FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Reece Bird

School: Durant

Year: Senior

Stats: 5-2, 1.43 ERA, 1 save, 49 IP, 51 Ks, 9 walks; .284 average, 16 walks

Quick hit: The Wildcats' ace earned River Valley Conference Elite team and 1A first team all-district honors. He beat state-ranked Wilton in regular season.

Colin McCrabb

School: Wilton

Year: Sophomore

Stats: 12-1, 1.22 ERA, 69 IP, 33 hits, 27 walks, 96 Ks, .120 opponents; .320 average, 13 doubles, 5 HR, 29 RBIs

Quick hit: Led Class 2A in pitching victories and third in strikeouts as he earned first team all-state honors by coaches and second team by INA.

CATCHER

McGwire Eden

School: Central DeWitt

Year: Senior

Stats: .346 average, 44 hits, 18 doubles, 2 triples, 24 RBIs; 4-6 pitching, 2.40 ERA, 49 2/3 IP, 54 Ks

Quick hit: Was the team leader in average, doubles and RBIs. He collected all-Wamac East honors and Class 3A first team all-district accolades.

FIRST BASE

Lowden Gabriel

School: Louisa-Muscatine

Year: Senior

Stats: .437 average, 38 hits, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 26 RBIs, 5 SB

Quick hit: The INA third team all-state selection led the Falcons in average, doubles and RBIs. He also had four pitching wins for Louisa-Muscatine.

INFIELDERS

Leo Callison

School: Durant

Year: Senior

Stats: .456 average, 27 runs, 36 hits, 13 doubles, 3 HR, 32 RBIs, 5 SB, .539 on-base percentage, .759 slugging

Quick hit: An all-RVC Elite team choice and third team all-stater in 1A by INA, Callison had the best single-season average for Durant in more than a decade.

Evan Reifert (captain)

School: Wilton

Year: Senior

Stats: .454 average, 44 runs, 44 hits, 14 doubles, 9 HR, 34 RBIs, 24 walks, 20 SB, .571 on-base pct., .897 slugging

Quick hit: Captain of 2A all-state team by coaches and an INA first team all-stater, he led class in home runs and helped Beavers reach substate final. Reifert will continue career at North Iowa Area Community College.

Justin Snyder

School: Maquoketa

Year: Senior

Stats: .383 average, 36 hits, 5 doubles, 6 RBIs, 21 walks, 22 SB, .517 on-base percentage; 1-4, 1.25 ERA, 28 IP, 41 Ks

Quick hit: A first team all-district selection in 3A, Snyder was team's top hitter by nearly 140 points and was caught stealing just once in 23 tries.

OUTFIELD

Kyle Dell

School: Northeast

Year: Senior

Stats: .427 average, 33 runs, 44 hits, 10 doubles, 32 RBIs, 20 SB, .528 on-base percentage; 4-4, 2.02 ERA, 55 1/3 IP, 33 Ks

Quick hit: Class 2A second team all-stater was second in RVC North in OBP and third in average along with serving as team's top pitcher.

Trace Howard

School: Wapello

Year: Junior

Stats: .440 average, 32 runs, 37 hits, 6 doubles, 2 HR, 19 RBIs, 29 SB, .490 on-base percentage

Quick hit: The two-time all-stater led the Indians in average and stolen bases. He was first team all-conference, all-district and first team all-state by INA.

Jared Townsend

School: Wilton

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .452 average, 47 hits, 5 doubles, 4 triples, 32 RBIs, 11 SB, .521 on-base percentage

Quick hit: All-RVC Elite selection was named second team all-state by coaches and third team by INA. Had 14 multi-hit games in 33 contests for the Beavers.

UTILITY

Garrett Finley

School: Central DeWitt

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .342 average, 38 hits, 15 doubles, 22 RBIs, 21 walks, .460 on-base percentage; 3-1, 1.18 ERA, 47 1/3 IP, 37 Ks, 6 walks

Quick hit: Second team all-district honoree was second in hitting for the 25-win Sabers, and yielded only eight earned runs in 47-plus innings. 

Matthew French

School: Northeast

Year: Junior

Stats: .377 average, 27 runs, 40 hits, 9 doubles, 2 HR, 36 RBIs, 10 SB; 2-0, 3.12 ERA, 24 2/3 IP, 17 Ks

Quick hit: RVC All-Elite team selection was the Rebels' top run producer and led them in extra-base hits (13). Raised his average 131 points from last year.

Brett Kelting

School: Calamus-Wheatland

Year: Senior

Stats: .460 average, 30 runs, 46 hits, 15 doubles, 6 HR, 35 RBIs, 25 walks, .790 slugging; 7-4, 1.04 ERA, 54 IP, 46 Ks

Quick hit: Class 1A all-district and second team all-stater by INA and coaches has compiled more than 100 hits and drove in almost 90 runs past two years.

SECOND TEAM

Logan Belzer

Pitcher, jr., Wapello

Stats: 5-1, 1.75 ERA, 40 IP, 41 Ks, 13 walks

Garrett Rickels

Pitcher, sr., Calamus-Wheatland

Stats: 6-1, 1.80 ERA, 42 2/3 IP, 27 Ks, 21 walks

Caleb Banowetz

Catcher, fr., Calamus-Wheatland

Stats: .405 average, 23 runs, 47 hits, 14 doubles, 4 HR, 28 RBIs, 18 walks

Austin Weiss

First base, sr., Central DeWitt

Stats: .333 average, 30 hits, 11 doubles, HR, 18 RBIs, 15 walks

Jake Conley

Infielder, sr., Durant

Stats: .344 average, 31 runs, 31 hits, 16 RBIs, 29 SB, .469 on-base pct.

Zach Parson

Infielder, sr., Northeast

Stats: .330 average, 32 runs, 36 hits, 5 doubles, 11 RBIs, 14 SB

Austin Smith

Infielder, jr., Midland

Stats: .424 average, 28 runs, 42 hits, 12 doubles, 22 RBIs, 19 SB; 5-1 pitching, 3.14 ERA

Blayne Banowetz

Outfield, jr., Bellevue Marquette

Stats: .410 average, 31 runs, 41 hits, 9 doubles, 5 HR, 29 RBIs, 13 SB

Jerad Haack

Outfield, sr., Central DeWitt

Stats: .319 average, 29 hits, 4 doubles, 16 RBIs, 8 SB, .415 on-base pct.

Jake Lenker

Outfield, sr., Wilton

Stats: .326 average, 23 runs, 4 triples, 15 RBIs, 6 SB, 0 errors

Cory Anderson

Utility, so., Wilton

Stats: .293 average, 33 runs, 29 hits, 17 RBIs, 17 SB, .446 on-base pct.; 2-1, 2.06 ERA, 5 saves, 37 1/3 IP, 45 Ks, 10 walks

Austin Leopard

Utility, sr., Louisa-Muscatine

Stats: .427 average, 24 runs, 38 hits, 12 RBIs, 10 SB; 3-6 pitching, 3.07 ERA, 54 2/3 IP, 50 Ks, 15 walks

Curtis Lilienthal

Utility, jr., Durant

Stats: .348 average, 31 hits, 8 doubles, 21 RBIs; 4-1 pitching, 1.80 ERA, 35 IP, 49 Ks, 16 walks

HONORABLE MENTION

Bellevue: Devon Kueter, sr.; Corbin Stillmunkes, sr. Bellevue Marquette: Hunter Michels, jr.; Nate Brinker, jr. Calamus-Wheatland: Brant Boeckmann, so.; Max Hansen, so. Camanche: Evan Hall, jr.; Andy Smith, jr. Central DeWitt: Brad Gannon, sr. Durant: Mason Compton, so.; Brendan Paper, fr.; Colin Weih, sr. Easton Valley: Dustin Lippens, sr.; Hunter Holgrapher, fr.; Billy Trenkamp, jr. Louisa-Muscatine: Karson Cantrell, so. Midland: Connor Harms, sr.; Fisher Bisinger, jr. North Cedar: Aaron Woodward, sr. Northeast: Axel Dondiego, sr.; Travis Mickelson, jr. Tipton: Luke Becker, so. Wapello: Trenton Massner, jr. West Liberty: Justis Dengler, jr. Wilton: Tyler Hartman, jr.; Nolan Leaton, jr.; Kaleb Timmsen, sr.

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Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.