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Sports in Kansas Picks Kappelmann All State and Ralstin Top Pitcher

Brock Kappelmann - June 19, 2023 7:18 am

Sports in Kansas has released its annual list (since 2012) of all-state baseball player honors along with coach of the year honors. Every KSHSAA team in Kansas is eligible for our honors (this is media selection list – not to be confused with the coaches association list which is limited to only member coaches & their voting). Our lists represent every league in the state and nearly every school with some type of representation. Input from media members across the state determine picks, other factors include competition, team success, stats, and all-league. The lists are voted on after the completion of the season with final input/capsules from Chet Kuplen and Bethany Bowman. This is not a recruiting list nor is it based on summer baseball, showcases, based only on the 2023 KSHSAA season.  PARENTS/ATHLETES: if listed below on any of the teams (1st Team, 2nd Team, Honorable Mention) you will be eligible for an all-state patch from Sports in Kansas – email [email protected] ASAP & we will send you an order form. All-State t-shirts for athletes and their family will also be available on Tuesday 6/20 – email or come back here for the store.

2023 Sports in Kansas 6A All-State Baseball

Parents/Athletes: Order patch by emailing [email protected] to get your order form


Sports in Kansas 2-1A Pitcher of the Year: Kage Ralstin, Elkhart 

Ralstin earns 2-1A Pitcher of the Year after posting an impressive .834 ERA in 50.1 innings pitched. He went 10-1 with 112 strikeouts on the season as Elkart finished 21-2 on the season and finished 3rd at the 2-1A state tournament. Additionally, Ralstin hit .432 with 34 RBI for the Wildcats. Ralstin has shown much determination and resiliency in his career, having vision in only one eye following an accident when he was just 10 years old. He will continue his baseball career collegiately at Butler CC.

6A First Team

P-Austin Young, Blue Valley West, Sr.

P- Mitchell Johnson, Derby, Sr.

P- Jack Kreisman, Blue Valley Northwest, Sr. (6A Pitcher of the Year)

P- Gavin Blachowicz, Olathe West, Jr.

P- Brandon Stone, SM West, Sr.

P- Griffin Allen, BV North, Jr.

IF- Quinton Coats, Olathe South Jr.

IF- Jack Jones, SM East, Jr.

IF- Jackson Evans, Olathe North, Sr.

IF- Michael Novack, Olathe East Sr.

IF- Zach Darche, BV West, Sr.

IF- Jack Schneider, BV West, Sr.

IF- Keenan Schartz, Manhattan, Sr.

OF- Easton O’Keefe, BV West, Jr.

OF- Andrew Casey, SM West, Sr.

OF- Harry Tryban, Olathe East, Sr.

OF- Ian Luce, Manhattan, Sr.

OF- Tyler Janssen, Olathe North, Jr.

C- Nick English, Olathe South, Sr. (6A Player of the Year)

C- Barrett Donaldson, BV West, Sr.

DH- Kyler Horsman, Manhattan, Sr.

Util- Brooks Kappelmann, Liberal, Jr.

Util- Carson Smith, Wichita Heights, Jr.


Liberal’s Aidan Schwindt was honorable mention all state.

4A Second Team

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P- Korbin Cloud, Iola, Jr.

P- Yogi Purdy, Atchison, Fr.

P- Cooper Grace, Hayden, Soph.

P- Owen Blaine, Ottawa, Jr.

P- Keaton Matlick, Paola, Sr.

IF- Owen Blaine, Ottawa, Jr.

IF- Brady Hope, Larned/La Crosse, Jr.

IF- Stocton Timbrook, Abilene, Jr.

IF- Brendan Scripsick, Buhler, Soph.

IF- Lennox Vann, Fort Scott, Soph.

IF- Gannon White, El Dorado, Sr.

OF- Declan Battle, Louisburg, Jr.

OF- Carter Long, Clay Center, Jr.

OF- Scott Carr, Rose Hill, Jr.

OF- Heath Hoekman, Abilene, Fr.

OF- Zevin Littell, Hugoton, Sr.

OF- Nathan Meisch, Chanute, Jr.

C- Zach Miller, Abilene, Jr.

C- Dawson Feil, McPherson, Sr.

DH- Shane McGuire, Augusta, Jr.

Util- Jagger Day, Baldwin, Soph.

Util- Kyson Becker, Abilene, Jr.


2023 Sports in Kansas 2-1A All-State Baseball

Parents/Athletes: Order patch by emailing [email protected] to get your order form

First Team

P- Zac Fisher, Onaga, Sr.

P- Kage Ralstin, Elkhart, Sr.

P- Preston Christenson, Troy, Sr.

P- Ben Raschke, KC Christian, Sr.

P- Trevor Church, Colony-Crest, Sr.

P- Gus Keller, Colgan, Jr.

P- Kysen Bennett, Colgan, Jr.

P- Dalton Mantz, Little River, Sr.

IF- Logan Renken, Little River, Soph.

IF- Abe Huaracha, St. Marys, Sr.

IF- Dylan Cervantez, Valley Falls, Sr.

IF- Stetson Setter, Colony-Crest, Sr.

IF- Cesar Gomez, Elkhart, Sr.

IF- Daniel Haivala, KC Christian, Jr.

IF- Josiah Classen, Remington, Sr.

OF-  Brant Mikulecky, Inman, Sr.

OF- Zac Evans, Valley Falls, Jr.

OF- Grant Stephens, Little River, Sr.

OF- Rogan Weir, Colony-Crest, Sr.

OF- Jack Lanning, Marion, Sr.

OF- Easton Renn, Southeast-Cherokee, Sr.

C- Cooper Simmons, Colgan, Jr.

C- Colby Simkins, Onaga, Sr.

DH- Austin Rich, Elkhart, Sr.

Util – Braden Young, Little River, Sr.



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