Arkansas City High School pitcher Garrett VanDeventer, a recent grad who earned Pitcher of the Year honors in AV-CTL D-II voting, was named to the All-State Class 5A first team in voting by baseball coaches.
VanDeventer compiled a 4-3 record with a 1.54 ERA in leading the Bulldogs to the KSHSAA Class 5A State Tournament. He appeared in nine games, eight starts, with one complete game and two shutouts. VanDeventer gave up just 39 hits and 10 walks in 50 innings, finishing with 61 strikeouts.
VanDeventer, who went 8-0 with a 1.17 ERA as a junior in helping the Bulldogs to the Class 4A D-I State title, tossed a complete-game six-hitter in the first round of this year’s 5A State tourney, but lost a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to Hunter Hesseltine of Topeka-Seaman, which went on to capture the 5A State title.
Winfield junior Conner Woods, an AV-CTL D-III first-team selection, was named to the All-State second team in Class 4A.
Woods compiled a 6-3 record and 2.09 ERA, leading Division III with 64 strikeouts in 47 innings while issuing just 11 walks. He was 5-0 with a 1.12 ERA in league competition, handing league champion Buhler its only loss of the season.
Teammate KC Crandall, who also will enter his senior year in the fall at WHS, earned honorable mention All-State.
Crandall batted .357 with 16 runs and six RBI, with 13 stolen bases for the Vikings.
Cedar Vale/Dexter senior Braden Snyder and junior Devin Catlin earned All-State second-team honors in Class 2-1A.
2019 All-State Baseball
Player of the Year — Kendall Diggs, St. Thomas Aquinas.
Pitcher of the Year — Daniel Trehey, St. James.
Coach of the Year — Steve Bushnell, Topeka Seaman.
P — Daniel TreheySt. James
P — Hunter HesseltineToepka-Seaman
P — Trey RiggsHays
P — Garrett VanDeventerArkansas City
P — Jack EbrightBishop Carroll
C — Beau BaumgardnerEmporia
1B — Mason LundgrinSalina South
2B — Griffin StueweTopeka-Seaman
3B — Kendall DiggsSt. Thomas Aquinas
SS — Alex EppMaize South
OF — Reece FlaxBishop Carroll
OF — Tyce BrownShawnee Heights
OF — Wade ReynoldsGoddard-Eisenhower
OF — JJ MarkSt. Thomas Aquinas
Util — Jordan EllisonWichita Heights
Util — Adrian PerezMaize
P — Chase TorkelsonBasehor-Linwood
P — Jorey FaberBishop Carroll
P — Caden BresslerPittsburg
P — Kolby DouganTopeka-Seaman
P — Hayden BontragerMaize South
C — Deriq DotyMaize
1B — Koby BurdettGoddard
2B — Blake AndersonSt. Thomas Aquinas
3B — Cason LongSalina South
SS — Nick GoodwinSt. Thomas Aquinas
OF — Dakota SillLansing
OF — Dylan WhitePittsburg
OF — Cale BlasiBishop Carroll
OF — Logan StockemerBishop Carroll
DH — Joe BryantSt. Thomas Aquinas
Util — Trenton AustinPittsburg
P — Max Charlton, St. James; Tyler Barkemeyer, De Soto; Isaiah Cohens, Goddard.
C — Brock Lummus, Hays.
1B — Bentley Boekhout, Pittsburg; Luke Millman, De Soto.
2B — Hunter Cashero, St. James.
3B — Brogen Richardson, Salina Central.
SS — Chase Terrell, Bonner Springs.
OF — Chandler Miller, Basehor-Linwood.
DH — Mason Baalman, Bishop Carroll.
Util — Palmer Hutchinson, Hays.
Player of the Year — Carson Cornelius, Nickerson.
Pitcher of the Year — Derek Bycroft, Iola.
Coach of the Year — Josh Regan, Fort Scott.
P — Derek BycroftIola
P — Carson CorneliusNickerson
P — Drake LaRocheFort Scott
P — Bradley NeillBuhler
P — Kaden EvertPratt
C — Ivan WittFort Scott
1B — Matt CampbellFort Scott
2B — Porter RichardsAnderson County
3B — Connor QuickBaldwin
3B — Brody BowlesFort Scott
SS — Tanner SchragNickerson
OF — Travis TheisPratt
OF — Caden MarcumPaola
OF — Calvin DelichIola
OF — Alec MichaudFort Scott
DH — Luke WolmagottParsons
Util — Chad BonesOttawa
P — Nate AdlerWichita Trinity
P — Conner WoodsWinfield
P — Taiden HawkinsonBuhler
P — Seth BugnerAndale/Garden Plain
P — Dylan HahnAndale/Garden Plain
C — Chandler EatonNickerson
1B — Brandon WalkerKansas City-Piper
2B — Carson CorneliusNickerson
3B — Ryan HendersonBuhler
SS — Tanner SpencerAnderson County
OF — Daidrien AhoOttawa
OF — Briggam McCurdyBuhler
OF — Ethan BaslerTonganoxie
OF — Austin AdamsAnderson County
DH — Colton GoansBuhler
Util — Ty BennettBaldwin
P — Garrett Williams, Paola; Easton Unruh, Towanda-Circle; Johnny Huggard, Nickerson.
C — Austin Fisher, Tonganoxie.
1B — Brady Wiggin, Iola.
2B — Creigh Markovich, Paola.
SS — KC Crandall, Winfield; Brilynn Stults, Osawatomie.
OF — Brayden Ketley, Towanda-Circle; Hunter Vondemkamp, Topeka-Hayden; Kaleb Jackson, Nickerson; Austin Spann, Buhler.
DH — Brandon Terrones, Towanda-Circle.
Util — Nate Adler, Wichita Trinity.
Player of the Year — Lane Whisennand, Elkhart.
Pitcher of the Year — Sam Zinn, Marion.
Coach of the Year — Roger Schroeder, Marion.
P — Sam ZinnMarion
P — CJ PeacockSoutheast of Saline
P — Dylan SteinhauerFlinthills
P — Andrew HoffsommerSedgwick
P — Tegan CainEllis
C — Javier GomezElkhart
1B — Evann HeidebrechtMarion
2B — Hooper SchroederSedgwick
3B — Elian PrietoElkhart
SS — Hunter ReedOskaloosa
OF — Lane WhisennandElkhart
OF — Tuck LangMinneola
OF — Colton SmithSedgwick
OF — Connor BrownInman
DH — Kolby SteinSpearville
Util — Layton SearsSedan
P — Devin CatlinCedar Vale/Dexter
P — Nolan CrumrineSedgwick
P — Jayden GarrisonLittle River
P — Chase StringerMarion
P — Garrett HallElkhart
C — Carter BrownInman
1B — Parker WydickPittsburg-Colgan
2B — Jack DonnerFlinthills
3B — Carter BoligEllis
SS — Graham StephensLittle River
OF — Tanner CraddockSoutheast of Saline
OF — Kedyrn MorseFlinthills
OF — Eli CampbellSedan
OF — Braden SnyderCedar Vale/Dexter
OF — Kale SchroederSedgwick
DH — Talon TorlineEllis
Util — Clemente RojoSatanta/Moscow
P — Matt Cashero, Arma-Northeast; Elian Prieto, Elkhart; Zach Chrisman, Sedan; JJ Gonzalez, Satanta/Moscow; Jaxton Tracy, Marion.
C — Gerardo Garcia, Satanta/Moscow.
1B — Tejay Cleland, Arma-Northeast.
2B — Cooper Carpenter, Marion.
3B — Hunter Groh, Chase County.
SS — Elian Prieto, Elkhart.
OF — Chad Chambers, Wabaunsee; Trint Rogers, Chase County; Tyson Jiminez, Ellis.
DP — Blaine Mermis, Marion.
Util — Luke Lanning, Marion.