Panthers travel to Vets to celebrate 30-win season

Posted August 15, 2013 at 11:01 am

Monticello’s baseball team celebrated its 30-7 season in a unique way – at the Cedar Rapids Kernels game Sunday, Aug. 4 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.

The team presented its awards, and was introduced on the field prior to the Kernels’ game against the Quad Cities River Bandits.

The Panther pitching staff led the entire state in earned run average (1.06), was in the top five for fewest runs allowed per game, and set a school record by winning 30 games.

Monticello was coached by Josh Soper, assisted by Alex Reid and Ryan Gullett.

The following is a list of awards received by Panther players, some of which were announced since the banquet.

ALL-STATE

Tanner Felton, junior, Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association first team outfielder; Iowa Newspaper Association first team outfielder; Iowa Sports Spotlight second team outfielder.

Matt Holmes, senior, Iowa Sports Spotlight second team pitcher.

ALL-DISTRICT

First team: Tanner Felton, junior. Second team: Michael Reuter, senior; Sam Boyd, senior; Matt Holmes, senior.

ALL-CONFERENCE

First team: Tanner Felton, junior; Michael Reuter, senior; Matt Holmes, senior.

Second team: Zach Monk, senior; Sam Boyd, senior; Spencer Williams, junior.

Honorable mention: Mason Newhard, freshman.

COACHES’

APPRECIATION AWARDS

Junior: T.J. Decker.

Sophomores: Parker Kray, Peyton Paddock, Lucas Stutt, Reece Norton, Jace Meyer.

Freshmen: Jesse Iben, David Gray, Lane Stahlberg, Klayton Kiburz.

Eighth-graders: Taylor Manternach, Jordan Breashears, Alex Kremer, Alex Monk, Tyler Hospodarsky, Logan Westphal.

HOME RUN CLUB,

NEW MEMBER

Spencer Williams, junior.

WIN CLUB,

NEW MEMBERS

Zach Monk, senior; Spencer Williams, junior; Cody Menster, freshman.

NEXT PITCH

SENIOR AWARDS

Michael Reuter, Zach Monk, Connor Rigby, Matt Holmes, Sam Boyd.

CY YOUNG AWARDS

(ERA under 2.000,

minimum 15 innings)

Matt Holmes, senior; Michael Reuter, senior; Zach Monk, senior; Mason Newhard, freshman; Cody Menster, freshman.

GOLD GLOVE AWARDS

(fielding percentage above

.935, minimum 25 chances)

Michael Reuter, senior; Matt Holmes, senior; Tanner Felton, junior; Spencer Williams, junior; Derek Manternach, freshman.

SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS

(batting average above .300, minimum 25 at bats)

Sam Boyd, senior; Zach Monk, senior; Michael Reuter, senior; Tanner Felton, junior; Spencer Williams, junior; Mason Newhard, freshman; Matt Manternach, freshman.

QUALITY AT BAT CHAMPION

Michael Reuter, 80.1 percent.

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