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 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Scardino, Blue Valley (Stilwell)
Scardino led the Tigers (22-3) to their third Class 6A state title in his time at the helm. Blue Valley capped its title run with a 1-0 win over rival Blue Valley Northwest in the state final.
Player of the Year
Peyton Carson, P, Shawnee Heights (Tecumseh), 6-4/183, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Carson went 7-0 with a 0.31 earned run average while striking out 58 batters in 44 innings to help the Thunderbirds reach the Class 5A state semifinals. A Missouri State commit, Carson threw six shutouts, including a no-hitter.
Jordan Ellison, P, Wichita Heights (Wichita), 6-3/210, Jr.
Logan Pittman, P, Blue Valley (Stillwell), 6-3/210, Sr.
Jackson Cobb, C, Seaman (Topeka), 6-3/215, Sr.
Josh Fiene, INF, Blue Valley Northwest (Overland Park), 6-4/205, Sr.
Kurt Golubski, INF, Paola, 6-2/179, Sr.
Carter Putz, INF, Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission), 5-11/175, Sr.
Brady Slavens, INF, Olathe Northwest, 6-2/170, Jr.
Cameron Cox, OF, Hesston, 5-11/180, Jr.
Tyler Halstead, OF, Riley County (Riley), 6-1/170, Sr.
Casey Mayes, OF, Andover, 6-0/195, Sr.
Derek Bycroft, P, Iola, 5-9/175, Jr.
Hunter O’Toole, P, Arkansas City, 6-2/180, Sr.
Jace Kaminska, P, Caney Valley (Caney), 6-2/200, So.
Mateo Martinez, C, Campus (Haysville), 6-1/210, Jr.
Blake Bevan, INF, Bluestem (Leon), 5-8/150, Sr.
Austin Gerety, INF, Nemaha Central (Seneca), 6-0/210, Jr.
Zach Todd, INF, Shawnee Mission West (Overland Park), 5-10/180, Sr.
Carson Zenger, INF, Rock Creek (St. George), 6-2/170, Sr.
Kyle Abrahamson, OF, Lawrence Free State, 5-10/180, Sr.
Ryan Koval, OF, Olathe South, 6-3/185, Sr.
Jackson Syring, OF, Derby, 6-0/185, Jr.