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Iowa Newspaper Association All-State Baseball Teams chosen

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cherokee junior Matt Koch was named to the Class 2A All-State first team.
DES MOINES - The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2008 All-State Baseball selections Tuesday, selecting first, second, third teams and team captains for classes 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A.

The four seniors selected as team captains are 4A - Andrew Host, Southeast Polk High School; 3A - B.J. Hermsen, West Delaware High School; 2A -- Willie Argo, Davenport Assumption High School; and 1A -- Reggie Hochstetler, Iowa Mennonite High School.

Cherokee's Tyler Jones (at bat) was named to the Class 2A All-State third team.
Cody Ege of Cherokee was named to the Class 2A All-State second team.
A first-team all-state baseball selection by the INA as a junior in 2007, Southeast Polk outfielder Andrew Host led the Rams to a then-school record 27 wins. Host helped SEP set a new mark of 29 victories in his senior season, hitting a team-high.470 (62-for-132) on his way to being named captain of the INA's Class 4-A squad. Host scored 70 runs this season, tops among hitters from 4-A state tournament qualifiers. Host doubled and scored SEP's only run July 23 in a 2-1 state tournament loss to Burlington. From his leadoff position in the Rams' lineup, Host hit nine homeruns, 10 doubles and six triples, driving in 40 runs. He also stole 11 bases and was hit by eight pitches. He was 1-0 with one save in 14 and one-third innings pitched. He struck out 18 while giving up 12 hits and five earned runs.

West Delaware pitcher B.J. Hermsen was named captain of the Class 3A all-state baseball team. The senior is one of the best players to come out of northeast Iowa and was a sixth-round draft choice of the Minnesota Twins earlier this summer. He is also a Division 1 college recruit. He led his team to a state tournament berth with a record of 9-0 and a 0.70 earned run average. In 60 and one-third innings he struck out 114 while walking nine. He also hit .425 with 23 home runs and 71 runs batted in. He fired a three-hitter and blasted a two-run homer in the team's 2008 state quarterfinal win over Cedar Rapids Xavier.

Willie Argo is the 2A captain, the third year he's been an all-state first-team selection. Hobbled by a torn meniscus in his left knee, Argo hit .333 and drove in three runs in the Class 2A state tournament to lead Davenport Assumption to its eighth championship. The University of Illinois signee hit .442 with 47 runs batted in and 57 runs scored. He amassed a .562 on-base percentage and slugged .800, while striking out just eight times in 120 at-bats. Argo, who was drafted in the 49th round of Major League Baseball's amateur draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks, committed no errors playing 43 games in center field for Assumption.

Class 1A captain, pitcher Reggie Hochstetler helped lead Iowa Mennonite School to its first state baseball championship as a junior in 2007. Hochstetler pitched complete games in winning the quarterfinal and the championship games, and he was named the most valuable player in the title game. He was even more dominant his senior season, compiling an 11-0 record and pitching the team to the state tournament once again. He won the quarterfinal in a five-inning no-hit performance. A left-hander who used both sides of the plate and had pinpoint control most all of his career, he struck out 90 and walked just 20 coming into the state tournament. His earned run average was .966 and teams were batting .128 against him.


PitcherDean McArdle Sioux City NorthJr.11-00.75
PitcherT. J. WernerBurlington Sr.12-01.68
PitcherRyan TorgersonJohnston Jr.11-01.25
CatcherTroy DuBayJohnston Sr..415
First BaseKyle PetersonBurlington Sr..489
InfieldBrance RiveraMuscatine Sr..451
InfieldDamek Tomscha Sioux City NorthSoph..492
InfieldChad ChristensenCedar Rapids Washington Jr..565
OutfieldGreg LarpenterJohnston Jr..505
OutfieldNick TilloSioux City NorthJr..507
OutfieldAndrew HostSoutheast PolkSr..470
UtilityAndrew RedmanDubuque HempsteadSoph..286 8-0
UtilityC. J. SchreiberSoutheast PolkSr..436 9-2


PitcherAndy SteinmetzWest Des Moines Valley Sr. 8-1
PitcherCarby McGlauflinSioux City NorthSr. 9-11.15
PitcherTyler SunstromBoone Sr. 8-10.57
CatcherBrad LambertiSoutheast PolkJr..439
First BaseTyler PeschongMarshalltown Sr..389
InfieldBryan LippincottJohnston Sr..508
InfieldAndrew EwingIowa City WestSr..504
InfieldJake KnottWaukee Jr..467
OutfieldBrian WannerSioux City NorthSr..395
OutfieldEddy DiosdadoFort Dodge Jr..421
OutfieldZach ThompsonMarshalltown Sr..391
UtilityBen AlisonAnkeny Sr..443 5-0
UtilityAustin ChristensenCedar Rapids Kennedy Fresh..433


PitcherRicky SandquistFort DodgeJr. 7-31.9
PitcherDarryl SextonClinton Jr.10-2
PitcherEddie PantzlaftBettendorf Sr. 7-0
CatcherJosh CaffreyBurlington Sr..432
First BaseB. J. JuergensDubuque HempsteadSr..400
InfieldJerad BarthSioux City EastJr..479
InfieldBen ChestnuttBettendorf Sr..441
InfieldKellen SweeneyCedar Rapids Jefferson Soph..496
OutfieldAlex AusenhusMason City Jr..388
OutfieldEric TooleLewis CentralFresh..509
OutfieldJason BrownDubuque HempsteadSr..413
UtilityEric SchultzCedar Rapids Kennedy Sr..478 4-1
UtilityJay LombardFort Dodge Sr..515


PitcherB. J. HermsenWest Delaware Sr. 8-00.45
PitcherConor KrommenhoekBishop HeelanJr. 6-12.19
PitcherKyler MorganCarlisle Sr.10-21.72
CatcherKalab EvansCreston Sr..440
First BaseNathan RamlerWest Dubuque Sr..406
InfieldCole PetersenAtlantic Sr..500
InfieldCody VanNessDenison-Schleswig Jr..535
InfieldBrock YossiDallas Center-GrimesSr..463
OutfieldWallace CarterCenterville Sr..553
OutfieldBrent StantonSaydel Sr..513
OutfieldAdam FellerCharles City Jr..436
UtilityPatrick HarshmanCenterville Sr..470
UtilityCody PetersenHarlanSr..469


PitcherGarret LinderwellWest Delaware Sr. 8-10.3
PitcherColin MorganOelwein Sr.10-20.98
PitcherTyler LefeberHarlanJr. 8-11.08
CatcherMikey HenrichsCarlisle Jr..385
First BaseJordan HuffmanSergeant Bluff-LutonJr..533
InfieldPatrick LalaMarion Sr..500
InfieldDan MarshallWest Delaware Jr..376
InfieldBrett KeimGlenwood Sr..424
OutfieldJustin GideonWest Delaware Sr..529
OutfieldMatt GruhlkeEstherville-Lincoln CentralSr..456
OutfieldJustin UhlenhoppClear Lake Sr..545
UtilityTanner OliverBishop HeelanSr..373
UtilityJosh BeckerCharles City Jr..346


PitcherLevi MaxfieldSergeant Bluff-LutonJr.10-22.79
PitcherBryce Von AhsenWilliamsburg Sr. 8-02.24
PitcherBrett ElliffGlenwood Sr. 8-21.56
CatcherChase WilkinsonCharles City Sr..438
First BaseJohn SawhillJefferson-Scranton Sr..429
InfieldJeff HastertHarlanJr..456
InfieldJon CloseVinton-ShellsburgSr..459
InfieldGreg OlsonCentral Clinton Jr..495
OutfieldSam StetzelPerry Jr..517
OutfieldJohn MascarelloSergeant Bluff-LutonSr..439
OutfieldEthan BrownBenton Community Jr..506
UtilityTaylor PetersenAtlantic Soph..494
UtilityKeith FandelEstherville-Lincoln CentralJr..382


PitcherKurt SpomerTri-Center Sr. 7-10.58
PitcherColin ReaCascade Sr. 8-11.23
PitcherLogan PotterSolon Sr.11-21.50
CatcherNick HutchensBCLUW Jr..443
First BaseJoe DisneyWest Marshall Jr..543
InfieldRyan MabeBeckman Sr..426
InfieldBrennan MelloyCascade Sr..584
InfieldMatt KochCherokee WashingtonJr..452
OutfieldWillie ArgoDavenport AssumptionSr..447
OutfieldNolan NussSumner-FredricksburgJr..517
OutfieldCody StrangSolon Jr..437
UtilityDannie StrableI-35Sr..500
UtilityScott BensonGladbrook-ReinbeckJr..505


PitcherKyle MosesSt. Ansgar Jr.11-21.95
PitcherJake KentDavenport AssumptionSr. 4-11.47
PitcherCody EgeCherokee WashingtonSoph. 8-00.76
CatcherSpenser PopingaCentral Springs Sr..471
First BaseJohn BuzynskiHudson Sr..481
InfieldDrake AustinWilton Sr..516
InfieldBlake KliegelOkoboji Jr..570
InfieldLevi MillerHumboldt Sr..527
OutfieldBrett WatkinsColumbusSr..433
OutfieldAustin ButlerStarmont Sr..404
OutfieldColton CalvertI-35Sr..478
UtilityJoey FlatteryFort Dodge St. EdmondJr..407
UtilityColin BrennemanMid-PrairieJr..489


PitcherBrandon HallBGMSr.10-21.59
PitcherDrew FreieWilton Jr. 9-20.67
PitcherIziah NuttingPleasantville Sr. 7-21.93
CatcherTyler JonesCherokee WashingtonJr..381
First BaseDallas HendricksonSt. Ansgar Jr..456
InfieldNate MeyerCascade Sr..360
InfieldLevi DavidshoferClarindaSr..439
InfieldJake PetersenGladbrook-Reinbeck Sr..505
OutfieldAndrew BrownCounci Bluffs St. Albert Soph..448
OutfieldJordan GackeCentral Lyon Jr..452
OutfieldJared McIntoshDavenport AssumptionJr..350
UtilityJordan HoweNortheast Goose Lake Jr..467
UtilityPatrick FlatteryFort Dodge St. EdmondJr..421


PitcherMark HennessyKee, Lansing Sr. 6-22.72
PitcherSeth RobinsonLenox Sr.11-13.38
PitcherReggie HochstetlerIowa MennoniteSr.10-00.91
CatcherJordan AdamsNewman CatholicJr..519
First BaseDanny HershbergerIowa MennoniteJr..474
InfieldLevi NeyIowa MennoniteSr..580
InfieldQuin SchultzKee, Lansing Sr..520
InfieldClay WelterDon Bosco Soph..506
OutfieldAaron SiefkenNorth Sentral Kossuth Sr..484
OutfieldPhil HotchkissGrandview Park BaptistSr..467
OutfieldEric RoheGehlen CatholicSr..443
UtilityShaun McGuireNorth Sentral Kossuth Sr..374 9-21.86
UtilityAlan BladtAHSTSr..333 5-42.16


PitcherKyle McCannNewman CatholicJr. 9-02.00
PitcherJake DavisNorth Mahaska Jr. 9-01.62
PitcherTrevor RobertsTwin Cedars Sr. 7-32.13
CatcherChris RockNorth Sentral Kossuth Jr..399
First BaseLogan DumolienLisbon Jr..412
InfieldAaron BrownNew London Jr..568
InfieldBo MurleyJanesville Jr..649
InfieldJon LewerkeNewman CatholicJr..417
OutfieldBryce DeethCoon Rapids-Bayard Jr..308
OutfieldLucas MechaelsenNortheast Hamilton Sr..474
OutfieldSean HoganKee, LansingSr..465
UtilityReggie KockAr-We-Va Jr..327 9-20.57
UtilityBrian GliemEast Greene Sr..366 6-31.62


PitcherNoah RappNortheast Hamilton Sr.11-22.90
PitcherNate BrueggemanHarris-Lake Park Sr. 6-32.33
PitcherCraig SchlesserGehlen CatholicSr. 6-22.30
CatcherRyan SharesDon Bosco Sr..418
First BaseTanner ShonkaTripoli Sr..514
InfieldDanny PatteeAHSTSr..452
InfieldAdam ElbertClay Central-Everly Sr..532
InfieldRyan PowersCalamus-Wheatland Soph..508
OutfieldPhil MazeNorth Sentral Kossuth Sr..409
OutfieldBryce HasleyHLVJr..427
OutfieldJarred SteppMidland Jr..477
UtilityDylan FraschtVan MeterSr..404 6-22.19
UtilityAndy CoxMontezuma Sr..476 3-61.89

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