Four Raiders, one Wildcat selected to All-State team

From Herald Staff Reports

Five local standout baseball players have been recognized by the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association for their impressive 2019 seasons.

Southridge’s Colson Montgomery was an IHSBCA All-State selection while Jasper’s Andrew Wallace and Southridge’s Tucker Schank, Chase Taylor and Ethan Bell were all honorable mention honorees.

Montgomery was selected as the shortstop on the Class 2A All-State team after yet another solid season on the diamond. He had a batting average of .482 along with 41 hits, 28 RBIs, 29 runs scored and 19 extra-base hits (eight doubles, seven triples, four home runs).

In his first full varsity season, Wallace made an immediate impact for Jasper. He led the team in several categories including batting average (.400), on-base percentage (.570), walks (21) while also having impressive numbers in other categories including slugging percentage (.554), hits (26), RBIs (22) and doubles (six).

It was a solid senior season for Schank as he led the Raiders in a plethora of categories including at-bats (112), hits (45), runs scored (35) while also compiling eight extra-base hits with a batting average of .402. Schank is currently playing for the Dubois County Bombers and will be playing baseball collegiately at Indiana University.

In his second year with Southridge, Taylor had an impressive season at the plate as he had a batting average of .402 with 39 hits and led the team in runs driven in (37), doubles (14) and home runs (four). He also had an ERA of 2.80 in just 10 innings of work on the mound.

It was a dominant year on the mound for Bell in his first full varsity season. He had a record of 9-2 with an ERA of 1.39 and a team-best 63 strikeouts. He had six complete game victories and also batted .376 at the plate with 32 hits, 25 RBIs and 10 doubles.

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