Six Winfield High School baseball players were named to the all-league team in voting by Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division III coaches.
Every one of them are expected to return to next year’s squad.
Pitcher Conner Woods and outfielder Ethan Owen, who will enter their senior year in the fall, both earned all-league first-team status.
Woods tied for the overall league lead in wins, compiling a 6-3 record with a 2.09 ERA. He tossed a league-high 47 innings and struck out a league-high 64 while walking 11. Woods went 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA in league play, including handing the league-champion Buhler Crusaders their only league loss of the season.
Owen batted .288 with 10 runs and seven RBI, and stole six bases.
First baseman Jake Kaufman, shortstop KC Crandall and outfielder Nolan Foust, all incoming seniors, were named to the second team.
Kaufman batted.286 with nine runs and six RBI. Crandall hit .357 with 16 runs and six RBI while swiping 13 bases. Foust hit at a .302 clip with six runs and 11 RBI.
Sophomore Gabe Heger, who struck out the final batter to record a save in the victory against Buhler, earned honorable mention. Heger registered a 1.47 ERA and struck out 27 in 19 innings.
Sophomore third baseman Ryan Henderson of Buhler was voted Most Valuable Player and John Neill, who led the Crusaders to the KSHSAA Class 4A State championship game, was named Coach of the Year.
AV-CTL Division III
Most Valuable Player — Ryan Henderson, Buhler.
Coach of the Year — John Neill, Buhler.
P — Easton UnruhSr.Circle
P — Conner WoodsJr.Winfield
P — Taiden HawkinsonSo.Buhler
P — Gavin CarsonSr.Circle
C — Chase VeatchSr.El Dorado
1B — Reed ScottSo.Buhler
2B — Jakob FeilJr.McPherson
3B — Ryan HendersonSo.Buhler
SS — Jaren JacksonJr.Augusta
OF — Austin SpannSo.Buhler
OF — Brayden KetleySr.Circle
OF — Mikah WillhiteJr.Circle
OF — Ethan OwenJr.Winfield
DH — Colton GoansSr.Buhler
Util — Gunner HutsonJr.Circle
P — Xander RobertsSo.Augusta
P — Bradley NeillFr.Buhler
P — Colton GoansSr.Buhler
P — Jakob FeilJr.McPherson
P — Aiden HooverFr.McPherson
C — Brandon TerronesSr.Circle
1B — Kourtney CraigJr.McPherson
1B — Jake KaufmanJr.Winfield
2B — Aidan BoettcherSr.Circle
3B — Gabe HooverSr.McPherson
SS — KC CrandallJr.Winfield
OF — Briggam McCurdyJr.Buhler
OF — Kadyn SmithSr.Circle
OF — Tytin GoebelFr.McPherson
OF — Nolan FoustJr.Winfield
DH — Cole LuebbertJr.Circle
Util — Taiden HawkinsonSo.Buhler
Util — Braden SidesJr.Buhler
P — Reed Scott (So.), Buhler; Braden Hagemann (Sr.), Towanda-Circle; Gabe Heger (So.), Winfield; Dylan Rinker (So.), McPherson.
C — Cole Ely (Jr.), Buhler; Spencer Whitfield (Jr.), McPherson.
1B — Camden Flaming (Sr.), Towanda-Circle.
3B — Zac Burton (Sr.), Augusta.
SS — Easton Barrier (Sr.), Towanda-Circle.
DH — Gavin Payne (Jr.), Augusta.