Two Keota Eagles landed on the 2020 All-South Iowa Cedar League First Team for baseball with another perched on the second team and two more nested in the honorable mentions.
Keota sophomore Colten Clarahan was a choice for pitcher on the first team and junior Brady Duwa joined him as an outfield pick.
Patrick Clarahan was Keota’s pick on the second team while Crson Sprouse and Nolan Verstrate garnered honorable mention.
Claran’s earned run average of 1.46 was fourth best in the league, but his 64 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings pitched were 12 more than fellow first team pitcher Carson Cheney of HLV, who led the league in innings pitched at 43.
Duwa’s two triples were second while Clarahan’s on base percentage was fourth at .566. Clarahan’s batting average of .439 was sixth. Duwa batted .320 with five doubles and a grand slam. he had an OBP of .393 and was seventh in total bases.
Wes Warwick was the SICL Coach of the Year.
In his first year as HLV’s head baseball coach, Warwick led the Warriors to their first season over .500 in eight years and in this, his second year, they didn’t lose a game until substate when Don Bosco defeated the Warriors.
Eleven of HLV’s wins were by at least five runs. Keota lost to HLV 2-0 in the second game of the season and 3-2 in district play.
2020 All-South Iowa Cedar League Baseball Teams
P Carson Cheney, senior, HLV
P Colten Clarahan, sophomore, Keota
P Brody Wolf, senior, HLV
C Dylan Kinker, junior, North Mahaska
C *Kody Timm, senior, HLV (Unanimous)
INF Blake Readshaw, junior, North Mahaska
INF Noah Beck, senior, BGM
INF Tristan Ross, senior, Colfax-Mingo
INF Josh Mohr, junior, Sigourney
INF Blaize Kulhman, senior, Lynnville-Sully
INF Ethan Kupka, junior, HLV
OF Cade Molyneux, sophomore, Sigourney
OF Brady Duwa, junior, Keota
OF Brayden Monroe, senior, Tri-County
OF Jordan Kreigel, senior, BGM
UTIL Ty Kelderman, junior, North Mahaska
UTIL Cade Streigle, sophomore, Sigourney
P Logan Shipley, senior, North Mahaska
P Eli Slaymaker, junior, Iowa Valley
P Bray Noun Harder, senior, Lynnville-Sully
C Jake Moel, sophomore, BGM
C Corder Noun Harder, eighth grade, Lynnville-Sully
INF Dayton Pace, junior, Tri-County
INF Trevin Straight, senior, Belle Plaine
INF Eddie Burgess, sophomore, Montezuma
INF Levi Crawford, sophomore, Sigourney
INF Caden Fontinel, senior, HLV
OF Cole Watts, junior, Montezuma
OF Cole Stephenson, junior, English Valleys
OF Derek Leonard, senior, Iowa Valley
OF Patrick Clarahan, junior, Keota
UTIL Beau Flander, sophomore, English Valleys
UTIL Zach Steenhoek, junior, Colfax-Mingo
Coach of the Year: Wes Warwick, HLV
BGM: Jake Mavrer, freshman; Mitch White, senior
Belle Plaine: Jaxon Kressley, junior; Noah Bachelder, senior
Colfax-Mingo: Brady Berkey, senior; Cole Bracewell, sophomore
HLV: Will Bayer, senior; Boston York, eighth grade
Iowa Valley: Cale Hall, senior; Caden Knapp, freshman
Keota: Carson Sprouse, junior; Nolan Verstrate, senior
English Valleys: Cale Hester, senior; Tanner Mihal, senior
Lynnville-Sully: Conner Maston, junior; Payton VanWyk, junior
Montezuma: Brayden Arendt, senior; Owen Cook, freshman
North Mahaska: Grant Smith, junior; Sam Terpstra, sophomore
Sigourney: Mason Moore, junior; Brock Halleran, junior
Tri-County: Tegon Fogle, senior; Eli Molyneux, freshman,
South Iowa Cedar League Final Standings
Team Overall Conf.
HLV 15-1 11-0
Lynnville-Sully 10-8 8-3
Sigourney 10-6 7-4
BGM 8-5 7-4
North Mahaska 8-7 6-5
Keota 7-8 5-6
Iowa Valley 6-7 5-6
Montezuma 7-7 4-6
Colfax-Mingo 6-10 4-7
English Valleys 4-8 4-7
Belle Plaine 3-10 2-8
Tri-County 2-11 2-9