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By RICK PETERSON

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Shawnee Heights junior Deacon Pomeroy has been named the 2024 United Kansas Conference baseball player of the year by conference coaches, one of five city players who earned first-team honors.

DeaconPomeroyState 1Shawnee Heights junior Deacon Pomeroy was named the All-United Kansas Conference player of the year for the 2024 season. [Photo by Selena Favela/Special to TSN]

Pomeroy, a standout pitcher and catcher, was named to the All-UKC team as a utility player, and is joined on the first team by senior outfielder Jordan Armbruster, with the Heights duo helping lead the T-Birds to the Class 5A state tournament.

Pomeroy was also named the Class 5A player of the year by the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches.

Seaman is represented on the first team by junior catcher David Dobbs, senior infielder Kaiden Griffin and senior outfielder Zach Wilson.

Shawnee Heights and Seaman combined to put five players on the All-UKC second team, with the T-Birds represented by senior pitcher Ben Schaub, junior infielder Carson Garner and sophomore outfielder Cayden Lindsay while the Vikings put senior pitcher Axton Brewer and senior pitcher Holden Finley on the second team.

Topeka West junior outfielder Elijah Berg is one of four city players to earn All-UKC honorable mention along with Seaman junior pitcher Bryer Finley, Brewer at designated hitter and Shawnee Heights senior Jayden Holly as a utility pick.

ALL-UNITED KANSAS CONFERENCE BASEBALL

Position1st TeamSchoolGrade
Pitcher Will Burger De Soto 12
Pitcher Tonio Mendez Lansing 12
Pitcher Henry Rambo Leavenworth 11
Catcher David Dobbs Seaman 11
Infielder Cade Martinez De Soto 11
Infielder Cole Heitmann De Soto 12
Infielder Noah Davis Leavenworth 10
Infielder Myles Ross Piper 10
Infielder Kaiden Griffin Seaman 12
Outfielder Noah Thompson De Soto 11
Outfielder Caden Howell Lansing 12
Outfielder Zach Wilson Seaman 12
Outfielder Jordan Armbruster Shawnee Heights 12
Utility Deacon Pomeroy Shawnee Heights 11
Designated Hitter Phoenix Thompson De Soto 11
Position2nd TeamSchoolGrade
Pitcher Axton Brewer Seaman 9
Pitcher Holden Finley Seaman 12
Pitcher Ben Schaub Shawnee Heights 12
Catcher Will Howard Basehor-Linwood 11
Infielder Nash McCarty Basehor-Linwood 12
Infielder Bryce Fullen Lansing 10
Infielder Dalton Jorgensen Lansing 12
Infielder Carson Garner Shawnee Heights 11
Infielder Erikson George Turner 11
Outfielder Nate Martin Basehor-Linwood 10
Outfielder Will Burger De Soto 12
Outfielder Julian Simon Leavenworth 10
Outfielder Cayden Lindsay Shawnee Heights 10
Designated Hitter Hernan Mora Turner 11
Utility Jaylen Sims Piper 12
PositionHonorable MentionSchoolGrade
Infielder Caden Puderbaugh Basehor-Linwood 10
Infielder Garrett Pierce Basehor-Linwood 11
Infielder Steven Zimbelman Basehor-Linwood 10
Infielder Max Johnson De Soto 11
Pitcher Max Thurman De Soto 12
Catcher Reid Oakley Lansing 11
Pitcher James Umbarger Lansing 12
Catcher Jackson Harding Leavenworth 12
Infielder Frankie Giamalva Leavenworth 10
Pitcher Cael Mueller Leavenworth 12
Designated Hitter Lukas Boehm Piper 12
Infielder Jovahni Perez Piper 11
Pitcher Zak Surprise Piper 12
Designated Hitter Axton Brewer Seaman 9
Pitcher Bryer Finley Seaman 11
Utility Jayden Holly Shawnee Heights 12
Outfielder Elijah Berg Topeka West 11
Infielder Davon Templeton Turner 12
Pitcher Cruz Perez Turner 11

 

Player of the year -- Deacon Pomeroy, Shawnee Heights.

Pitcher of the year -- Tonio Mendez, Lansing.

Coach of the year -- Michael Basler, Lansing.

 

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