A pair of Scotland County standouts have earned all-state baseball honors as voted on by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Aaron Buford earned first team honors as an infielder. The senior led his team with a .652 batting average, racking up 43 hits in 66 at bats. Buford completed a remarkable streak over a four game span, reaching base 22 consecutive times. He finished with nine doubles, four triples and a pair of home runs. He led the team with 41 runs scored and was fourth on the squad with 26 RBI. His 20 base on balls also were tops on the team, producing a .730 on base percentage.
He wasn’t too shabby on the mound either. Buford started nine games for the Tigers, compiling a 4-1 record with a 1.10 ERA in 38 1/3 innings. He allowed just six earned runs on 22 hits and 12 walks while striking out 60.
Will Fromm earned second team all state honors as a designated hitter/utility player. The sophomore played second and third base as well as pitching for the Tigers. But it was his bat that got Fromm all-state recognition, as he hit .481 on the season, bashing six home runs to go along with nine doubles and a triple. Fromm easily was top’s on the SCR-I team with 43 runs batted in, which was more than two per contest in 2017. He was a key part of the rotation as well, compiling a 5-1 record as a pitcher. He posted a 4.88 ERA in 28 2/3 innings of work, allowing 35 hits and 20 walks while striking out 26.
2017 MHSBCA CLASS 2 ALL STATE TEAM
First Team – Sr. Jonah Williamson, Mansfield; Sr.. Connor Spunagle, Lincoln; Sr. Jace Keith, Hartville; Sr. Wiley Miller Plato.
Second Team – Sr. Spencer Burnham, Van Buren; Sr. Sean Neal, Mansfield; Sr. Logan Sorrell, Galena; Soph. Matt Gatewood, Concordia.
Honorable Mention Sr. Logan Damesworth, South Pemiscot; Soph. Austin Roe, Russellville; Soph. Logan Agan, Vienna; Sr. Caleb Hall, Galena; Sr. Tate Bittiker, Concordia
First Team – Sr. Mason Roy, Mansfield; Jr. Derek Stephens, Lincoln; Sr. Cole Wood, Valle Catholic
Second Team – Sr. Blake Neuman, Crocker; Jr. Bill Ashley, Pierce City; Sr. Bryston Hooten, Crane
Honorable Mention – Sr. Jaidyn Watts, Milan; Sr. C.J. Fernelius, New Covenant Academy; Jr. Jacob Adrian, Eugene
First Team – Jr. Spencer Greene, Mansfield; Sr. Mason Sanders, Lincoln; Sr. Aaron Buford, Scotland County; Sr. Cooper Hudnut, Canton; Sr. Riley Cain, South Pemiscot
Second Team – Jr. Devin Kingery, Mansfield; Soph. Luke Burk, Galena; Jr. Cameron Cooper, Concordia; Jr. Chris Loida, Valle Catholic; Jr. Jacob Gray, Mansfield
Honorable Mention – Fr. Carson Birck, Canton; Jr. Austin Holt, Galena; Soph. Nick Thompson, Russellville; Soph. Mason Stewart, Russellville; Soph. Logan Wilson, Van-Far
First Team – Sr. Josh Kermoade, Canton; Jr. Grant Eifert, Lincoln; Jr. Koy Smith, Canton; Soph. Landon Tenkhoff, Chaffee
Second Team – Sr. Tyler Voss, Russellville; Jr. Jesse Roberts, Sturgeon; Sr. Wyatt Bohle, Milan; Jr. Lathan Brooks Senath, Hornersville
Honorable Mention – Sr. Brandon Hatfield, Sturgeon; Sr. Kyle Peterie, Milan; Jr. Crayton Henry, Mansfield; Soph. Colby Selvey, Liberal
First Team – Sr. Todd Wilcoxon, Van Buren; Jr. Lance Logsdon, Canton; Sr. Trey Freeman, Harrisburg
Second Team – Soph. Will Fromm, Scotland County; Sr. Grant Latham, Bismarck; Sr. Kaden Bauman, Valle Catholic
Honorable Mention – Fr Jack Beaman, Lincoln; Soph. McCrae Fuller, Vienna; Sr. Mason Moreland, Pierce City