2019 Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball Team

Zinn helped Marion to a state runner-up finish behind undefeated champion Elkhart. He carried a .493
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 18, 2019

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Sports in Kansas has released its 2019 All-State Baseball Team. Selections were finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas with input from several media members in Kansas, this is not the coaches association team or just its members. Teams were also selected after the conclusion of the season. While the selection process is never perfect we encourage cooperation throughout the season with info/stats sent into Sports in Kansas at sportsinkansas@gmail.com. 

2019 Sports in Kansas 2-1A Baseball Player of the Year

Lane Whisennand, Elkhart, Senior OF/P

Also one of the state’s best quarterbacks, Whisennand completed an outstanding ’18-19 school year when he paced the Wildcats to an undefeated season and 2-1A state title. He batted .577 (30 of 52) with 10 doubles, three triples, a homer and 24 RBI. He scored 45 runs with 33 stolen bases. On the mound, he posted a 4-0 record and 2.39 ERA with a 25/15 strikeout to walk rate in 26.1 innings for 22-0 Elkhart. Whisennand was a two-time first team all-state quarterback. Whisennand was part of a talented Elkhart senior class in fooball/baseball that included Elian Prieto, Javier Gomez and Sage Hoskinson.

2019 Sports in Kansas 2-1A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Sam Zinn, Marion

Zinn helped Marion to a state runner-up finish behind undefeated champion Elkhart. He carried a .493 average (37 of 75) with 41 runs scored, 27 RBI, five doubles, 18 walks, a .585 on-base percentage and 24 of 25 stolen bases. On the mound, Zinn was mainly used as a reliever and went 4-1 with a 0.81 earned-run average and two saves in 26 innings in 11 appearances. Zinn delivered two complete games in his three starts. Zinn struck out 46 against just 13 walks. For his career, Zinn went 9-2 with a 2.46 ERA with a .468 batting average, 84 runs scored and 33 of 35 on stolen bases.

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2019 Sports in Kansas 2-1A Coach of the Year

David Aranda, Elkhart, 2-1A State Champs

In 2018, Elkhart was the No. 1 seed in the Class 2-1A state tournament and lost to traditional power Colgan in the first round. Since preseason, Aranda had set a goal to win the state title. The Wildcats again were the No. 1 seed in a field that, in a rare occurrence, did not include Colgan. Elkhart finished 22-0 with a 4-1 victory against Wichita Independent, a 14-2 victory versus Humboldt and 3-2 walk-off win versus Marion in the finals. Marion finished 20-2. Elkhart captured its first title since 2002 as Elian Prieto scored the game-winning run on a passed ball. As a team, Elkhart batted .331 with a .494 on-base percentage with a 1.77 earned-run average and a .915 fielding percentage. Whisennand led the team in batting, though Gomez hit .460 and Prieto batted .422.  Last year’s 20-3 season included a .342 average, .499 on-base percentage and 3.49 earned-run average. Elkhart had significant pitching improvements from ’18 from Gomez (1-0, 0.64 ERA) and junior Garrett Hall (8-0, 1.70 ERA in team-high 37 innings).

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2019 Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball

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P-Devin Catlin - Cedar Vale, Jr.

P-Sam Zinn - Marion,  Sr.

P-CJ Peacock - Southeast Cherokee, Sr.

P-Garrett Hall - Elkhart, Jr.

P-Dylan Steinhauer - Flinthills, Sr.

P- Bo Reeves, Rossville Soph.

P-Nolan Crumrine – Sedgwick, Soph.

P-Andrew Hoffsommer – Sedgwick, Sr.

P-Tegan Cain - Ellis, Soph.

C-Javier Gomez - Elkhart, Sr.

C- Austin Hamm – Heritage Christian Academy Sr.

IF-Evann Heidebrecht - Marion, Sr.

IF-Hooper Schroeder - Sedgwick, Sr.

IF- Chase Hill – KC Christian Jr.

IF- Nate Burdette – Maranatha Jr.

IF-Elian Prieto - Elkhart, Sr.

IF-Hunter Reed - Oskaloosa, Sr.

IF- Taylor Lassman – Humboldt Sr.

OF-Lane Whisennand - Elkhart, Sr.

OF-Tuck Lang - Minneola, Jr.

OF-Tanner Craddock - Southeast Cherokee, Sr.

OF- Alex Liebelt – Heritage Christian Academy

OF-Colton Smith - Sedgwick, Sr.

OF-Connor Brown - Inman, Jr.

OF- Conor Haviland – Humboldt Jr.

Util-Layton Sears - Sedan, Sr.

Util-Kolby Stein - Spearville, Sr.

DH- Dagen Goodner, Humboldt Sr.

DH- McGwyre Leathers, Rossville Fr.

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P-Jayden Garrison - Little River, So.

P-Chase Stringer - Marion, Sr.

P- Diego Cervantez – Valley Falls Soph.

P- Matt Lomshek – St. Mary’s Colgan Sr.

P- Justin SHuffelberger – Oskalossa Sr.

P-Nelson Schutte – KC Christian Sr.

C-Carter Brown - Inman, Sr.

C- Brett Malle – Southeast Cherokee Sr.

C-Cohle Phillips – Mission Valley Sr.

C- Waylon Chance – Wichita Independent Sr.

IF-Parker Wydick - St. Mary’s Colgan, Sr.

IF- Tejay Cleland – Northeast Arma, Sr.

IF-Jack Donner - Flinthills, Jr.

IF-Carter Bolig - Ellis, Jr.

IF-Graham Stephens - Little River, So.

IF- J.J. Gonzalez, Satanta/Moscow Sr.

OF-Kedyrn Morse - Flinthills, Jr.

OF-Eli Campbell - Sedan, Soph.

OF- Trevor Moore – Mission Valley Sr.

OF-Brady Snyder - Cedar Vale, Sr.

OF-Kale Schroeder - Sedgwick, Outfield, Jr.

OF- Hunter Clift – Bluestem Sr.

OF- Kendrick Jones – Yates Center Soph.

Util-Cade Simmons – St. Mary’s Colgan, Sr.

Util-Clemente Rojo - Satanta/Moscow, Jr.

Util- Matt Cashero – Northeast-Arma Jr.

DH-Talon Talon - Ellis, Sr.

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Zach Chrisman - Sedan, Jaxton Tracy - Marion, Gerardo Garcia - Satanta/Moscow, Cooper Carpenter - Marion, Hunter Groh - Chase County, Chad Chambers – Wabaunsee, Trint Rogers - Chase County, Tyson Jiminez - Ellis, Luke Lanning - Marion, Blaine Mermis - Marion, Kannon Keller – St. Mary’s Colgan, Kade Stover – Sacred Heart, Kalub Lee - Elkhart, Emmanuel Moreno – Elkhart, Jason Hastings – Elkhart, Albie Perez – Sublette, Tuck Lang – Minneola, JJ Gonzalez – Satanta, Chase Hill – KC Christian, Gunner Elder – Humboldt, Brayden Collins – Canton Galva, Kedryn Morse– Flint Hills, Connor Brown – Inman, Dalton Reeves – NE Arma, Zack Bekmon – Crest, Isaac Elkins – Oswego, Nick Hatahaway – Uniontown, Graham Hathaway – Uniontown, Brance Ware – Jayhawk Linn, Brody White – Jayhawk Linn, Zach Nickelson – Jayhawk Linn, Caden McKee – Pleasanton, Garrett Evans – Southeast Cherokee, Bryce Peterson – Southeast Cherokee, Jacob Major – Southeast Cherokee, Arlen Sigel – Chase County, Hunter Groh – Chase County, Ryan Schmitz – West Franklin, Bryce Sommer- Central Heights, Matt Cubit – Central Heights, Luke Detwiler – Lyndon, Ahston Nelson – Council Grove, Clayton Noyons – West Franklin, Chase Meyer – Mission Valley, Tee Preisner – Northern Heights, Logan Brown – Wabaunsee, Aiden Garcia – Rossville, Tyler Lockhart – Valley Falls, Lucas Welborn – Valley Falls, Carter Phillips – Mission Valley, Eli Tarwater – Oskaloosa, Jonah Willits – McLouth, Caleb Tywater – KC Christian, Owen Veer – KC Christian, Isaac Burrell – Heritage Christian, Mason Dean – Spearville, Carter Burton – Yates Center, John Pringle – Northern Heights, Clayton Gish – Bennington, Jerick Baxa – Republic CO., Garrett Burden – Medicine Lodge, Wyatt Falco – Moundridge, Konnor Pfeiffer – Ellis, Xavier Cid – Bucklin, Hunter Norland – Oxford, Conery Noll – West Elk, Joby Johnson – KC Christian, Tyler Stanley – Bennington, CHayde Snyder – Bucklin, Brock West – Maranatha, Tim Whetstone – West Elk, Trey Simens – Sedgwick, Henry Burns – Sedgwick, Briley Burrow – KC Christian, Chace O’Hair – Elkhart, Carter Bollig – Ellis, Kenny Zimmerman – Spearville, Connor Anglin – Ell Saline