CLASS 4A ALL-STATE BASEBALL FIRST TEAM


CATCHERS

• Chad Claus, Sierra Vista

Senior batted .508 with five homers and 46 RBIs. ... Had 25 doubles and scored 45 runs. ... Second team All-Southern Nevada and first team All-Sunset Region.

• Mike McDade, Silverado

Senior switch-hitter batted .458 with 58 RBIs. ... Slugged area-best 13 homers. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and Sunrise Region. ... Southern Nevada Player of the Year. ... Signed with CCSN.

INFIELDERS

• Brian Barnett, McQueen

Senior shortstop hit .534 with 23 home runs and 72 RBIs. ... Scored 65 runs. ... First team All-High Desert League.

• Taylor Cole, Bishop Gorman

Senior shortstop batted .467 with five home runs and 52 RBIs. ... Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year. ... Also had 6-1 mark with 2.49 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 45 innings. ... Signed with Brigham Young.

• Jeff Malm, Bishop Gorman

Sophomore first baseman batted .453 with four homers and 57 RBIs to help the Gaels to their second consecutive state championship. ... Posted 8-2 mark with 1.91 ERA on the mound. ... Struck out 68 in 55 innings. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and Sunset Region. ... Southwest Division Player of the Year.

• J.D. Peters, Galena

Senior second baseman batted .549 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs. ... Leadoff man hit three homers in state tournament. ... Scored 66 runs and had 24 doubles and 16 stolen bases. ... High Desert League Player of the Year.

• Tony Thompson, Galena

Senior third baseman hit .471 with 18 homers and 71 RBIs. ... Also posted 6-1 mark with 2.78 ERA. ... First team All-High Desert League.

• Niko Vasquez, Durango

Junior shortstop hit .464 with six homers and 33 RBIs. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunset Region.

OUTFIELDERS

• Josh Blake, Damonte Ranch

Senior batted .407 with three homers and 27 RBIs. ... Scored 45 runs and stole 12 bases. ... First team All-Sierra League.

• Robbie Garvey, Arbor View

Senior center fielder batted .385 with five home runs and 35 RBIs as team's leadoff hitter. ... Helped lead Aggies to state tournament appearance. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunset Region. ... Signed with CCSN.

• Jordan Keegan, Silverado

Junior center fielder batted .472 with five home runs and 25 RBIs as Silverado's leadoff man. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunrise Region.

• Kyle Konicek, Green Valley

Senior center fielder batted .527 with seven home runs and 52 RBIs. ... Hit 20 doubles. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunrise Region. ... Signed with UNLV.

• Ryan Mirch, McQueen

Senior batted .483 and scored 52 runs for the Lancers. ... Drove in 36 runs. ... First team All-High Desert League.

• Joey Rickard, Bishop Gorman

Sophomore center fielder batted .437 with four homers and 39 RBIs as the Gaels' leadoff hitter. ... Scored 73 runs. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunset Region.

UTILITY

• Luke Feiler, McQueen

Senior hit .468 with five homers and 43 RBIs. ... Posted 4-3 mark with a 3.53 ERA. ... First team All-High Desert League.

• Kody Gorden, Cimarron-Memorial

Sophomore posted 6-2 record with 2.26 ERA. ... Struck out 50 in 52 2/3 innings. ... Batted .426. ... First team All-Sunset Region and second team All-Southern Nevada as pitcher. ... Second team All-Sunset as outfielder.

• Tyler Smith, Canyon Springs

Senior batted .625 with two home runs and 48 RBIs. ... Played catcher and shortstop and pitched. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunrise Region.

PITCHERS

• Jacob Anderson, Galena

Junior left-hander was 11-0 with a 2.41 ERA. ... Struck out 86 in 61 innings. ... First team All-High Desert League.

• Bryan Harper, Las Vegas

Junior left-hander posted 1.54 ERA and struck out 68 in 55 innings. ... Northeast Division Player of the Year. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunrise Region.

• Matt Klein, Sierra Vista

Senior left-hander was 9-2 with 1.70 ERA. ... Had five complete games and one shutout. ... Struck out 83 in 74 1/3 innings. ... Held opponents to .202 batting average. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunset Region.

• Garrett Luippold, Reno

Senior left-hander was 7-0 with a 2.13 ERA. ... Allowed 30 hits and struck out 74 in 49 1/3 innings. ... Sierra League Pitcher of the Year.

• Eric Maupin, Galena

Senior right-hander was 11-0 with 0.97 ERA. ... Struck out 87 in 65 innings and allowed 40 hits. ... Batted .457 with 12 homers and 44 RBIs as team's first baseman and cleanup hitter. ... High Desert League Pitcher of the Year.

• Kevin Rath, Silverado

Senior left-hander posted 8-2 mark with 2.35 ERA. ... Struck out 83 in 65 2/3 innings. ... Batted .380 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. ... First team All-Southern Nevada and All-Sunrise Region as pitcher. ... First team All-Sunrise and second team All-Southern Nevada at first base. ... Signed with Cal State Fullerton.

COACH OF THE YEAR

• Gary White, Arbor View

Guided Arbor View to a state tourney appearance in the school's second season of competition. The Aggies posted a 24-12 record, winning one game at state.

SECOND TEAM

Pos Name, School Year Highlights
C Basim Azzam, Galena Sr. .381, 14 HRs, 37 RBIs
C C.J. Maldonado, Reed Jr. .423, 14 HRs, 29 RBIs
IF James Crockett, Rancho Sr. .521, 4 HRs, 32 RBIs; 5-3, 1.77 ERA, 58 K
IF Scott Dysinger, Bishop Gorman Sr. .425, 44 RBIs, 59 runs
IF Travis Feiner, Cimarron-Memorial Sr. .440, 4 HRs, 36 RBIs, Northwest Division Player of the Year
IF Jake Hess, Galena Jr. .402, 11 HRs, 43 RBIs
IF Christian Lucero, Las Vegas Sr. .370, 29 RBIs, 35 runs
IF Stephen Yarrow, South Tahoe Sr. .556, 5 HRs, 30 RBIs
OF Alex Church, Las Vegas Sr. .474, 2 HRs, 26 runs
OF Brandon Garcia, Bishop Gorman Jr. .466, 6 HRs, 38 RBIs
OF Ryan Klorman, Del Sol Sr. .511, 41 RBIs, 12 2Bs
OF Nick Melino, Green Valley Jr. .457, 2 HRs, 33 RBIs
OF Victor Mendoza, Wooster So. .405, 3 HRs, 30 RBIs
OF Alex Steward, Reed Sr. .404, 5 HRs, 23 RBIs
UT Matt Gardner, Damonte Ranch Sr. .452, 28 RBIs; 6-4, 4.65 ERA, 66 K
UT Chace Perkins, North Valleys Sr. 4-3, 2.28 ERA; .405, 12 2Bs, 33 RBIs
UT Nate Whalin, Douglas Sr. .431, 3 HRs; 5-1, 3.72 ERA
P Chase Bradford, Silverado Sr. 5-4, 3 SVs, 1.99 ERA, 66 K
P Kyle Dimartino, Durango Sr. 7-3, 4 SVs, 2.65 ERA, 90 K
P Tony Fagan, Carson Sr. 6-2, 2.59 ERA, 77 K; .480, 10 HRs
P Dustin Hobbs, Arbor View Jr. 7-4, 2.60 ERA, 78 K
P Justin Neubauer, Rancho So. 1.02 ERA, 88 K in 48 IP
P Joe Wieland, Bishop Manogue Jr. 4-2, 2.63 ERA; .508, 10 HRs, 51 RBIs
 

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