Three Wildcats highlight Big Eight all-conference squad

From Herald Staff Reports

After the Jasper Wildcats’ successful baseball season that saw them rack up 23 wins and an undefeated record in Big Eight conference play, it seems fitting that the Cats are well-represented on their respective All-Conference team.

Jasper seniors Trevor Krapf and Josh Weidenbenner along with sophomore Andrew Wallace were all selected to the Big Eight’s All-Conference team.

Krapf led the Wildcats in several categories this past season including slugging percentage (.659), RBIs (28), doubles (seven) and home runs (six). His batting average of .354 was the fourth highest on the team while his fielding percentage of .985 was also one of the highest marks.

He also had a total of eight apperances on the mound where he had a 4-2 record and a 2.43 ERA. He gave up a total of just nine earned runs while striking out 23 batters, the second highest total on the team.

Weidenbenner paced the Cats in total runs scored (31), hits (32), triples (three) and stolen bases (10). He had a batting average of .360 along with 19 runs driven in with a fielding percentage of .900.

While he only made five appearances on the mound, he made the most of them with 15 strikeouts while allowing just five earned runs. His ERA of 2.29 was the third best mark on the team.

In his first full year of varsity action, Wallace led the Cats with a batting average of .400 and an on-base percentage of .570. He also was patient at the plate, drawing a team-best 19 walks.

He also totaled 26 hits, 22 RBIs, eight extra-base hits and a slugging percentage of .554.

Rounding out the Big Eight’s all-conference selections wereBoonville’s Luke Conner and Nick Smith, Mount Carmel’s Aden Gill, Mount Vernon’s Branson Quinzer, Princeton’s Gerit Bock, Vincennes Lincoln’s Isaac Lane and Jalen Cardinal and Washington’s Grant Niehaus, Seth Holtsclaw and Trey Reed.

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