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2019 Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Baseball Team

Carson Corenelius & Derek Bycroft take home top honors. (photo: Panther TV, Iola Register)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 19, 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 4A Baseball Player of the Year

Carson Cornelius, Nickerson, Sr. P/IF

Cornelius had a remarkable season as Nickerson won three games in one day to capture the Class 4A state title.  The 6-1, 190-pound Cornelius batted .527 with a 6-0 mark and 0.72 earned-run average. Cornelius also earned 4A Player of the Year from the Kansas coaches, first team all-state pitcher and second team all-state second baseman by the Kansas coaches. Cornelius is planning to play baseball at junior college power Barton County. He recorded two hits in the championship game against Reno County rival Buhler.

Nickerson High School and the athletic department would like to congratulate all of the Panthers on their 2019 4A State Title! We are proud of you! 

2019 Sports in Kansas 4A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Derek Bycroft, Iola, Sr. Pitcher 

A two-time Sports in Kansas Pitcher of the Year, Bycroft went 7-0 in 41 innings. He permitted just 21 hits with a 50/10 strikeout to walk rate. Committed to Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bycroft batted .481. The 5-11, 175-pound Bycroft was a four-time first team all-league pitcher and thrice collected first team all-state. He was the Pitcher of the Year from the Kansas coaches, too. Last year, Bycroft led Iola to the 4A-II state title with an 8-0 record and 0.73 ERA. He combined to be 15-0 over the last two seasons. While Iola didn't reach state this season, when Byrcroft was on the mound the Mustangs were nearly untouchable over the last two seasons. 

Iola High School would like to congratulate Derek Bycroft on earning SIK 4A Pitcher of the Year. Congrats to all of the Mustangs honored in 2019!

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2019 Sports in Kansas 4A Coach of the Year

Deron McCue, Nickerson, 4A State Champs

Nickerson (19-2) had a wild run to the Class 4A state title that featured three games and 11 hours of baseball in one day in a weather-delayed tournament. McCue led Nickerson to its fifth ever state title, first since 2002, and also earned Coach of the Year honors from the coaching association. Nickerson defeated Tonganoxie, 6-5, in the first contest, then beat Mulvane, 7-6, on a walk-off single from Tanner Schrag. Versus rival Buhler, Nickerson won 8-7 in a tournament that was shifted from Salina to Maize because of heavy rains. McCue, in his second season as head coach, led Nickerson to a 19-0 start and No. 1 ranking in the Class 4A, Division II tournament last year. However, the Panthers lost to No. 8 Anderson County in the first round of state and went 21-2 before the comeback and state crown this year. Nickerson had graduated seven seniors off last year’s team.

Nickerson High School and the athletic department would like to congratulate all of the Panthers on their 2019 4A State Title! We are proud of you! 

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2019 Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Baseball

First Team - Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

P-Derek Bycroft – Iola, Sr.

P-Carson Cornelius - Nickerson, Sr.

P-Taiden Hawkinson - Buhler, Pitcher, So.

P-Drake LaRoche - Fort Scott , Jr.

P-Bradley Neill - Buhler, Fr.

P-Brady Masters - Fort Scott, Sr.

P-Kaden Evert - Pratt, Sr.

C-Ivan Witt - Fort Scott, Soph.

C-Chandler Eaton - Nickerson, Sr.

IF-Brody Bowles - Fort Scott, Jr.

IF-Matt Campbell - Fort Scott, Sr.

IF- Corbett Kimberlin -  Chanute Sr.

IF-Connor Quick - Baldwin, Jr.

IF-Porter Richards - Anderson County, Jr.

IF-Tanner Schrag - Nickerson, Sr.

IF- Ryan Henderson – Buhler Soph.

OF-Travis Theis - Pratt, Sr.

OF-Caden Marcum - Paola, Fr.

OF-Calvin Delich - Iola, Jr.

OF-Alec Michaud - Fort Scott, Sr.

Util-Chad Bones - Ottawa, Sr.

Util-Nate Adler – Trinity Academy Sr.

Util- Mason Manbeck – Chanute Sr.

DH-Luke Wolmagott - Parsons, Sr.

DH- Andrew Schmidtlein – Hayden Sr.

Sports in Kansas Second Team All-State Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

P-Conner Woods - Winfield, Jr.

P-Seth Bugner - Andale/Garden Plain, Sr.

P-Dylan Hahn - Andale/Garden Plain, Sr.

P- Hunter Dye - Mulvane Jr. 

C-Connor Eichinger - Parsons Sr. 

C- Brandon Terrones - Circle Sr. 

C- Austin Fisher - Tonganoxie Sr. 

IF-Brandon Walker - KC Piper, Sr.

IF-Ty Gorman, Fort Scott, Sr.

IF-Tanner Spencer - Anderson County, Jr.

IF- Wyatt Schrag - Pratt Sr.

OF-Daidrien Aho - Ottawa, Jr.

OF-Briggam McCurdy - Buhler, Jr.

OF-Ethan Basler - Tonganoxie, Sr.

OF- Gage Gerlach - Mulvane Jr. 

OF-Austin Adams - Anderson County, Sr.

OF-Lane Harvey – Chanute Sr.

OF- Collin Pall - Wichita Trinity Jr. 

Util-Ty Bennett – Baldwin, Sr.

DH-Colton Goans - Buhler, Sr.

Sports in Kansas All-State Honorable Mention Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

Garrett Williams - Paola, Easton Unruh - Circle, Johnny Huggard - Nickerson,  Brady Wiggin - Iola, Creigh Markovich - Paola, KC Crandall - Winfield, Brilynn Stults - Osawatomie, Brayden Ketley - Circle, Hunter Vondemkamp - Topeka Hayden, Kaleb Jackson - Nickerson, Austin Spann - Buhler, Gavin Haines – Indy, Joel Schibi – Parsons, Ryan Leiker – Indy, Adam Rutherford – Coffeyville, Chase Veatch – El Dorado, Austin Spann – Buhler, Brayden Ketley – Circle, Mikah Willhite – Circle, Ethan Owen – Winfield, Easton Unruh – Circle, Connor Woods -  Winfield, Gavin Carson – Circle, Jaren Jackson – Augusta, Gunner Hutson – Circle, Gabe Hoover – McPherson, Braden Sides – Buhler, Cole Ely – Buhler, Braden Geer – Rose Hill, Matthew Rinehart – Wellington, Denton Demel – Clearwater, Caleb Hitt – Andale/Garden Plain, DeAndre Washington – Wellington,  Brayden Higginbotham – Wellington, Jack Nuss – Wellington, Zane Cornejo – Wellington, Colin Pall – Trinity Academy, Grant Bolen – Pratt,  Nate Kolm – Pratt, Cooper Cunningham – Tonganoxie, Connor Quick – Baldwin, Caden Marcum – Paola, Ty Bennett – Baldwin, Austin SPann - Buhler, Garrett Trimmer – Paola, Korbin Hiebert – Eudora, Creighton Markovich – Paola, Bo Dilliner – Anderson Co., Gehrig Goldbeck – Tonganoxie, Cameron Reynolds – Ottawa, Will Rosenow – Clay Center, Gabe Barten – Chapman, Dylan Moon – Clay Center, Adler Pierson – Wamego, Andrew Rogers – Wamego, Dylan Swihart – Clay Center, Kaden Coup – Abilene, Keegan McDonald – Clay Center, Julius Sifuntes – Ulysses, Jaren Jackson – Augusta, Victor Perez – Ulysses, Mason Manbeck – Chanute, Dylan Graber – Ulysses, Madden Rutherford – Louisburg, Brandon Mude – Andale/Garden Plain, Kevin Scott – Atchison, Rory Annand – Hayden, Trent Moran – Hayden, Hunter Vondemkamp – Hayden, Kam Koester – Chanute, Jake McKenzie - Trinity, Corbin Tandy - Trinity, Caleb Kice - Trinity