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Hoeg, Earley earn Second, Third Team All-State baseball honors

August 11, 2017
Traer Star-Clipper

The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2017 All-State Baseball selections last Tuesday, selecting first, second, third teams and team captains for classes 1A, 2A, 3A and 4A.

Cameron Hoeg of North Tama was named to the Class 1A Second Team. Hoeg led the Redhawks with a .440 batting average, three HR and a team-high 43 RBI. Hoeg also stole 10 bases and struck out just twice in the Redhawks' 25-5 campaign. Hoeg also went 7-2 on the mound with a 0.79 ERA and a team-high 86 strikeouts.

Will Earley was named to the Class 1A Third Team for his efforts on the mound for North Tama after posting an 8-1 record with a 1.14 ERA. Earley pitched a team-high 59 2/3 innings and had an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio with 66 strikeouts and just 12 walks. On the offensive side, Earley batted .279 with 20 RBI.

The four seniors selected as team captains were 4A Jack Dreyer, Johnston; 3A Trenton Wallace, Davenport, Assumption; 2A Riley LeGrand, Beckman, Dyersville and 1A Ben Fitzgerald, Newman Catholic, Mason City.

Writers making up the selection committee were: Kyle Ocker, Centerville Daily Iowegian; Colin Peters, Centerville Daily Iowegian; Larry Peterson, Creston News Advertiser; Matt Coss, Davenport Quad-City Times; Ross Eberhart, DeWitt Observer; Beth Lutgen, Dyersville Commercial; Kristi Nixon, Hampton Chronicle; Mike Oeffner, Harlan Newspapers; Perry Bell, Knoxville Journal-Express; Thorn Compton, Marshalltown Times-Republican; Ross Thede, Marshalltown Times-Republican; Blake Schultz, Mason City Globe Gazette; Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times-News; Pete Temple, Monticello Express; Troy Hyde, Newton Daily News; Lori Wiser, Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News; Kevin White, Omaha World-Herald; Jake Ryder, Parkersburg Eclipse-News-Review; Troy Banning, Webster City Daily Freeman-Journal and Drew Curtis, Vinton Newspapers.



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