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All-MIAA baseball team released

By The Hays Daily News

The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association released the 2013 all-MIAA baseball team Thursday morning.

Fort Hays State University's Horace Johnson earned first-team honors at designated hitter.

The junior from Raymore, Mo. hit .336 for the TIgers this spring, starting 40 games. Johnson had nine doubles and nine home runs with 34 RBIs, carrying a .587 slugging percentage and .395 on-base percentage.

Five Tigers picked up honorable-mention honors.

Starting pitcher Tayler Davis (6-5, 5.94 ERA) earned honorable mention as a starting pitcher. Chris Santoscoy (.338, 8 doubles, 19 RBIS) was honorable mention at second base. Jordan Miller (.390, 5 doubles, 23 RBI) was honorable mention in he outfield, and Ryan Busboom (.339, 10 doubles, 9 homers) was honorable mention at utility. Clayton Garland (.388, 11 doubles, 3 homers, 27 RBIs) also was honorable mention outfield.

Full all-MIAA list provided by the MIAA Communication Office:

Player of the Year: Michael Schulze, SS, Missouri Western

Pitcher of the Year: Brandon Simmons, P, Missouri Western

Freshman of the Year: Anthony Pacheco, OF, Nebraska-Kearney

Coach of the Year: Buzz Verduzco, Missouri Western

First Team

Starting Pitcher: Edgar Lopez, Sr., Central Oklahoma

Starting Pitcher: Matt Stalcup, Sr., Pittsburg State

Starting Pitcher: Brandon Simmons, Sr., Missouri Western

Relief Pitcher: Andrew Urban, Sr., Central Missouri

Catcher: Chase Graskewicz, Sr., Central Missouri

First Base: Mike Failoni, Jr., Lindenwood**

Second Base: Jimmy Smelcer, Sr., Missouri Western

Shortstop: Michael Schulze, Jr., Missouri Western**

Third Base: Grant Fink, Sr., Missouri Western**

Outfield: Cody Robinson, Jr., Northeastern State

Outfield: Kevin Gratza, Jr., Central Missouri

Outfield: Bubba Dotson, Sr., Missouri Western

Designated Hitter: Horace Johnson, Jr., Fort Hays State

Utility: Brian Wuest, Sr., Nebraska-Kearney

**= Unanimous Selection

Second Team

Starting Pitcher: Travis Higgs, Jr., Central Missouri

Starting Pitcher: Dakota McKaskle, Jr., Emporia State

Starting Pitcher: Brett Abell, Sr., Missouri Southern

Relief Pitcher: Trevor Walch, Sr., Northeastern State

Catcher: Sam Ryan, Sr., Missouri Southern

First Base: John Oropeza, Sr., Central Missouri

Second Base: Michael McCoy, Sr., Missouri Southern

Shortstop: Samuel Domingue, Sr., Central Missouri

Third Base: Eric Dawson, Sr., Emporia State

Outfield: Aaron Rea, Sr., Emporia State

Outfield: Kyle Simpson, Sr., Missouri Western

Outfield: Ryan Abernathy, Jr., Northwest Missouri

Designated Hitter: Eric McGlauflin, Jr., Northwest Missouri

Utility: Kyle Grieshaber, Sr., Central Missouri

Honorable Mention

Starting Pitcher - Ethan Sharp, Central Oklahoma; Tayler Davis, Fort Hays State; Ryan Bates, Missouri Southern; Payton Walker, Missouri Southern; Ryker Fox, Northwest Missouri; George Brandecker, Pittsburg State; Taylor Gentry, Washburn

Relief Pitcher - Jake Heissler, Central Missouri; Logan Hollingsworth, Missouri Western; Ryan McKay, Pittsburg State

Catcher - Mike Wilson, Lindenwood; Jake Schrader, Missouri Western; David Weber, Northeastern State; Jacoby Martin, Pittsburg State

First Base - Spencer Shockley, Missouri Western; Ryan Bilovesky, Pittsburg State; Paul Trenhaile, Truman

Second Base - Jon Cotter, Central Missouri; Blake Sturgeon, Emporia State; Chris Santoscoy, Fort Hays State; Landon Young, Southwest Baptist; Taylor Herrington, Washburn

Shortstop - Cesar Wong, Central Oklahoma; Nathan Pridle, Lindenwood; Kegan Knight, Northeastern State

Third Base - Matt Johnson, Central Oklahoma; Brad Foss, Pittsburg State

Outfield - Tyler Crabtree, Central Oklahoma; Jared Wright, Central Oklahoma; Brad Wilson, Central Missouri; Jordan Slade, Emporia State; Clayton Garland, Fort Hays State; Jordan Miller, Fort Hays State; Colby Shepherd, Lincoln; Wade Rothermich, Lindenwood; Will Wagner, Missouri Southern; Anthony Pacheco, Nebraska-Kearney; Kyle Singleton, Northeastern State; Tory Stoffregen, Pittsburg State; Ryan Ventura, Pittsburg State; Corban Williams, Truman; Parker Gibson, Washburn

Designated Hitter - Matt Malloy, Central Oklahoma

Utility - Ryan Busboom, Fort Hays State; Dallas Burke, Missouri Southern; Nate Ramler, Missouri Western; Blake Marino, Truman