Scotland County claimed the Class 2 District 15 baseball title and earned even more hardware individually for its players. Four Tigers were honored by the coaches with first team all district designation when the post-season awards were announced last week. SCR-I landed two more players on the second team all district honor roll.
Kaden Anders, Branton Burrus, Will Fromm and Parker Triplett all earned first team honors.
Fromm led the Tigers with a .509 batting average, racking up 27 hits, including five home runs while driving in a team high 30 runs. He was tops on the team with 31 runs scored and 22 base on balls, that resulted in an on base percentage of .641.
Fromm also went 6-1 on the mound with a 2.97 ERA striking out 64 in 42 innings of work.
Burrus was second on the team with a .431 batting average, blasting five home runs while driving in 26 runs. He compiled a 4-0 record pitching, while posting a 1.80 ERA. In 23 innings of work the junior struck out 43.
Triplett compiled a 3-3 record on the mound, working 30 innings, striking out 32 and compiling a 3.23 ERA. He also handled center field duties and batted .323 as the Tigers’ leadoff hitter.
Anders handled the catching duties for SCR-I. He batted .410 on the year with a team-high eight doubles to go along with two triples and two home runs. He finished with 15 RBI and 27 runs scored.
Also earning first team all district baseball honors were Cody Amen, a senior and Mason Moncrief, a sophomore from Schuyler County; Quinn Doak and Brett Sayre, seniors from Milan; Levi Fowler and Taylor Tilden, seniors, and freshman Gage Pearson of Putnam County; and senior Nathan Sayre from Marceline.
Scotland County’s Anthony Whitaker and Jacob McDaniel earned second team all district honors.
Whitaker batted .306 on the year with 10 RBI and 22 runs scored.
McDaniel hit .273 with 19 RBIs. He also tossed 16 innings for SCR-I, posting a 1-2 mark with a 6.56 ERA.
Also named second team all district were freshmen Lance Fowler and Zach Heidenwith of Putnam County; Colby Frederick, a junior from Schuyler County; Conner Hayes, a sophomore from Knox County; Devon Skinner, a senior from Marceline; and Ryan Smith, a sophomore from Milan.