Your Prep Sports
Gable Mitchell, Cade Obermueller and Ben Swails will be teammates at Iowa beginning this fall.
Before focusing on their college futurs the trio of Iowa commits collected one final accolade for outstanding prep creers.
Iowa recruits Mitchell, Obermueller and Swails were all named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State “Super” Team when the organization released its postseason honors on Saturday.
The 16-member Super Team is made up of the top players in the state from all four classes.
Mitchell was the Super Team shortstop and the captain of the Class 4A all-state team and Obermueller was a Super Team pick as a pitcher after the duo helped City High to the Class 4A state semifinals.
Swails was named to the Super Team as a utility pick and was also the captain of the Class 3A team following a stellar senior season in which he ranked in the top five in Class 3A in home runs, RBI, total bases and slugging percentage.
A four-year varsity starter, Mitchell was named to the Super Team following the best offensive season of his career.
The switch-hitting shortstop ranked in the top five in Class 4A in batting average (.466), runs (55), on-base percentage (.597) and walks (36) and also stole 25 bases, had 12 extra-base hits and 29 RBI.
Obermueller was equally impressive in his final prep season leading 4A in opponent batting average and ranking second in strikeouts.
The left-handed throwing Obermueller posted 7-1 record and 1.11 ERA in 50 1/3 innings this season holding opponents to a .103 batting average while fanning 103.
Obermueller also hit .410 and led City High with 40 RBI.
Senior outfielder Joey Bouska joined City High teammates Obermueller and Mitchell on the all-state team landing on the 4A second team as an outfielder.
Bouska hit .376 with 42 runs scored and 22 RBI.
Swails had one of the best seasons for any hitter in the state batting .477 and ranking in the top five in Class 3A in home runs (9), RBI (57), total bases (95) and slugging percentage (.856).
A four-sport standout, Swails had an OPS of 1.43 finished with 11 doubles, two triples and 39 runs scored.
Clear Creek Amana senior Sam Young was named to the Class 3A second-team as a utility player.
Young went 7-0 with a 2.64 ERA in a team-high 53 innings pitched and also hit .362 with 34 runs scored and 24 RBI.
Solon had a pair of players named to the Class 3A all-state team led by sophomore Brett White who was a first-team pick at shortstop.
Senior Kinnick Pusteoska was named to the 3A third-team as a first baseman.
White hit a team-high .482 and led Solon with 23 extra-base hits, seven home runs and 45 RBI and ranked in the top five in Class 3A in on-base percentage (.619), hits (55), runs (55) and stolen bases (40).
Pusteoska hit .324 with 19 extra-base hits and 42 RBI while drawing a team-high 39 walks and posting an on-base percentage of .506 and an OPS of 1.083.
Regina junior Danny Gavin was named to the Class 2A all-state team as an outfielder.
Gavin hit .346 and led Regina in hits (28), runs (29), doubles (10), home runs (2) and walks (20).
Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State Team
P: Anthony Watts, Sr., Waukee Northwest; Cade Obermueller, Sr., City High; Carter Woollums, Jr., Johnston. C: Reese Moore, Sr., Van Meter; Spencer Campidilli, Sr., Johnston. 1B: Ian Gill, Sr., Sioux City Heelan. 2B: Damin Churchman, Jr., Ankeny Centennial. SS: Gable Mitchell, Sr., City High. 3B: Cal Sullivan, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. OF: Miles Risley, Sr., Johnston; Trevor Baumler, Soph., West Des Moines Dowling; Dylan Davis, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Carter Thomas, Sr., Mason City. UTIL: Justin Hackett, Sr., Winterset; Ben Swails, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Austin Hilmer, Sr., North Linn
IHSBCA Player of the Year – Miles Risley, Sr., Johnston
P: Camden Kaufman, Sr., Waukee; Sam George, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Ian Fisher, Jr., Norwalk. C: Brandon Vlcko, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Ryan Campbell, Sr., North Scott. 1B: Sam Harris, Jr., Urbandale. 2B: Cole Swartz, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead. SS: Cooper Nicholson, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling. 3B: Aidan Martin, Soph., Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln. OF: Dillon Kuehl, Sr., Urbandale; Kellen Strohmeyer, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Klayton Bolkema, Soph., Davenport North; Tanner Short, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt. UTIL: Brady Blake, Jr., Indianola; Joey Oakie, Soph., Ankeny Centennial; Jai Jensen, Sr., Clinton
P: Andrew Robinson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Cody Sunny, Sr., North Scott; Shea Stickel, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt. C: Nick Severson, Jr., Ankeny Centennial; Ryan Thorson, Sr., Pleasant Valley. 1B: Ben Phillips, Sr., Cedar Falls. 2B: Cole Johnson, Sr., Sioux City East. SS: Addison Binnie, Jr., Clinton. 3B: Kyle Miller, Jr., Ankeny Centennial. OF: Joey Bouska, Sr., City High; Brock Dengler, Sr., Burlington; Caden McDermott, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Skylar Hansen, Sr., Sioux City West. UTIL: Aidan Haukap, Sr., Sioux City East; Jamison Patton, Jr., Ankeny; Jaden Morris, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt
P: Jace Scott, Soph., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Pierce Anderson, Jr., Johnston; Luke Bohonek, Jr., Bettendorf. C: Sonny Herman, Soph., Des Moines Roosevelt; Carter Geffre, Soph., Ames. 1B: Ben Burkle, Sr., Waukee Northwest. 2B: Alex Fawcett, Jr., Burlington. SS: Jonny Muehring, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead. 3B: Nolan Grawe, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy. OF: Brady Larson, Sr., Sioux City West; Nick Rebik, Jr., Marshalltown; Cole Grider, Jr., Ankeny Centennial; Kade Knock, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. UTIL: Tamden Webb State, Sr., Ankeny; Mason Behn, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Sam Skarich, Sr., North Scott.
Class 4A Captain – Gable Mitchell, Sr., City High
P: Aaron Savary, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Isaac Then, Jr., Western Dubuque; JC Dermody, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central. C: Kaden Frommelt, Jr., Marion; Bryce Click, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton. 1B: Garrett Kadolph, Sr., Western Dubuque. 2B: Jake Goodman, Soph., Western Dubuque. SS: Brett White, Soph., Solon. 3B: Evan Behn, Sr., Boone. OF: Ryan Brosius, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Marcus Beatty, Sr., Independence; Max Stein, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Noah Mack, Sr., Davenport Assumption. UTIL: Myles Davis, Soph., Marion; Aidan Sieperda, Sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Chance Dreyer, Sr., Davenport Assumption.
P: Alex Neal, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Brady Steward, Sr., Grinnell; Kaleb Gengler, Sr., Sioux City Heelan. C: Keegan Schmitt, Sr., Independence; Britton Bond, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central. 1B: Clayton Campidilli, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes. 2B: Alex Smith, Sr., Grinnell
SS: Colin Gibson, Sr., Grinnell. 3B: Reid Tigges, Jr., Spencer. OF: Cael Hodges, Sr., Marion; Jacob Maher, Soph., Central DeWitt; Nikolai Wede, Jr., MOC-Floyd Valley; Cade Sears, Soph., Harlan. UTIL: Bryce Rudiger, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Sam Young, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Aron Harrington, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central.
P: Drew Proskovec, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Beau Leisure, Jr., Knoxville; Keaton Fenn, Soph., Dallas Center-Grimes. C: Cole Johnson, Sr., Grinnell; Christian Madison, Jr., ADM. 1B: Kinnick Pusteoska, Sr., Solon. 2B: Jay Costello, Sr., Davenport Assumption. SS: Kayden Anderson, Soph., Glenwood. 3B: Noah Storts, Sr., Decorah. OF: Caleb Klein, Jr., Western Dubuque; John Argo, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Brady Baker, Soph., Sioux City Heelan. UTIL: Eli Eldred, Jr., Gilbert; Jason Knox, Sr., Pella; Chance Key, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock.
Class 3A Captain – Ben Swails, Sr., Clear Creek Amana
P: Owen Larson, Soph., Estherville-Lincoln Central; Gannon Archer, Sr., Van Meter; Caleb Wulf, Sr., West Liberty. C: Owen Huehnergarth, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Jaxson Schumacher, Jr., Treynor. 1B: Ike Speltz, Jr., Van Meter. 2B: Mike Delzell, Sr., Camanche. SS: Jack Pettit, Sr., Van Meter. 3B: Sam Wilt, Sr., Anamosa. OF: Seth Busch, Sr., Estherville-Lincoln Central; Brady Andrews, 8th, Des Moines Christian; Luke Schieltz, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Jake Weber, Sr., Williamsburg. UTIL: Carter Gallagher, Sr., Waterloo Columbus; Ryan Schiltz, Sr., Estherville-Lincoln Central; Jeff Neuberger, Sr., Clear Lake
P: Logan Siebenellar, Jr., Carroll Kuemper; Alex Berends, Sr., Roland-Story; Jack Carr, Sr., Cascade. C: Dawson Ripperda, Sr., West Liberty; Carter Snyder, Sr., Estherville-Lincoln Central. 1B: Aiden Comstock, Jr., Cherokee. 2B: Tayden Brown, Jr., Clarinda. SS: Bryce Stadler, Sr., Greene County. 3B: Jaxon Brooks, Sr., Mediapolis. OF: Landon Couse, Jr., Red Oak; Tanner Simon, Sr., Cascade; Danny Gavin, Jr., Regina; Cade Ward, Sr., Interstate 35. UTIL: Jack Vanfossan, Soph., Underwood; Gus Varney, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Karson Grout, Soph., Mid-Prairie
P: Reece Vander Zee, Soph., Central Lyon; Jack Miller, Soph., Jesup; Landon Becker, Sr., Cardinal. C: Kellon Moore, Jr., Forrest City; Dawson Townsend, Sr., Davis County. 1B: Brice Taylor, Sr., Panorama. 2B: Dayne Zinkula, Sr., Grundy Center. SS: Caedyn Glosser, Sr., Davis County. 3B: Benicio Lujano, Soph., Carroll Kuemper. OF: Mason Boothby, Soph., Underwood; Trey Benson, Sr., Cherokee; Jack Wajda, Jr., Spirit Lake; Lincoln Snitker, Sr., Waukon. UTIL: Jake De Joode, Sr., Pleasantville; Caleb Sauser, Sr., Monticello; Landon Becker, Sr., Cardinal.
Class 2A Captain – Reese Moore, Sr., Van Meter
P: Carter Schorg, Sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Doug Taylor, Jr., Mason City Newman; Tate Mayer, Jr., Saint Ansgar. C: Max Burt, Jr., Mason City Newman; Tucker Gibbar, Sr., New London. 1B: Nash Holmgard, Sr., Mason City Newman. 2B: Levi Crawford, Sr., Sigourney. SS: Kooper Schulte, Sr., New London. 3B: Cael Ortmann, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s. OF: Joshua Catala, Sr., New London; Tyson Cota, Sr., Kee High; Damon Schmid, Sr., Kingsley-Pierson; Damon Weber, Sr., Kee High. UTIL: Lane Spieker, Sr., CAM; Jaxon Bunkers, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Jaizen Frost, Jr., Mount Ayr
P: Connor Kraft, Jr., LeMars Gehlen; Keagan Streeter, Jr., South Winneshiek; Dalton Dibert, Sr., Kee High. C: Corder Noun-Harder, Soph., Lynnville-Sully; Nick Tscherter, Jr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck 1B: Cal Heydon, 8th, Coon Rapids-Bayard. 2B: Alex Schroeder, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s. SS: Mason Bechen, Fr., North Linn. 3B: Kolton Lyman, Sr., Rockford. OF: Cade Molyneux, Sr., Sigourney; Will DeStiger, Jr., Woodbury Central; Trey Jungers, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Cael Bridgewater, Jr., North Linn. UTIL: Jared Hoodjer, Sr., Janesville; Derreck Santiago, Sr., New London; Hunter Clark, Jr., Lisbon.
P: Connor Maston, Jr., Lynnville-Sully; Malachi Johnson, Sr., Ankeny Christian; Isaiah Gerrietts, Jr., Remsen St. Mary’s. C: Colby Rich, Sr., CAM; Keaton Logan, Jr., LeMars Gehlen
1B: Bo Schmidt, Sr., Sigourney. 2B: Gabe Kopriva, Sr., North Tama. SS: Kolben Miller, Sr., North Butler. 3B: Landon Frost, Soph., Don Bosco. OF: Connor Grinstead, Sr., Highland; Michael Turner, Jr., Tri-Center; Jacob Schoer, Soph., Wapsie Valley; Elijah Brinkley, Sr., Mason Coty Newman. UTIL: Tim Castle, Sr., Mason City Newman, Evan Neumann, Jr., Kingsley-Pierson; Justice Weers, Sr., Tri-Center.
Class 1A Captain – Austin Hilmer, Sr., North Linn