Several area players received All-State selections Tuesday from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches.
St. Mary's Colgan junior Christian Cedeno led three Colgan selections with a first team nod and 3A Pitcher of the Year honors. Senior center fielder Nate Grimaldi made first team and senior pitcher V.J. Piccini earned second team. The Panthers won the 3A state title over the weekend.
Riverton, which Colgan defeated in the regional final, landed senior catcher Dylan Weaver first team and senior third baseman Hunter Deckard and senior utility Greyson Spriggs second team.
Grimaldi and Weaver will play in the KABC All-Star Game on June 5.
Despite a No. 1 ranking in 4A for the majority of the season, Frontenac earned only two spots, both second team, for senior pitcher Matt Standlee and senior outfielder Blake Vail.
Pioneer League representative, former Southeast Kansas League member and 4A state runner-up Iola earned head coach Mark Percy a Coach of the Year award, senior shortstop Levi Ashmore a spot on the first team and senior first baseman Mason Coons, junior third baseman Trent Latta and junior designated hitter Derrick Weir second team honors.
Three Rivers League champion and state third place St. Paul earned three 2-1A selections: senior pitcher Riley O'Brien and senior outfielder Anthony Diskin (first team) and senior third baseman Paul Schibi. O'Brien shared Pitcher of the Year honors with Austin Filtingberger of Sedan.
P: Zach Engelken, Blue Valley West; Dane McCullough, Free State; Mitchell McIntyre, Wichita Northwest; Henry de Noble, Manhattan. RP: Shane Willoughby, Lawrence. C: Drew Green, Lawrence 1B: Brett Nickle, Olathe South. 2B: Jackson Fuller, Blue Valley Northwest. SS: Jared Gates, Wichita Northwest. 3B: Ryan Ralston, Blue Valley West. OF: Taylor Davis, Olathe Northwest; Matt Elliott, Olathe South; Trevor Turner, Hutchinson; Adam Wasson, Wichita East. Util.: C.J. Stuever, Lawrence. DH: T.J. Sparr, Wichita East.
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P: Shane Hummel, Olathe Northwest; Derek Hurt, Blue Valley West; Jordan Plank, Wichita Heights; Lucas Schauer, Maize. RP: Sam Hearnen, Lawrence Free State. C: James Denton, Junction City. 1B: Grant Watkins, Wichita Heights; 2B: Jacob Biller, Manhattan. SS: Clay Custer, Blue Valley Northwest. 3B: Colton Flax, Campus. OF: Bret Fehr, Manhattan; Brandon Lee, Blue Valley; Connor Swope, Washburn Rural; Jared Zerr, Campus. Util.: Joel Baxley, Campus. DH: Riley Landuyt, Washburn Rural.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Zach Engelken, Blue Valley West
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jared Gates, Wichita Northwest
P: Ryan Colombo, Topeka Seaman; Jordan Floyd, Shawnee Heights; Braden Larkey, Carroll; Lucas Milner, Andover Central. C: T.J. Martin, Blue Valley Southwest. 1B: Taylor Czajkowski, Topeka Seaman. 2B: John Armstrong, Carroll. SS: L.J. Hatch, Mill Valley; Wes Phillips, Maize South. 3B: John Buchanan, Carroll. OF: Michael Baillergeon, Leavenworth; Tyler Jennings, Kapaun; Tyler Sutherland, Arkansas City; Bryce Whitchurch, Carroll. Util.: Mark Vaughn, Salina Central. DH: Nick Wilson, Mill Valley.
P: Zach Baker, Andover; Colin Frederick, Blue Valley West; Austin Higgins, Shawnee Heights; Kane McCarthy, Maize South. C: Trevor Hughes, Eisenhower. 1B: Zach Stinnett, Mill Valley. 2B: Alec Alvarez, Blue Valley Southwest. SS: Hayden Hutchison, Hays. 3B: Justin McNorton, Topeka Seaman. OF: Jaren Kutzke, Shawnee Heights; Zach Nachbar, Salina South; Alex Orth, Maize South; Mitch Thorman, Blue Valley Southwest. Util.: Dayton Pomeroy, Shawnee Heights. DH: Bryce Fischer, Carroll; Eli Keppler, Leavenworth.
CO-PITCHERS OF THE YEAR: Jordan Floyd, Shawnee Heights; Braden Larkey, Carroll
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Michael Baillergeon, Leavenworth
COACH OF THE YEAR: Chad Christensen, Maize South
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P: Nathan Gieber, Concordia; Zach Girrens, Spring Hill; Tyler Jones, Andale; Jon Roblez, Bishop Ward. RP: Tyler Winsor, Andale. C: Reid Davis, Hugoton. 1B: Kade Larson, Louisburg. 2B: Corbin Clark, De Soto. SS: Levi Ashmore, Iola. 3B: Kaden Shaffer, Ottawa. OF: Tyler Bugner, Andale; Jonny Hodges, De Soto; Todd Kane, Colby; Brady Keith, Larned. Util.: Ben Wusterbarth, Andale. DH: Riley Budd, Clearwater.
P: Dylan Holden, De Soto; Garrett Hutson, Circle; Matt Standlee, Frontenac; Dakota Vaughn, Clearwater. RP: Chad Riebenspies, Clearwater. C: Greyson LaPlant, Ottawa. 1B: Mason Coons, Iola. 2B: Brandon Cotter, Clearwater. SS: Easton Palmer, Larned. 3B: Trent Latta, Iola. OF: Trynt Dunnegan, Clearwater; Tanner Garver, Basehor-Linwood; Brandon Lutgen, Rock Creek; Blake Vail, Frontenac. Util.: Trevor Nordell, Concordia. DH: Derrick Weir, Iola.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Nathan Gieber, Concordia
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Zach Girrens, Spring Hill
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Percy, Iola
P: Christian Cedeno, Colgan; Scott Shinn, Rossville; Scott Spiker, Wichita Independent; Nathan Whitcomb, Humboldt. RP: Logan Thompson, Sedgwick. C: Dylan Weaver, Riverton. 1B: Luke Meyer, Wellsville. 2B: Ben Strickfaden, Wichita Independent. SS: Brylie Ware, Sedgwick. 3B: Dalton Dooley, Sacred Heart. OF: Cole Brecheisen, Rossville; Nate Grimaldi, Colgan; Dailin Kruger, Silver Lake; Peter Pfannenstiel, Silver Lake. Util.: Matt Loveland, Wichita Independent. DH: Taylor Hartshorn, Rossville.
P: Cody Easterday, Bluestem; Layton Leydig, Council Grove; V.J. Piccini, Colgan; Wesley Riedmiller, Wichita Independent. RP: Trevor Burkdoll, Central Heights. C: Kasey Clark, St. Marys. 1B: Taylor Heidebrecht, Marion. 2B: Drake Standefer, Sedgwick. SS: Shane VanSteenburg, Halstead. 3B: Hunter Deckard, Riverton; Nathan Unruh, Hillsboro. OF: Dayln Anderson, Sedgwick; Keenan Breen, SE of Saline; Grif Case, Marion; Kevin Jarvis, Wichita Independent. Util.: Greyson Spriggs, Riverton. DH: Blake Jones, Sacred Heart.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Christian Cedeno, Colgan
Page 4 of 4 - PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Cole Brecheisen, Rossville
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jamie Fowler, Wichita Independent
P: Kasey Biddle, Central-Burden; Austin Filtingberger, Sedan; Riley O'Brien, St. Paul; Tevin Renken, Little River. RP: Logan Bertholf, Medicine Lodge. C: Matt McClaren, Minneola. 1B: Kyle Glissman, Valley Falls. 2B: Chase Stucky, Moundridge. SS: Keegan Hays, Ell-Saline. 3B: Luis Rodriguez, Oskaloosa. OF: Anthony Diskin, St. Paul; Taylor Droste, Minneola; Brock Lucas, Inman; Toby Omli, Ell-Saline. Util.: Garrett Higgins, Moundridge. DH: Lane Miller, Moscow.
P: Grant Meininger, Minneola; Zane Mills, Sedan; Brandy Shumate, Minneola; Jared Winter, Ell-Saline. RP: Gates Glassel, Valley Falls. C: Layne Richect, Inman. 1B: Trale Yost, Minneola. 2B: Luke Burns, Valley Falls. SS: Joel Clarke, Medicine Lodge. 3B: Paul Schibi, St. Paul. OF: Treyton Devore, Inman; Nick Herren, Wabaunsee; Zack Koren, Little River; Bryce Stottlemire, Oskaloosa. Util.: Wyatt Farris, McLouth. DH: Michael Propst, Udall.