Brad Tornow was an Elite team selection when the River Valley Conference released its teams for the 2019 baseball season.
Tornow was Mid-Prairie’s only player on the Elite team but the Golden Hawks landed two more on the South Division team in Vinnie Bowlin and Kayden Reinier.
Tornow, a junior, was unbeaten in nine starts and 11 appearances. He was 7-0 with a save, an earned run average of 1.02, 102 strikeouts, 12 walks and an opponents’ batting average of .167 in 55 innings pitched. He also led the Golden Hawks with 21 stolen bases in 23 attempts, a .417 batting average, .492 on base percentage, seven doubles and only seven strikeouts in 103 at bats.
Reinier, a sophomore, made 12 appearances on the mound and had a 4-0 record with two saves in 31 innings pitched. He had a 2.03 ERA with 25 strikeouts against 12 walks and an opponents’ batting average of .212.
Bowlin, a sophomore, had seven doubles, two home runs, in 79 at bats, and a .392 on base percentage.
2019 River Valley Conference Baseball All-Conference Teams
Catcher: Riley Reed, Cascade; Brady Lukavsky, West Branch
Pitcher; Brad Tornow, Mid-Prairie; Cory Anderson, Wilton; Harris Hoffman, Cascade; Jared Townsend, Wilton
Infield: Reid Rausch, Cascade; Trey Eagle, West Branch; Collin McCrabb, Wilton; Trent Pelzer, Tipton
Outfield: Matt Paulsen, West Branch; Jon Mootz, Monticello; Trey Daugherty, Bellevue; Pete Espensen, West Branch
Utility: Chantz Stevens, Wilton; Chase Becker, Regina; Luke Becker, Tipton
South Divisional Team
Catcher: Brock Hartley, Wilton; Vinny Bowlin, Mid-Prairie
Pitcher: Ashton Stoelk, Wilton; AJ Lenz, West Liberty; Kayden Reinier, Mid-Prairie; Brendan Paper, Durant
Infield: Ben Orr, Durant; Caleb Wulf, West Liberty; Prescott Arendt, Regina; Brad Hunger, West Branch
Outfield: Garrett Bohnsack, Wilton; Jake Willkomm, Durant; Tanner Lukavsky, West Branch; Nate Dierickx, Durant
Utility: Caden Smith, Regina; Ted Bridges, West Branch; Will Esmoil, West Liberty
Coach of the Year: Jake Souhrada – Wilton
North Divisional Team
Pitcher: Eli Green, Cascade; Dylan Roher, Monticello; Cole Swartz, Bellevue; Mason McManus, Camanche
Infield: Justin Recker, Monticello; Mike Delzell, Camanche; Ted Weber, Cascade; Andrew Swartz, Bellevue
Catcher: Mason Byrns, Camanche
Utility: Zach Irwin, Camanche; Ethan Sahr, North Cedar; Caleb Topping, Cascade; Riley Konrady, Bellevue; Avery Martensen, Monticello
Outfield: Cade Everson, Camanche; Tyler Luensman, Monticello; Dakota Stevenson, Northeast; Jacob Wagner, North Cedar
Coach of the Year: Roamn Hummel - Cascade
RIVER VALLEY CONFERENCE FINAL STANDINGS
team conference overall
Wilton 17-1 24-5
West Branch 14-4 20-7
Mid-Prairie 12-6 18-12
West Liberty 8-10 11-15
Durant 8-11 12-12
Tipton 8-11 12-17
Regina 6-12 10-22
Cascade 14-4 24-11
Camanche 13-5 18-13
Monticello 7-11 11-16
Bellevue 6-12 12-16
Anamosa 5-12 9-24
Northeast 4-12 5-21
North Cedar 3-14 3-14