North Iowa was well represented on the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s all-state baseball teams, which were released Monday, as 10 players from the area made the list.
Two of the 10 were named to the all-state “Super Team,” which takes the best players from all classes.
Newman Catholic’s Peyton Scott made the “Super Team” as an outfielder after batting .422 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 36 RBIs.
Scott’s Newman teammate Ben Fitzgerald was a “Super Team” selection as a utility player and was captain of the Class 1A team. Fitzgerald batted .524 with a state-leading 29 doubles and 70 RBIs.
In Class 4A, Mason City seniors Hunter Dingman and Dylan Voves were each selected to the first team. Dingman hit .417 with 16 doubles, seven home runs and 23 RBIs, and Voves tied a school record with 65 hits as he batted .425.
Algona junior third baseman Grant Goche was a first-team all-state selection in Class 3A. Goche hit .380 for the Bulldogs with eight doubles and 21 RBIs.
In Class 2A, Forest City senior Colton Shipman made the second team as a utility player. Shipman, the Indians’ ace, was 10-1 on the mound with a 0.67 ERA and struck out 93 batters. He added a .413 batting average with 36 RBIs at the plate.
Newman landed two more players on the Class 1A first team as junior Caden Kratz made it on as a pitcher and sophomore Evan Paulus made it as a third baseman. Kratz was 9-1 with a 0.74 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 57 innings. Paulus batted .469 with 10 doubles, eight home runs and 43 RBIs.
Also making the first team in Class 1A was West Fork senior catcher Clay Emhoff. Emhoff led the Warhawks with a .500 batting average with eight doubles and 21 RBIs.
St. Ansgar senior pitcher Jared Mayer was a second-team selection in Class 1A. Mayer was 7-1 with an ERA of 0.89 and 68 strikeouts in 47 innings.