Fresh off their second state baseball title in school history, the Fatima Comets reaped the benefits of those accomplishments by landing three players on the all-state baseball teams released today.
The teams, selected by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, boast eight area players.
Fatima is the only area school with multiple selections, headed up by first-teamers Patrick Schnieders and Seth Lehmen.
Schnieders, a senior who made the team at pitcher, went 8-0 on the mound this past season, including a win in the state championship game against Springfield Catholic. He racked up 74 strikeouts in 61 innings pitched and had an ERA of 1.67. At the plate, he hit .534 with four home runs and had 34 RBI in 28 games.
Lehmen, a senior selected for the DH/utility spot, went 9-2 as a pitcher with a 3.90 ERA. He struck out 55 in 56 innings. As a batter, he hit .400 with two homers and 28 RBI.
Also making the team for the Comets was junior Reid Kesel, a second-team pick as an infielder. He hit .377 and had two home runs and 31 RBI.
Helias' Trevor Schnieders, a second-team pick at DH/utility, was the only area player to make the Class 5 squad. The senior batted .418 for the season and was the ace of the pitching staff, racking up a record of 7-1 while posting an ERA of 1.68 in 56 innings on the mound.
Others making the teams in Class 3 were Blair Oaks senior Jacob Koelling and Versailles senior Parker Bolton, both second-team picks. Koelling, who made it as a pitcher, went 7-0 with a 0.76 ERA while striking out 65 in 46 innings. Bolton, a DH/utility pick, hit .512 with a slugging percentage of 1.000. Playing shortstop when he wasn't pitching, he made just two errors all season. On the mound, he struck out 68 while walking 19 in 35 innings to go with an ERA of 3.86.
There were two first-team picks in Class 2, Tipton's Riley Brant and Russellville's Chandler Wolf. Brant, who made it as an infielder, hit a whopping .630 with a slugging percentage of 1.167 and drove in 25 runs. Wolf, a DH/utility selection, hit .425 with three home runs and 30 RBI. He also stole 16 bases. As a pitcher, he went 5-2 with five saves and posted an ERA of 1.40. He struck out 96 batters in 56 innings of work.
Here are the all-state baseball teams, as selected by the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association:
Pitchers: Ryan Franklin, sr., Fort Zumwalt West; Brian Howard, sr., St. Louis University High; Jordan Knutson, sr., Lee's Summit; Devin Williams, sr., Hazelwood West.
Catchers: Colby Fitch, jr., Hickman; Jack Klages, sr., Vianney.
Infielders: Matt Brown, sr., Vianney; Justin Paulsen, sr., C.B.C.; Zac Perkins, sr., Francis Howell; Jansen Smith, sr., Rock Bridge; Nathan Winfrey, sr., Liberty.
Outfielders: Eli Dilday, jr., Francis Howell; Monte Harrison, jr., Lee's Summit West; Lex Kaplan, sr., Ladue; Michael Pfeifer, sr., Willard.
DH/Utility: Josh Abegg, sr., Holt; Drew Bridges, sr., Carthage; Calvin Munson, sr., Francis Howell.
Pitchers: Justin Atchison, sr., Willard; Rob Ewald, sr., Ladue; Danny Mannion, sr., Marquette; Dalton Moats, sr., Park Hill.
Catchers: Joe Schrimpf, sr., C.B.C.; Garrett Taylor, jr., Parkway North.
Infielders: Daniel Brodsky, sr., Parkway North; Keith Grieshaber, jr., Marquette; Carter Hanford, jr., Pattonville; John Oliver, jr., Staley; Seth Soto, sr., Lee's Summit North.
Outfielders: Will Blount, sr., Springfield Glendale; Derek Pike, sr., Fort Osage; Kyle Reed, jr., Blue Springs; Austin Verschoore, sr., Fort Zumwalt West.
DH/Utility: Logan Gray, sr., Rockhurst; Trevor Schnieders, sr., Helias; Kyle Uhrich, sr., Webster Groves.
Pitchers: Justin King, sr., Logan-Rogersville; Justin Landewee, sr., Cape Girardeau Notre Dame; Ben Lovell, sr., Westminster Christian; Conner Matson, sr., Oak Grove.
Catchers: Brett Bond, jr., Westminster Christian; Jalen Poindexter, sr., Boonville.
Infielders: Shane Benes, jr., Westminster Christian; Anthony Herron, jr., Affton; Caleb Hicks, jr., Westminster Christian; Dalton Horstmeier, jr., Fulton; Broc Kreitler, sr., Ste. Genevieve.
Outfielders: Bryce Bell, sr., Westminster Christian; Jake Ford, sr., St. James; Evan Gruener, sr., Logan-Rogersville; Tyler Wilt, Sr., Savannah.
DH/Utility: Colton Webber, sr., Seneca; Gunner Western, sr., Kirksville; Phil Wingbermuehle, sr., Windsor.
Pitchers: Adam Bieber, sr., St. Mary's; Tim Evans, jr., St. Charles; Tony Helfrich, sr., St. Francis Borgia; Nick Vaeth, sr., Ste. Genevieve.
Catchers: Chase Simmons, sr., Cape Girardeau Notre Dame; Wes Summers, sr., Smithville.
Infielders: Sean Baker, sr., Oak Grove; Matt Foster, soph., Sullivan; Bailey Jenkins, jr., Logan-Rogersville; Zach Nixon, sr., Boonville; Gavin O'Brien, jr., Sikeston.
Outfielders: Doug Fromm, sr., De Soto; Dakota Glore, sr., Potosi; Dylan Gunnels, jr., Bolivar; Jason Schmied, sr., Duchesne.
DH/Utility: Cole Doherty, sr., Oak Grove; Payton Rawlins, jr., Seneca; Jacob Renfrow, sr., Hancock.
Pitchers: Tyler Ast, jr. Springfield Catholic; Brendan Beatty, sr., Hallsville; Justin Murphy, sr., North Callaway; Patrick Schnieders, sr., Fatima.
Catchers: Ryan Fortner, sr., Scott City; Chance Wolfe, sr., Clever.
Infielders: Brayton Ballenger, jr., Springfield Catholic; Deric Link, sr., Fair Grove; Austin Martin, sr., Valley Park; Sam Preusser, jr., Lutheran: St. Charles; Dylan Riley, sr., Holden.
Outfielders: Brett Dirnberger, sr., Scott City; Wyatt Porter, sr., Licking; Eric Smith, sr., Springfield Catholic; Tyler Tripp, sr., Maryville.
DH/Utility: Jay Kaufman, soph., Forsyth; Seth Lehmen, sr., Fatima; Tanner Murphy, sr., Malden.
Pitchers: Will Funkenbusch, sr., Palmyra; Darren Green, jr., Malden; Jacob Koelling, sr., Blair Oaks; Matthew Tipton, jr., Springfield Catholic.
Catchers: Tanner Branneky, sr., Lutheran North; Lucas Swindle, jr., Lutheran-St. Charles.
Infielders: Patrick Dillon, jr., Bishop LeBlond; Jeremy Eierman, soph., Warsaw; Clayton Garrett, sr., O'Fallon Christian; Kalon Honeycutt, sr., Alton; Reid Kesel, jr., Fatima.
Outfielders: Ed Bargmann, sr., Principia; Jay Billings, sr., O'Fallon Christian; Matt McCullough, jr., Bishop LeBlond; Jacob Mueller, soph., St. Pius X: Festus.
DH/Utility: Parker Bolton, sr., Versailles; Jashawn McDaniel, sr., New Madrid County Central; Austin Meine, sr., Wright City.
Pitchers: Drew Ince, sr., Hartville; Dustin Houart, jr., Holcomb; Cody Payne, jr., Chaffee; Logan Moose, sr., West Platte.
Catchers: Jared Meyer, sr., West Platte; Drew Pearson, sr., Cabool.
Infielders: Austin Essick, sr., Billings; Michael Glover, sr., Holcomb; Riley Brant, sr., Tipton; Ethan Beringer, sr., Harrisburg; Mason Price, jr., Belle.
Outfielders: Justin Norman, sr., Neelyville; David Hartley, sr., Miller; Shane Umstead, jr., Paris; Matt Keith, sr., Hartville.
DH/Utility: A.J. Buford, sr., Hartville; Tyler Litterest, sr., Valle Catholic; Chandler Wolf, sr., Russellville.
Pitchers: Andrew Basler, soph., Valle Catholic; Cameron Terry, sr., Purdy; Travis Phillips, sr., Bloomfield; Dalton Gulick, sr., Miller.
Catchers: Tyler Niemann, jr., Canton; Gabe Bohnert, sr., Saxony Lutheran.
Infielders: Cody Birdsong, soph., Neelyville; Jared Walker, sr., Chaffee; Jonah Walker, sr., Crane; Tim Fox, jr., Broomfield; Jackson Burns, sr., Barat Academy.
Outfielders: Hunter Simmons, jr., Hartville; Justin Roth, jr., Valle Catholic; Dylan Guthrie, sr., West Platte; Brandon Berhorst, jr., Canton.
DH/Utility: Daniel Bergtholdt, soph., Valle Catholic; Cody Boyers, sr., Neelyville; Devin Perkins, sr., Westran.
Pitchers: Spencer Kelly, sr., Sturgeon; Seth Ressel, jr., Oran; Brad Roberts, jr., Cairo; Will Sappington, soph., Dadeville.
Catchers: Drew Flagg, soph., Weaubleau; Alex Heuring, sr., Oran.
Infielders: Andrew Curry, sr., Santa Fe; Calab Kauffman, sr., Weaubleau; Kody Moore, sr., Oran; Ryan Seidel, soph., Sturgeon; Tyler White, sr., New Franklin.
Outfielders: Aaron Barratt, sr., Cairo; Ben Hinz, fr., Santa Fe; Jacob Priggel, soph., Oran; Cole Wodrich, sr., Santa Fe.
DH/Utility: Keaton Graf, jr., Santa Fe; Tyler Hull, jr., New Franklin; Zane Medley, jr., Dadeville.
Pitchers: Josh Allen, sr., Linn County; Brandon Bridges, sr., Cooter; Trey Green, soph., Northwest: Hughesville; Ty Stillwell, sr., Linn County.
Catchers: Ben Keathley, soph., Dadeville; Chad Tieman, sr., Santa Fe.
Infielders: Matt Cumins, sr., Risco; Marcus Rigdon, jr., Naylor; Lance Weber, jr., Atlanta; Wyatt Wilkinson, soph., Santa Fe; Jacob Wood, jr., Linn County.
Outfielders: Marshall Byers, jr., Lakeland; Christian Long, soph., Dadeville; Tanner Sandker, soph., Sturgeon; Tanner White, soph., New Franklin.
DH/Utility: Wyatt Ahart, jr., Tuscumbia; Aaron Graham, sr., Naylor; Caleb McCord, sr., Risco.