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An arm injury kept Regina ace Ryne Schooley off the mound for the duration of his senior season.
That injury couldn’t stop him from making an impact or off the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-state team.
Schooley led Regina in nine different offensive categories as the team’s designated hitter this season on his way to earning first-team all-state honors from the IHSBCA for the third consecutive season.
Regina had five players earn all-state honors, highlighted by five first-team picks when the IHSBCA released its postseason honors on Tuesday.
Seniors Mitch Gahan, Trent Hoogerwerf and Blake Berns all joined Schooley on the Class 2A first team while senior Ryan Schott was a second-team selection for Class 2A runner-up Regina.
Solon had three players earn all-state honors led by senior Luke Ira who was named to the Elite team comprised of the top 16 players in the state and the captain of the Class 3A squad.
Senior Kendrick Harris was a first-team selection in Class 3A while Cam Miller was a second-team pick.
West High senior catcher Lucas Karwal was a first-team pick in Class 4A.
Schooley headlines the Regina all-state list, earning first-team honors for the third consecutive season.
He was a first-team utility selection as a sophomore and again this season after earning first-team honors as a pitcher a year ago.
An Iowa Western recruit, Schooley hit a team-high .423 from his leadoff spot and also led Regina in runs (45), hits (52), doubles (13), home runs (5), RBI (41), on-base percentage (.496) and slugging percentage (.650).
Berns earned first-team honors as an outfielder for the second year in a row after hitting .345 with 11 doubles and five home runs.
Berns scored 34 runs and drew 15 walks.
Hoogerwerf and Gahan were each first-team picks for the first time.
Gahan emerged as one of the top pitchers in Class 2A this season posting a 9-3 record and 1.41 ERA in 64 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out 78 and walked just 11 while allowing opponents to hit just .196 against him.
Hoogerwerf earned first-team honors at catcher after being a second-team pick as a junior.
The senior backstop hit .366 with nine doubles, two home runs and 29 RBI and threw out 12 of the 20 potential base stealers.
Schott earned second team honors as an outfielder after hitting .377 with eight doubles, two triples and two home runs.
A versatile defender that pitched 37 1/3 innings, Schott drove in 27 runs, scored 27 runs and stole 11 bases.
Ira led the trio of Solon all-state selections earning all-state honors for the second year in a row.
A South Dakota State recruit, Ira was named to the 16-member elite team for the first time after hammering a state-leading 19 home runs and driving in 58 runs.
The senior shortstop hit .455 with 64 runs, 12 doubles and 25 walks.
Ira also posted a 6-1 record on the mound with a 1.73 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 52 2/3 innings.
Harris earned first team honors for the first time following a senior season in which he hit .376 and scored 53 runs.
The senior centerfielder had 10 doubles, five home runs and 23 RBI to go with 14 stolen bases.
Miller was a second-team all-state selection as a pitcher after a strong sophomore season that ended with a 9-3 record and 1.07 ERA.
The right-hander struck out 78 and allowed 33 hits in 58 2/3 innings.
Karwal was a first-time first-team pick in Class 4A following a breakthrough senior season.
He led West High with a .412 batting average, 10 doubles, five triples and 32 RBI.
Karwal drew 23 walks while posting a .503 on-base percentage and was second on the team with a .656 slugging percentage.
He also threw out 10 of 12 runners that attempted to steal against him.
Elite Team – P: Austin Krob, Sr., Lisbon; Luke Llewellyn, Sr., Urbandale; Duncan Davitt, Sr., Indianola. C: Tony Barreca, Sr., North Scott; Calvin Harris, Soph., Western Dubuque. 1B: Peyton Williams, Jr., Johnston. 2B: Cade Moss, Jr., Johnston. SS: Brendan Sher, Sr., Indianola. 3B: Brooks Sunny, Sr., North Scott. OF: Levi Usher, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Brady Kluender, Sr, Spencer; Josh Fitzgerald, Jr., Mason City Newman; Andrew Nord, Jr., Johnston. UTIL: Luke Ira, Sr., Solon; Jake Hilmer, Jr., North Linn; Jaden Snyder, Sr., West Lyon.
Player of the year – Brendan Sher, Sr., Indianola
First team – P: Sean Nussbaum, Sr., Johnston; Sam Goodman, Jr., Western Dubuque; Chase Keeney, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson. C: Lucas Karwal, Sr., West High; Noah Cook, Sr., Urbandale. 1B: Jake Morrison, Sr., Waukee. 2B: Griff Clark, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie. SS: Drew Beazley, Sr., Johnston. 3B: Carter Troncin, Sr., Urbandale. OF: Jared Simpson, Sr., Clinton; Brook Heinen, Jr., Urbandale; Evan Martin, Soph., Southeast Polk; Lincoln Riley, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington. UTIL: Nate Vance, Sr., Marshalltown; Jacob Boeckenstedt, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington; Harrison Cook, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie.
Second team – P: Drew Irvine, Sr., Waukee; Clayton Nettleton, Sr., Davenport West; Connor Grabill, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead. C: Hunter Simpson, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling; Josh Nutt, Sr., Sioux City East. 1B: Evan Crawford, Sr., Pleasant Valley. 2B: Aaron Eybers, Sr., Sioux City North. SS: Trevor Burkhart, Sr., Davenport West. 3B: Alec Patino, Soph., Sioux City East. OF: Coy Sarsfield, Fr., Linn-Mar; Ben De Taeye, Jr., West Des Moines Valley; Chase Moseley, Jr., North Scott; Bryce Butler, Sr., Mason City. UTIL: Nate Zyzda, Jr., Sioux City East; Chris Miller, Sr., Urbandale; Haydon Sinnett, Sr., Johnston.
Captain – Brendan Sher, Sr., Indianola
First team – P: Brett Sears, Jr., Harlan; Julian Broderson, Jr., Davenport Assumption, Nick McCay, Sr., Carlisle. C: Jimmy McDermott, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Jayden Rolffs, Sr., Pella. 1B: Ryan Doran, Sr., Harlan. 2B: Ryan Willis, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock. SS: Gabe Lux, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. 3B: Colin Kasperbauer, Sr., Sioux City Heelan. OF: Hunter Hope, Sr., Sioux City Heelan; Kendrick Harris, Sr., Solon; Jayden Langenfeld, Sr., Denison-Schleswig; Trevor Bormann, Sr., Algona. UTIL: Nate Mortimer, Sr., Carlisle; Tanner Bedier, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Jackson Boever, Sr., Sioux City Heelan.
Second team – P: Cam Miller, Soph., Solon; Jake Johnson, Sr., North Polk; Rick Atkins, Jr., Marion. C: Spencer Kleene, Soph., Sargeant Bluff-Luton; Seth Adrian, Soph., Davenport Assumption. 1B: Austin Simpson, Jr., Fairfield. 2B: Cam Steffens, Sr., Central DeWitt. SS: Gabe Eckstaine, Sr., LeMars. 3B: Kyle Moeder, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. OF: Brady Leonard, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Casey Young, Soph., Winterset; Jayce Levy, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Craig Garrison, Sr., Saydel. UTIL: Evan Appenzeller, Sr., Boone; Luke Willis, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Jayden Gibson, Jr., Grinnell.
Captain – Luke Ira, Sr., Solon
First team – P: Mitch Gahan, Sr., Regina; Jared Townsend, Jr., Wilton; Zach Miller, Sr., Denver. C: Trent Hoogerwerf, Sr., Regina; Jacob Manternach, Sr., Monticello. 1B: Brock Farley, Jr., Denver. 2B: Tyson Belloma, Sr., Centerville. SS: Jackson Harris, Sr., Des Moines Christian. 3B: Gannon O’Brien, Sr., Cascade. OF: Logan Otting, Jr., Cascade; JJ Durflinger, Sr., Van Meter; Blake Berns, Sr., Regina; Bryce Neal, Sr., Clarinda. UTIL: Colin McCrabb, Jr., Wilton; Ryne Schooley, Sr., Regina; Daniel Hargrave, Sr., Centerville.
Second team – P: Anthony Potthoff, Soph., Van Meter; Kyler Steinborn, Sr., South Central Calhoun; Jacob Craven, Jr., Ogden. C: Ben Burg, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Dean Beddel, Sr., Treynor. 1B: Jace Davidson, Jr., Pocahontas Area. 2B: Mitch Pomeroy, Sr., Van Meter. SS: Trey Jacobson, Sr., Esterville Lincoln Central. 3B: Cade Tharp, Jr., Davis County. OF: Harris Hoffman, Jr., Cascade; Kayden Kruse, Jr., Ogden; Ryan Schott, Sr., Regina; Briar Rowley, Jr., Esterville Lincoln Central. UTIL: Corey Anderson, Jr., Wilton; Andrew Mescher, Sr., Monticello; Noah Van’t Hof, Sr., West Lyon.
Captain – Jaden Snyder, Sr., West Lyon
First team – P: Caden Cratz, Sr., Mason City Newman; Collin Kramer, Jr., Saint Ansgar; Blaine Harpenau, Fr., Remsen St. Mary’s. C: Bryce Werdeman, Sr., Lisbon; Colby Page, Jr., Southeast Warren. 1B: Brady Gavin, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys. 2B: Cy Patterson, Fr., Council Bluffs St. Albert. SS: Garret Reisz, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert. 3B: Evan Paulus, Jr., Mason City Newman. OF: Ryan Miller, Sr., North Linn; Dean Shaull, Jr., HLV; Carter Kuchel, Sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Lance Wright, Soph., Council Bluffs St. Albert. UTIL: Trevor Dooley, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Brett Givens, Sr., Lisbon; Trever Brown, Sr., Don Bosco.
Second team – P: Mitchell Thys, Sr., HLV; Jake Szalat, Sr., Fort Dodge St. Edmond; AJ Nemesio, Sr., Akron-Westfield. C: Keaton Parker, Sr., Alburnett; Carson Crawford, Jr., Sigourney. 1B: Sean Boardman, Sr., North Linn. 2B: Brad Pflughaupt, Sr., North Linn. SS: Derrick Schorg, Sr., Remsen St. Mary’s. 3B: Kaleb Harrison, Sr., Tri-Center. OF: Nick Phelps, Sr., Woodbury Central; Tucker Babbit, Sr., Moravia; Kolton Fisk, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Hagen Waters, Jr., Lisbon. UTIL: Isaac McSorley, Jr., New London; Carter Boothe, Sr., Central Decatur; Tyson Tucker, Sr., Maquoketa Valley.
Captain – Austin Krob, Sr., Lisbon