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Tscherter is Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s first IHSBCA All-Star since 1997

T-R FILE PHOTO - Gladbrook-Reinbeck senior pitcher Tyler Tscherter (2) delivers to the plate against Wapsie Valley in the Rebels’ Class 1A District 9 first-round game on July 13 in Reinbeck. Tscherter struck out 11 in a three-hit shutout as G-R defeated the visiting Warriors 2-0.

For only the second time in Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s program history, the Rebels had a student-athlete selected for the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Senior All-Star Series.

The unfortunate timing, however, will prevent G-R senior Tyler Tscherter from taking the mound to showcase his stuff against the best in the state.

The IHSBCA canceled its four-day Senior All-Star Series due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, preventing Tscherter from pitching as a member of the Small Schools East squad. He is still Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s first and only representative since Matt Thede made the team in 1997, even though the series scheduled for Thursday through Sunday in Cedar Rapids has been called off.

“While the Series may have been canceled, the IHSBCA strongly supports continuing the tradition of the Senior All-Star Series,” IHSBCA executive director Lee Toole said in a statement. The Series is an opportunity for many of Iowa’s best seniors to join together to play ball and establish life-long friendships.”

Tscherter, who was named to the Class 1A all-Central District first team for the second summer in a row, has committed to Kirkwood Community College to continue his career as a baseball player. He was the NICL West Division’s Most Valuable Player for the second-straight season and helped lead the Rebels to within two wins of the state tournament.

Tscherter posted a 4-2 record on the mound in 39 2/3 innings for Gladbrook-Reinbeck, striking out 68 batters while walking only six and hitting four more. He finished with a 1.41 earned run average, a 0.66 WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched), and opposing hitters batted just .130 against him.

Offensively, Tscherter hit .480 with team-highs of 23 runs scored, 24 hits, eight doubles, two home runs, 14 walks and 10 stolen bases. He had a whopping .623 on-base percentage.

Aside from Tscherter and Thede, Reinbeck High School also had a pair of All-Star Series representatives in Jerry Lorenzen (1979) and Mike Molstead (1980).

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