Davis, Tscherter repeat, Wanatee debuts on IHSBCA All-State
Kaden Davis is 2-for-2. Like any baseball player, he’s trying to go 3-for-3.
Davis, a West Marshall junior, has been named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 2A All-State first team for the second time in as many seasons in State Center.
He was one of three local players selected to the IHSBCA all-state teams and one of two repeat honorees. Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior pitcher Tyler Tscherter was a 1A second-team selection for the second year in a row, while South Tama County junior outfielder Mickey Wanatee was honored for the first time with 3A third-team selection.
Davis led all of 2A and ranked ninth statewide with 12 doubles, ranked seventh in 2A with 26 RBIs and was 17th with 24 runs scored while hitting a team-leading .436 with one triple and one home run. He was one of four outfielders voted to the 16-player first team.
Davis made his debut with the Trojans last summer when he hit .456 with 10 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 45 RBIs.
Tscherter, a Kirkwood Community College signee, scored his second-straight all-state honor after leading the Rebels to the district finals before a loss to eventual 1A state champion Don Bosco. Tscherter ranked fourth in 1A with 68 strikeouts from the mound this summer despite pitching in only six games. He went 4-2 with a 1.41 earned run average in 39 2/3 innings, allowing just six walks, four hit batsmen and an opposing batting average of only .130.
Offensively, Tscherter rapped out a .480 batting average, going 24-for-50 with eight doubles, two home runs and 10 RBIs. He scored 23 runs from the Rebels’ leadoff spot, reached base on 14 walks, five hit-by-pitches and stole 10 bases on 11 attempts. He struck out just once.
Wanatee, a junior left fielder, led all of 3A with 31 RBIs while batting a team-best .450 with eight doubles and three home runs. He scored 18 runs, walked nine times and was plunked twice. He was 8-for-8 in stolen bases and committed just three errors on 49 chances while recording eight assists defensively.
Wanatee is South Tama’s first all-state honoree since Kolton Smith represented the Trojans on the 3A first team in 2014.