2016 Sports in Kansas All-State All-Class Baseball Team

Riley Pint of Aquinas earned POY honors and was drafted fourth overall in 2016. (Susana Photos)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Jul 1, 2016

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Introducing the 40-man 2016 Sports in Kansas All-State All-Class Baseball Team from all six classifications combined in Kansas. Players were selected based on 2016 season and input from coaches and media across the state of Kansas. Players are listed by position and alphabetical by last name. 

Sports in Kansas: All-State Baseball 2016

Pitchers

Jarret Dotson, Baxter Springs Jr.

Cole Duensing, BV Northwest Sr.

Tyler Grauer, Mill Valley Sr.

Trevor Munsch, Free State Sr.

Riley Pint, Aquinas Sr.

John Short, Maize Jr.

Bryce Sell, Maize South Sr.

Max Storch, Olathe South Sr.

Joey Wentz, SM East Sr.

Ryan Zeferjahn, Seaman Sr.

Closers

Alex DeBey, Blue Valley Sr.

Hunter Goode, Free State Sr.

Dailin Marlnee, Augusta Jr.

Braden Minor, Eisenhower Sr.

Infielders

Kaleb DeLaTorre, Fort Scott Sr.

Tanner Fox, Blue Valley Sr.

Gunner Halter, Blue Valley Sr.

Dawson Pomeroy, Shawnee Heights Sr.

Ryan Whetzel, Heritage Christian Sr.

Jace Williams, Buhler Sr.

Nolan Williams, KC Turner Sr.

Outfielders

Will Brennan, Blue Valley Sr.

Christian Chabali, Aquinas Sr.

Seth Davis, Maize South Jr.

Chandler Post, Andale Sr.

Jake Randa, SM East Jr.

Blaine Ray, Ottawa Jr.

Catchers

Ryan Cedeno, Colgan Sr.

Jackson Cobb, Seaman Soph.

Dalton Dinkel, Eisenhower Jr.

Jake Karst, Maize Sr.

Carson Green, Olathe South Sr.

Designated Hitter

Mcae Allen, Bishop Carroll Sr.

Brady Dingman, Wichita Northwest Jr.

Jordan Maxon, Maize South Sr.

Utility

Luke Anderson, SM East Jr.

Lucas Krull, Mill Valley Sr.

Blake Lillis, Aquinas Sr.

Conner VanCleave, Holcomb Jr.

Zeb Vermillion, SM East Jr.

Coach of the Year

Terry Stueve, Nemaha Central

Stueve led Nemaha Central to its first ever state title in baseball, winning the 3A state championship. The Thunder finished 23-1 on the season as they took the 3A state title with a 5-4 victory over Whitewater-Remington. 

Player of the Year

Riley Pint, St. Thomas Aquinas

What more can be said about Pint that already hasn't. The fouth overall pick in the MLB Draft to the Colorado Rockies helped lead Aquinas to the 5A state title, his second one of his career. The fireballer features a fast ball that has been clocked at 102 MPH. 

Pitcher of the Year

Joey Wentz, SM East

Wentz, the 40th overall pick by the Atlanta Braves in the 2016 MLB Draft, helped the Lancers to the 6A state title. He did in dominating fashion as he went 9-0 with 104 strikeouts in 51.1 innings pitched with a state record 0.00 ERA.

Player of the Year by Class

6A: Joey Wentz, SM East Sr.

Wentz, the 40th overall pick by the Atlanta Braves in the 2016 MLB Draft, helped the Lancers to the 6A state title. He did in dominating fashion as he went 9-0 with 104 strikeouts in 51.1 innings pitched with a state record 0.00 ERA.

5A: Riley Pint, Aquinas Sr.

What more can be said about Pint that already hasn't. The fouth overall pick in the MLB Draft to the Colorado Rockies helped lead Aquinas to the 5A state title, his second one of his career. The fireballer features a fast ball that has been clocked at 102 MPH. 

4A-I: Jace Williams, Buhler Sr.

Williams may be one of if not the top multi-sport athlete in Kansas for 2016. He helped Buhler to their first ever state baseball title and also earned first team infield from the Sports in Kansas All-State All-Class Team. 

4A-II: Jarret Dotson, Baxter Springs Jr.

Doston, a right handed pitcher, made the Sports in Kansas all-classes team as a pitcher and is only a junior. He is 20-1 over his three year career so far and has won 20 in a row. 

3A: Kurtis Niehaus, Nemaha Central

Niehaus helped the Thunder to their first ever baseball state title in program history. The shortstop was a first team all-state pick by the KABC for 3A.

2-1A: Ryan Cedeno, St. Mary’s Colgan

Cedeno started on four consecutive state championship baseball teams at catcher for the SMC Panthers. He hit over .500 this year as a senior and is a three time All-2A pick from the KABC. Cedeno also made first team All-State All-Class from Sports in Kansas.