Baseball / June 2, 2019 By Kasey McDowell
The AVCTL D4 Coaches submitted their votes for the All League Teams and eight Wildcats were selected for All League Honors. The Wildcats finished the season with a 10-12 record, tied for 2nd place in AVCTL D4, Regional champions, and finished 3rd place in 4A State.
Junior Gage Gerlach received All League 1st Team honors for outfield. Gage led the team in batting average with .433, hits with 29, doubles with 4, walks with 10, stolen bases with 13, runs with 18, and On Base Percentage with .512. Gage also finished with 8 RBI's.
Junior Hunter Dye received All League 1st Team honors for pitcher. Hunter finished the season with a 5-2 record and lead the team in innings pitched with 51, batters faced with 224, strikeouts with 39, and complete games with 6. Dye finished the season with 5.35 strikeouts per game and 2.20 ERA.
The following players received All League Honorable Mention honors. Senior Nathan Klein for catcher (.355 avg, 27 hits, 3 doubles, 16 RBIs, .390 OBP), Senior Cole Schmidt for first base (.373 avg, 25 hits, 3 doubles, 15 RBIs, .413 OBP), Senior Caleb Heird for pitcher (3-3 record, 157 batters faced, 16 strikeouts, 2 complete games, 3.43 SOG, 3.21 ERA), Junior Cole Diffenbaugh for outfield (.226 avg, 14 hits, 1 doubles, 2 triples, 7 RBIs, .265 OBP, 6 stolen bases), and Freshman Hunter Seier (.208 avg, 15 hits, 4 doubles, 5 RBIs, .266 OBP, 2 stolen bases).
First year Head Coach Steve Nelson received Coach of the Year honors (3-way tie with Alex Butterfield and Scott Carr). Nelson is not new to Mulvane Baseball as he was part of Mulvane baseball as a player from 1990-1993 and has been an assistant Mulvane Baseball coach since 2006.
Note: The stats listed do not include the state game vs Nickerson.