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Alta leads the way in all-district picks

Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Alta Cyclones had the best record among area baseball teams and were rewarded accordingly, getting four players on the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association's all-district squads.

Scott Radke was a first-teamer, while Jake Bibler, Chris Schmitz and Jack Mills made the Class 1A Northwest district's second team.

Radke, a junior third baseman, had team bests in RBIs (34) and batting average (.459) for coach Jerry Braunschweig's Cyclones, who finished 24-8.

Bibler, a junior catcher, hit .377. Schmitz, a junior second baseman, stole 20 bases, and Mills, a sophomore catcher, hit .416 for the Cyclones.

Other area 1A selections were St. Mary's T.J. Miller, and Newell-Fonda's Matt Spaulding and Nathan Miller.

T.J. Miller, a leadoff-hitting senior shortstop, hit .316 while going 4-2 with a 2.95 ERA on the mound and a team-high 51 strikeouts. He made the all-district team as a utility man.

Spaulding, a senior pitcher, went 8-4 with a 2.36 ERA, while Nathan Miller, a senior catcher, hit .359 for the 'Stangs.

In 3A, the Storm Lake Tornadoes had a pair of players make the West all-district teams. Mitch McCabe, a senior shortstop, made the first team, while Tyson Brandt, a senior right fielder, made the second team.

McCabe led the Tornadoes in hits (34), runs (43), doubles (10), walks (25), stolen bases (22), batting average (.493) and on-base percentage (.639).

Brandt, whose season was cut short near the end with a separated shoulder, led the team in triples (4) and slugging percentage (.857) while batting .492.

Sioux Central landed a pair of players on 2A's all-Northwest district, with Trevor Tiefenthaler, a sophomore outfielder, and Cole Buccholz, a senior pitcher, both making the second team.

Tiefenthaler hit .437 for the Rebels, while Buchholz, who landed on the team's utility slot, went 6-3 with a 2.59 ERA.

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