Davis, Canaday named first-team all-state
Bobcats’ Harris, G-R’s Tscherter gain 2nd team
Marshalltown High School senior Wade Canaday and West Marshall sophomore Kaden Davis both made a mark on their school’s record books this season, and the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association recognized both of them for it.
Canaday and Davis were named first-team all-state in their respective classes — Canaday at pitcher and Davis as an outfielder — to reward them for their efforts on the diamond this past summer.
Canaday, a first-team pitching selection in Class 4A, graduated with 14 career wins on the mound for Marshalltown — which ranks 14th all-time in Bobcat history. Canaday went 8-2 this summer, posting a 1.54 earned run average with 81 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings pitched.
His career totals of 169 strikeouts and 141 2/3 innings also rank 17th and 20th, respectively, in Marshalltown’s program history.
Canaday’s career offensive totals moved him up the record books, too. He heads to Morningside College ranking eighth in career hits (128), sixth in doubles (36) and 14th in runs batted in thanks to a senior season in which he batted .378 with 13 doubles, four home runs and 31 RBIs.
Davis, meanwhile, made an instant impact in his first season with West Marshall. The sophomore right fielder/first baseman earned first-team all-state in Class 2A after a team-leading .456 this summer with 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 45 RBIs. He helped the Trojans set a school record for doubles in a season (78) and matched the single-game record with five hits as West Marshall hammered out a school-record 24 hits in a game against East Marshall.
Davis finished seventh in 2A with his 45 RBIs and 12th with four home runs for a West Marshall squad that led the class with 21 home runs this summer. The Trojans also went 27-6 for the year, racking up the second-best winning percentage on record.
Davis is the first West Marshall player to be honored with first-team all-state selection by the coaches since Jared Riemenschneider scored first-team laurels in 2013.
Canaday is the first Marshalltown representative on the 4A first team since, well, last season, when Nate Vance was picked for first-team utility. Canaday was joined, however, by fellow Bobcat Joseph Harris, a junior who was voted to the all-state second team as a third baseman.
Harris finished second to Canaday on the team with a .358 batting average, highlighted by a team-high 44 hits and 16 doubles — which ranked fifth in 4A. Harris shared team-high honors with Canaday with 31 RBIs and also contributed two home runs.
It’s the first time Marshalltown has had two all-state selections of any sort since Nick Thimesch (first team) and Jarred Carlson (second team) were honored in 2010.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck junior Tyler Tscherter garnered second-team selection as a pitcher in Class 1A after finishing 8-2 on the mound with 106 strikeouts in just 65 1/3 innings. He finished with a 1.61 ERA with losses to West Marshall and eventual 1A state finalist Alburnett.
Tscherter also batted .545 with 39 runs, 11 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 48 RBIs to lead the Rebels in all offensive categories. He’s the Rebels’ first all-state selection since Cameron Murphy was also a second-team honoree in 2016.
West Marshall graduate Cameron Bannister was the area’s only representative on the IHSBCA Academic All-State teams, garnering first-team honors.
Johnston senior Peyton Williams was voted as the coaches’ Player of the Year, while Urbandale’s Brook Heinen was the recipient of the Lanny Peterson All-Academic Award. Harlan’s Brett Sears received the Gary and Sandy Nyhus Leadership Award.
Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Teams
P: Marcus Morgan, so., Iowa City West; Ty Langenberg, jr., Urbandale; Rick Atkins, sr., Marion.
C: Cade Moss, sr., Johnston; Calvin Harris, jr., Western Dubuque.
1B: Peyton Williams, sr., Johnston. 2B: Luke Schaben, sr., Harlan. SS: Jake Hilmer, sr., North Linn. 3B: Evan Paulus, sr., Mason City Newman.
OF: Josh Fitzgerald, sr., Mason City Newman; Brook Heinen, sr., Urbandale; Andrew Nord, sr., Johnston; Colten Parkins, sr., North Polk.
UT: Brett Sears, sr., Harlan; Nick Gottilla, sr., Davenport Assumption; Colin McCrabb, sr., Wilton.
P: Wade Canaday, sr., Marshalltown; Jacob Tobey, sr., Johnston; Grayson Drezek, jr., North Scott.
C: Ryan Cooper, sr., Iowa City West; Alec Patino, jr., Sioux City East.
1B: Kip Cullinan, sr., Urbandale. 2B: Peyton Lindmark, sr., Pleasant Valley. SS: Bryce Crabb, sr., DM East. 3B: Alex Pentergast, jr., DM Roosevelt.
OF: Logan Gluba, sr., Davenport West; Evan Martin, jr., Southeast Polk; Nathan Steenblock, sr., WDM Dowling; Joe Simpson, so., Clinton.
UT: Jason Strunk, sr., Iowa City West; Alec Nigut, jr., DM Roosevelt; Sam Goodman, sr., Western Dubuque.
P: Jon Cross, sr., CR Jefferson; Jack Matthaidess, jr., North Scott; Jackson Wentworth, so., Waukee.
C: Ryan Vermeer, jr., Ankeny Centennial; Casey Sole, sr., Cedar Falls.
1B: Drew Logel, sr., Muscatine. 2B: Carson Schau, sr., Waukee. SS: Sam Link, sr., Dubuque Senior. 3B: Joseph Harris, jr., Marshalltown.
OF: Nolan Frey, jr., Iowa City Liberty; Lincoln Riley, sr., CR Washington; Desean Giboo, sr., DM East; Colton DeRocher, sr., Sioux City East.
UT: Jack Young, jr., Pleasant Valley; Gehrig Christensen, so., Urbandale; Adam Schneider, sr., Southeast Polk.
P: Bryson Bastian, sr., CR Xavier; Lucas Bixby, sr., Central DeWitt; Brant Hogue, jr., Sioux City Heelan.
C: Garrett Ries, sr., CR Xavier; Garrett Finley, sr., Central DeWitt.
1B: Austin Simpson, sr., Fairfield. 2B: Mike Pithan, sr., Sioux City Heelan. SS: Devin Hurdle, sr., Central DeWitt. 3B: Kyle Moeder, sr., CR Xavier.
OF: Brady Kauzlarich, so., Centerville; Bret Price, sr., Boone; Nate Schlichting, jr., Davenport Assumption; Nile Foss, jr., Carlisle.
UT: Jayden Gibson, sr., Grinnell; Casey Young, jr., Winterset; Jeff Lamb, sr., North Polk.
P: Logan Smith, jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Brandon Schlichting, sr., Davenport Assumption; Daniel Wright, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton.
C: Spencer Kleene, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Kade Reinhertson, jr., Ballard.
1B: Isaiah Henrichs, sr., Carlisle. 2B: Connor Havlovic, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock. SS: Jared Sitzmann, jr., Sioux City Heelan. 3B: McCain Oden, jr., Centerville.
OF: Gage Frank, so., Marion; Isaac Boley, jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Tyler Miller, jr., Oskaloosa; Gabe Thomas, sr., Pella.
UT: Connor Bruck, jr., Harlan; Jack Luster, sr., Ballard; Merrick Mathews, so., Centerville.
P: Jared Townsend, sr., Wilton; Hunter Dekkers, jr., West Sioux; Will Dembski, sr., Pella Christian. C: Connor Lange, sr., Missouri Valley; Brady Lukavsky, sr., West Branch.
1B: Brock Farley, sr., Denver. 2B: Chantz Stevens, sr., Wilton. SS: Reece Jamison, jr., Woodward-Granger. 3B: Trevor Boge, sr., North Linn.
OF: Owen Grover, sr., Dyersville Beckman; David Seber, sr., North Linn; Kaden Davis, so., West Marshall; Kayden Kruse, sr., Ogden.
UT: Reece Beuter, jr., Dike-New Hartford; Anthony Potthoff, jr., Van Meter; Christian Davidson, so., Pocahontas Area.
P: Steven Nicolay, sr., Oelwein; Brett Shelton, sr., DM Christian; Carter Petsche, sr., Dyersville Beckman. C: Blake Beller, sr., Hinton; Riley Reed, sr., Cascade.
1B: Brett Berg, jr., Van Meter. 2B: Grant Fouch, sr., Pleasantville. SS: Logan McCoy, jr., Alta-Aurelia. 3B: Blake Hall, so., Underwood.
OF: Kyle Christensen, sr., Treynor; Hunter Pesek, jr., New Hampton; Zach Osborn, sr., Mediapolis; Karson Cantrell, sr., Louisa-Muscatine.
UT: Jace Davidson, sr., Pocahontas Area; Trevor Slayton, sr., Davis County; Alex Bice, jr., Woodward-Granger.
P: Keaton Parker, sr., Alburnett; Collin Kramer, sr., Saint Ansgar; Blaine Harpeneau, so., Remsen St. Mary’s. C: Skyler Waldschmitt, jr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Colby Page, sr., Southeast Warren.
1B: Reed Stallman, so., Alburnett. 2B: Bryce Hall, jr., Southeast Warren. SS: Tanner Bainbridge, sr., Pekin. 3B: Cole Cassady, jr., Martensdale-St. Marys.
OF: Caleb Comstock, sr., Pekin; Dean Shaull, sr., HLV; Kendall Becker, sr., Don Bosco; Carson Elbert, so., Martensdale-St. Marys.
UT: Caleb Banowetz, jr., Calamus-Wheatland; Cael Frost, so., Don Bosco; Cy Patterson, so., St. Albert
P: Brody Wolf, jr., HLV; Tyler Tscherter, jr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Isaac Gavin, jr., Martensdale-St. Marys. C: Connor Franzen, sr., Wapsie Valley; Max Burt, 8th, Mason City Newman.
1B: Austin Degen, sr., Ridge View. 2B: Jack McGuire, sr., Mason City Newman. SS: Josh Walleser, sr., Kee. 3B: Spencer Schorg, jr., Remsen St. Mary’s.
OF: Hunter Rickels, sr., Calamus-Wheatland; Dylan Fry, sr., Belle Plaine; Damon Schmid, fr., Kingsley-Pierson; Lance Wright, jr., St. Albert.
UT: Bryce Schares, sr., Don Bosco; Trevor Sauerbrei, so., Wapsie Valley; Kaleb Bauer, sr., Southeast Warren.