All Area Baseball Team 17 Jun 17

KDUZ/KARP/KGLB is proud to present the 2017 All Area Baseball team.  Players are nominated by their coaches and then voted on by a panel of sportscasters at the stations…

All Area Baseball –

 

Infielders-

Travis Trettin, Hutchinson, Senior, SS-hit .439, 9 RBI, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 20 runs scored, .493 OBP, 10 SB

 

Cody Arlt, Hutchinson, Senior, C-hit .344 at leadoff, 13 RBI, 4 doubles, 11 runs scored, 459 OBP, thrown out 20% of base stealers, 97% fielding, excellent behind the plate.

 

Brad Bickman, HLWW, Senior, 3B-All Conf, Captain, hit .328, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 5 runs scored, hard worker, leader by example, also pitches (1-3, 4.58 ERA)

 

Aaron Serbus, Kimball, Junior, C-All Conf, hit .393, 18 RBI, 8 doubles, 1 triple, .464 OBP, teams best hitter, takes quality at bats.

 

Carter Clemensen, NYA, Senior, SS-3x All Conference, MRC Player of the Year, All Star Series Player, .480 avg, 5 HR, 2 Triples, 5 doubles, 26 RBI, 25 runs scored, .547 OBP, a coach on the field, leader by example, career avg over .460, playing at Gustavus next year (also pitches: 2-2, 2.80 ERA)

 

Jake Hendricks, Waconia, Senior, 3B-.448 avg, 19 runs, 15 RBI, 1 HR, 5 doubles, good athlete (playing football for SW MN State in fall)

 

Leighton Buhr, LP/HT, Junior, C-hit .302, 15 runs scored, 2 RBI

 

Zach Carlson, Litchfield, Senior, C-hit .436, 5 doubles, 15 RBI, 20 Walks, .582 OBP, threw out 7 base runners, 0 errors behind the plate, Finished season in top ten in school history in 3 season categories, greatly improved player (hit only .067 last year)

 

Jaren Kaddatz, ACGC, Junior, C- Helped stabilize a pitching staff that had an ERA of over 8 last season to a 2.75 ERA as a team this year, hit .269 at the plate, 18 RBU, 14 runs scored, 7 SB, solid defensively.

 

AJ Friedrich, Waconia, Senior-hit .432, 27 RBI, 1 HR, 7 doubles, 17 runs scored, playing for Upper Iowa next year

 

Outfielders-
Tyler Schiller, Hutchinson, Freshman-hit .438, 33 RBI, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 14 runs scored, .464 OBP, stepped up first year on varsity and manned the clean up spot, good speed to track balls down.

 

Reese Jansen, EVW, Senior-All Confernece, 5 Doubles, 11 RBI, 8 runs scored, .393 average, one of the best Defensive CF’s in area, 3 sport athlete (going to play college FB next year)

 

JT Harren, Kimball, Senior- (also P) 4-5 record, 1 save, 3.38 ERA, 59 K, hit .365, 6 doubles, 22 walks for a .554 OBP, intelligent ball player, teams most reliable player, playing in college next year.

 

Sam Tibbits, Litchfield, Senior-hit .343, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 21 RBI, 23 Runs, 91% fielding, uses his speed well in the OF, greatly improved player.

 

 

Pitchers-

Ben Brinkman, Sibley East, Senior-All Conference, 4-1 record, 45 K’s, 13 ER in 37 Innings pitched, hit .451 at the plate, 6 stolen bases, 8 runs, great leader.

 

Peyton Sell, GSL, Senior-5-1 record, 43 IP, 17 K’s, 1.04 ERA, Consistent pitcher, great competitor that gives everything he has.

 

AJ Hinz, Annandale, Junior-6-1 record, 0.74 ERA, 89 K, 10/1 K to BB ratio, hit .420 at the plate, 15 RBI, 1 HR, 2 triples, 8 doubles, 17 runs scored, 3 year player, 2x All Conf,

 

Zach Stockman, NYA, Senior-3x All Conference, MRC Pitcher of the Year, 6-2, 1 save, 1.33 ERA, 71 K, hit .269, 15 RBI, 8 doubles, 8 Runs scored, workhorse, nice ability to show younger players how to pitch/play, 5 year starter, 16 career wins on the mound.

 

Kobe Holtz, ACGC, Junior- 6-3 record, 72K, threw 1hitter vs BOLD this year and a No hitter vs Springfield in Section Semis, at the plate hit .316, 14 RBI, 11 runs scored, helped team to 2nd place finish in section and 16 wins as a team.

 

All Area Coach of the Year-
Mark Grundhofer, Waconia: Led team to an undefeated regular season, WCC East Championship, Section Championship, and #1 seed in State Tournament. Finished with a School record 19 regular season wins.