USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Kansas Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Scardino, Blue Valley (Stilwell)
Scardino’s Tigers overcame a shaky start to the 2017 season, losing three of their first four games, to emerge as Class 6A state champions. Blue Valley clinched the title with a 12-8 win over Manhattan in the state final.
Player of the Year
Conner VanCleave, INF/P, Holcomb, 6-7/220, Sr.
Kansas’ Gatorade Player of the Year, VanCleave annihilated opposing pitchers to the tune of a .768 batting average with an .831 on-base percentage and 53 RBI in 56 at-bats. He also posted a 9-1 record on the mound with a 0.29 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 48.2 innings while leading Holcomb to the Class 4A-II state title.
Luke Anderson, P, Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village), 6-2/170, Sr.
Jacob Ensz, P, Bishop Carroll (Wichita), 5-10/170, Sr.
John Short, P, Maize, 6-3/190, Sr.
Jordan Maxson, C, Maize South (Wichita), 6-2/210, Sr.
Bayler Hinz, INF, Aquinas (Overland Park), 6-2/225, Sr.
Cruz Aranda, INF, Salina South, 5-9/170, Sr.
Zion Bowlin, INF, Lawrence Free State (Lawrence), 5-9/200, Sr.
Trevor McCracken, OF, Olathe South, 6-0/160, Sr.
Nate Scantlin, OF, Rose Hill, 6-0/160, Sr.
Tanyon Schafer, OF, Seaman (Topeka), 6-5/190, Sr.
Patryk Hernandez, P, Blue Valley (Stilwell), 6-2/220, So.
Zeb Vermillion, P, Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village), 6-5/180, Sr.
Max Abramovich, P, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 6-2/150, Jr.
Cade Wilson, C, Olathe East, 5-9/175, Jr.
Carson Sader, INF, Olathe North, 6-0/145, Sr.
Tanner Buckley, INF, Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh), 6-0/201, Sr.
Dalton Watkins, INF, Leavenworth, 5-5/140, Sr.
Nathan Mark, INF, Aquinas (Overland Park), 6-1/195, Sr.
Jake Randa, OF, Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village), 6-0/200, Sr.
Cole Emerson, OF, Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh), 6-2/185, Sr.
Riley Zerni, OF, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 5-10/150, Sr.