2019 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American Baseball Team – MaxPreps


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Argyle finished on top after going 71-1-1 over past two seasons.

Prior to the 2019 season, Blake Walston of New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.) was known more as a quarterback rather than one of the best pitchers in the nation.

As a junior, Walston was one of the Tar Heel State’s leading passers with 4,340 yards. He became the all-time leading passer at Hanover with 7,018 career yards and landed a scholarship offer from North Carolina State.

His career, however, took a distinct turn during baseball season. In posting a 13-0 record for one of the top-ranked teams in the nation, Walston earned the attention of the Major League Baseball scouts, who saw a player who could someday improve on an already impressive 93 mph fastball. The Arizona Diamondbacks took Walston with the No. 26 overall pick in the first round and he signed a $2.45 million deal to join the team.

Walston earned a number of awards en route to his first-round success, earning Gatorade State Player of the Year honors as well as North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association All-State team. He also made the MaxPreps All-American Team and is now recognized as the MaxPreps Medium Schools National Player of the Year.

Walston helped New Hanover win back-to-back state championships, posting a 28-2 record while claiming the Class 3A state championship. Besides the impressive win-loss record, Walston also had 137 strikeouts and posted a 0.46 ERA in 75.1 innings pitched. He threw two no-hitters on the season, including one in the Class 3A state semifinals against D.H. Conley. He also struck out 17 batters in a game.

Medium School Coach of the Year Dave Pishkur of Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.) had the best record in school history this year, and that’s saying something considering the success the Northwest Indiana school has experienced during Pishkur’s 40 years at the helm. In posting a 36-1 record (with 35 straight wins), Andrean won its seventh state title since 2005.

The 59ers beat Edgewood 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning for their second straight Class 3A championship, marking the third time Andrean has won back-to-back titles. The victory also put Pishkur’s record at 1,014-284. He surpassed former LaPorte coach Ken Schreiber (1,010) during the playoffs to become the state’s all-time winningest coach.

The medium school All-American team consists of teams that play in state enrollment divisions that generally have between 1,000 and 2,000 students.

Medium School All-American Baseball Team

Blake Walston, New Hanover

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Blake Walston, New Hanover

First Team

PBlake Walston, New Hanover (Wilmington, N.C.), 6-5, 175, Sr.
Honors:
North Carolina Coaches Association Class 3A all-state team; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 2 Team; Gatorade State Player of the Year; Times News Player of the Year; Drafted No. 26 overall by Diamondbacks.
Stats: 13-0 record, 0.46 ERA, 137 Ks, 75.1 innings pitched, .370, 26 runs, 20 RBI.

PNolan Hudi, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 6-0, 172, Sr.
Honors:
All-Pinellas County Pitcher of the Year; Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A Player of the Year.
Stats: 11-1 record, 0.68 ERA, 107 Ks, 61.1 innings pitched.

PAJ Hacker, Rowan County (Morehead, Ky.), 6-4, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Kentucky Coaches Association Mr. Baseball; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Stats: 11-2-1 record, 82 innings pitched, 137 Ks, 0.60 ERA, .448, 52 RBI, 43 runs, 7 doubles, 9 HR.

PChad Ricker, Argyle (Texas), 6-1, 194, Sr.
Honors:
Denton Chronicle All-Area Player of the Year; Dallas Sports Day Pitcher of the Year; Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A all-state team.
Stats: 12-0 record, 0.88 ERA, 96 Ks, 81.1 innings pitched, .333, 37 RBI, 24 runs, 21.1 consecutive hitless innings.

PStephen Klenske, Sage Creek (Carlsbad, Calif.), 6-5, 225, Sr.
Honors:
All-San Diego Section Pitcher of the Year; MaxPreps California Medium School All-State Team; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 8 Team.
Stats: 12-0, 0.39 ERA, 126 Ks, 90 innings pitched.

PHunter Barco, Bolles (Jacksonville, Fla.), 6-5, 220, Sr.
Honors:
Jacksonville Times Union All-First Coast Team; Drafted No. 718 overall by Mets.
Stats: .355, 19 runs, 14 RBI, 5 doubles, 3 HR, 5-0 record, 1.84 ERA, 67 Ks, 38 innings pitched, 35-4 career record, 336 career strikeouts.

PCamden Minacci, Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.), 6-3, 175, Jr.
Honors:
Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Player of the Year; Tampa Times All-Tampa Area Team.
Stats: 12-1 record, 1.12 ERA, 85 Ks, 62 innings pitched.

PJace Beck, Blanchard (Okla.), 6-8 195, Sr.
Honors:
Oklahoma City Oklahoman All-State Team; Drafted No. 658 overall by Mets.
Stats: 13-0, 0.99 ERA, 70.2 innings pitched, 134 Ks

PGeoffrey Gilbert, Bishop England (Charleston, S.C.), 6-2, 200, Sr.
Honors:
South Carolina Coaches Association Class 3A Player of the Year; All-Low Country Player of the Year.
Stats: 8-1 record, 102 Ks, 61.2 innings pitched, 26-1 career record, 278 career strikeouts.

PTrey Dombroski, Wall Township (Wall, N.J.), 6-5, 215, Sr.
Honors:
NJ.Com Pitcher of the Year.
Stats: 126 Ks, 76 innings pitched, 0.27 ERA, 11-1 record.

CEthan Hearn, Mobile Christian (Mobile, Ala.), 5-11, 200, Sr.
Honors:
Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Super Team; Class 4A Hitter and Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 3 Team; Drafted No. 192 overall by Cubs.
Stats: .482, 11 doubles, 42 RBI, 55 runs, 11 HR.

CMatt McCormick, St. Laurence (Burbank, Ill.), 6-0, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Daily Southtown Player of the Year; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 Team; Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A all-state team; Drafted No. 1,194 overall by Reds.
Stats: .419, 12 doubles, 51 RBI, 9 HR.

CCason Tollett, Little Rock Christian Academy (Little Rock, Ark.), 6-2, 215, Sr.
Honors:
All-Arkansas Preps All-State Team’ ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 6 Team.
Stats: .450, 37 RBI, 6 HR, 36 walks.

1BJoey Vetrano, Lakeland (Shrub Oak, N.Y.), 6-3, 210, Jr.
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year; Lower Hudson Westchester/Putnam Player of the Year.
Stats: .442, 8 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs, 34 RBI, 42 runs, 9-2 record, 0.74 ERA, 93 Ks, 66.2 innings pitched.

1BGus Collins, Pryor (Okla.), 6-4, 210, Sr.
Honors:
Oklahoma City Oklahoman All-State Team; Tulsa World All-World Team.
Stats: .422, 45 runs, 42 RBI, 14 doubles, 9 HR, 9-0 record, 71 Ks, 63.1 innings pitched, 1.44 ERA.

IFCJ Abrams, Blessed Trinity (Roswell, Ga.), 6-2, 185, Sr.
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class AAAA All-State Team; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 3 Team; Gatorade State Player of the Year; Drafted No. 6 overall by Padres.
Stats: .410, 45 runs, 27 RBI, 17 doubles, 5 triples, 3 HR, 33 stolen bases.

IFTyler Callihan, Providence School (Jacksonville, Fla.), 6-1, 205, Sr.
Honors:
Jacksonville Times Union All-First Coast Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 3 Team; Drafted No. 85 overall by Reds.
Stats: .456, 36 RBI, 12 HR, 6 doubles, 1.08 ERA, 40 Ks, 26 innings pitched.

IFGunnar Henderson, Morgan Academy (Selma, Ala.), 6-3, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Alabama Sports Writers Association Mr. Baseball; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 3 Team; Gatorade State Player of the Year; Drafted No. 42 overall by Orioles.
Stats: .559, 17 doubles, 9 triples, 11 HR, 69 runs, 75 RBI, 32 stolen bases

IFLuke Gold, Ballston Spa (N.Y.), 6-1, 205, Sr.
Honors:
Times Union Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 1 Team.
Stats: .456, 15 doubles, 4 triples, 12 home runs, 45 RBI, 43 runs, 20 stolen bases

IFChristian Cairo, Calvary Christian (Clearwater, Fla.), 5-10, 170, Sr.
Honors:
Pinellas County Player of the Year; Tampa Times All-Tampa Area Team; Drafted No. 130 overall by Indians.
Stats: .451, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 4 home runs, 33 stolen bases.

IFCarter Young, Selah (Wash.), 6-0, 164, Sr.
Honors:
Scorebook Live All-State Team, 2018 Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Stats: .414, 38 runs, 23 RBI, 9 doubles, 3 triples, 2 HR.

OFCorbin Carroll, Lakeside (Seattle), 5-10, 165, Sr.
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; Seattle Star Times All-Area Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 7 Team; Drafted No. 16 overall by Diamondbacks.
Stats: .540, 9 HR, 26 RBI, 38 runs.

OFCam Jackson, D.H. Conley (Greenville, N.C.), 6-2, 170, Sr.
Honors:
Daily Reflector All-Area Team; North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A Player of the Year.
Stats: .485, 52 runs, 37 RBI, 11 doubles, 9 home runs.

OFJohn Rhodes, Chattanooga Christian (Chattanooga, Tenn.), 6-0, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Tennessee Baseball Report All-State Team; TBR Ultimate Nine Team.
Stats: .560, 51 runs, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 10 doubles.

OFBryce Madron, Blanchard (Okla.), 5-9, 160, Jr.
Honors:
Oklahoma City Oklahoman All-State Team.
Stats: .560, 12 HR, 54 RBI, 64 runs, 11 doubles, 5 triples.

OFColin Barber, Pleasant Valley (Chico, Calif.), 6-1, 190, Sr.
Honors:
All-Northern Section Player of the Year; MaxPreps California Medium Schools State Player of the Year; drafted No. 136 overall by Astros.
Honors: .493, 45 runs, 42 RBI, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 10 HR.


Colin Barber, Pleasant Valley

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Colin Barber, Pleasant Valley

OFDillon Carter, Argyle (Texas), 6-0, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team; Denton Chronicle All-Area Team.
Stats: .400, 23 RBI, 57 runs, 2 doubles, 5 triples, 4 HR.

APMichael Doolin, Andrean (Merrillville, Ind.), 6-3, 200, Sr.
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year; Prep Baseball Report State Player of the Year; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 Team;
Stats: .438, 4 HR, 0.45 ERA, 39 RBI, 16 runs, 14-0 record, 77 innings pitched, 131 Ks.

APGage Singer, Aurora (Mo.), 6-1, 200, Sr.
Honors:
Gatorade State Player of the Year; All-Ozarks Player of the Year; Class 4 First Team All-State.
Stats: 6-0 record, 35 innings pitched, 0.00 ERA, 82 Ks, .388, 21 RBI, 6 HR.

APJoe Schmidt, St. Francis Borgia (Washington, Mo.), 6-2, 225, Sr.
Honors:
St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro Player of the Year; Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Team.
Stats: .423, 39 RBI, 7 HR, 4-2, 2.98 ERA.

Second Team

PChase Hampton, Kilgore (Texas), 6-1, 200, Jr.
Honors:
Texas Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Team.
Stats: 12-3 record, 85.1 innings pitched, 1.56 ERA, 159 Ks.

PBraden Hughes, Springville (Ala.), 6-2, 215, Jr.
Honors:
Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Player of the Year.
Stats: .398, 32 runs, 49 RBI, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 12-1 record, 71 Ks, 66.1 innings pitched, 1.79.

PCameron Mabee, Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.), 6-1, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Southern Section Division 3 Player of the Year; Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Area Team; MaxPreps California Medium School All-State Team.
Stats: 9-3 record, 1.07 ERA, 92 Ks, 78.2 innings pitched.

PYordani Carmona, Monsignor Pace (Miami), 6-2, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Dade County Team; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 3 Team.
Stats: 7-0 record, 0.65 ERA, 85 Ks, 43.1 innings pitched.

PMack Anglin, Highland (Marengo, Ohio), 6-5, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State Team.
Stats: 6-1 record, 0.35 ERA, 79 Ks, 39 innings pitched.

PTrey Rugg, Sterlington (La.), 6-3, 225, Sr.
Honors:
Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A Player of the Year; Ouachita Citizen Player of the Year.
Stats: 14-1 record, 1.15 ERA, 97.1 innings pitched, 90 Ks.

PChris Mokma, Holland Christian (Holland, Mich.), 6-5, 190, Sr.
Honors:
Michigan Baseball Coaches Association Dream Team; Holland Sentinel All-Area Player of the Year.
Stats: 8-0, 1.23 ERA, 81 Ks, 45.1 innings pitched, .433, 7 doubles, 27 RBI.

PPorter Hodge, Cottonwood (Salt Lake City), 6-4, 218, Sr.
Honors:
Deseret News Class 5A State Player of the Year; Drafted No. 402 overall by Cubs.
Stats: 8-0 record, 1.00 ERA, 64 Ks.

PJacob Tate, Christian Academy of Knoxville (Knoxville, Tenn.), 6-7, 230, Sr.
Honors:
Tennessee Baseball Report All-State Team; TBR Ultimate 9 Team.
Stats: 12-0 record, 108 Ks, 71.1 innings pitched, 48 RBI

PNick Durgin, Melbourne Central Catholic (Melbourne, Fla.), 6-3, 208, Sr.
Honors:
Florida Dairy Farmers Class 5A Player of the Year.
Stats: 9-1, 0.31 ERA, 108 Ks.

CJimmy Obertop, Westminster Christian (St. Louis), 6-2, 215, Sr.
Honors:
St. Louis Post Dispatch All-Metro; Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Team.
Stats: .490, 9 HR, 48 RBI, 4 triples, 12 doubles.

CDavid Melfi, Liberty (Jackson, N.J.), 5-10, 185, Sr.
Honors:
NJ.Com All-State Team.
Stats: .437, 37 runs, 46 RBI, 14 doubles, 10 HR.

CJacob Critzer, Fluvanna County (Palmyra, Va.), 5-10, 185, Sr.
Honors:
VHSL Class 3 Player of the Year.
Stats: .470, 22 runs, 35 RBI, 13 doubles, 10 HR.

1BBraden Spano, Greeneville (Tenn.), 6-0, 215, Jr.
Honors:
Tennessee Baseball Report All-State Team; TBR Ultimate 9 Team.
Stats: .544, 27 doubles, 56 RBI, 6 HR, 40 runs.

1BTyler Barth, Pueblo West (Pueblo West, Colo.), 5-11, 175, Sr.
Honors:
CHSAA Now Class 4A Player of the Year.
Stats: .366, 22 runs, 46 RBI, 3 doubles, 6 triples, 4 HR;


Tyler Barth, Pueblo West

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Tyler Barth, Pueblo West

IFJase Bowen, Central Catholic (Toledo, Ohio), 6-1, 190, Sr.
Honors:
Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 Player of the Year; Drafted No. 334 overall by Pirates.
Stats: .550, 9 doubles, 6 triples, 1 HR, 31 runs, 31 RBI.

IFQuade Tomlin, Liberty Christian (Lynchburg, Va.), 6-1, 185, Jr.
Honors:
VHSL Class 4 Player of the Year.
Stats: .420, 40 runs, 47 RBI, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 9 HR.

IFJacob Boyd, Loganville (Ga.), 5-10, 175, Sr.
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 5A State Player of the Year; Walton Tribune All-County Player of the Year.
Stats: .336, 27 runs, 27 RBI, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR.

IFWill Duff, Springfield Catholic (Springfield, Mo.), 5-11, 185, Sr.
Honors:
All-Ozarks, Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Class 4 All-State Team.
Stats: .451, 13 HR, 32 RBI, 38 runs, 11 doubles, 3-1, 47 Ks, 2.01 ERA, 31.1 innings pitched.

IFAdam Crampton, Oakland Tech (Oakland, Calif.), 6-1, 170, Sr.
Honors:
San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Player of the Year; MaxPreps California Medium School All-State Team.
Stats: .551, 35 runs, 21 stolen bases, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 4 HR.

IFAnthony Nunez, Miami Springs (Fla.), 6-1, 190, Sr.
Honors:
Miami Herald All-Dade County Team; Drafted No. 863 overall by Padres.
Stats: .360, 34 runs, 17 RBI, 8 doubles, 4 triples, 3 HR.

OFMack Williams, Northside (Columbus, Ga.), 6-0, 170, Jr.
Honors:
Georgia Dugout Preview Class 4A Player of the Year; Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-Area Team.
Stats: .397, 13 doubles, 2 triples, 5 HR, 40 RBI.

OFMarcus Lee Sang, Northern (Owings, Md.), 6-1, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Washington Post All-Metro Team; ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 2 Team; Drafted No. 330 overall by Phillies.
Stats: .523, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 31 runs, 0.55 ERA, 76 Ks, 51 innings pitched.

OFBilly Garrity, Sumrall (Miss.), 6-0, 195, Sr.
Honors:
Clarion Ledger All-State Team.
Stats: .330, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 4-1 record, 1.79 ERA

OFJoey Velazquez, St. Francis DeSales (Columbus, Ohio), 6-0, 205, Sr.
Honors:
Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 All-State Team.
Stats: .500, 13 doubles, 7 triples, 8 HR, 36 runs, 41 RBI, 35 stolen bases.

OFEthan Vecrumba, Edgewood (Ellettsville, Ind.), 6-4, 200, Sr.
Honors:
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 4 Team.
Stats: .495, 35 runs, 42 RBI, 10 doubles, 5 triples, 10 HR.

OFWyatt Johnson, Kennedy (La Palma, Calif.), 6-2, 165, Jr.
Honors:
Southern Section Division 4 Player of the Year; Orange County Register All-County third team; MaxPreps California Medium Schools All-State Team.
Stats: .417, 28 runs, 24 RBI, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 13-1 record, 1.10 ERA, 114 Ks, 89.1 innings pitched.

APNick Kosmetatos, St. Francis (Wheaton, Ill.), 6-1, 185, Sr.
Honors:
Illinois Baseball Coaches Association Class 3A All-State Team.
Stats: 9-1 record, 102 Ks, 0.47 ERA, 59.1 innings pitched, .351, 8 doubles, 7 HR, 22 RBI, 21 runs.

APMatt Bathauer, Lee Williams (Kingman, Ariz.), 6-2, 200, Sr.
Honors:
Arizona Baseball Coaches Association Class 4A Player of the Year.
Stats: .494, 28 runs, 30 RBI, 8 doubles, 6 HR, 10-1 record, 2.93 ERA, 92 Ks, 57.1 innings pitched.

APCayden Wallace, Greenbrier (Ark.), 6-1, 205, Jr.
Honors:
All-Arkansas Preps All-State Team.
Stats: .514, 49 runs, 22 RBI, 6 doubles, 7 triples, 6 home runs.


Wyatt Johnson, Kennedy

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Wyatt Johnson, Kennedy


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