By RICK PETERSON
Class 6A state tournament qualifier Washburn Rural and 5A qualifier Seaman combined to earn 11 first-team berths on the 2021 All-Shawnee County baseball team.
The Centennial League-champion Junior Blues (17-6) are represented by seniors Cooper Carlgren (pitcher), Davan Brady (infielder), Andre Chavez (outfielder), Brady Patterson (catcher) and Hunter Vondemkamp (utility) and junior Brock Howard (infielder) while Seaman (19-4) put seniors Kevin Mannell (pitcher), Cole Askew (outfielder) and Kolden Howerton (outfielder), junior Dagen Brewer (infielder) and sophomore Bryson Vawter (designated hitter) on the first team.
Washburn Rural's Carlgren was tapped as the Shawnee County pitcher of the year while Seaman's Askew earned the player of the year award and Rural's Jay Mastin was named coach of the year.
Also earning spots on the all-county team are senior pitcher Connor Pruyser and senior outfielder Trent Reamer of Silver Lake, senior pitcher Chase Carson of Shawnee Heights and junior infielder Max Colombo of Topeka High.
Rural's Howard and Vondemkamp both earned first-team All-Class 6A recognition from the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches while Seaman's Askew, the Centennial League player of the year, earned first-team honors in 5A and Silver Lake's Pruyser was a first-teamer in 3A.
Rural's Carlgren and Patterson were second-team selections in 6A while Seaman's Mannell, Brewer and Vawter were second-team picks in 5A.
Silver Lake's Reamer was a second-team All-3A selection by the KABC while Howerton earned All-5A honorable mention.
Heights' Carson was a second-team All-United Kansas Conference selection while Topeka High's Colombo led the Trojans to a break-through 15-7 season this spring.
ALL-SHAWNEE COUNTY BASEBALL
Name, school Pos. Class
Cooper Carlgren, Washburn Rural P Sr.
Chase Carson, Shawnee Heights P Sr.
Kevin Mannell, Seaman P Sr.
Connor Pruyser, Silver Lake P Sr.
Davan Brady, Washburn Rural IF Sr.
Dagen Brewer, Seaman IF Jr.
Max Colombo, Topeka High IF Jr.
Brock Howard, Washburn Rural IF Jr.
Cole Askew, Seaman OF Sr.
Andre Chavez, Washburn Rural OF Sr,
Kolden Howerton, Seaman OF Sr.
Trent Reamer, Silver Lake OF Sr.
Brady Patterson, Washburn Rural C Sr.
Bryson Vawter, Seaman DH So.
Hunter Vondemkamp, Washburn Rural U Sr.
Name, school Pos Class
Hunter Jones, Washburn Rural P Sr.
Dillon Mitchell, Topeka High P Jr.
Carson Rosen, Washburn Rural P Jr.
Brady Stuewe, Seaman P Sr.
Maclane Finley, Seaman IF Jr.
Tate Schoffleman, Washburn Rural IF Sr.
Skyler Specht, Hayden IF Sr.
Brayden Zirkle, Shawnee Heights IF Sr.
Braeden Ginter, Shawnee Heights OF Jr.
Torrey Horak, Rossville OF Jr.
Isaiah Kincaid, Topeka High OF Fr.
Daigan Kruger, Silver Lake OF Jr.
Caden Walker, Shawnee Heights OF Jr.
Kaden Brown, Rossville C Jr.
Andrew Kirmer, Seaman C Sr.
Elijah Kincaid, Topeka High DH So.
Aidan Polter, Seaman U Jr.
Erick Teske, Hayden U Sr.
Hayden: Ryan Graves, Pete Harrod. Highland Park: Christian Gallegos, Trent Long, Vonni Osayande, Tre Richardson. Rossville: Aiden Garcia, fr.; Camden Horak, fr. McGwyre Leathers, jr.; Brody Lietz, jr.; Joe McGrath, sr. Bo Reeves, sr. Seaman: Braden Colley, Micah Kobuszewski. Shawnee Heights: Nic Perez, Andrew Rantz, Will Schaub. Silver Lake: Dylan Roush, sr.; Max Strecker, sr.; Deacon Zordel, sr. Topeka High: Lukas Brennan, Casey Champney, Colin Daniels, Devon Keeling, Addison Sigg. Topeka West: Jordan Murray, Zander Putthoff, Triston Speaker. Washburn Rural: Anthony Taggart.
Player of the year -- Cole Askew, Seaman.
Pitcher of the year -- Cooper Carlgren, Washburn Rural.
Coach of the year -- Jay Mastin, Washburn Rural.