DeCremer an all-state pick
Victor Herbst believed all along that Janesville Craig senior Christian DeCremer was one of the best outfielders in the Big Eight.
Turns out the Craig High coach wasn’t alone. DeCremer not only got the opposing coaches’ votes to make the all-conference first team this week, but he now is a third-team pick in the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association all-state selections.
DeCremer earned his honors by batting .451, highlighted by 11 extra-base hits, and consistently making big plays in center field.
“He was threat every time he stepped to the plate, and defensively, his arm is as good as I’ve seen at this level,” Herbst said earlier this week. “And he could track down anything hit to him.’’
There wasn’t much wasn’t senior shortstop Michael Handel couldn’t do, either, for Sun Prairie’s Big Eight co-champions. The conference Player of the Year, a University of Minnesota recruit, even pitched a six-inning perfect game against Madison Memorial and now is a first-team all-state selection as an infielder.
The first team also includes Middleton junior outfielder Luke Meeteer and Burlington senior outfielder Dylan Friend, who led his team to 25 wins and the Southern Lakes Conference championship.
Middleton pitcher Shane Adler is on the second team after making the first team a year ago. This year’s second team also includes Burlington infielder Mike Porcara.
Edgerton senior second baseman Adam Gregory, a unanimous all-district selection, has received all-state honorable mention. That caps a high school career in which the UW-Whitewater prospect hit .421, including .450 this season.
La Crosse Central infielder Bobby Juan, also a University of Minnesota recruit, is the state Player of the Year.
Mitch Phillips, Craig’s All-Big Eight designated hitter, has been named all-state academic team. He is joined by Meeteer, Jefferson’s Michael Stellmacher,Wilmot’s Quincy Berg and Westosha Central’s John Wilson.
IF—Michael Handel, Sun Prairie, sr.; Kyle McHugh, Rosholt, sr.; Peyton Stanford, Milwaukee University School, sr.; Bobb Juan, La Crosse Central, sr.
OF—Cole Cefalu, Waunakee, sr.; Luke Meeteer, Middleton, jr.; Dylan Friend, Burlington, sr.
P—Cody Hanke, Marathon, jr.; Bryce Bellin, Kimberly, sr.
C—Michael Jurgella, Stevens Point Pacelli, sr.
Utility—Red Morrow, Burlington Central, jr.
IF—Sam Koenig, Sauk Prairie, sr.; Mike Porcara, Burlington, sr.; Marty Herum, River Falls, sr.; Mikole Pierce, De Pere, sr.
OF—Justin Jaquish, Chippewa Falls, jr.; Tyler Adams, Onalaska, sr.; Josh Gruenke, Sheboygan South, jr.
P—Shane Adler, Middleton, sr.; Brenden Schulz, Kenosha Bradford, sr.
C—Mitch Ghelfi, La Crosse Central, jr.
Utility—Garrick Day, Elk Mound, sr.
IF—Jared Tomany, Antigo, sr.; Treysen Vavra, Menomonie, sr.; Jim Coady, La Crosse Aquinas, jr.; Travis Mason, West De Pere, sr.
OF—Christian DeCremer, Janesville Craig, sr.; Aaron Benz, Oconomowoc, sr.; Ryan Gerber, Bruce, sr.; Josh Uhren, Oshkosh North, sr.
P—Zach Wendorf, Merrill, sr.; Andy Davis, Chippewa Falls McDonell, sr.
C—Tony Brandner, Hartford, jr.
Utility—Conor McElligott, Green Lake, sr.
Player of the Year—Bobby Juan, La Crosse Central.
Assistant Coach of the Year—Bill Price, Westosha Central.
Coach of the Year—Selected in the fall.
IF—Adam Gregory, Edgerton, sr.; Mike Johnson, DeForest, sr.; Ryan Pedretti, Prairie du Chien, sr.; Casey Plemon, Chequamegon, sr.; Ryan Boettcher, Bonduel, sr.; John Wilson, Westosha Central, sr.; Cody Jackson, Winnebago Lutheran, sr.; Conor Sabin, Hayward, sr.; Tyler Regnier, Ellsworth, sr.; Brett Sebion, Westby, sr.; Matt Paulsrud, De Soto, sr.; Troy Rottier, Seymour, jr.; Adam Michalski, Ashwaubenon, sr.
OF—Jordan Rayburn, Pittsville, jr.; Brett Ziegel, Wausau West, jr.; Kevin Stroik, Stevens Point Pacelli, jr.; Chad Skaer, Winnebago Lutheran, sr.; Seth Hurt, Eau Claire North, jr.; Alex Yacko, Wisconsin Dells, jr.; Dakotah Kirchenwitz, Pardeeville, jr.; Tony Lamers, Kimberly, sr.
P—Mac Wichmann, DeForest, sr.; Cody Peterson, Burlington, sr.; Jared Dettman, Somerset, jr.; C.J. Smith, Antigo, sr.; Tyler Sparger, Eau Claire Memorial, sr.; Ryan Ledvina, La Crosse Central, sr.; Michael Schneider, West De Pere, sr.
C—Bryce Barsness, Wisconsin Heights, sr.; Gus Koecher, St. Croix Falls, sr.; Tom Sawyer, Fish Creek Gibraltar, sr.
Utility—Bobby Noland, Mineral Point, sr.; Aaron Eichsteadt, Port Edwards, sr.; Mitch Schreiber, Kimberly, jr.
Mitch Phillips, Janesville Craig; Michael Stellmacher, Jefferson; Luke Meeteer, Middleton; Kyle Jenkins, Verona; Beau Goff, Monona Grove; Jake Thomas, McFarland; Ross Voelker, McFarland; Quincy Berg, Wilmot; John Wilson, Westosha Central.