One school kept a streak alive, while another got a name on the all-state list for the first time in more than a decade.
The Missouri Baseball Coaches Association recently released its postseason ledger and two players from Platte County and another from Park Hill South made the Class 5 team.
The highest honor went to the Panthers’ ace, Collin Brougham, who landed on the first team.
The right-hander that will pitch for Crowder College next spring, was one of five pitchers named to the first team and ironically two of the five were named Tyler Martin — one from Webb City and the other from Jackson.
Brougham’s selection makes him the first all-stater for Park Hill South since Tommy Hottovy did so in 1999. The left-hander later went to Wichita State before making his way into Major League Baseball with Boston in 2011 and Kansas City the next year.
Brougham went 6-2 this season with 1 save and had a miniscule 0.96 ERA.
In 51 innings pitched, he struck out 76 and walked 14. He allowed only nine runs to score, seven of which were earned.
The senior also had one hit in his only at-bat on the season.
“He had one of the best seasons of any pitcher at Park Hill South,” Park Hill South coach Jeff Walker said. “It is a great kid who dedicated himself in the offseason to be prepared for the season. He’s a great competitor.”
Brougham was an all-conference and all-metro selection and pitched in the Missouri vs. Kansas All-Star Game on June 11 in Overland Park, Kan.
For Platte County, the Pirates had two all-staters for the second year in a row and at least one for three years running.
The Pirates had two picks as well in 2001, 2003 and 2006.
This year’s selection was junior Colby Sneed, a second-team pick at catcher and junior Dalton Riechers, an honorable mention at utility/designated hitter.
Sneed had a .354 average with 5 doubles and 18 RBI — seven of which came with two outs. Behind the plate, he helped the pitching staff record a 3.32 ERA.
Riechers had a team-high 35 hits — three doubles and one triple — and also drove in 18 runs. And like Sneed, he also had seven two-out RBI. He had a .402 average and hit .366 with runners in scoring position, just a bit higher than Sneed’s .364 clip with RISP.
On the mound, Riechers pitched in 13 games, starting two of them. In 25 innings of work, he fanned 30, while going 0-1.
Class 5 All-State
Collin Brougham, sr., Park Hill South, pitcher
Colby Sneed, jr., Platte County, catcher
Dalton Riechers, jr., Platte County, utility/DH
All-Kansas City Metro
Collin Boughman, sr., Park Hill, pitcher
Class 2 District 16
Grant Eagen, sr., West Platte, utility; Trevor Lamar, sr., North Platte, outfield.
Wyatt Kleman, jr., West Platte, first base; Jasper Basel, so., West Platte, third base; Blake Gibson, so., North Platte, shortstop; Gavin Davis, jr., West Platte, catcher; Nathan Plummer, jr., West Platte, outfield; Caine Huffman, so., North Platte, outfield
Ryan Lack, sr., Park Hill, outfield
Ayden Mertz, so., Park Hill, pitcher; Tavian Josenberger, so., Park Hill, shortstop; Zayne Morrow, jr., honorable mention, third base; Liam Henry, sr., Park Hill, outfield
Collin Boughman, sr., Park Hill South, pitcher
Kriss Davis, sr., Park Hill South, catcher; Malik Stevenson, sr., Park Hill South, second base; Dylan Hufft, fr., Park Hill South, outfield
Alex Rodriguez, jr., Park Hill South, utility; Dominic Scudiero, sr., Park Hill South, outfield; Xavier Hammond, sr., Park Hill South, outfield
Colby Sneed, jr., Platte County, catcher; Kobe Cummings, sr., Platte County, outfield; Dalton Riechers, jr., Platte County, utility; Ethan Esdohr, jr., Platte County, pitcher
Trent Rueckert, so., Platte County, second base; Max Hunter, sr., Platte County, third base
Chase James, so., Platte County, shortstop; Ethan Esdohr, jr., Platte County, outfield; Hunter Cox, fr., Platte County, pitcher; Grant Allen, so., Platte County, pitcher
Trevor Lamar, sr., North Platte, outfield; Grant Eagen, sr., West Platte, shortstop
Blake Gibson, so., North Platte, shortstop; Caine Huffman, so., North Platte, outfield; Wyatt Kleman, jr., West Platte, first base; Gavin Davis, jr., West Platte, catcher