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Area quartet tabbed to coaches’ all-state teams

August 11, 2012
By TIMES-REPUBLICAN STAFF ( , Times-Republican

The bats and balls have been bagged up for nearly a month, but the accolades keep coming in for area baseball players.

Marshalltown graduate Kyle Carnahan added to his high school resume with his selection to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association's Class 4A All-State first team. Carnahan was named to the Iowa Newspaper Association's all-state first team in July as well.

Carnahan led MHS this summer with a .457 batting average, runs (46), hits (53) and stolen bases (32). He was also the team's winningest pitcher with a 7-4 record.

Also selected for first-team notoriety from the area was East Marshall's Dakotah Wolken in Class 2A. He was the Mustangs' leading hitter and one of the team's top two pitchers, eventually being named the NICL West Division's Most Outstanding Player.

BCLUW senior Cole Thompson was voted by the IHSBCA to the all-state second team in Class 2A after hitting .421 with four doubles, 17 RBIs, 15 stolen bases and 39 runs scored. He was the Comets' pitching leader as well, going 5-3 with a 2.68 earned run average.

Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior Brady Billerbeck was chosen to the Class 1A all-state second team as a first baseman, having led the Rebels in batting average (.468), runs scored (29), home runs (4) and RBIs (28).

Calvin Mathews of Davis County was voted the IHSBCA's Player of the Year, while Keokuk's Ryan Kemp received the Lanny Peterson All-Academic Award.



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