Below is the All-State baseball team, as named by the state’s coaches association. (I will post the classes as I get them typed in.)
Class 6A has three Maize players on first team, including Conner Knight as the player of the year, while the second team has five Maize players. This seems about right for a team that many say is one of the state’s best in history. Your thoughts?
COACHES ASSOCIATION'S ALL-STATE BASEBALL TEAMSCLASS 6AFirst teamP—Matt Blackham, sr., Olathe Northwest; Gage Byers, sr., Maize; Cody Kukuk, sr., Lawrence Free State; Colin Toalson, sr., Free State; G; Devin Welch, sr., Goddard. C—Tory Bell, sr., Maize. 1B—Logan Newfarmer, sr., Derby. 2B—Dusty Maas, sr., Man-hattan. 3B—AJ Putman, sr., Wichita Northwest. SS—Dylan Becker, sr., SM East. OF—Justin Burba, jr., Campus; Ross Johnson, sr., Lawrence; Conner Knight, sr., Maize; Ryan Wilkinson, sr., Manhattan. DH—Matt Sutliffe, jr., Lawrence. U—Colton Flax, so., Campus. Pitcher of the year—Cody Kukuk, sr., Free State. Player of the year—Conner Knight, sr., Maize.
Second teamP—Jeff Boyd, sr., SM West; Jake Jones, jr., Wichita Northwest; Craig Nicks, jr., Maize; Thomas Olson, sr., Manhattan; Collin Wiles, jr., BV West. C—Danny Sader, sr., SM South. 1B—Gage Byers, sr., Maize. 2B—Ryan McBroom, jr,. Maize. 3B—JC Sturgeon, jr., Maize. SS—Austin Fisher, sr., Olathe Northwest. OF—Thomas Clay, sr., Maize; Eli Kep-pler, so., Leavenworth; Cody Kukuk, sr., Free State; Kyle Speer, sr., Manhattan. DH—Brett Nickle, so., Olathe south. U—Ben Naething, sr., Leavenworth.