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Pleasant Valley’s Jack Young (2) turns to tag out North Scott's Luke Haedt (5) after he slid back to third base during last week's doubleheader. Young is among the top hitters in the area so far this summer with a .481 average.

Here is a look at the metro and area baseball leaders in the Iowa Quad-Cities. Statistics are what has been reported to QuikStats as of 12:45 a.m. Monday:

Offense

Batting average (min. 20 at-bats) -- Ben Orr (Durant). 600; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) .563; Chantz Stevens (Wilton) .550; Collin McCrabb (Wilton) .524; Tucker Kinney (Central DeWitt) .500; Joe Simpson (Clinton) .500; Nate Schlichting (Assumption) .500; Britan Martens (Midland) .500; Wilson Buckwalter (Midland) .486; Jack Young (Pleasant Valley) .481; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) .465; Patrick Mulholland (Prince of Peace) .455; Tate Kronfeldt (Wapello) .450; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) .447; Mason Byrns (Camanche) .444

Runs -- Chase Knoche (Calamus-Wheatland) 21; Hunter Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 20; Jack West (Davenport North) 16; Connor Scheer (Calamus-Wheatland) 15; Tyler Kulhanek (Assumption) 15; Britan Martens (Midland) 14; Nate Schlichting (Assumption) 13; Ryne Gruenwald (Maquoketa) 13; Aza Berthel (Bellevue Marquette) 13; Jensen Dodge (Midland) 13

Doubles -- Zain Sauer (Midland) 7; Mason Byrns (Camanche) 6; Max Holy (Clinton) 6; Ben Orr (Durant) 6; Kannon Coakley (Maquoketa) 6; Alex Smith (Midland) 6; Britan Martens (Midland) 6; Brian Forret (Calamus-Wheatland) 5; Tucker Kinney (Central DeWitt) 5

Triples -- Trey Daugherty (Bellevue) 3; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 3; Hunter Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 2; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 2; Mike Delzell (Camanche) 2

Home runs -- Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 5; Collin McCrabb (Wilton) 3; Andrew Swartz (Bellevue) 2; Riley Konrardy (Bellevue) 2; Tyler Rowold (Calamus-Wheatland) 2; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 2; Jack West (Davenport North) 2

Runs batted in -- Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 27; Hunter Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 19; Connor Scheer (Calamus-Wheatland) 13; Nate Schlichting (Assumption) 13; Brian Forret (Calamus-Wheatland) 12; Garrett Finley (Central DeWitt) 11; Kannon Coakley (Maquoketa) 11; Joe Anderson (Bellevue Marquette) 11; Britan Martens (Midland) 11; Collin McCrabb (Wilton) 11

Stolen bases -- Trey Daugherty (Bellevue) 13; Andrew Swartz (Bellevue) 13; Tyler Kulhanek (Assumption) 12; Nate Dierickx (Durant) 12; Jake Willkomm (Durant) 11; Cory Anderson (Wilton) 11; Hunter Rickels (Calamus-Wheatland) 10; Jensen Dodge (Midland) 10; Brady Templeton (Bellevue Marquette) 10; Connor Scheer (Calamus-Wheatland) 9; Adam Metivier (Assumption) 9

Pitching

Record (min. 3 decisions) -- Julien Broderson (Assumption) 4-0; Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 4-0; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 4-0; Nate Williams (Davenport North) 3-0; Alex Smith (Midland) 3-0; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 3-0; Austin Franzen (Easton Valley) 3-1; Jensen Dodge (Midland) 3-1

ERA (min. 10 IP) -- Brandon Schlichting (Assumption) 0.00; Jake Matthaidess (North Scott) 0.00; Grayson Drezek (North Scott) 0.00; Jared Townsend (Wilton) 0.00; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 0.32; Brendan Paper (Durant) 0.44; Blake Stoughton (Davenport North) 0.47; Dalton Logel (Muscatine) 0.54; AJ Boston (Wilton) 0.54; Jensen Dodge (Midland) 0.70; Lucas Bixby (Central DeWitt) 0.84

Strikeouts -- Caleb Banowetz (Calamus-Wheatland) 47; Alex Smith (Midland) 36; Austin Franzen (Easton Valley) 34; Jensen Dodge (Midland) 32; Max Hansen (Calamus-Wheatland) 31; Ethan Sahr (North Cedar) 29; Julien Broderson (Assumption) 27; Brendan Paper (Durant) 26; Nick Gottilla (Assumption) 24; Grayson Drezek (North Scott) 24; Lucas Bixby (Central DeWitt) 23; Nate Trenkamp (Easton Valley) 23.

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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.