic, Mason City

Sr.

 

 

.339

Infield

Robby Laughlin

Van Buren

Sr.

 

 

.443

Outfield

Brett Greenwood

Logan-Magnolia

Sr.

 

 

.442

Outfield

Mitch Gibson

Montezuma

Sr.

 

 

.439

Outfield

Caleb Wichman

Underwood

Jr.

 

 

.436

Utility

Trent Roose

North Mahaska

Sr.

 

 

.588

Utility

Zach Kliefoth

Exira-EHK

Jr.

7-1

1.40

.474

 

CLASS 1A - THIRD TEAM

Pitcher     

Jason Zinnel

West Bend-Mallard

Sr.

9-1

0.37

 

Pitcher     

Zac Freese

BGM, Brooklyn

Sr.

14-1

0.84

 

Pitcher     

Tyler Jacobsen

Exira-EHK

Jr.

9-0

0.24

 

Catcher

Dustin Gordon

Lenox

Sr.

 

 

.462

First Base

Zeb Adreon

Pleasantville

Soph.

 

 

.411

Infield

Trevor Jameson

Nodaway Valley

Sr.

 

 

.567

Infield

Austin Konsor

Underwood

Sr.

 

 

.360

Infield

Brenden Matthias

Denver

Sr.

 

 

.438

Outfield

Joey Verstegen

Newman Catholic, Mason City

Jr.

 

 

.377

Outfield

Brent Parker

Twin Cedars

Sr.

 

 

.398

Outfield

Connor Woodward

Lisbon

Jr.

 

 

.411

Utility

Erik Murry

Lone Tree

Jr.

 

 

.368

Utility

Dalton Smith

Don Bosco, Gilbertville

Soph.

 

 

.494