Baseball coaches honor 13 area players

Helias’ Blake Monson, shown pitching during a game at Vivion Field this spring, has been named an all-state selection by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Helias’ Blake Monson, shown pitching during a game at Vivion Field this spring, has been named an all-state selection by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association. Photo by Kris Wilson.

The good news just keeps on coming for South Callaway.

Nearly two weeks after winning the Class 2 state title, the Bulldogs put three players on the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team.

South Callaway won its first team state championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory May 31 in Springfield against Valle Catholic.

Freshman Cory Hanger and senior Hunter Leeper were named to the first team, Hanger as an outfielder and Leeper at the DH/utility spot. Senior catcher Konrad Kemper picked up second-team honors.

Six other area players made the Class 2 team.

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