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 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Lorne Parks, St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park)
Parks led the Saints (21-4) to their third state title in school history and the second in three seasons. They capped off the title run with a 14-9 slugfest victory over Shawnee Heights in the Class 5A final.
Player of the Year
Riley Pint, P, St. Thomas Aquinas (Overland Park), 6-5/220, Sr.
Armed with a 100-MPH heater, the two-time Gatorade Player of the Year was selected fourth overall by the Colorado Rockies in the MLB Draft, following a senior campaign in which he produced a 5-1 record, a 0.60 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 35 innings. Pint also hit to the tune of a .590 batting average while knocking in 34 runs.
Joey Wentz, P, Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village), 6-5/210, Sr.
Cole Duensing, P, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 6-4/175, Sr.
Carson Green, C, Olathe South, 6-3/220, Sr.
Derek Ripp, INF, St. James Academy (Lenexa), 6-5/190, Sr.
Tanner Fox, INF, Blue Valley (Stilwell), 5-11/165, Sr.
Zion Bowlin, INF, Free State (Lawrence), 5-9/175, Jr.
Gunner Halter, INF, Blue Valley (Stilwell), 6-2/165, Sr.
Will Brennan, OF, Blue Valley (Stilwell), 6-0/175, Sr.
Connor Van Cleave, OF, Holcomb, 6-6/210, Jr.
Mitchell Bloss, OF, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 6-1/185, Jr.
Hunter Gudde, P, Free State (Lawrence), 6-1/180, Sr.
Max Storch, P, Olathe South (Olathe), 6-2/175, Sr.
Tyler Grauer, P, Mill Valley (Shawnee), 6-4/190, Sr.
Dalton Dinkel, C, Eisenhower (Goddard), 6-0/185, Sr.
Jack Duke, INF, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 6-2/180, Sr.
Brett Huelsmann, INF, Eisenhower (Goddard), 6-0/185, Sr.
Chris Esposito, INF, Blue Valley Southwest (Overland Park), 5-10/175, Jr.
Nolan Williams, INF, Turner (Kansas City), 6-1/190, Jr.
Jake Randa, OF, Shawnee Mission East (Prairie Village), 6-0/185, Jr.
Jacob Pavlyak, OF, Free State (Lawrence), 5-11/180, Jr.
Christian Chabali, OF, Eisenhower (Goddard), 6-3/195, Jr.