1 Awards – 2017 Baseball

CAST YOUR VOTE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. YOU MUST RANK NO. 1 TO NO. 4 WITH NO. 1 BEING YOUR TOP PICK.

Jordan Fitzpatrick, Rogersville

Fitzpatrick was the area’s premier power hitter this spring with an area-best 13 home runs to go with 36 RBIs and 29 runs.  He averaged a home run every other game.  The 6-foot, 175-pound middle infielder is taking his talents up the road to Missouri State next season.

Connor Sechler, Bolivar

After setting numerous passing records for the football team and helping the basketball team to a Class 4 runner-up finish, Sechler led the Liberators this spring with a 6-2 record, 1.24 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 56.2 innings pitched.  With a fastball in the high 80s, Sechler looks to take his game to an even higher level at Missouri State next year.

Zac Shoemaker, Aurora

It’s hard to imagine any player in the state of Missouri had a more impressive campaign than Shoemaker.  The big, tall lefty earned Big 8 Player of the Year, going 12-0 with a microscopic 0.29 ERA (3 earned runs), striking out 116 batters.  The Missouri Southern signee was a big reason for the Houn’ Dawgs’ state championship baseball team, also hitting .381 at the plate.

Logan Thomazin, Walnut Grove

Just a day after leading the basketball team to a Class 1 state championship, Thomazin didn’t skip a beat on the diamond.  The junior hit .515 with five home runs, driving in 23 and scoring 40 runs.  Also the Tigers’ ace, Thomazin went 4-1 with a 1.99 ERA and 74 strikeouts in 34 innings (2.17/inning).  Thomazin is receiving Division 1 interest.

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