His Bobcat days are over but Tyler Peschong, a freshman-to-be at NCAA Division II Southwest Minnesota State, has racked up another accolade - this time in baseball.
The 2008 MHS graduate was named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association's All-State Super Team as its first baseman.
Peschong sported team highs in RBIs (40) and homers (8) while batting .392 and fielding .980 for the Class 4A runner-up Bobcats.
On the mound he was second on the team in wins with a 5-2 record, and he led MHS in saves with four while posting a 4.69 ERA, 30 strikeouts and 17 walks.
Three other area players made the coaches' all-state squad, all in 2A: West Marshall's Joe Disney at first base, Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Scott Benson at utility and BCLUW's Nick Hutchens at catcher.
All three are seniors-to-be. Disney and Benson made 2A's first team and Hutchens its second team.
Disney bashed 13 home runs while hitting .543 and driving in 70 runs. His batting average and RBI totals were both single-season school records; he already owns West Marshall's career RBI mark.
He was also the team's top pitcher, going 5-4 with a 2.82 ERA.
Benson was G-R's best hitter and the area's top pitcher, going 11-0 on the hill with a 1.77 ERA and 105 strikeouts against just 10 walks. He hiked his career pitching record to 24-3.
Offensively, Benson hit .495 with 47 RBIs, 52 runs scored, 18 doubles and five homers.
Hutchens hit .435 with 62 RBIs and 21 doubles for the district champion Comets.
Other members of the Super Team include pitchers B.J. Hermsen of West Delaware, Dean McArdle of Sioux City North and Ryan Torgerson of Johnston; catchers Troy DuBay of Johnston and Jordan Adams of Mason City Newman; second baseman Drake Austin of Wilton; shortstop Bryan Lippincott of Johnston; third baseman Cody Van Ness of Denison-Schleswig; outfielders Willie Argo of Davenport Assumption, Andrew Host of Southeast Polk, Nick Tillo of Sioux City North and Wallace Carter of Centerville; and utility men Patrick Harshman of Centerville, T.J. Werner of Burlington and Greg Larpenter of Johnston.