Central Catholic senior Austin Munn is one of three repeat Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association first-team All-State selections, and one of five area players honored with first-team status.
Frontier catcher Kyle Whitlow joined Munn, a pitcher, on the Class A first team. Seeger third baseman Dakota Ware (2A), Frankfort second baseman Alex Isgrigg and Crawfordsville shortstop Caleb Rasmussen (3A) also received first-team recognition.
Munn was the winning pitcher in Central Catholic’s 11-2 victory over Shakamak in the Class A state championship game. He finished 11-2 with a 1.80 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings.
Whitlow, a senior, batted .444 with 35 runs, six home runs and 38 RBIs. Ware, a junior, batted .471 with 37 runs, seven home runs and 34 RBIs.
Rasmussen, a senior, batted .378 with 43 runs, 21 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 35 chances. Statistics for Isgrigg were not available.
Honorable mention selections included McCutcheon’s Cody Strong (4A); Frankfort’s Hector Lopez, Benton Central’s John O’Malley, North Montgomery’s Taylor Jones and Crawfordsville’s Chris Minks (3A); Clinton Central’s Jeff Scott and Seeger’s Khole Stephen (2A) and Central Catholic’s Andrew Hubertz and Nick Stone, Tri-County’s Riley Benner, Rossville’s Mason Roberts and Frontier’s Hunter Gladish (A).
Meeks makes mark
Rensselaer senior-to-be Chelsie Meeks finished fourth in the discus at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals on June 15 at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.
Meeks’ top throw traveled 138 feet, 2 inches. Lauren Lubarski of Hermitage, Pa., won with a throw of 147-1.
Meeks threw 142-5 earlier this month to finish second at the IHSAA state finals in Bloomington.