3 Mid-Prairie players on All-State

Washington, Pekin, New London athletes also recognized

The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its selections for all four classes of all-state players in 2020.

There were six players from the Union coverage area picked for all-state recognition and three were from Mid-Prairie.

Washington’s Reece Mayer was a third team selection in Class 3A.

Mid-Prairie saw senior Brad Tornow and junior Aidan Rath chosen to the second team in Class 2A and Vinnie Bowlin was on the third team.

In Class 1A, Pekin senior Kennan Winn was placed on the second team and New London’s Josh Catala was a third team choice.

Rath, who played first base, had a batting average of .562 was third in 2A. His on-base percentage was second in the class at .676. His home run total of five was second as was his runs batted in total of 29.

Tornow, a center fielder, was 12th in 2A with 12 doubles. He had a .400 batting average and an OBP of .547, which was third in the River Valley Conference. Tornow’s pitching stats were an earned run average of 0.91 with 43 strikeouts to 11 walks.

Bowlin, a junior catcher for the Golden Hawks, batted .296 with a OBP of .415.

Mayer, who played right field, hit .377 for the Demons, which was sixth in the Southeast Conference. He had an OBP of .459. He connected for five doubles, three triples and two home runs. His total bases were third in the SEC.

Winn was the Player of the Year in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference North Division. He had the fourth best ERA in the North at 0.88 with 23 strikeouts and six walks with an opponents batting average of 0.074. His .469 batting average was third and his OBP of .591 was second. His four home runs were first.

Catala, who is just a sophomore, fashioned a .362 batting average, which was 15th in the SEISC South Division and his .553 OBP was seventh.

The IHSBCA has named a super team in the past with selections from all four classes but did not chose that team this year because of the coronavirus.