2019 Sports in Kansas 5A All-State Baseball Team

Kendall Diggs of Aquinas and Daniel Trehey of SJA take home top honors. (Perfect Game, SJA)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 20, 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 5A Baseball Player of the Year

Kendall Diggs, St. Thomas Aquinas, 3B Soph.

The 5A Player of the Year by SIK and KABC, Diggs, a sophomore, delivered a big season for the state runner-up Saints. Entering state, Diggs carried a .591 average with 11 doubles, three triples, 21 walks, 28 runs scored and 37 RBI. All done in arguably the states best league that churns out Division I talent and draft picks over the years. The 6-0, 180-pound third baseman has played for the Royals Scout Team in the summer and bats left, throws right. Diggs is one of the top sophomore players in the country. Diggs is currently ranked the #1 prospect in Kansas for 2021 according to Prep Baseball Report. 

St. Thomas Aquinas HS would like to congratulate Kendall Diggs on the 5A Player of the Year from Sports in Kansas. Congrats to all of the Saints on their honors in 2019! We are proud of you! 

2019 Sports in Kansas 5A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Daniel Trehey, St. James Academy, Sr. Pitcher
The 5A Pitcher of the Year by SIK & the Kansas coaches, the senior right-hander stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 180 pounds, according to Prep Baseball Report.  He struck out 52 batters in 37 innings this year to help his team reach the semifinals in 5A. He helped St. James, the No. 6 seed, advance to the final four as SJA defeated Pittsburg, 8-6, in the first round and then lost to rival St. Thomas Aquinas, 6-5, in the semifinals. He has verbally committed to play baseball at Johnson County Community College. Trehey pitched for the senior all-state team and was Eastern Kansas League Pitcher of the Year. Trehey earned the final out on the mound in a 3-1 regional final win against Shawnee Heights.

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2019 Sports in Kansas 5A Coach of the Year

Steve Bushnell, Topeka Seaman, 5A State Champs

Bushnell led the Vikings to their ninth state title. Seaman, the No. 4 seed, finished 20-5 with wins against Arkansas City (1-0), Bishop Carroll (6-2) and St. Thomas Aquinas (13-1). Carroll was ranked first and undefeated entering the state tournament. In Dec. 2018, Bushnell earned American Baseball Coaches Association High School Division III National Coach of the Year. Seaman has captured the last two Class 5A state titles. Seaman also won in ’00, ’04, ’06, ’08-’10, ’13. Seaman has reached a finale 13 times in 21 years and reached the state tournament 16 straight years. Seaman had lost to Aquinas at state in ’14, ’16 and ’17. Bushnell has a record of 401-103 with Seaman.

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2019 Sports in Kansas 5A All-State Baseball

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P-Daniel Trehey - St. James, Sr.

P-Hunter Hesseltine - Toepka Seaman, Jr.

P-Kolby Dougan - Topeka Seaman, Jr.

P-Jorey Faber - Bishop Carroll, Soph.

P-Zack Cushing – Shawnee Heights, Sr.

P-Trey Riggs - Hays, Sr.

P-Garrett VanDeventer - Arkansas City, Sr.

P-Jack Ebright - Bishop Carroll, Sr.

C-Beau Baumgardner - Emporia, Jr.

C-Deriq Doty - Maize, Sr.

IF- Hunter Cashero – St. James Academy Sr.

IF-Mason Lundgrin - Salina South, Sr.

IF-Griffin Stuewe - Topeka Seaman, Jr.

IF-Koby Burdett - Goddard, Jr.

IF-Sam Payne – Topeka Seaman Sr.

IF-Kendall Diggs - St. Thomas Aquinas, Soph.

IF-Alex Epp - Maize South, Sr.

OF-Reece Flax - Bishop Carroll, Sr.

OF-Tyce Brown - Shawnee Heights, Sr.

OF-Wade Reynolds - Eisenhower, Sr.

OF-Dylan White - Pittsburg, Sr.

OF-JJ Mark - St. Thomas Aquinas, Sr.

Util-Jordan Ellison - Wichita Heights, Sr.

Util--Trenton Austin - Pittsburg, Sr.

DH- Zach Guuertin, BV Southwest, Sr.

DH-Adrian Perez - Maize, Sr.

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P-Chase Torkelson - Basehor-Linwood, Jr.

P-Caden Bressler - Pittsburg, , Jr.

P-Hayden Bontrager - Maize South, Sr.

P-Max Charlton – St. James Academy Jr.

C-Brock Lummus – Hays Jr.

C-Koy Brack – Great Bend Sr.

IF-Blake Anderson - St. Thomas Aquinas, Soph.

IF-Cason Long - Salina South, Jr.

IF-Brett Wiemers – Pittsburg, Sr.

IF-Tanner Day, Wichita Heights, Sr.

IF-Nick Goodwin - St. Thomas Aquinas, Jr.

IF- Jace Stewart – Emporia, Sr.

IF-Shaun Gomez – Shawnee Heights Jr.

IF- Jackson Nickalus - Andover Soph. 

IF- Brogan Richardson – Salina Central Sr.

IF-Alex Schremmer – Great Bend Jr.

OF-Dakota Sill - Lansing, Sr.

OF-Cale Blasi - Bishop Carroll, Sr.

OF-Logan Stockemer - Bishop Carroll, Sr.

DH- Eli Berggren – Aquinas Sr.

Util-Joe Bryant - St. Thomas Aquinas, Sr.

Util- Palmer Hutchison – Hays Sr.

Util- Carson Pracht – Bishop Carroll Sr.

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Jerek Butcher – Pittsburg, Tyler Barkemeyer - De Soto, Isaiah Cohens - Goddard, Brock Lummus - Hays, Bentley Boekhout - Pittsburg, Luke Millman - De Soto, Chase Terrell - Bonner Springs, Chandler Miller - Basehor-Linwood, Mason Baalman - Bishop Carroll, Brody Arck – Pittsburg, Quinn Hill – BVSW, Ben Kudrna – BVSW, Tyler Hicks – Wichita Northwest, Jesse Peoples – Bishop Carroll, Seger Holman – Bishop Carroll, Brady Bockover – Bishop Carroll, Aiden Niedens – Bishop Carroll, Braden Barr – Kapaun, Kyle Landwehr – Kapaun, Grant Bridwell – Wichita Northwest, Ryan Phillis – Wichita Northwest, Brandon Green – Wichita Northwest, Tyler Gates – Wichtia Northwest, Cole Wassenberg – Salina South, Cason Long – Salina South, Drew Baird – Salina South, Caleb Hicks – Maize, Matt Seirer – Newton, Camden Jurgensen – Maize, Caleb Copeland – Salina South, Colton Davis – Newton, Zack Kennell – Newton, Payton Graham – Valley Center, Hayden Bontrager – Maize South, Alec Robinson – Goddard, Owen Butcher – Ark City, Collin Mackey – Eisenhower, Aaron Diehl – Valley Center, Jackson Jobe – Eisenhower, Kyler Semrad – Goddard, Kaden Hoefer – Goddard, Blake Mitchell – Goddard,  Haden O’Toole – Ark City, Brice NIttler – Ark City, Eli Fahnestock – Andover, Colin Shields – Maize South, Braedyn McPheeters – Maize South, Alex Epp – Maize South, Gabe Hoover – McPherson, Jacob Feil – McPherson, Hayden Baumwart – Emporia, Tristan Speaker – Topeka West, Brock Hillebert – Topeka Seaman, Brayden Vawter – Seaman, Parker WIldeman – Seaman, Trent Cox – Seaman, Dawson Durkes – Shawnee Heights, Ethan Haufler – Shawnee Heights, Andrew Rantz – Shawnee Heights, David Steffen – Shawnee Heights, Cody Peterson – Hays, Dylan Dreiling – Hays, Koy Brack – Great Bend, Eddie Bujanda – Great Bend, Dominic Jacobs – KC Washington, Preston Drake – Andover, Carson Shively – Maize, Riley Smith – Great Bend, Jordon Helm - Maize, Matthew McKnight – Basehor Linwood, Phoenix Downs – Schlagle, Parker Wenzel – Eisenhower, Dakota Hogan – Salina Central, Charlie Baird – Salina South, Danny Helmer – Andover, Ryan Cox – Aquinas, Gunanr Sehin – Aquinas, Nick Goodwin – Aquinas, Jared Munk – St. James, Hunter Moffett – Aquinas, Alex Henning – Aquinas, Ivan Brethowr – Aquinas, Blake Steele – BVSW, Tyson Cheatham - Spring Hill, Chase Terrell - Bonner Springs, Bear Gardner - Spring HIll, Hardy Bergman - Basehor Linwood, Dylan Nimrod - DeSoto, Caleb Adams - Lansing, Peyton Basler - Lansing, Chandler Miller - Basehor Linwood, Austin Rosetta - DeSoto, Bryce Turner - Lansing,