Washington Evening Journal

Fairfield Ledger   Mt. Pleasant News
Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 21, 2018

Tornow, Peck honored by River Valley Conference

Jul 30, 2018
Photo by: Doug Brenneman Mid-Prairie's Brad Tornow pitches against Cascade during the high school baseball season.

By Doug Brenneman, JOURNAL Sports


The River Valley Conference has released its baseball coaches’ selections for all-conference, all-division and honorable mention.

The conference selects an elite team and honorable mention from both the North and South Divisions, then a division team for each.

The elite team had athletes from just five conference teams.

Mid-Prairie High School was represented by Brad Tornow, a sophomore, on the South Division team. He was selected as an outfielder.

Tornow led the Golden Hawks with a .303 batting average, a .448 on-base percentage, and a .395 slugging percentage. He hit three doubles and two triples, batted in 11 runs, drew 20 walks and stole 10 bases in 11 attempts. He made just two errors for a .973 fielding percentage.

Tornow also pitched for Mid-Prairie. He had a 4-4 record in 10 starts and four other apperances with a 1.69 earned run average. He struck out 70 while walking 27 in 45 2/3 innings pitched. Opponents batted .165 against him.

The Golden Hawks’ Rex Peck was an honorable mention pick.

Peck hit three doubles, a triple and batted in seven runs. He had a .314 OBP. As the catcher, he threw out 11 runners attempting to steal.

The Golden Hawks finished fourth in the South Division with a league mark of 8-10. They were 12-16 overall.

Iowa City Regina and Wilton finished first and second, respectively, in the South. Wilton made it to the state semifinals in Class 2A while Regina played for the title.






Catchers: Jacob Manternach, Monticello; Trent Hoogenwerf, Regina

Pitchers: Ryan Manternach, Monticello; Mitchell Gahan, Regina; Harris Hoffman, Cascade; Jared Townsend, Wilton

Infield: Andrew Mescher, Monticello; Gannon O’ Brien, Cascade; Collin McCrabb, Wilton; Ryan Schott, Regina

Outfield: Blake Burns, Regina; Logen Otting, Cascade; Brock Simon, Cascade; Mason Compton, Durant

Utility: Kyle Sperfslage, Monticello; Reid Rausch, Cascade; Ryne Schooley, Regina




Catchers: Brady Lukavsky, West Branch; Brock Hartley, Wilton

Pitchers: Matt Paulsen, West Branch; Cory Anderson, Wilton; Logan Hoffman, Tipton; Justis Dengler, West Liberty

Infield: Nick Brandt, Regina; Tanner Lukavsky, West Branch; Trent Pelzer, Tipton; Curtis Lilienthal, Durant

Outfield: Evan Suchomel, Regina; Jayden Kies, Regina; Brad Tornow, Mid-Prairie; Quinten Mesick, Tipton

Utility: Tyler Hartman, Wilton; Ted Bridges, West Branch; Caleb Wulf, West Liberty


COACH OF THE YEAR: Jeff Pacha – Regina




Pitchers: Matt French, Northeast; Jake Drury, Camanche; Riley Konrardy, Bellevue; Cade Everson, Camanche

Catchers: Mason Byrns, Camanche; Brandon Kafer, Bellevue

Infield: Avery Martensen, Monticello; Evan Hall, Camanche; Blake Simon, Cascade; Cade Daugherty, Bellevue

Outfield: Alex Nealson, Monticello; Gavin Cooper, Monticello; Derek Koppes, Cascade; Riley Reed, Cascade

Utility: Jon Mootz, Monticello; Ethan Sahr, North Cedar; Caleb Delzell, Camanche


COACH OF THE YEAR: Josh Soper - Monticello





Masen Miller, Regina; Cole Miedema, Durant; Bryce Esmoil, West Liberty; Rex Peck, Mid-Prairie; Pete Espensen, West Branch; Luke Becker, Tipton; Garrett Bohnsack, Wilton




Kegan Arduser, Monticello; Tristan Daniels, Northeast; Devon Willis, North Cedar; Trey Daugherty, Bellevue; Evan Knipper, Cascade






Team Conf. Overall

Regina 16-2 29-7

Wilton 15-3 26-5

Tipton 9-9 11-14

Mid-Prairie 8-10 12-16

West Branch 7-11 12-15

West Liberty 6-11 10-16

Durant 4-11 8-21



Monticello 17-1 23-6

Cascade 16-2 31-5

Camanche 9-9 16-12

Northeast 6-12 9-20

Bellevue 3-14 5-18

North Cedar 0-18 0-21

Comments (0)
If you wish to comment, please login.