Koy Allen, Sr., P, Fieldcrest: Allen was one of the area’s top pitchers this spring. He had a 1.77 ERA and struck out nearly two batters per inning as he recorded 66 in 35 2/3 innings. Allen also was solid at the plate as he hit .312 with 18 RBIs, 15 runs and five doubles.
Krew Bond, So., IF, Mendota: Bond was an offensive force for the Trojans in his first high school season. He hit an area-best .533 to go along with 16 runs, 15 RBIs, 16 steals, four home runs, four doubles and a pair of triples.
Alec Bulak, Sr., P, Hall: Bulak was solid on the mound and at the plate for the 22-3 Red Devils. He went 5-0 with a 1.73 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings. Offensively, he hit .423 with 27 RBIs, 18 runs, 11 stole bases, five home runs and four doubles. He was First-Team All-Three Rivers Conference East Division.
Jacob Burns, Sr., OF, Princeton: Burns was voted Team MVP for the 14-win Tigers. He hit .417, tied for the team lead with 18 RBIs, scored 16 runs and hit an area-best 12 doubles. Burns was First-Team All-Three Rivers Conference East Division.
Eric Garrison, Sr., OF, Henry-Senachwine: Garrison was a threat on the base paths as he swiped 36 bases and scored 25 runs. He hit .385 with two triples, a double and 13 RBIs. The honorable mention All-Tri-County Conference pick also was solid on the mound with a 3.94 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings.
Logan Humpage, Jr., C, St. Bede: Humpage was the offensive leader for the regional champion Bruins. He led the team in batting average (.397), RBIs (24) and doubles (6). Humpage had three RBIs in St. Bede’s regional final and had another three RBIs in the sectional semifinal.
Jackson McDonald, So., P, Putnam County: McDonald was hard to hit this spring. He went 6-1 with a 0.68 ERA while striking out 40 batters in 31 innings. He was named the Pitcher of the Year in the Tri-County Conference. Offensively, McDonald hit .271 with 21 runs, 13 RBIs, a home run, a triple and three doubles.
Payton Plym, Sr., Ut., Hall: Plym helped the Red Devils (22-3) in a variety of ways. He hit .342 with 31 runs, 27 RBIs, eight doubles and four home runs. On the mound, he was 3-2 with a 1.48 ERA while striking out 46 batters in 28 1/3 innings. He was First-Team All-Three Rivers Conference.
Andrew Pyszka, So., IF, Putnam County: Pyszka made a big impact in his first high school season. He hit .444, scored 32 runs, had 15 RBIs, stole 26 bases, hit seven doubles and recorded three triples. Putnam County’s shortstop was Illinois Coaches Association Class 1A All State and unanimous All-Tri-County Conference.
Mac Resetich, So., OF, Hall: Resetich made a splash in his first high school season. The unanimous All-Three Rivers Conference East Division pick hit .422, scored 34 runs, stole 23 bases, drove in 16 runs, hit eight doubles, recorded five triples and belted a home run.
Owen Rossler, Sr., IF, Princeton: Rossler was one of the offensive leaders for the 14-win Tigers. He hit a team-leading .449, tied for the team lead with 20 runs and 18 RBIs, hit a pair of home runs and had four doubles. Rossler was First-Team All-Three Rivers Conference East Division.
Trez Rybarczyk, Sr., P, Hall: The NewsTribune Baseball Player of the Year was a force offensively and on the mound. He hit .500, led the area with 12 home runs, 44 RBIs and 42 runs and also had 24 stolen bases, six doubles and a triple. He also was 7-0 on the mound with a 0.40 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 35 innings. He was Illinois Coaches Association Class 2A All State and unanimous All-Three Rivers Conference East Division.
Julius Sanchez, Jr., P, La Salle-Peru: The University of Illinois commit was one of the most dominant pitchers in the area this season. He was 3-2 with an area-best 0.33 ERA. The Illinois Coaches Association Class 3A All-State and unanimous All-Interstate Eight Conference pick struck out 85 batters in 42 innings.
Aidan Van Duzer, Jr., IF, La Salle-Peru: The first baseman displayed plenty of power this spring, belting seven home runs, including three in one game. He hit .380 with 24 RBIs, nine runs and five doubles. Van Duzer was unanimous All-Interstate Eight Conference.
Honorable Mention: Ryan Brucker, So., IF, Princeton; Andres Castaneda, Sr., C/IF, Mendota; Ean Compton, Jr., P, Princeton; Landon Cook, Sr., P/IF, Fieldcrest; Logan Griggs, Sr., IF, St. Bede; Bryar Keller, Jr., C/IF, Earlville; Ted Landgraf, Jr., P/IF, Mendota; Kyler Lapp, So., C/IF, Hall; Isaac Morse, Sr., Ut., Fieldcrest; Bryce Nordstrom, Sr., IF, Fieldcrest; Noah Nordstrom, Sr., OF, Fieldcrest; Jack Savitch, Sr., P, Hall; Jack Scheri, Jr., IF, La Salle-Peru; Davis Sweeney, Sr., P, Earlville; Drake Weber, Sr., Ut., La Salle-Peru; Augie Wiesbrock, So., P, St. Bede; Drew Woolley, Sr., C, Princeton