Josh Rankert, P, Cass
The sophomore left-hander went 5-1 with a 0.78 ERA, allowing just six earned runs in 54 innings pitched. He fanned 56 and walked 28.
“Josh Rankert has all kinds of talent,” Marschand said. “How good he will be will be determined on how hard he wants to work. He plans on going to a pitching ranch in Texas in the early fall, and that will help him tremendously. With Rankert, if he wants to work at it, the sky’s the limit on how good he can be. As a sophomore he was pretty special.”
Caleb Rowe, 2B/P, Caston
Rowe batted .388 with a team-high .550 on-base percentage and 37 runs scored his senior season. He also led the team in home runs (5) from his leadoff position. He added seven doubles, 22 RBIs and was 14 of 15 in stolen bases.
On the mound the right-hander went 4-4 with a 2.43 ERA. He fanned 53 and walked 18 in 46 innings pitched.
“Caleb Rowe, he’s one of those silent, hard-working kids who’s a great kid. I’m glad he had a huge year for us,” Mollenkopf said. “He did some special things. He threw a no-hitter against Pioneer in a conference game. That was neat for him. In the last game of the year against Argos he hit three home runs in a game. He threw well. He played an excellent second base. He had a great year and wound up a great career.”
Cory Rozzi, 2B, Logansport
Rozzi hit .316 and had an on-base percentage of .451. He had six doubles, two home runs, 14 RBIs and 14 runs scored.
“Cory after getting off to a bad start really finished strong,” Turner said. “He ended up hitting .316 and was on base about half the time. He was second or third in RBIs. He got a lot of key hits.