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KCLB Players Nominated for All-Sunflower Slate Baseball Team

By Denton Howell, 06/08/16, 2:45PM CDT


KCLB comprised of the best prospects from Kansas’ small colleges

The All-Sunflower Slate baseball team is comprised of players from Kansas’ small colleges — Newman, four schools from the MIAA, 10 schools from the KCAC and the Jayhawk Conference:

Coach of the Year: Adrian Dinkel, Sterling (Dinkel led Sterling to the KCAC Tournament championship and the NAIA World Series)

Player of the Year: Brylie Ware, Neosho County

Pitcher of the Year: Nick Silva, Washburn

Catcher: David Gauntt, sr., Washburn (First Ichabod to win MIAA Player of the Year hit .347 with 17 home runs)

First base: Evan Koehler, sr., Emporia State (Bishop Carroll, Butler product hit .354 with 22 home runs)

Second base: Jacob Hamerle, jr., Newman (Heartland Conference Golden Glove winner)

Third base: Brylie Ware, fr., Neosho County (Oklahoma signee was first NJCAA Triple Crown winner since 1985)

Shortstop: Abdiel Alicea, so., Cowley (Highlight-reel fielding plus .327 batting average)

Outfield: Manny Deleon, sr., Tabor (KCAC POY, led Tabor to share of fifth straight KCAC regular-season title)

Outfield: Caden Doga, fr., Hutchinson (Hit 29 home runs in the regular season)

Outfield: Tyler Bugner, jr., Newman (Heartland POY led league in batting average, stolen bases)

Pitcher: Carson Larue, so., Cowley (Oklahoma State transfer named Jayhawk East Pitcher of the Year, signed with Houston)

Pitcher: Kade Wagner, jr., Sterling (Wagner’s 1.53 ERA was sixth-best in nation)

Pitcher: Nick Silva, jr. Washburn (Went 8-0 and led MIAA with 2.39 ERA)

Relief pitcher: Ryan McKay, sr., Pittsburg State (Maize High product is Pitt State’s career saves leader and MIAA’s career appearances leader)

Utility/DH: Marvin Malone, so., Colby (Malone hit .473 with 19 home runs and 101 RBIs)

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