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Washington’s Luke Turner, Kole Hinrichsen on  All-GTNS as Cade Hennigan captains team

Aug 03, 2018
Cade Hennigan

By Doug Brenneman, JOURNAL Sports

 

The honors continue to accumulate for Washington High School’s Cade Hennigan.

Hennigan was named the captain of the All-Golden Triangle News Service team.

The team is selected from among Fairfield, Washington and Mt. Pleasant varsity baseball teams.

Hennigan, who was previously named Southeast Conference player of the Year, is joined by teammates Luke Turner and Kole Hinrichsen.

Hennigan was a Class 3A All-State First Team pick in the outfield.

Hennigan helped the Demons to a tie for second place in the conference. Mt. Pleasant and Washington both finished with 11-4 SEC records. Fairfield won at 13-3.

Hennigan, who is just a junior, excelled in his first full year of varsity play for the Demons, who finished with a 21-12 overall record. His on-base percentage of .541 was first in the conference. His batting average of .469 tied for the tops in the league with teammate Luke Turner. His 53 hits were second as were his 22 stolen bases in 23 attempts and 46 runs scored. His slugging percentage of .549 was a top 10 stat. He struck out just nine times in 113 at-bats and drew 18 walks.

He also spent 32 2/3 innings on the mound in seven appearances with a 5-2 record and two saves. Opponents batted .260 against him and he had a 3.43 earned run average.

Thirty wins for Fairfield coach Josh Allison this year gives him 342 for his coaching career that has spanned 17 seasons, all at the Trojans helm after graduating from FHS in 1994. Allison has been named skipper of this squad four of the last five seasons, partly because he’s led the Trojans to the Southeastern Conference title in five of the last six years. Fairfield sported a 30-9 overall record this year and lost in a substate final to Solon.

Kole Hinrichsen didn’t lose a game this season for Washington, sporting a 6-0 record in 12 appearances. The junior held opponents to a .178 batting average with a 2.63 earned run average. He struck out 71 batters while walking 25 in 40 innings pitched.

In the batter’s box, Hinrichsen fashioned a .333 batting average and a .511 OBP.

Washington sophomore Luke Turner was a First Team All-State pick in the utility position. He is an infielder on the GTNS team. Turner shared the league lead in batting average (.469) with teammate and GTNS captain Hennigan.

Turner was third in the conference with a .673 slugging percentage, fourth in the league with 39 runs batted in, fifth in the conference with 10 doubles, second in the league with five triples and hit a home run. Turner was second on the Demons with 32 runs scored. He struck out just eight times in 113 at-bats.

At pitcher was Fairfield senior Graham Kuehl. The little guy with a big arm went 8-1 in 10 starts for the Trojans while posting a 3.33 ERA and an opponents’ batting average of .241 in 48 1/3 innings pitched.

Kuehl’s strikeout-to-walk ratio was more than 2 to 1 with 47 strikeouts and just 20 walks issued. His career mark was nearly 3 to 1. A four-year starter on the mound, Kuehl accumulated a 24-6 career record with 147 strikeouts and just 54 walks while earning back-to-back all-GTNS accolades the last two seasons.

Fairfield junior shortstop Cooper Drish batted a team-high .433 with 12 doubles, a triple, a home run and 19 walks drawn, raising his on-base and slugging percentages to a team-high .527 and third best .596, respectively. Drish also had 33 runs scored, 35 RBI, four hit-by-pitch at-bats, four sacrifices and was 13 of 13 in stolen base attempts. Defensively, Drish had 55 assists and 32 putouts against just eight errors for a .916 fielding percentage.

At catcher is Kosta Papazogolou, a junior from Fairfield. Prounounced ‘Coast-A Pa-pa-Za-Glue’, he is making his third consecutive all-GTNS big baseball team after posting a .360 batting average during his junior campaign and continuing to have the hardest name to pronounce in the SEC, three years running. Papazogolou not only hit, he hit for power with 13 doubles, a triple and a home run that helped produce 33 RBI. All that combined with 18 walks drawn, three hit-by-pitches and five stolen bases, led to 27 runs scored and gave the Trojan backstop a .455 on-base and .523 slugging percentages.

The soon-to-be senior also threw 11 innings of relief in eight appearances for Fairfield, collecting four saves while walking five, striking out 17 and allowing just a .143 batting average by his oppenents. Not only did Papazogolou throw out 40 percent of the runners who attempted to steal on him during his first job as the Trojans’ everyday backstop, but he only committed two errors on the season, paired with 12 assists and 117 putouts, giving him an outstanding .985 fielding percentage.

Senior slugger Cooper Huckabone was the best power bat in the Mt. Pleasant lineup in 2018. The Panthers were 21-16 overall. The corner infielder has been one of the top Panther hitters for the last three years and he ended his high school career in style this season.

Huckabone hit .377 this year with 10 doubles, two triples and three home runs. He also led the team with 40 RBIs, which was 15 more than second best.

Already making his sixth all-GTNS team before starting his senior season (basketball ‘16 and ‘17, football ‘17 and baseball ‘16-’17-’18), Fairfield’s Austin Simpson hit safely in 26 of the Trojans’ 39 games, accumulating 38 hits in 112 at-bats for a .339 batting average. The Fairfield standout also hit eight doubles and 10 homeruns while drawing 29 walks to earn on-base and slugging percentages of .497 and .679, respectively.

Simpson scored 32 runs, drove in another 47 and was successful in three of four stolen base attempts.

Rylan Seberg brought a little of everything to Mt. Pleasant in 2018. Seberg, a sophomore, played outfield and infield and was a solid hitter in the number two spot in the lineup.

Seberg finished the year hitting .345 with three doubles, four triples and 23 RBI. He was also the second best Panther on the bags, going 12 for 12 in stolen bases.

The Mt. Pleasant offense brought a lot of speed to the diamond in 2018 and one of those speedsters was junior Chase Lamm.

Lamm hit .329 this season with six doubles, one triple, one home run and 12 RBI. The junior also stole seven bases in eight attempts, which ranked third on the team.

In the outfield, Fairfield senior Hunter Drish, was a vocal leader and a nominee for class clown. Drish will pursue a possible political life this fall at the University of Iowa where he’ll cherish the season he just completed. He hit .344 with a double and 18 RBI. Drish also scored 30 runs thanks to 18 successful stolen base attempts, 14 walks drawn and three hit-by-pitches that gave him an on-base percentage of .439 and led to 18 RBI. The outfielder had five assists and 61 putouts with just three errors for a fielding percentage of .957.

One utility pick was Hunter Hoskins, a senior at Fairfield. The offensive leader of the 2018 Trojans, Hoskins led Fairfield in at-bats (135), runs scored (51), hits (55), stolen bases (19) and hit-by-pitches (eight). He turned those numbers, along with 11 walks drawn into a .407 batting average and a .474 on-base percentage. Hoskins also had eight doubles and three home runs that produced 28 RBI and a .533 slugging percentage. Playing the hot corner, Hunter made 46 assists at third base and had 26 putouts. For his FHS career, Hoskins totaled 111 games played over the past three seasons with 133 hits, 73 RBI, 128 runs scored and 45 stolen bases. This is Hoskins’ second consecutive all-GTNS big baseball selection.

At another utility selection was Tristin Waugh, a junior at Fairfield. Waugh put up impressive numbers, which is why he’s earned a fourth all-GTNS selection (football ‘16-’17 and baseball ‘17-’18) heading into his senior year. Waugh’s 124 at-bats led to 48 hits, 14 of which were doubles, two were triples and the junior hit six home runs, had four stolen bases, 38 runs scored and 53 RBI. Waugh finished with a .387 batting average, a .467 on-base percentage and slugged .677. Waugh also committed just four errors, paired with 63 assists and 47 putouts that left him with a .948 fielding percentage.

 

ALL-GTNS LARGE SCHOOL BASEBALL TEAM

 

Coach: Josh Allison, Fairfield

Captain: Cade Henigan, Junior, Washington

Pitcher: Kole Hinrichsen, Junior, Washington

Pitcher: Graham Kuehl, Senior, Fairfield

Catcher: Kosta Papazogolou, Junior, Fairfield

Infield: Austin Simpson, Junior, Fairfield

Infield: Cooper Huckabone, Senior, Mt. Pleasant

Infield: Luke Turner, Sophomore, Washington

Outfield: Rylan Seberg, Sophomore, Mt. Pleasant

Outfield: Chase Lamm, Junior, Mt. Pleasant

Outfield: Hunter Drish, Senior, Fairfield

Utility: Jordan Magnani, Senior, Mt. Pleasant

Utility: Hunter Hoskins, Senior, Fairfield

Utility: Tristan Waugh, Junior, Fairfield

 

The All-GTNS large school softball teams were selected by Justin Webster of the Fairfield Ledger, Doug Brenneman of the Washington Evening Journal and Andy Krutsinger of the Mount Pleasant News.

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