IPSWA announces 2018 All-State baseball teams

Brady Gavin, Martensdale St. Marys; Jaden Snyder, West Lyon; Luke Ira, Solon; and Luke Llewellyn, Urbandale were chosen as team captains by members of the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association during their selection meeting Saturday at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Senior Brady Gavin, the Class 1A captain, came through huge for Martensdale-St. Marys offensively this season while contributing on the mound. He slugged .993 on the season, was on base 62 percent of the time and held a batting average of .548. He finished the season second in Class 1A in home runs. Gavin played first base. He pitched in both of Martensdale-St. Marys state games, including a complete game in the quarterfinals. Gavin has overcome multiple knee injuries and a broken foot over his athletic career. He has committed to the University of Central Missouri to continue his baseball career.

Jaden Snyder, the Class 2A captain, played an integral role in West Lyon’s success this season. The Wildcat senior hit a team-high .552, with 53 hits including 17 doubles, five triples and three home runs, in 96 at-bats. He finished the season with 53 runs scored, 52 RBI and 18 walks while swiping 19 of 21 bases. The second ranked West Lyon finished the season at 28-2. Snyder is headed to Iowa City to play football for the Hawkeyes.

Solon’s Luke Ira is the captain of the Class 3A all-state team. The senior was a five-year starter, helping the Spartans to the state tournament in 2016 and 2018. The shortstop-pitcher hit .455 this season, with a state-high 19 home runs and a 3A-high 58 RBIs. He also walked more times (25) than he struck out (20) and added 17 steals. On the mound, he had a 6-1 record and 1.73 earned run average. Ira has signed to play college baseball at South Dakota State University.

Senior pitcher Luke Llewellyn fueled Urbandale to its first state championship in 11 years and is the captain of the Class 4A all-state team. Llewellyn, headed to pitch at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, finished the season with an 11-0 record, 0.39 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings. In the state championship victory over Cedar Rapids Washington, the 6-foot-3 and 205-pound Llewellyn pitched a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts. It was his fourth shutout of the season. Urbandale finished the season with a 36-6 record.

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CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Caden Kratz MC Newman 12 9-0 0.14

Pitcher Jake Hilmer North Linn 11 9-3 1.14

Pitcher Austin Krob Lisbon 12 11-0 0.96

Catcher Bruce Werderman Lisbon 12 .492

First Base Brady Gavin Martinsdale-St. Marys 12 .548

Infield Evan Paulus MC Newman 11 .450

Infield Garrett Reisz CB St. Albert 12 .504

Infield Kaleb Harrison Tri-Center 12 .547

Outfield Ryan Miller North Linn 12 .424

Outfield Josh Fitzgerald MC Newman 11 .446

Outfield Nick Phelps Woodbury Central 12 .427

Utility Trevor Dooley Martinsdale-St. Marys 12 .430

Utility Brad Barkema BCLUW 12 .412

CLASS 1A SECOND TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Collin Kramer St. Ansgar 11 10-3 1.35

Pitcher Caleb Banowetz Calamus-Wheatland 10 7-4 0.92

Pitcher Ian Boline Alburnett 12 10-1 0.63

Catcher Keaton Parker Alburnett 11 .404

First Base Sean Boardman North Linn 12 .408

Infield Derrick Schorg Remsen St. Marys 12 .388

Infield Brett Givens Lisbon 12 .468

Infield Lukas Wogen West Fork 11 .441

Outfield Carter Kuchel Remsen St. Marys 12 .418

Outfield Thomas Hensley CAM 12 .449

Outfield Trever Brown Don Bosco 12 .404

Utility Aaron Allsup Martensdale-St. Mary 12 .333

Utility Drake Buscherfeld Algona Garrigan 12 6-2 2.95 .388

CLASS 1A THIRD TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Cale Reicks Turkey Valley 12 9-2 1.33

Pitcher Dan Kenealy Tri-Center 12 8-0 1.24

Pitcher Liam Stubbe AGWSR 12 6-1 2.47

Catcher Brayden Jacobs Ankeny Christian 12 .458

First Base Brendan Wood HLV 11 .528

Infield Tyler Tscherter Gladbrook-Reinbeck 10 .462

Infield Carter Boothe Central Decatur 12 .447

Infield Cy Patterson CB St. Albert 9 .425

Outfield Tucker Babbitt Moravia 12 .433

Outfield Ian Holmgaard MC Newman 12 .411

Outfield Hagen Waters Lisbon 11 .470

Utility Colby Page SE Warren 11 .424

Utility Bryce Schares Don Bosco 11 .372

CLASS 2A FIRST TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Alex Snyder Alta-Aurelia 12 11-0 1.56

Pitcher Jared Townsend Wilton 11 8-2 0.88

Pitcher Zach Miller Denver 12 8-2 1.07

Catcher Ben Berg Carroll Kuemper 12 .415

First Base Brock Farley Denver 11 .380

Infield Jaden Snyder West Lyon 12 .552

Infield Trace Howard Wapello 12 .467

Infield Will Dembski Pella Christian 11 .411

Outfield Preston Van Wyk PCM 11 .489

Outfield Logan Otting Cascade 11 .438

Outfield Ryne Schooley IC Regina 12 .429

Utility Jace Davidson Pocahontas Area 11 .446

Utility Briar Rowley Estherville-Lincoln Central 11 .457

CLASS 2A SECOND TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Colby Seuntjens MVOACOU 12 5-1 0.99

Pitcher Mitchell Gahan IC Regina 12 9-2 1.34

Pitcher Kyler Steinborn South Central Calhoun 12 7-1 0.78

Catcher Joel Vaske Beckman Catholic 12 .437

First Base Daniel Hargrave Centerville 12 .402

Infield Zane Johnson East Marshall 12 .500

Infield Mitch Pomeroy Van Meter 12 .430

Infield Jackson Bennett Beckman Catholic 12 .455

Outfield Blake Berns IC Regina 12 .343

Outfield Chase Bovee Pocahontas Area 12 .398

Outfield Josh Fenske New Hampton 12 .339

Utility Dean Bedell Treynor 12 .473

Utility Collin McCrabb Wilton 11 7-1 0.65 .379

CLASS 2A THIRD TEAM

Position Name School Grade W-L ERA AVG

Pitcher Harrison Hoffman Cascade 11 6-1 0.63

Pitcher Evan Doyle Central Lee 10 8-0 0.43

Pitcher Carter Cuvelier Aplington-Parkersburg 11 6-1 1.15

Catcher Jacob Manternach Monticello 12 .393

First Base Justin Ridout East Marshall 12 .404

Infield Trey Jacobson Estherville-Lincoln Central 12 .475

Infield Tyson Belloma Centerville 12 .434

Infield Gannon O’Brien Cascade 12 .389

Outfield Kaleb Sleezer Alta-Aurelia 12 .459

Outfield Ryan Schott IC Regina 12 .382

Outfield Trenton Massner Wapello 12 .443

Utility Alex Dickey West Marshall 12 .356

Utility Ryan Manternach Monticello 12 6-1 1.84

CLASS 3A FIRST TEAM

Pitcher Julien Broderson Davenport Assumption 11 7-0 1.01

Pitcher Brett Sears Harlan 11 10-1 1.42

Pitcher Max Hackbarth Webster City 12 4-2 1.35

Catcher Spencer Kleene S. B.-Luton 10 .433

First Base Ryan Doran Harlan 12 .453

Infield Luke Ira Solon 12 .455

Infield Colin Kasperbauer SC Heelan 12 .415

Infield Nate Mortimer Carlisle 12 .455

Outfield Hunter Hope SC Heelan 12 .468

Outfield Brady Kluender Spencer 12 .511

Outfield Trevor Bormann Algona 12 .457

Utility Nic McCay Carlisle 12 6-2 2.36 .419

Utility Nick Gottilla Davenport Assumption 11 6-1 1.04 .309

CLASS 3A SECOND TEAM

Pitcher Cam Miller Solon 10 9-3 1.07

Pitcher Jayden Gibson Grinnell 11 7-2 1.04

Pitcher Zach Noble BHRV 12 8-3 0.88

Catcher Jaden Rolffs Pella 12 .448

First Base Austin Simpson Fairfield 11 .339

Infield Cam Steffens Central DeWitt 12 .387

Infield Ryan Willis Waverly-Shell Rock 12 .397

Infield Gabe Lux CR Xavier 12 .417

Outfield Casey Young Winterset 10 .480

Outfield Jacob Zuck Knoxville 12 408

Outfield Nick Foss Harlan 12 .361

Utility Dylan Steen Webster City 11 8-0 1.70 .419

Utility Lucas Bixby Central DeWitt 11 6-0 1.04 .305

CLASS 3A THIRD TEAM

Pitcher Rick Atkins Marion 11 5-1 0.80

Pitcher Evan Appenzeller Boone 12 9-4 2.45

Pitcher Isaiah Henrichs Carlisle 11 6-1 0.86

Catcher Seth Adrian Davenport Assumption 10 .379

First Base Spencer Goerdt Dubuque Wahlert 12 .347

Infield Drake Shelton Decorah 11 .430

Infield Gabe Eckstaine LeMars 12 .467

Infield Kyle Moeder CR Xavier 11 .385

Outfield Tanner Bedier Bondurant-Farrar 12 .417

Outfield Easton Darling Winterset 10 .519

Outfield Brady Leonard Waverly-Shell Rock 12 .352

Utility Jackson Boever SC Heelan 12 .417

Utility Jack Higgans Nevada 12 .580

CLASS 4A FIRST TEAM

Pitcher Sam Goodman W. Dubuque 11 9-1 0.85

Pitcher Luke Llewellyn Urbandale 12 10-0 0.45

Pitcher Clayton Nettleton Davenport West 12 5-2 1.80

Catcher Tony Barreca North Scott 12 .469

First Base Peyton Williams Johnston 11 .436

Infield Chris Miller Urbandale 12 .387

Infield Drew Beazley Johnston 12 .418

Infield Brooks Sunny North Scott 12 .466

Outfield Levi Usher CR Prairie 12 .381

Outfield Lincoln Riley CR Washington 11 .433

Outfield Evan Martin Southeast Polk 10 .381

Utility Calvin Harris W. Dubuque 10 8-1 0.53 .413

Utility Jacob Bockenstedt CR Washington 12 8-1 2.76 .406

CLASS 4A SECOND TEAM

Pitcher Duncan Davitt Indianola 12 11-1 0.37

Pitcher Sean Nussbaum Johnston 12 9-1 2.15

Pitcher Drew Irvine Waukee 12 8-2 1.27

Catcher Noah Cook Urbandale 12 .413

First Base Evan Crawford Pleasant Valley 12 .366

Infield Brayden Frazier CR Jefferson 12 .344

Infield T. J. Mahoney DM Lincoln 12 .389

Infield Griff Clark CR Prairie 12 .438

Outfield Andrew Nord Johnston 11 .423

Outfield Ben DeTaeye WDM Valley 11 .351

Outfield Brook Heinen Urbandale 11 .348

Utility Cade Moss Johnston 11 .504

Utility Braden Houston IC West 12 6-3 2.75 .390

CLASS 4A THIRD TEAM

Pitcher Luke Patzner Urbandale 12 6-0 1.28

Pitcher Will Moritz WDM Valley 12 9-1 1.51

Pitcher Nate Vance Marshalltown 12 9-3 2.22

Catcher Lucas Karwal IC West 12 .412

First Base Jesse Elgert SC West 11 .402

Infield Trevor Burkhart Davenport West 12 .432

Infield Tynan Shahidi Ames 12 .389

Infield Brendan Sher Indianola 12 .450

Outfield Bryce Butler Mason City 12 .383

Outfield Noah Susong Waterloo West 11 .364

Outfield Drake Nettles CB Lewis Central 11 .410

Utility Harrison Cook CR Prairie 11 .370Utility Carter Baumler WDM Dowling 10 6-3 3.18 .344

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