Five Demons earn All-Conference honors
Washington baseball’s five seniors were all honored by the conference in its postseason recognition.
Walker Breard, Tanner Knupp and Elijah Wood all were named to the first team of the Southeast Iowa Conference, while Mason Quigley and Jacob Green each received honorable mention.
Breard led the team in batting average, hitting .438, on base percentage, (.526), homeruns (9), and RBIs (43) this season.
Knupp was the primary leadoff batter for Washington this season, batting .367, and leading the team in stolen bases (20) and runs (39).
Wood was named to the first team as a pitcher, going 5-2 and posting a 0.99 ERA over 56 2/3 innings, while striking out 82 batters. He also batted .262 on the year.
Green batted .330 in his senior season, and finished second on the team in RBIs with 18, and scored 25 runs.
Quigley had a .333 on-base percentage, drawing a team-high 16 walks this season, and was often heralded for his defensive playmaking in centerfield, as well as being a weapon out of the bullpen, throwing 22 1/3 innings of relief, and posting a 1.88 ERA.
The Demons’ bid for a state touranemnt berth ended against Solon on July 21, a 7-5 loss, that ended the season.
Washington posted a 17-15 record and will graduate the five players mentioned above.
Only two players on the current roster will be seniors next season, with two players who will rise to be juniors.
Based on this year’s roster, next year’s sophomore class will feature 10 players.