Archive for Thursday, July 6, 2006

All-area baseball team chosen

July 6, 2006

The all-area high school baseball teams were selected recently by the Lawrence Journal-World sports staff and were based heavily on voting by area coaches and performances throughout the season.
All area coaches had an opportunity to vote for first-team, second-team and honorable mention honors.
Eudora's Kyle Brouhard was selected as the area player of the year and Cardinals coach Dirk Kinney was named the coach of the year.

First team
Kyle Brouhard, sr., Eudora
Short stop
¢ Pitching record: 9-0
¢ ERA: 1.88
¢ Strikeouts: 61
¢ Home runs: 4
¢ RBIs: 47
¢ Extra base hits: 17
¢ Team record: 24-2

Luke Abel, sr., Eudora
¢ Batted .487 with 28 RBIs and 16 stolen bases
¢ First-team Frontier League pick

Sean Blosser, sr.,
¢ Batted team-high .397 with 25 hits and 19 RBIs
¢ Had .981 fielding percentage

Luke Bones, sr., Ottawa
Third base
¢ Batted .439 with 25 hits, 24 runs and 13 RBIs
¢ Had just five errors defensively

Kelson Boyer, soph., Eudora
¢ Finished 9-0 with 1.34 ERA, 59 strikeouts and just four walks
¢ First-team Frontier League pick

Miles Cleveland, sr., Eudora
Second base
¢ Batted .477 and broke school record for hits with 41
¢ First-team Frontier League pick

Chad Griffin, sr., Eudora
First base
¢ Batted .412 with 3 homers and 36 RBIs
¢ Had .700 slugging percentage

Daniel Volk, jr., Tonganoxie
¢ Batted .388 with 26 hits, 15 runs, 11 RBIs and 10 stolen bases

Dustin Lister, sr.,
¢ Batted .360 with 18 hits, three home runs and 15 RBIs
¢ Had .959 fielding percentage

Second team
Mark Abel, Eudora, senior, OF; Brian Beatty, Perry-Lecompton, senior, INF; Michael Espinosa, Ottawa, senior, INF; Boone Heston, Oskaloosa, sophomore, OF; Cody Heston, Oskaloosa, senior, INF; Brock McGinnis, Oskaloosa, sophomore, INF; Kyle Rush, Wellsville. senior, OF; Rodney Spillman, Eudora, senior, C; and Matthew Wilbur, Perry-Lecompton, senior, P.

Honorable mention
David Foltz, Perry-Lecompton, senior; Phil Greenlee, Perry-Lecompton, senior; Chad Krutz, Eudora, sophomore; Clay Metzger, Oskaloosa, sophomore; Chase Moore, Ottawa, sophomore; and Josh Weis, Oskaloosa, senior.
Lawrence Journal-World high school sports editor Scott Tittrington contributed to this article. He can be reached at 832-7227.
The Eudora News is owed by the World Company, which also owns the Lawrence Journal-World.

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