Archive for Thursday, August 13, 2009

KVL baseball players tapped as All-Metro

August 13, 2009

Two local high school athletes have been named to The Kansas City Star’s All-Metro baseball team for the 2009 season.

Tyler Henley of Basehor-Linwood and Chance Crawford of Bonner Springs were recognized as being among the top players in the Kansas City area.

Henley, who will be a senior this fall at BLHS, was named as an honorable mention pitcher. He led BLHS with a 5-1 record and a 0.97 earned-run average. He struck out 67 batters and had just 12 walks this season. Also this season, opposing teams scored just five runs against him.

Crawford, a 2009 BSHS graduate, was an honorable mention choice at second base, although he played numerous positions for the Braves.

Crawford was the leadoff hitter for the Braves, but he still led the team in runs batted in. He set a BSHS career record with 36 steals. In addition, he ranks fourth all-time at Bonner Springs, with 66 hits and sixth in runs scored with 54.

Four other players from the Kaw Valley League also made it on the All-Metro squad. Beau Stoker, a shortstop and pitcher for Bishop Ward, earned first-team status as a utility player.

Joe Ramirez, a senior second baseman from Bishop Ward, was named to the second team. In addition, Turner senior pitcher Brandon Simmons and Lansing sophomore outfielder Parker Gibson were second-team selections.

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