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2021 Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball Team

Tegan Cain of Ellis earned 2-1A Player of the Year from SIK. (photo: Rick Peterson Jr.)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 21, 2021

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Sports in Kansas has released its 2021 All-State Baseball Team. Selections were finalized by Sports in Kansas (Chet Kuplen & Conor Nicholl) with input from several (25+) media members/media outlets in Kansas, this is not the coaches association team or just its members, every league and team in Kansas are eligible. 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. 

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2021 Sports in Kansas 2-1A Baseball Player of the Year

Tegan Cain, Ellis Sr.

Ellis senior Tegan Cain led the Railroaders to their second undefeated regular season in the last four played years. In ’17, Ellis had a perfect year until a state title game loss to Leon-Bluestem. This year, the Railers went through a challenging regional that included Inman (18-3) and Little River (16-4). Ellis finished 21-1 and took third in Class 2-1A. At state, Cain earned the quarterfinal win in a 5-4 victory versus Maranatha Christian. Tegan played for his father, Brent Cain.

Tegan hit .586 with 41 hits in 70 at-bats. Overall, he delivered 13 doubles, a triple, two homers and 40 RBI. Ellis had an experienced team that included junior Tyson Jimenez (.419 average), junior George Crawford (.411), senior Jaryn Wildeman (.375) and senior Konnor Pfeifer (.350).

Cain went 8-0 with a 0.30 ERA in 46.2 innings. Cain allowed just 11 hits and two earned runs with 98 strikeouts and 12 walks. Jimenez posted a strong year with an 8-1 record and 2.33 ERA in 42 innings with 61 strikeouts against 18 walks.

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Congratulations Tegan, ESBA is so proud and excited for you, and wish you norhting but the absolute best in your baseball career. We can't wait to make road trips to watch you at the next level. Congrats! - Lance, Javi, Jessica, Bret and Tara. Ellis Softball Baseball Association is proud to support Ellis HS baseball. Congrats on their success. 

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Sports in Kansas 2021 2-1A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Nolan Crumrine, Sedgwick Sr.

Sedgwick coach Doug Mabry noted to SIK that Sedgwick ace Nolan Crumrine regularly kept his pitch counts low. In the KSHSAA pitch count era, this allowed Crumrine to often pitch Friday in one week and then come back and pitch Tuesday the next week. The 5-foot-9, 165-pound Crumrine has signed with Friends University and earned 2-1A Pitcher of the Year by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association.

Crumrine went 11-0 with a 0.36 earned-run average in 59 innings. He struck out 112 against just five walks. Crumrine also batted .425 with 34 hits, 24 RBI and 43 runs scored. Overall, Crumrine went 22-3 with 1.20 ERA in 134 innings with 215 strikeouts and 21 walks. Overall, he hit .436 in his career with 78 hits and 58 RBIs.

A strong three-sport athlete, Crumrine is Sedgwick’s all-time leader in career and single season strikeouts and wins. He is second all-time in career hits behind Brylie Ware, who played at Oklahoma. Crumrine was also Sedgwick’s valedictorian and National Honor Society president. Mabry told SIK that Crumrine “does a great job” of mixing up speeds, eye levels and keeping hitters off balance.

Overall, Sedgwick carried a .391 average, .549 on-base percentage, 1.32 earned-run average and .951 fielding percentage. Mabry noted Sedgwick’s defense was a huge factor in the team’s success.

In ’19, Sedgwick went 15-3 with a 2.66 ERA and a .904 fielding percentage.

2021 Sports in Kansas 2-1A Baseball Coach of the Year

Doug Mabry, Sedgwick 

Sedgwick has recently enjoyed an excellent run of individual standouts, including Brylie and Shae Ware, Grace Thompson and the Francis siblings. Brylie Ware played baseball at Oklahoma, and Thompson signed with Kansas State track. Shae Ware owns Washburn University’s school record in the pentathlon and heptathlon. Brayden Francis is an all-KCAC receiver/punter at Sterling College.

The football program has long ranked as one of Kansas’ top offenses under coach Jeff Werner and went 8-2 last fall. Werner has more than 100 wins at Sedgwick football. Volleyball coach Karen Stucky has coached 18 seasons and won more than 470 matches. Baseball coach Doug Mabry entered this spring with 160 victories and a .739 career winning percentage.

This year, Sedgwick captured the 2-1A state baseball championship, the school’s first title in any sport since the 1953 basketball title. Sedgwick finished 25-1 with a 3-2 win versus Belle Plaine, a 7-6 victory against Spearville and an 11-1 win versus Valley Falls. Mabry believed Sedgwick had been “kind of building” toward this moment the last couple of years.

Sedgwick faced several deficits, notably in the state semifinals against Spearville when the Lancers took a four-run lead after the top of the first inning. Sedgwick scored two runs in the bottom of the first and eventually came back.

Mabry though this year’s squad was comparably talented to several recent Sedgwick squads. Mabry said the Cardinals’ composure and ability to stay calm was a separator between this team and past years.

Mabry and Sedgwick had to make significant adjustments just before and during the state tournament. Sedgwick outscored teams, 317-56, and finished the season with 14 consecutive victories.

Just before state, junior second baseman Blake Huebert went out with mono and couldn’t play. Blake had started all 22 games. However, Mabry has stressed depth throughout the season.

Freshman Jackson Scarlett made his first career start in the state quarterfinals and had his second career start in the state championship game. Mabry told SIK that Scarlett “did an outstanding job” with error-free play. Junior Jordan Hansen stepped in and played third against Spearville. Notably, he made a big force play at home with the bases loaded on a hot shot grounder.

Sophomore Wes Anderson played a “fantastic” centerfield when normal starter Henry Burns pitched the state championship game. Anderson made a couple of great catches in tough situations.

Sedgwick had its stars with seniors Nolan Crumrine, Austin Wilkes and Burns, along with juniors Lance Hoffsommer, Austin Harjo and Connor Tillman. Hoffsommer led with a .540 average, while Harjo hit .521, and Crumrine was at .471. Burns delivered a .415 average, Tillman at .394 and senior Austin Wilkes at .391.

Hoffsommer, one of Kansas’ best quarterbacks, finished with six doubles, three triple, four homers and 28 RBI. Harjo had 11 doubles.

In the championship game, Burns went 4 of 5 as the leadoff hitter, and Hoffsommer permitted one run in five innings. Mabry and Werner both came to Sedgwick in fall of ’06. Mabry said the pair makes “a fantastic coaching team.” With rare exceptions, Werner has been head football coach and Mabry a lead assistant. The two then flip roles in the spring.

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2021 Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball

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P- Tegan Cain, Ellis Sr.

P- Avery Gatzemeyer, Valley Falls Jr.

P- Nolan Crumrine, Sedgwick Sr.

P- Carson Munoz, Inman Sr.

P- Graham Stephens, Little River Sr.

P- Carter Phillips, Mission Valley Jr.

C- Mason Dean, Spearville Sr.

IF- Jayden Garrison, Little River Sr.

IF- Austin Harjo, Sedgwick Jr.

IF- Carter Brown, Inman Sr.

IF- Parrish Beagle, Maur Hill Sr.

IF- Lucas McKain, Colgan Sr.

IF- Lance Hoffsommer, Sedgwick Jr.

IF- Kyler Konrade, Inman Jr.

OF- Nathan Imel, Bucklin Jr.

OF- Keaton Marcotte, Mission Valley Jr.

OF- Eli Wiseman, Belle Plaine Sr.

OF- Eli Campbell, Sedan Sr.

OF- Henry Burns, Sedgwick Sr.

OF- Drew Caudle, Maur Hill Jr.

OF- Steston Setter, Colony-Crest Soph.

Util- Kenny Zimmerman, Spearville Soph.

DH- Holden Barker, Colony Crest

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P- Trevor Church, Colony Crest Soph.

P- Keaton Dickens, Sedan Jr.

P-Braedon Mercer, Marion Sr.

P- Easton Shenk, Spearville Jr.

P- Tyson Jiminez, Ellis  Jr.

P- Nate Bowman, Bucklin Jr.

P- Aaron Noll, Maur Hill-MA Sr.

C-Gerardo Garcia, Moscow/Satanta Sr.

C- Cooper Simmons, Colgan, Fr.

IF- Kage Ralstin, Elkhart Soph.

IF- Kannon Keller, Colgan Sr.

IF- Janko Kalan, Colgan Sr.

IF- Landon Snyder – Inman Sr.

OF- Carson Hein, Lebo Sr

OF- Gianna Piccini, Colgan Sr. 

OF-Trenton Kraxner, Valley Falls Jr.

OF- Gage Burdiek, Valley Falls Sr.

DH- Dawson Logan, Mission Valley Sr.

DH- Jaryn Wildernman, Ellis Jr.

Util- Cole Criss, Cedar Vale/Dexter Sr.

Util – Easton Burtin, Ellis Jr.

Util- Cade Mitchell, SE Cherokee, Sr.

Util – Cesar Gomez, Elkhart Soph

Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball Honorable Mention 

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Cooper Hamblin – Southeast Cherokee, Tyson Hermreck – Crest, Scott Price – Bucklin, Carter Phillips – Mission Valley, Cauy Scripscik – Medicine Lodge, Jayden Leonhardt – Inman, Jonathan Schlosser – Moundridge, Ethan Brandeweide – Moundridge, Wyatt Falco – Moundridge, Connor Tilman – Sedgwick, Justin Esposito – Sedgwick, Keaton Dickens – Sedan, Hunter Lowmaster – Flint Hills, Dustin Montgomery – West Elk, Ethan Powell – Central Burden, Russ Smith – Central Burden, Eli Campbell – Sedan, Tucker Travnichek – Flinthills, Garrett Toon – Central Burden, Bradan Balman – Central Burden, Brogan Myers – Cedar Vale/Dexter, Tayler Brown – Flint Hills, Peyton Rush – Oxford,  Ehtan Long – Sedan, Jared Roggow-Harter – Sedan, Braden Hopper – Udall, Rocky Hanks – West Elk, Christian Trevino – MHMA, Denton Elias – Valley Falls, Cooper Jepson – Valley Falls, Nate Wilborn – Pleasant Ridge, Kieran Courter – ACCHS, Caleb Miller – ACCHS, Kolbran Korbelik – MHMA, Isac Elkins – Oswego, Blaine Simons – Jayhawk Linn, Easton Renn – Southeast Cherokee, Cade Burdette – Southeast Cherokee, Braden Broyles – NE Arma, Jake Harvey – Uniontown, Andrew Buckman – Uniontown, Karsten McKee – Plasanton, Austin Nation – Jayhawk Linn, Dylan Nickelson – Jayhawk Linn, Jacob Gormley – Sacred Heart, Lafe Blevins – Doniphan West, Eli Lang – Minneola, Trent Spiker – Doniphan West, Joel Deters – Mission Valley, Sergio Puentes – SW heights, John Pringle – Northern Heights, Zac Fisher – Onaga, Kreyton Bauerle – ACCHS, Daniell Juarez – SW Heights, Seth Lanning – Marion, Josh Cox – Spearville, Avery Blaufauss – Crest, Quenton SHelor – Minneola, Konnor Pfeifer – Ellis, Blake Huebert – Sedgwick, Colby Simkins – Onaga, Kolden Ryberg Northern Heights, Weston Hall – Elkhart, Joe Whisennand – Elkhart, Sergio Puentes – SW Heights, Derek Dyck -  Sublette, Lance Addington – Elkhart, Cal Kohlmeier – Chase County, Brock Griffin – Chase County, Blaise Holloway – Chase County, Jack Mills – Mission Valley, John Pringle – Northern Heights, Dawson Logan – Mission Valley, Trint Rogers – Chase County


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