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38 Athletes Earn Baseball All-District Honors

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association announced its 2014 all-district teams this week, and 38 area athletes earned either first-team or second-team honors.  Twin Cedars led all area teams with eight selections.  Centerville, Fairfield and Van Buren had five selections each, with Albia and Pekin each earning four all-district picks.  Ottumwa landed three selections, Cardinal added two picks, and Davis County and Oskaloosa each had one athlete selected.  The complete list of area all-district athletes is below.

CLASS 4A – SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

1st Team: Brok Hopwood, catcher, Ottumwa

2nd Team: Steven Wilson, pitcher, and Spencer Nelson, outfield, Ottumwa

CLASS 3A – SOUTHEAST DISTRICT

1st Team: Joseph Hietpas, pitcher, Austin Gridley, outfield, and Cameron Baumann, outfield, Fairfield; Michael Starcevich, pitcher, and Kolten Gonnerman, utility, Centerville; Nick Rutledge, utility, Oskaloosa

2nd Team: Grant Walker, 2nd base, Jared Armington, outfield, and Payton Kauzlarich, utility, Centerville; Wyatt Stark, pitcher, and Mason Ellis, 1st base, Fairfield

CLASS 2A – SOUTHEAST DISTRICT

1st Team: Brett Leshen, outfield, Albia; Conner McElderry, 1st base, Cardinal; Jacob Jones, utility, Davis County

2nd Team: Austin O’Leery, 2nd base, Griffin Osing, 3rd base, and Bryce Leshen, outfield, Albia; Cody Streeby, catcher, Cardinal

CLASS 1A – SOUTHEAST DISTRICT

1st Team: Otis Roby, pitcher, Coy Moore, pitcher, Hunter Embray, catcher, Corey Harrell, 1st base, Garrett Pettyjohn, 2nd base, Brent Parker, outfield, and Drew Carlson, utility, Twin Cedars; Garrett Saunders, shortstop, and Robby Laughlin, 3rd base, Van Buren; Keaton Winn, outfield, Pekin

2nd Team: Zach Sloan, pitcher, Kolby Allsup, shortstop, and Cade Millikin, utility, Pekin; Robert Barker, pitcher, Brandon Plecker, outfield, and Tyson Sprouse, utility, Van Buren; Collin Still, 3rd base, Twin Cedars