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

All-League Baseball

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.

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