A trio of Scotland County baseball players were recently honored when the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association announced the 2014 MHSBCA All State teams.
Austin Thrasher was named to the second team as a pitcher along with battery mate Tyler Buford who was a second team honoree at catcher. Cordie Kigar received honorable mention as an infielder.
Thrasher did not allow an earned run until his final start of the season, racking up a 9-1 record on the mound with a minuscule 0.70 ERA. In 50 innings he allowed just 21 hits and walked 33 while striking out 103 batters. He batted .462 on the year with 12 extra-base hits and 28 RBIs.
Buford was tops on the SCR-I roster with a .500 batting average and 32 RBIs.
Kigar hit .377, scoring 30 runs and driving in 14.
Named to the 2014 MHSBCA class 2 all-state first team were: pitchers Dan Bergtholdt (Valle Catholic, Jr.), Boston Dickerson (Archie, Sr.), A. J. Buford (Hartville, Sr.) and Kolton Clark (Belle, Sr.); catchers Tyler Niemann (Canton, Sr.), Trever Lewis (East Carter, Jr.) and Ryan Gatton (Crane, Sr.); infielders Cody Birdsong (Neelyville, Jr.), Tyler Collison (Hartville, Jr.), Caleb Shockley (Crane, Jr.) Jacob LaSalle (Marionville, So.), and Tony Mebruer (Linn, So.); outfielders Koltyn Schilly (Valle Catholic, Jr.), Layton Tenkhoff (Chaffee, Sr.), Colton Vaught (Crane, Sr.) and Hunter Simmons (Hartville, Sr.); and DH/utility players Andrew Basler (Valle Catholic, Jr.), Ryan Mantle (Linn, Jr.), and Cody Payne (Chafee, Sr.).
Named to the 2014 MHSBCA class 2 all-state second team were: pitchers Austin Thrasher (Scotland County, Sr.), McKaulley Stephenson (West Platte, So.), Justin Fellinger (Canton, Jr.,) and Riley Halley (Iberia, So.); catchers Nolan Wood (Valle Catholic, Sr.), Aaron Richardson (Milan, Sr.) and Tyler Buford (Scotland County, Jr.); infielders Devon Yahn (Chaffee, Sr.), Mason Price (Belle, Sr.), Jarrod Howard (Crane, Sr.) Connor Basler (Valle Catholic, So.) and Tim Fox (Bloomfield, Sr.); outfielders Brandon Berhorst (Canton, Sr.), Jimmy Golden (Chaffee, Sr.), Darrien Dickey (Iberia, Sr.), and Reed Harter (Billings, So.); DH/utility players Alec Shoop (Linn, Sr.), Cass Heimsoth (Concordia, Sr.) and Dawson Meyer (Billings, Sr.).
Named to the 2014 MHSBCA class 2 all-state honorable mention team were: pitchers Logan Saffle (East Carter, Jr.), Ryan Keuhn (Milan, Sr.), Zach Cook (Crane, Jr.) and Trey McDaniel (Greenville, Fr.); catchers Tyler Butterfield (Lutheran Kansas City, Sr.), Dylan Crossen (Neelyville, Sr.) and Tanner Barnes (Cabool, So.); infielders Austin Hon (Concordia, Sr.) Cordie Kigar (Scotland County, Sr.), Tanner Allen (Mansfield, Sr.), Cody Guthrie (West Platte, Jr.) and Eathan Hickey (Linn, So.); outfielders Brett Johnson (Morgan County, Sr.), Kyle Decker (Van-Far, Sr.), Devon Duncan (Greenville, Jr.), and Geoffrey Stafford (Marionville, Sr.); DH/utility players Calvin Romi (Archer, Sr.), Reece Carmichael (Canton, Sr.) and Ben Klebba (Linn, So.)