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Geneseo's Keaton Rice steps up to throw to an infielder during a game against Moline earlier this season. Rice, a Bradley recruit, is the captain of the Quad-City Times All-Western Illinois baseball team. 

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES

FIRST TEAM

PITCHERS

Marshall Rice

School: Geneseo

Year: Senior

Stats: 6-1, 0.75 ERA, 55 2/3 IP, 66 Ks

Quick hit: Rice served as ace for Maple Leafs, who reached the 3A sectional final. He was an all-Northern Illinois Big 12 West first-team selection.

Justin Foy

School: Rockridge

Year: Senior

Stats: 4-2, 1.83 ERA, 76 Ks

Quick hit: Headed to play baseball at Western Illinois, Foy was a unanimous all-Three Rivers first-team selection.

CATCHER

Keaton Rice (captain)

School: Geneseo

Year: Senior

Stats: .531 average, .614 on base percentage, 6 HR, 43 RBIs

Quick hit: The Bradley signee started season on a 28-game hit streak, helping the Maple Leafs compile a 25-win season. He was first team all-Northern Illinois Big 12 West and 3A all-state by Illinois Baseball Coaches Association.

FIRST BASE

Briar Greenman

School: Ridgewood

Year: Senior

Stats: .425 average, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HRs, 30 RBIs, 29 runs

Quick hit: Was a second team all-Lincoln Trail choice. Had two hits and two RBIs in the Spartans' conference-clinching win over Galva.

INFIELDERS

Daimon Zurcher

School: Orion

Year: Junior

Stats: .373 average, 32 runs, 5 doubles, 22 RBIs

Quick hit: The unanimous all-Three Rivers West first-team selection helped the Chargers post a 21-win season and fourth-place finish at state.

Brandon Skovronski

School: Mercer County

Year: Senior

Stats: .427 average, 33 runs, 11 doubles, 23 RBIs

Quick hit: The team's top hitter was an all-Lincoln Trail first-team choice and Illinois Baseball Coaches Association 2A all-stater for the 24-6 Golden Eagles.

Michael Hinerichsen

School: Ridgewood

Year: Junior

Stats: .362 average, 29 runs, 6 HRs, 35 RBIs

Quick hit: All-Lincoln Trail second-team selection helped Ridgewood earn share of conference title.

OUTFIELD

Cade Humphries

School: Geneseo

Year: Senior

Stats: .377 average, .465 on-base pct., 5 HRs, 18 RBIs

Quick hit: Collected first team all-Northern Illinois Big 12 West accolades for a Geneseo team that won 25 games and reached 3A sectional final.

Jacob Pauley

School: Geneseo

Year: Senior

Stats: .354 average, 10 doubles, 3 HRs, 29 RBIs 

Quick hit: Provided a steady bat and glove for Geneseo in its outfield. He was honorable mention on Northern Illinois Big 12 West team.

Xavior Calvin

School: Rockridge

Year: Senior

Stats: .415 average, 28 runs, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 17 RBIs

Quick hit: Paced the Rockets in average and triples in compiling all-Three Rivers West first-team honors.  

UTILITY

Drake Schultz

School: Orion

Year: Senior

Stats: .322 average, 27 runs, 12 doubles, 5 triples, 25 RBIs; 6-0, 2.59 ERA, 26 Ks

Quick hit: Was a catalyst for Chargers in their run to the state tournament at the plate and on mound. He was a unanimous all-Three Rivers West pick.

Trey Kazubowski

School: Galva

Year: Senior

Stats: .461 average, 8 doubles, 6 triples 5 home runs, 33 RBIs; 2-3 pitching with 2.14 ERA, 73 Ks

Quick hit: The all-Lincoln Trail Conference first-team selection pitched, caught and played shortstop for Galva. 

Ryan Ebberson

School: Sherrard

Year: Junior

Stats: .382 average, 6 doubles, HR, 18 RBIs; 2.53 ERA, 57 Ks

Quick hit: All-Three Rivers West performer was steady at plate and was the top pitcher for Sherrard, which won 14 games and reached a regional final.

SECOND TEAM

Blake Cheesman

Pitcher, jr., Annawan-Wethersfield

Stats: 4-2, 1.98 ERA; .354 average, HR, 25 RBIs

Noah Ragan

Pitcher, sr., Ridgewood

Stats: 8-2, 2.44 ERA, 48 Ks

Anthony Ruggles

Catcher, jr., Mercer County

Stats: .375 average, 4 doubles, 12 RBIs, all-Lincoln Trail first team

Brayden Newman

First base, sr., Orion

Stats: .318 average, 7 doubles, 2 HR, 30 RBIs; 2.85 ERA, 43 Ks

Cole McClary

Infielder, sr., Fulton

Stats: .325 average, 22 runs, 5 doubles, 10 RBIs, unanimous all-Three Rivers West first team

Bryce Elias

Infielder, jr., Annawan-Wethersfield

Stats: .410 average, 26 runs, 6 doubles, 3 HR, 25 RBIs, 19 SB

Erik North

Infielder, jr., Fulton

Stats: .314 average,.465 on-base pct.; 4-2, 2.41 ERA, 40 2/3 IP, 69 Ks

Levi Swanson

Outfield, jr., Ridgewood

Stats: .394 average, 27 runs, 13 doubles, 6 HR, 29 RBIs; 2.73 ERA, 4 saves, 57 Ks

Drake Watznauer

Outfield, sr., Rockridge

Stats: .409 average, 31 runs, 8 doubles, 3 HR, 32 RBIs, unanimous first team all-Three Rivers West

Seth Sikkema

Outfield, jr., Fulton 

Stats: .438 average, 5 doubles, 2 triples, HR, 22 RBIs, unanimous all-Three Rivers West first team

Dylan Pardoe

Utility, sr., Geneseo

Stats: .275 average, .432 on-base pct., 35 runs, 17 SB

Landon Taets

Utility, sr., Orion

Stats: .298 average, 36 runs, 10 doubles, 2 HR, 26 RBIs

Jeff Garrett

Utility, so., Mercer County

Stats: .286 average, 10 runs; 6-1, 1.73 ERA, 52 Ks, all-Lincoln Trail first team

HONORABLE MENTION

Annawan-Wethersfield: Alex Garcia, sr. Erie-Prophetstown: Cale Orman, sr.; Jordan Pierceson, jr.; Jaden Taylor, jr.; Travis Coleman, so. Fulton: Cody Sanderson, jr.; Hunter Callachia, jr.; Larson Barnett, so. Mercer County: Jake Reusch, so.; Jaden Dellitt, jr. Morrison: Allan Menisma, jr.; Cody Southern, sr.; Ethan Fischbach, sr.; Reilly Dolan, jr.; Ben Brackemyer, jr. Riverdale: Blake DeClercq, jr.; Quinton Streight. Rockridge: Nick Holbert, sr.; Mason Stoneking, jr.; Riley Fetterer, so. Ridgewood: Travis Kane, jr. Sherrard: A.J. Hattlestad, jr.

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