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2019 Sports in Kansas 6A All-State Baseball Team

Tanner Leslie of Campus named 6A SIK POY. (photo: Douglas Hahn)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 21, 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 6A Baseball Player of the Year

Tanner Leslie, Campus, Jr. OF/P

In 25 games, Leslie went 46 of 96 (.479 average) at the plate and set a single season school record for hits. Leslie delivered 15 extra base hits, including three homers and 23 RBIs and 37 runs scored. He carried a .514 on-base percentage and a 1.274 on-base plus slugging  percentage. On the mound, he worked 58 innings with an 8-1 record and 2.65 ERA with a 59/13 strikeout to walk rate. Top-seeded Campus captured the Class 6A state title with a 23-2 record. The Colts defeated rival Derby, 5-1, in the first round, then beat Mill Valley, 3-1, in the semifinals. In the championship, Campus held off Lawrence Free State, 3-2, in nine innings. Last year, Leslie hit .418 with 41 hits and seven triples, along with a 5-2 record and 2.71 ERA. Leslie was arguably the best overall player in any classification of Kansas for 2019 with his combination of pitching and hitting. 

2019 Sports in Kansas 6A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Ethan Bradford, Free State, Sr. 
 
A left-handed senior, Bradford capped an excellent season with a 2-0 complete game shutout against Olathe East in the first round of the Class 6A state tournament. Bradford, a Nebraska signee, also collected Class 6A Pitcher of the Year by the Kansas coaches, and the Eastern Kansas League Pitcher of the Year award. In the OE victory, Bradford permitted just two hits and defeated a squad that had beaten Free State earlier in the year. FS lost to Campus in the state championship and finished 21-4. Bradford also worked a no-hitter earlier in the year. He also just recently threw two scoreless innings in the KABC All-Star game. 
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2019 Sports in Kansas 6A Coach of the Year

Bryan Clasen, Haysville-Campus, 6A State Champs

Clasen has helped Campus to a big turnaround. Two years ago, the Colts were 6-14. Last year, Campus finished 16-8 with a final four showing in Class 6A. This season, the Colts took another step with the state title. The Colts were the No. 1 seed and finished 23-2. Campus defeated Free State, 3-2, in nine innings to win the title. Junior Austin Warkins delivered a walk-off single to plate Rylan Walter for the game-winning run. Campus was the first non-Kansas City area team to win a 6A baseball title since Maize in 2011. It was a remarkable season for Campus who also won an extra inning game in the regional championship over Junction City to get to state, 13-12 (12 innings). 

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2019 Sports in Kansas 5A All-State Baseball

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P-Ethan Bradford - Free State Sr.

P-Charlie Bell - Olathe East Sr.

P-Jay Long - Blue Valley, Sr.

P-Quinton Hall - Mill Valley Sr.

P-Will Hann - Olathe West Sr.

P-Camden Karlin - Free State Jr.

P-Hank Dobson – Lawrence Sr.

C-Jake English - Olathe South, Jr.

C-Walker Kinney - Blue Valley, Sr.

IF-Wyatt Morgan - Olathe Northwest, Sr.

IF-Patryk Hernandez - Blue Valley, Sr.

IF-Cole Connor - Mill Valley, Sr.

IF-Garrett Romero - Lawrence, Sr.

IF-Garrett Bennington - Shawnee Mission West, Sr.

IF-Tyler Kahmann - Campus, Sr.

OF-Dayvin Johnson - Gardner-Edgerton Jr.

OF-Zach Bass - Shawnee Mission East, Sr.

OF-Andrew Couse - Blue Valley West Sr.

OF-Tanner Leslie – Campus Jr.

OF-Grant Strong - Olathe East, Soph.

OF-Matt Miller - Blue Valley Northwest, Jr.

Util-Jackson Hartley - Campus Jr. 

Util-Jack Tinberg - Blue Valley, Soph.

DH-Payton Smith - Washburn Rural, Sr.

DH-Bryce Atkinson – Derby, Sr.                                          

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

P-Mark Adamiak - Shawnee Mission Northwest, Sr.

P-Grant Strong - Olathe East, So.

P-Thane McDaniel - Junction City, Sr.

P-Jackson Hartley - Campus, Pitcher, Jr.

P-Logan Redeker - Washburn Rural Jr.

P-Tyler McQuinn – BV Northwest Sr.

P-Andrew Dennis - Blue Valley Sr.

P-Matt Ronnebaum – BV West Sr.

C- Spencer Ralston, BV North Sr.

C-Brady Patterson – Washburn Rural Soph.

C-Riley Higgins, Olathe North Sr.

IF-Carter Booe - Hutchinson, Soph.

IF-Robert Moore - Shawnee Mission East, Jr.

IF-Cole Moore, Mill Valley Sr.

IF-Cole Shreiber,  BV West Sr.

IF- Wyatt Morgan, Olathe Northwest Sr.

IF- Garett Pennington – SM West Sr.

IF-Grant Adler – Derby Jr.

OF-Devin Neal - Lawrence, Soph.

OF-Andrew Khoury - Junction City, Soph.

OF-Will Hudler - Blue Valley West, Jr.

OF- Chase Jans – Blue Valley Soph.

OF-Corey Hahn – Campus Sr.

OF-Michael Stark – Blue Valley Sr.

OF-Shawn Marquis - Washburn Rural, Jr.

OF-Kendall Hargens – BV North Sr.

Util-Gus Freeman – Blue Valley North Sr.

Util-Sean Kirby - Shawnee Mission South, Sr.

DH-Zac Cox - Manhattan, Sr.

DH-Ike Summerlin - Blue Valley West, Jr.

Sports in Kansas 6A All-State Honorable Mention Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

Braxton Hyde – Liberal, Francisco Terrazas – Liberal, Alden Knedler – Dodge City, Easton Leger – Garden City, Austin Waetzig – Garden City, Tate Gillen – Blue Valley, Zach Williams – BV West, David Kephardt – BV Northwest, Carson Liggett-  Blue Valley, Ethan Kopeke – Mill Valley, Andrew Couse – BV West, Ethan Judd – Mill Valley, Nate Hassed – BV North, Zech Williams – BV West, Brandon Rader – Mill Valley, Russell Wilkey – Junction CIty, Adres Perez-Martinez – Wichita West, Peyton Tinkler – Wichita West, Sam Loerke – Wichita East, Darron SIefer – Wichita North, Garryn Plummer – Wichita West, Nickendre Stiger – Wichtia East, Tyler Anton – Wichita South, Korey Holberg – Hutchinson, Tyler Farmer – Derby, Hunter Igo – Derby, Brycen Schroeder – Campus, Tyler Waits – Campus , Kaden McMullin – Campus, Matteo Martinez – Campus, Devin Neal – Lawrence, Grant Strong – Olathe East, Dakota Jackson – Gardner Edgerton, Sean Kirby – SM South, William Hann – Olathe West, Daniel Hammond – SM East, , Logan Anderson – Gardner Edgerton, David Stuart – Free State, Jack Clayton – Olathe Northwest, Taylor Mahoney – Olathe Northwest, Jake Miller – Lawrence, Justin Randa – SM East, Bryce Johnson – Olathe Northwest, Jon Weedman – SM East, Matt Olson – SM West, Jon Jenkins – Olathe West, Jackson Rice – Olathe South, Carlos Vasquez – Larence, Hayden Dyer – Gardner Edgerton, Jason Dudzik – Olathe South, Andrew Khoury – Junction City, Noah Sowers – Dodge City, Robert McKinley – Leavenworth, Steele Sadler – Leavenworth