August 15, 2022

Maston, Noun Harder headline area players on all-SICL squad

Twelve area players collect all-SICL baseball honors

If the South Iowa Cedar League handed out a conference most valuable player, two Lynnville-Sully Hawks would have been prime candidates for the award.

Junior Conner Maston ranked in the top 10 of six pitching statistical categories and was top 10 in 11 offensive categories.

Sophomore Corder Noun Harder also ranked in the top 10 in 11 offensive categories and he was either first or second in 10 of them.

Both Maston and Noun Harder highlighted six Hawks on the South Iowa Cedar League all-conference squads. Colfax-Mingo put four players on the team.

Maston and Noun Harder were joined by junior teammates Bryce Richards and Caleb Rea on the first team and sophomore Lucas Sieck and senior Owen Norrish both were second-team selections. Senior Braden Alberts and junior Reese Dunsbergen were the honorable mention picks.

Colfax-Mingo senior Cole Bracewell earned first-team honors, while sophomore Cael Bracewell was a second-team choice. Juniors Joe Earles and Colton Edwards were the Tigerhawks’ two honorable mention selections.

Lynnville-Sully head baseball coach Scott Alberts was named SICL Coach of the Year after the Hawks won the conference title with a 15-0 record. Nine of the 15 conference wins came by mercy rule.

All-conference recognition is based on statistics inside conference play only.

Maston was a first-team pitcher. He was 6-0 and ranked fourth in the SICL with an earned run average of 1.78. His two saves tied for first and he led the league with 74 strikeouts.

The six wins was second in the conference and his 35 1/3 innings pitched ranked fifth. Maston ranked fourth with a .79 WHIP and also finished with 16 walks and four hit batters and opponents batted just .085 against him.

At the plate, Maston was fifth in the league in both batting average (.511) and on-base percentage (.596). His 1.000 slugging percentage tied for second and he led the SICL with five homers, seven doubles, 31 RBIs and 45 total bases.

Maston also tied for third with 23 runs, six hit by pitches and 23 hits. He tied for eighth with 13 stolen bases and his fielding percentage was .947.

Noun Harder was a first-team catcher. He led the SICL with a 1.098 slugging percentage, 26 hits and 24 steals and he tied for the league lead with three triples, 45 total bases and nine hit by pitches.

He ranked second in the conference with a .634 batting average, a .741 OBP and 29 runs. His three homers ranked tied for second and his four doubles tied for eighth. Noun Harder also registered 14 RBIs and eight walks, he struck out just twice and committed zero errors.

Richards was a first-team outfielder and ranked first in the SICL with four sacrifice fly balls. His four doubles ranked tied for eighth and he was 10th in slugging percentage with a .564.

Richards batted .333, had an OBP of .434 and finished with 18 runs, 13 hits, one triple, one homer, 15 RBIs, nine walks, 22 total bases and eight steals. His fielding percentage was .800.

Rea earned first-team honors as a utility player. He tied for third in the SICL with 19 steals and six hit by pitches and tied for fourth with 21 RBIs.

Rea batted .310, had an OBP of .426 and a slugging percentage of .381. He finished with 14 runs, 13 hits, 21 RBIs, four walks and 16 total bases and his fielding percentage was .909.

The Bracewell brothers were the top two players for Colfax-Mingo.

Cole Bracewell was a first-team outfielder and ranked seventh in the SICL with 27 total bases and tied for eighth with four doubles. He also batted .375, had an OBP of .455 and a slugging percentage of .562.

Cole Bracewell finished with 14 runs, 18 hits, seven steals, one triple, one homer and 12 RBIs and his fielding percentage was .933.

Cael Bracewell was a second-team infielder and ranked third in the SICL with 16 walks and tied for third with 23 runs. He tied for fourth with five doubles and two homers, ranked seventh with a .589 OBP and a .676 slugging percentage and tied for ninth with 25 total bases.

Cael Bracewell batted .378 and finished with 10 steals, six RBIs and three hit by pitches and his fielding percentage was .962.

Sieck earned second-team recognition as a pitcher. He was 5-0 and ranked sixth in the SICL with an ERA of 1.95. His five wins ranked tied for third, his 1.22 WHIP was eighth and his 28 2/3 innings pitched ranked 10th.

Sieck struck out 30, walked 20 and hit seven batters and opponents batted .115 off him.

Norrish batted .351, had an OBP of .509 and his slugging percentage was .459. He scored 11 runs, had 13 hits, doubled and homered once, tallied 10 RBIs, drew 11 walks, was hit by three pitches, stole six bases and had 17 total bases. His fielding percentage was .909.

Dunsbergen batted .244, had an OBP of .380 and his slugging percentage was .268. He finished with 10 runs, 10 hits, one double, eight RBIs, eight walks, one hit by pitch, five steals and 11 total bases. His fielding percentage was .928.

Alberts batted .147 with an OBP of .370. His slugging percentage was .235 and he ranked tied for fifth in the SICL with two sacrifice bunts.

He registered 13 runs, five hits, one double, one triple, eight RBIs, 11 walks, one hit by pitch, eight total bases and four steals. His fielding percentage was .964.

Earles and Edwards both batted .378 in conference play.

Earles had a .472 OBP and a .422 slugging percentage. He finished with 11 runs, 17 hits, two doubles, 13 RBIs, eight walks, seven steals and 19 total bases. His fielding percentage was .667.

Edwards had an OBP of .511 and a .405 slugging percentage. He ranked tied for fifth with two sacrifice bunts and finished with eight runs, 14 hits, 10 walks, 15 total bases and four steals. His fielding percentage was .903.

South Iowa Cedar League

Baseball

Final Standings

Team      Conference    Overall

Lynnville-Sully   15-0   24-3

Sigourney   13-1   19-6

Keota 11-3   17-6

North Mahaska  10-5    15-8

HLV    7-8   8-10

BGM   7-8   8-14

Belle Plaine   6-8   7-11

Iowa Valley   4-10   4-16

Colfax-Mingo  3-12   4-15

English Valleys 3-11   3-17

Montezuma  1-14   1-15

Coach of the Year

Scott Alberts, Lynnville-Sully

All-Conference

First Team

Pitcher — Conner Maston, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Bo Schmidt, sr., Sigourney; Aidan Anderson, jr., Keota.

Catcher — Corder Noun Harder, so., Lynnville-Sully; Jake Moel, sr., BGM.

Infielder — Colton Clarahan, sr., Keota; Cade Streigle, sr., Sigourney; Beau Flander, sr., English Valleys; Levi Crawford, sr., Sigourney; Owen Cook, jr., Montezuma.

Outfielder — Bryce Richards, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Cole Bracewell, sr., Colfax-Mingo; Cade Molyneux, sr., Sigourney; Drake Hall, jr., North Mahaska.

Utility — Caleb Rea, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Jacob Maurer, sr., BGM.

Second Team

Pitcher — Lucas Sieck, so., Lynnville-Sully; Nash Smith, jr., North Mahaska; Camden Kennebeck, jr., HLV.

Catcher — Caden Clarahan, fr., Keota; Garisin Hynick, sr., Sigourney.

Infielder — Cael Bracewell, so., Colfax-Mingo; Ty Moore, sr., English Valleys; Dodge Duke, sr., North Mahaska; Kanyon Schwab, jr., Belle Plaine; Dominic Coleman, so., BGM.

Outfielder — Owen Norrish, sr., Lynnville-Sully; Jake Moore, so., Sigourney; Nate Sampson, so., North Mahaska; Rhett Parrott, so., Belle Plaine.

Utility — Boston York, so., HLV; Keaton Parrott, jr., Belle Plaine.

Golden Award — Ty Shafranek, jr., Sigourney; Kaden Hall, sr., English Valleys; Sam Terpstra, sr., North Mahaska; Joe Irlbeck, sr., BGM; Jack Schwenn, jr., Belle Plaine.

Honorable Mention

Braden Alberts, sr., Lynnville-Sully; Reese Dunsbergen, jr., Lynnville-Sully; Joe Earles, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Colton Edwards, jr., Colfax-Mingo; Mason Maschmann, so., Montezuma; Shamus Keller, jr., Montezuma; Max Phillips, jr., Sigourney; Reid Molyneux, so., Sigourney; Dalton Dodd, jr., Keota; Jaydyn Steil, sr., North Mahaska; Ben Thys, sr., HLV; Donavin Kruse, sr., HLV; Ty Alcott, fr., Belle Plaine; Gavin Ward, sr., Belle Plaine; Garrett Hoyt, so., Iowa Valley; Beau Long, jr., Iowa Valley; Taylor Landers, sr., English Valleys; Luke Moore, so., English Valleys.