Hays High’s Parker named WAC baseball Player of the Year; Leo Coach of the Year
Hays High had had four players named to the First Team of the All-Western Athletic Conference baseball team and two honorable mention picks. The group includes WAC Player of the Year Kade Parker and Coach of the Year Frank Leo who helped lead the Indians to a 13-8 record and another conference title.
Parker led the Indians with 26 hits and was second on the squad with a .400 batting average . On the mound Parker went 4-3 with one save. He had a team low 0.81 ERA in eight appearances (six starts), striking out 42 and walking just nine.
Parker is joined on the First Team by senior Layne Downing, sophomore Marcus Altman and sophomore Connor Rule. Cole Schumacher and Jared Haynes were named honorable mention.
Complete All-Western Athletic Conference team below…
Player of the Year: Kade Parker-Hays
Coach of the Year: Frank Leo- Hays
Kade Parker Hays SR
Thomas Solorio Garden City SR
Austin Weiser Dodge City SR
Layne Downing Hays SR
Bryce Beck Great Bend SR
Collin Ware Liberal SR
Dawson Davis Dodge City JR
Marcus Zapata Garden City JR
Marcus Altman Hays SO
Jared Hasik Liberal SO
Connor Rule Hays SO
Bryce Unruh Dodge City SO
Hays: Cole Schumacher, Jared Haynes
Garden City: Mario Montoya
Liberal: Jared Fox
Great Bend: Shade Wondra, Dylan Reiser, Trystan Hall