Sports in Kansas 2018 4A-II All-State Baseball Team

Wolgamott of Parsons & Bycroft of Iola earned top honors. (photos: Sean Frye, & Iola Register)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jun 10, 2018

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Sports in Kansas has released its 2018 All-State Baseball Team. Selections were finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas with input from several media outlets in Kansas. Input was taken from coaches and athletic director nomination forms sent in to Sports in Kansas following the 2018 season, not prior. This is not the Coaches Association Team, this is from Sports in Kansas only. They also have an all-state team voted on by member coaches prior to the state tournaments. 

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Sports in Kansas 4A-II Player of the Year

Luke Wolgamott, Parsons, Jr.

Wolgamott, a junior first baseman, led the entire state of Kansas in batting average this season and was 15th in the nation according to MaxPreps national list. He has been a huge part of the resurgence of baseball at Parsons HS as they took third in 4A-II this season under head coach Gerald Beardmore. Wolgamott hit .636 this season with 49 hits in 77 at-bats. He had nine doubles, five triples, two homers and 25 RBI in a loaded Parsons lineup. Only a junior, he has already earned two all-state selections, honorable mention last year and first team all-state this year to go along with his POY honor in 4A-II.

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Parsons Booster Club would like to congratulate Luke Wolgamott on the Sports in Kansas 4A-II Player of the Year. They would also like to congratulate all of PHS sports this year on an outstanding school year!

Eye Care Associates of Parsons – Dr. Wayne Gilmore & Dr. Craig Newland - are a proud supporter of the Parsons Vikings. Congrats to the Vikings on an awesome year!

Reliable Medical Supply and Rental, Inc. would like to congratulate Luke Wolgamott on the 4A-II Sports in Kansas Baseball Player of the Year. Congrats and Go Vikings!

KLKC Radio, the home of Parsons Vikings athletics, would like to congratulate the Vikings on an outstanding school year. Congrats to Luke on the 4A-II POY from Sports in Kansas!

Sports in Kansas 4A-II Pitcher of the Year

Derek Bycroft, Iola, Jr.

Byrcroft led the Mustangs to the 4A-II state title this year as he dominated on the mound in 2018. He has an 8-0 record with a 0.73 ERA. He had 63 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched in 2018. Not only did he get it done on the mound he also hit .393 with 29 RBI over 25 games this season for the 4A-II champion.

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The Iola Booster Club would like to congratulate Derek on the 4A-II Pitcher of the Year from Sports in Kansas and the Iola Mustangs on the 2018 4A-II State Championship

Fellowship Regional Church in Iola would like to congratulate Derek Bycroft on being named the 2018 4A-II Pitcher of the Year from Sports in Kansas and for being a leader in sports and in character in our community. FRC is proud to support Iola High School athletics and student-athletes like Derek!

Sports in Kansas 4A-II Coach of the Year

Mark Percy, Iola

Percy led Iola to its first state baseball championship with an 11-6 victory over traditional state power Bishop Ward in the 4A-II state title game at Dean Evans Stadium in Salina on May 25th. The Mustangs beat league opponent Anderson County, 6-0, in the semifinals and opened the 2018 state tournament with an opening round win over Trinity Academy, 4-2. Iola finished as the 4A-II state champion in 2018 with a 23-2 record.

The Iola Booster Club would like to congratulate Coach Percy on 4A-II Coach of the Year from Sports in Kansas and the Iola Mustangs on the 2018 4A-II State Championship

2018 Sports in Kansas 4A-II All-State Baseball

First Team

P- Derek Bycroft, Iola Jr.

P- Isaac Vink, Iola Sr.

P- Carson Cornelius, Nickerson Jr.

P- Noah Chalker, Parsons Sr.

P- Alex Barger, Larned Sr.

C- Tuker Gehrt, Rock Creek Sr.

C- Peyton Brown, Frontenac Sr.

IF- Luke Wolgamott, Parsons Jr.

IF- Travis Theis, Pratt Sr.

IF- Andrew Schmidtlein, Hayden Soph.

IF- Kaden Tichenor, Holcomb Sr.

IF – Carson Zenger, Rock Creek Sr.

IF- Vincent Esparza, Bishop Ward, Jr.

OF- Calvin Delich, Iola Soph.

OF- Reese Bayliff, Wichita Trinity Sr.

OF- Logan Waldschidt, Kingman Sr.

OF- Michael Whisler, Bishop Ward Sr.

OF- Josh Salazar, Nickerson Sr.

OF- A.J. Ortega, Holcomb Sr.

Util – Tanner Schrag, Nickerson Jr.

Util- Ethan Tavarez, Iola Sr.

DH- Connor Jeffers, Burlington Sr.

DH/Util- Jordan Dominguez-Jones, Bishop Ward Jr.

Second Team

P- Ethan Goff, Girard Sr.

P- Grant Bolen, Pratt Jr.

P- Billy Bechard, Concordia Sr.

P- Chance Rodriguez, Holcomb Sr.

P- Broc Ginavan, Frontenac Sr.

P-Ian Russell, Rock Creek Sr.

C- Chandler Eaton, Nickerson Soph.

C- Connor Eichinger, Parsons Jr.

IF- Trevor Little, Galena Sr.

IF – Nolan Proehl, Parsons Jr.

IF- Donovan Corigan, Ward Sr.

IF- Landon Abbott – Baxter Springs Jr.

IF- Tanner Spencer, Anderson County Sr.

IF- Joel Schibi, Parsons Jr.

OF- Jaden Ponce, Parsons Jr.

OF- Landen Studer – Pratt Sr.

OF- Garrett Hall – Galena Sr.

OF- Riley Dick – Collegiate Sr.

OF- Kaden Evert, Pratt Sr.

DH- Payden Cornelsen, Holcomb Sr.

DH- Brent Peavler, Hayden Sr.

Util- Corbin Lill, Clearwater Sr.  

Honorable Mention

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Jacob Nevels – Bishop Ward, Zeke Lyons – Parsons, Jamison Martin – Holcomb, Brady Wiggin – Iola, Brayden Goddard – Holcomb, Brandon VanBecelaere – Hayden, Kade Chastain – Frontenac, Cooper Cleland – Frontenac, River Amos – Holcomb, Cole Thornton – Collegiate, Cal Leonard – Iola, Justin Lamatsch – Pratt, Grant Thompson – Jefferson West, Derek Shaheen Rock Creek, Riley Dick – Collegiate, Brant Trease – Baxter Springs, Tucker Whitworth – Burlington, Brent Beaumont – Concordia, Tyler Stupka – Concordia, Brannon Nordstedt – Burlington, Jacob Williams – Concordia, Isaac Neuner – Royal Valley, Hunter Ellenburg – Santa Fe Trail, Garrett Waldschmidt – Kingman, Tegan Hess – Burlington, Wyatt Schrag – Pratt, Kyle Livingston – Kingman, Grant Thompson – Jefferson West, Landen Kehl – Osawatomie, Austin Peine – Anderson Co., Grant Bolen – Pratt, Damone Kueser – Anderson Co., Kyle Farmer – Russell, Austin Adams – Anderson Co., Clay Saporito – Columbus, J.C. Shelton – Galena, Matt Sabine – Girard, Caden Lallamend – Girard, Jared Graham – Columbus, Jake Wilbert – Frontenac, Drake Adams – Galena, Jacob Jasper – Burlington, Will Rosenhow – Clay Center, Wyatt Alexander – Clay Center, Gabe Bartmen – Chapman, Derek Roever – Marysville, Jonny Crome – Marysville, Brennan Wetter – Marysville, Dylan Swihart – Clay Center, Brandon Colston – Chapman, Toby Becker – Rock Creek, Cameron Minihan – Rock Creek, Derek Shaheen – Rock Creek, Donny Dale – Jefferson West, Caleb Middendorf – Jefferson West, Hunter Huber – Pratt, Jaron Bluejacket – Clearwater, Nate Adler – Trinity Academy, Andrew Detwiller – Trinity Academy, Jake McKenzie – Trinity Academy, Chandler Eaton – Nickerson, Carson Cornelius – Nickerson