Six Bobcats awarded all-conference honors
A shortened first season for Marshalltown head baseball coach Derek Wrage ended with a 5-20 record and an 0-8 mark in CIML Iowa Conference play. Despite the difficult season, six Bobcat players were nominated for the all-CIML Iowa Conference teams.
The teams honored all nominations from each coach due to the lack of a meeting to determine final all-conference teams due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Marshalltown senior pitcher Joseph Harris earned a first-team nomination for the second straight year, with junior Patrick Landeros also gaining first-team status. Harris, a Morningside College commit, missed the final two weeks of the season with elbow irritation in his throwing arm.
Appearing in 16 games, Harris hit .441 and hit the team’s only two home runs of the season. Harris also pitched 17 innings with a 4.94 earned run average.
Landeros had a .349 batting average, hit seven doubles and brought in a team-best 14 RBIs. Landeros pitched 14 2/3 innings en route to his first all-conference accolade.
Senior Bennett Hageman and freshman Nick Rebik earned second-team recognition after Hageman was an honorable mention in 2019. Hageman was consistent on the mound for the Bobcats with a 3.97 ERA in 37 innings of work, while hitting .212 with six RBIs. Rebik made an impact as the starting catcher and shared team-high honors with Landeros with 22 hits.
Senior Kabba Pins and eighth-grader Tyne Weeden were named honorable mentions. Pins played outfield and stole a team-high eight bases on nine attempts. Weeden made his MHS debut in 2020 and hit .250 on the season.