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2021 Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Baseball Team

Caden Marcum of Paola named 4A Player of the Year from SIK. (photo: Gene Morris)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen w/ Conor Nicholl
Jun 23, 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 4A Baseball Player of the Year

Caden Marcum, Paola

Paola’s Caden Marcum earned 4A Player of the Year from the Kansas coaches and Sports in Kasnas. A junior pitcher/outfielder, Marcum hit .400 with a .490 on-base percentage and slugged .588. He hit nine doubles, three triples, drove in 24 runs and scored 29. Marcum, a Tennessee commit, has great length at 6-foot-5 and 165-pounds. Marcum is ranked the 18th national recruit in 2022 by Prep Baseball Report and number one overall in Kansas. He has a fastball that has been clocked at 92 mph and sits 88-90 entering the 2021 season. 

Sports in Kansas 2021 4A Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Garrett Williams, Paola

Paola finished 22-3 and finished third in Class 4A. Garrett Williams enjoyed a phenomenal school year as the Panthers’ quarterback for a 10-1 squad last fall, and then a big year this spring. He worked 42.1 innings and posted a 5-1 record with a 2.65 ERA. Williams was the team’s heart and soul. He gets equipment out, sets the tone with hustle, and brilliant in classroom. Williams was 4A Pitcher of the Year from the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association. Coach Tony Brummer took over in ’19 after 15 years as an assistant. Paola went 9-10 in ’19 before the turnaround this season.

Special recognition went to Paola junior Dalton Picek, who went 6-1 in a team-high 45.2 innings. Williams posted 64 strikeouts against 23 walks, and Picek delivered 52 strikeouts versus 21 walks. Last fall, Williams passed for 793 yards, rushed for 712 and accounted for 27 touchdowns. Williams finished 21-1 as the starting quarterback in his career.

As well, Paola’s Caden Marcum earned 4A Player of the Year from the Kansas coaches and Sports in Kansas. A junior outfielder, Marcum hit .400 with a .490 on-base percentage and slugged .588. He hit nine doubles, three triples, drove in 24 runs and scored 29

2021 Sports in Kansas 4A Baseball Coach of the Year

Andy Bent, Clay Center 

Andy Bent continued his impressive turnaround with Clay Center baseball. Before Bent took over, CC finished 5-16, 7-13, 3-18, 1-18, 2-19 and 5-16. In ’15, Bent finished 5-16. The next year, Clay Center went 11-7 and qualified for the state tournament for the second time in school history. Then, Clay Center finished 9-7, 12-10 and 13-5. Like many of the state title/runner-up teams, CC enjoyed a huge improvement to 21-4. The Tigers captured the NCKL outright for the first time in school history and went to state for the third occasion in Tiger annals. At state, Clay Center defeated Topeka Hayden (2-1) and Clearwater (3-2). In the final, Clay Center lost to Bishop Miege, 8-0.

Clay Center finished 4-1 in one-run games after a 2-2 mark in ’19. Two years ago, CC had a total margin of 132-38. This year, Clay Center tallied 210 runs and allowed 100. Clay Center fan base gave the Tigers a standing ovation after the state championship game.

Clay Center swept Abilene, 12-10 and 5-4, in a doubleheader to conclude the regular season that decided the league title. Freshmen Carter Long and Kyson Becker and junior Kaleb Becker were among CC’s key players. In the 5-4 win, CC scored four runs in the seventh to win the outright league title.

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2021 Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Baseball

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

P- Garrett Williams, Paola Sr.

P- Chase Parker, Concordia Sr.

P-Keegan McDonald, Clay Center Sr.

P- Bradley Neill, Buhler Jr.

P-Seth Reichenberger, Andale-GP Jr.

P- Victor Christal, Miege Fr.

P- Dylan Rinker, McPherson Sr.

P- Ryan Erickson, Wamego Sr.

P- Mason Davenport, Tonganoxie Sr.

P- Max Maholland, Circle Sr.

C- Daniel Stovall, Circle Sr.

IF- Dillon Ohlemeir , Paola Jr.

IF- Logan Shull, Miege Sr.

IF- Dalton Picek, Paola Jr.

IF- Ryan Henderson, Buhler Sr.

IF- Jude Putz, Miege Sr.

IF- Taiden Hawkinson, Buhler Sr.

IF- Brock Toothaker, Clearwater Sr.

OF- Nathan Louk, Paola Sr.

OF/P- Caden Marcum, Paola Sr.

OF- Luke Bradbury, Fort Scott Sr.

OF- Tylin Goebel, McPherson Jr.

OF- Hayden Oviatt, Wamego Soph.

OF- Rohan Putz, Miege Soph.

OF- Charles Cahalan, Miege Jr. 

DH- Ely Wilcox, Augusta Sr.

DH- Hayden Thilges, Miege Sr.

Util- Reed Scott, Buhler Sr.

Util- Kam Koester, Chanute Jr.

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

P- Matthew Shanline, Pratt Jr.

P- Cole Kessling, Clearwater Jr.

P- Hunter Seier, Mulvane Jr.

P- Ryan Leiker, Independence Jr.

C- James Eaton, Tonganoxie Sr.

IF- Austin Nitcher, Ottawa Jr.

OF- Gehrig Goldbeck, Tonganoxie Jr.

IF- Mark Hoffman, Clay Center Soph.

IF- Colyer Brummett , Wamego Jr.

IF- Hunter Alvord, McPherson Soph.

OF- Carter Boehm, Paola Jr.

OF- Sebastian Lewis, Eudora Sr.

OF- Lane Wilhite, Circle Jr.

OF- Brady Graves, Clay Center Sr.

OF- Mason Ellis, Mulvane Jr.

OF- Hunter Schroeder, Concordia Sr.

DH- Matthew Eddy, Buhler, Sr.

Util- Jaytin Gumm, McPherson Soph.

Util- Nathan Stanley, Miege Sr. 

Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Baseball Honorable Mention 

Order patch by email ASAP: sportsinkansas@gmail.com

Keegan McDonald – Clay Center, Austin Spann – Buhler, Jaykob Lemonds – Eudora, Chase Bloomer – Ottawa, Bradyn Cole – Iola, Kolby Kattau – Louisburg, Ryan Andrews – Augusta, Matthew Shanline – Pratt, Aiden Hoover – McPherson, Xander Roberts – Augusta, Hunter Henderson – Augusta, Jake Wellington – Clearwater, Parker Richardson – Mulvane, Trevor Kiser – Rose Hill, Chase Green – Rose Hill, John Stuhlsatz – Andale-GP, Austin Carlson – Clearwater, Tab Creekmore – Mulvane, Julian Myers – Mulvane, Dryden Cosens – Fort Scott, Blake Atwood – Chanute, Paxton Swanson – Parsons, Cooper Peak – Labette County, Cody Wilson – Fort Scott, Lars Koester – Chanute, Cooper Smith – Independence, Dylan Lunsford – Pratt, Jacob Deda – Pratt, Cesar Espnio – Pratt, Ryker Curry – Iola, Nathan Louk – Iola, Wyatt Trost – Concordia, Dawson Tajchman – Wamego, Carter Taplin – Abilene, Camben Liebau – Chapman, Zack Miller – Abilene, Kaden Coup – Abilene, Blake Mulroy – Holton, Matt Lierz – Holton, Kyle Bohnenkemper – Holton, James Eaton – Tonganoxie, Austin Nitcher – Ottawa, Kolby Kattau – Louisburg, Chase Bloomer – Ottawa, Sebastian Lewis – Ottawa, Brett Hadl – Ottawa, Matt Madison – Louisburg, Tate Milton – Chapman,  Luke Shull – Miege


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