FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Jordan Benson

School: Moline

Year: Junior

Stats: 8-1, 2.03 ERA, 58 2/3 IP, 46 Ks

Quick hit: Earned all-Western Big Six first-team honors and led Moline to a Class 4A regional title. He struck out 12 in a nine-inning victory against Quincy in Big Six play.

Trenton Wallace (captain)

School: Assumption

Year: Senior

Stats: 11-0, 0.29 ERA, 72 IP, 29 hits allowed, 112 Ks, 17 walks; .420 average, 13 doubles, 33 RBIs, 27 walks

Quick hit: MAC player of year and Iowa signee was captain of Class 3A all-state teams by Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. He struck out 13 in state championship win over Harlan.

CATCHER

Tony Barreca

School: North Scott

Year: Junior

Stats: .389 average, 38 runs, 49 hits, 14 doubles, 2 HR, 34 RBIs, 19 SB

Quick hit: A first team all-district and third-team all-state selection in Class 4A by INA, Barreca led 23-win Lancers in average, RBIs and stolen bases. He hit safely in 11 of North Scott's final 12 games. 

FIRST BASE

Kamrin Arons

School: Bettendorf

Year: Senior

Stats: .405 average, 47 hits, 17 doubles, 4 HR, 33 RBIs, 13 SB, .655 slugging

Quick hit: Off to play baseball at North Iowa Area Community College, Arons was first team all-MAC, first team all-district and third team all-state in 4A. His 17 doubles ranked second in the conference. 

SECOND BASE

Carter Bell

School: Bettendorf

Year: Sophomore

Stats: .388 average, 41 runs, 50 hits, 3 triples, 5 HR, 19 RBIs; 5-2 pitching, 1.78 ERA, 59 IP, 71 Ks

Quick hit: The first team all-conference and all-district choice served as Bulldogs' lead-off hitter and top pitcher. He led Bulldogs, who finished second in MAC, in runs, hits and homers.

SHORTSTOP

Trevor Burkhart

School: Davenport West

Year: Junior

Stats: .453 average, 57 runs, 58 hits, 5 doubles, 42 SB, .521 on-base pct.

Quick hit: Three-year starter was first team all-state in 4A by coaches and second team by INA. All-MAC and district choice was Falcons' top hitter and led MAC in average, runs and stolen bases.

THIRD BASE

Nick Acri

School: Pleasant Valley

Year: Senior

Stats: .429 average, 44 runs, 57 hits, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 3 HRs, 22 RBIs, 21 walks, 9 SB, .510 on-base pct.

Quick hit: Class 4A third team all-state selection paced Spartans in eight offensive categories. He raised his average by 147 points from junior season to earn all-MAC and all-district honors.

OUTFIELD

Justus Burke

School: Assumption

Year: Senior

Stats: .426 average, 50 runs, 60 hits, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 5 HR, 34 RBIs, 25 SB, .484 on-base pct. 

Quick hit: Class 3A second team all-state selection improved his average by more than 100 points from junior year. He led state champion Knights in stolen bases and extra-base hits (22). 

Nick Drobushevich

School: Moline

Year: Junior 

Stats: .361 average, 8 doubles, 19 RBIs, 15 SB 

Quick hit: Patrolled center field for the Maroons, who won 4A regional title. Northern Illinois recruit was smooth in the field and provided spark with his left-handed bat and speed. 

Adam Sacia

School: North Scott

Year: Senior

Stats: .388 average, 29 runs, 45 hits, 19 doubles, 4 HR, 33 RBIs, 21 walks, .655 slugging

Quick hit: Class 4A third team all-stater paced the conference with 19 doubles. The center fielder, who also was first team all-MAC and district, hit game-winning homer to beat Linn-Mar during regular season.

UTILITY

Ben Beutel

School: Assumption

Year: Senior

Stats: 8-0, 0.64 ERA, 54 2/3 IP, 22 hits, 90 Ks, 9 walks; .370 average, 41 runs, 44 hits, 13 doubles, 32 RBIs, .513 on-base pct.

Quick hit: Bowling Green signee was first team all-MAC, all-district and all-state by INA along with being named to IHSBCA Super Team. He struck out 14 in state semifinal win over Dubuque Wahlert.

Sam Mattecheck

School: Alleman

Year: Sophomore

Stats: 6-2, 1.07 ERA; .287 average, 4 doubles, 33 runs

Quick hit: Helped a young Alleman team earn share of Big Six title and Class 2A regional crown with a 24-win season. He had shutouts against United Township, Rock Island and Moline (game went 8 innings).

Daniel Powers

School: Assumption

Year: Junior

Stats: 9-0, 0.91 ERA, 54 IP, 57 Ks; .321 average, 9 doubles, 33 RBIs

Quick hit: Kansas State recruit and 3A first team all-stater had notable pitching victories over West Des Moines Valley, 2A state champion Dyersville Beckman, Bettendorf, Cascade and North Scott.

SECOND TEAM

Nathan Holliday

Pitcher, sr., Muscatine

Stats: 5-2, 2.14 ERA, 52 1/3 IP, 20 walks, 50 Ks; .260 average, 4 HR, 24 RBIs

Clayton Nettleton

Pitcher, jr., Davenport West

Stats: 6-3, 2.94 ERA, 52 1/3 IP, 24 walks, 61 Ks; .294 average, 15 RBIs

Chase VanDerGinst

Catcher, so., Alleman

Stats: .429 average, .523 on-base pct., 13 SB, 23 RBIs, all-Big Six first team 

Nolan Melchert

First base, sr., Assumption

Stats: .433 average, 61 hits, 14 doubles, 3 HR, 41 RBIs, 13 HBP, .500 on-base pct.

Noah McCreary

Second base, jr., Davenport West

Stats: .320 average, 30 runs, 39 hits, 16 doubles, 32 RBIs, 16 walks

Luke Fennelly

Shortstop, sr., Assumption

Stats: .441 average, 45 runs, 63 hits, 10 doubles, 40 RBIs, 10 SB, .518 on-base pct.

Makai Hart

Third base, sr., Clinton

Stats: .351 average, 33 hits, 2 HR, 26 RBIs, 9 errors in 112 chances

Logan Gluba

Outfield, so., Davenport West

Stats: .438 average, 29 runs, 46 hits, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 28 RBIs, 17 SB

Bobby Magnus

Outfield, sr., Davenport Central

Stats: .381 average, 37 hits, 8 doubles, HR, 20 RBIs, 19 walks, .492 on-base pct.

Josh Stivers

Outfield, sr., Pleasant Valley

Stats: .390 average, 46 hits, 14 doubles, 3 HR, 34 RBIs, 8 HBP, .619 slugging

Brody Harding

Utility, so., Moline

Stats:.333 average, .433 on base percentage, 15 RBIs, 11 SB, all-Big Six

Johnny Sullivan

Utility, sr., Clinton

Stats: .417 average, 43 hits, 10 doubles, HR, 33 RBIs, 9 SB, .461 on-base pct.; 3-0 pitching, 1.50 ERA, 14 IP, 14 Ks

Andy Whiteman

Utility, sr., Bettendorf

Stats: .408 average, 31 runs, 49 hits, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 16 RBIs, 11 SB, .493 on-base pct. 

HONORABLE MENTION

Alleman: Erik Hoffman, jr.; Luke Trondson, jr.; Liam McConville, sr. 

Assumption: Tavien Gillette, sr.; Nick Gottilla, so.; Donaven Juarez, jr. 

Bettendorf: Tyler Ciha, so.; Justin Hutter, sr.

Clinton: Brady Brunson, sr.; Ty Wenzel, sr.

Davenport Central: Will Kranz, so.; Logan Myers, jr. 

Davenport North: Jared Beck, jr.; Caleb Farnsworth, sr.; Bryan Verdon, so.

Davenport West: Braydon Dobereiner, sr.; Colton Jones, sr.

Moline: Eric Maffie, jr.; Cody Daniels, sr.; Dan Anderson, jr.

Muscatine: Gavyn Ashley, jr.; Jackson Foulk, jr.; Jake Mussehl, sr. 

North Scott: Ben Steidler, sr.; Sam Stonskas, sr.; Brooks Sunny, jr. 

Pleasant Valley: Will Christophersen, jr.; Max Slavens, so.

Rock Island: Hunter Keim, sr., Dominic Esposito, sr.

United Township: Noah Hoepfner, sr., Cole Walker, jr.

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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.