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The big reward for a historic season at Clear Creek Amana comes next week when the Clippers make their first ever state tournament appearance at Principal Park in Des Moines.
On Friday the Clippers raked in some much-deserved individual recognition after turning in one of the best seasons in program history.
Clear Creek Amana had seven players earn WAMAC all-division honors, highlighted by four first-team selection, when the league released its postseason honors.
The four first-team selections for Clear Creek Amana were the most for any team in either division and came after the Clippers posted a 16-5 record including an 11-4 mark against WAMAC foes.
Senior outfielder Grant Jensen, junior pitcher Brock Reade and sophomore infielder Parker Smith were all unanimous first-team West Division selections while junior TJ Bollers was a first-team utility pick.
Jensen led the Clippers with a .473 batting average and eight doubles, scored 27 runs and drove in 20 runs.
Smith hit .435 with a home run and 14 RBI and led the Clippers with 28 runs scored and a .611 on-base percentage.
Reade posted a perfect 4-0 record on the mound while boasting a 2.10 ERA with 35 strikeouts in 30 innings.
The junior left-hander allowed just 21 hits and 13 walks and also secured a save.
Bollers hit .386 with a team-leading three home runs and 15 RBI and also scored 11 runs for the Clippers.
Senior pitcher Casey Ogden was named to the West Division second team while senior Tyler Schrepfer and sophomore Ben Swails were both honorable mention honorees.
Solon had five players earn East Division honors led by senior infielder Cole Arduser who was a first-team selection for the first time in his career.
Arduser led Solon with a .371 batting average, a .512 on-base percentage and 21 RBI and ranked second on the team with 22 runs scored.
Sophomore infielder Kinnick Pusteoska and eighth-grader Brett White were each named to the East Division second team.
Senior Lucas Walker and junior Carson Shive were both honorable mention picks for the Spartans.
WAMAC Conference All-Division Baseball
Player of the year – Marcus Beatty, Soph., Independence
First team – P: *Brock Reade, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; *Brody Grawe, Jr., Center Point-Urbana; C: Ian Rupp, Sr., Benton Community. INF: *Marcus Beatty, Soph., Independence; *Parker Smith, Soph., Clear Creek Amana; *Lane Lekin, Jr., South Tama. OF: *Mickey Wanatee, Jr., South Tama; *Grant Jensen, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Turner Schroeder, Sr., Benton Community. UTIL: *Caleb Andrews, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; TJ Bollers, Jr., Clear Creek Amana
Second team – P: Casey Ogden, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Korver Hupke, Fr., Independence. C: Hardy Mahoney, Jr., Center Point-Urbana. INF: Cade Timmerman, Jr., Benton Community; Trey O’Neil, Fr., Williamsburg; Kaine Millard, Sr., Independence. OF: Kaleb Lamphier, Sr., Independence; Braylon Havel, Soph., Center Point-Urbana. UTIL: Brady Sadler, Sr., Benton Community; Logan Schmidt, Sr., Independence
Honorable Mention – Landen Schmuecker, Jr., Benton Community; Aiden Harris, Soph., Benton Community; Reece Miller, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Ethan Sells, Sr., Center Point-Urbana; Tyler Schrepfer, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Ben Swails, Soph., Clear Creek Amana; Keegan Schmitt, Soph., Independence; Teegan McEnany, Soph., Independence; Charlie Dudley, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Payton Haefner, Sr., Vinton-Shellsburg; Matt Wiese, Jr., South Tama; Brayden Smith, Jr., South Tama; Jake Weber, Soph., Williamsburg; Kayden Gryp, Jr., Williamsburg;
Player of the year – Alex McAleer, Sr., Central DeWitt
First team – P: *Alex McAleer, Sr., Central DeWitt; Jared Voss, Jr., West Delaware. C: Kyle Cole, Soph., West Delaware. INF: *Boomer Johnson, Jr., Central DeWitt; Kannon Coakley, Jr., Maquoketa; Cole Arduser, Sr., Solon. OF: *Ryne Gruenwald, Sr., Maquoketa; *Will Ward, Fr., West Delaware; *Gage Franck, Jr., Marion. UTIL: Owen Huehnergarth, Soph., Dyersville Beckman; *Owen Puk, Jr., Marion.
Second team – P: Cameron Krapfl, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; *Payton Mangler, Jr., Maquoketa. C: *Clark Younggreen, Fr., Mount Vernon. INF: *Kinnick Pusteoska, Soph., Solon; Brady Ketchum, Jr., Mount Vernon; Josh Engler, Sr., Dyersville Beckman. OF: Brett White, 8th, Solon; Collin Swantz, Jr., Mount Vernon; *Tucker Kinney, Sr., Central DeWitt. UTIL: Hunter Manning, Soph, Maquoketa; *Myles Davis, 8th, Marion.
Honorable mention – Nolan Haack, Sr., Central DeWitt; John McConohy, Jr., Central DeWitt; Carson Shive, Jr., Solon; Lucas Walker, Sr., Solon; Isaac Fettkether, Soph., West Delaware; Luke Kehrli, Soph., West Delaware; Jack Kragenbrink, Sr., West Delaware; Kolby Volesky, Sr., Mount Vernon; Abe Michel, Sr., Maquoketa; Kohl Harmon, Sr., Maquoketa; Brady Johnson, Sr., Marion; Dane Carstensen, Sr., Marion; Luke Schieltz, Fr., Dyersville Beckman; Nick Offerman, Jr., Dyersville Beckman