The state Gatorade Player of the Year batted .500 with five home runs, 22 RBI and 25 runs scored. Also threw out 12-of-15 base runners.
Rock Bridge, senior
Power-hitter batted .478, was on base more than half the time and hit three home runs with 50 RBI.
Went 9-0 with three saves and a 0.64 earned-run average on the mound and batted .434 with nine home runs, 46 RBI, 38 runs and a .496 on-base percentage for the 5A champs.
Shortstop had a .478 batting average and was on base 54.3 percent of the time. He also averaged over a strikeout per inning as a pitcher.
Led team in batting (.391), home runs (three), doubles (12) and slugging (.632). Was on base 49 percent of the time and also had 32 RBI.
All-around athlete posted a 6-2 record with a 0.67 ERA and struck out 94 batters in 63 innings. Also batted .304 and was a sure-handed fielder.
North Callaway, senior
Gave up just two extra base hits all season and suffered two losses without giving up an earned run. Went 6-3 with a 0.51 ERA and had 115 strikeouts.
St. Louis University High School, senior
Signed with TCU, the 6-9-power thrower went 8-2 with a 0.60 ERA, allowing just six earned runs all year and striking out 89.
Led team to their third straight class 4 state championship, batting .460 with 34 RBI, 42 runs and 27 stolen bases.
Zac Perkins, sr., Howell; Ryan Franklin, sr., Fort Zumwalt; Ben Lovell, sr., Westminster; Brent Gibbs, sr., Alton; Matt Brown, sr., Vianney; Brendan DePoy, sr., Columbia; Justin Paulsen, sr., CBC.