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State qualifiers Rural, Seaman headline all-county baseball team

By RICK PETERSON

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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.

 ColeAskew2Seaman senior Cole Askew was named the Shawnee County player of the year after previously receiving the same honor in the Centennial League. [File photo/TSN]

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.

 BrockHoward2Washburn Rural junior first baseman Brock Howard is one of six Junior Blues who have earned first-team spots on the All-Shawnee County baseball team. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

PruyserSilver Lake senior pitcher Connor Pruyser has been named a first-team All-Shawnee County baseball pick by TopSports.news. [File photo by Rex Wolf/TSN]

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

First team

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.

Second team

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.

Honorable mention

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.