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Top stars and best performances from the opening week of Iowa high school baseball

Some of the top performers in Iowa prep baseball last week
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By Barry Poe 

Here are some stars from the past week's high school baseball games across Iowa.

If you know of a top performance we should include, please mention them in the comments section. 

Ethan Davis, Edyville-Blakesburg

Davis 5-for-5 at the plate in his first two games of the season with three singles and two doubles.

Dodge Duke, North Mahaska

He collected five hits in as many at-bats in his opening two games, including a double, triple and four RBIs.

Sam Dvergsten, Storm Lake

Dvergsten was 6-for-7 at the plate in his first two games of the season, driving in three runs.

Landon Frost, Don Bosco

Front went 5-for-6 with two triples and five RBIs in first two games of season.

Nate Sampson, North Mahaska

Sampson was 4-for-5 at the plate with seven runs scored in two games.

Owen Larson, Estherville-Lincoln Central

Larson collected 7 hits in 9 at-bats with six RBIs and seven runs scored.

Carson Cummer, Dubuque Wahlert

Cummer was 6-for-8 at the plate in his first four games of the season.

Teagan Kasperbauer, Harlan

Kasperbauer totaled five hits in seven at-bats with six RBIs in opening two games.

Nevan Foss, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows

Foss finished 7-for-10 with six RBIs in his first three games of the season.

Lane Kaestner, Benton

Kaestner collected four singles and four doubles in 12 at-bats, driving in six in two games.

Cael Turner, Creston

Turner 4-for-6 with two home runs in the first two games of the 2022 campaign.

Cooper Nicholson, Dowling

In his first two games, Nicnolson was 4-for-6 with a homer and four RBIs.

Colten Clarahan, Keota

Clarahan allowed no earned runs and one hit while striking out 23 in 9.1 innings pitched.

Jacob Collison, South Tama

Collison struck out 18 and allowed three hits in 5-1 win over South Hardin.

Carter Thomas, Mason City

Thomas recorded 16 strikeouts while allowing three hits in 12-2 win over Charles City.

Karter Beving, Nevada

Bevin fanned 16 batters and gave up two hits in 7-1 win over Grandview Christian.

Eli Christensen, Ankeny Christian

Christensen struck out 15 and allowed three hits in 3-1 win over Pleasantville.

Jake Jeske, Eagle Grove

Jeske fire a six-inning no-hitter, striking out 15 in 3-1 season-opening win over Southeast Valley.

J.J. Lander, West Monona

Lander pitched no-hitter, striking out 14 in season-opening win over Whiting.

Doug Taylor, Mason City Newman

Taylor had 15 strikeouts and allowed only one hit in 6-0 win over Denver.

Boede Rahe, Marion

Rahe struck out 14 in a tense 5-4 win over Mount Vernon when Marion scored in bottom of seventh to win.

Ben Gilliland, Van Meter

In his first three games, Gilliland collected five hits in six at-bats. The defending state champions are off to 3-0 start.

Trevor Baumler, W.D.M. Dowling

He has slugged four home runs and driven in 12 in four games. Overall, is 8-for-13 at the plate.

Brady Blake, Indianola

The junior has hit four home runs and driven in a state-leading 14 runs in six games. He is batting an even .500 (9-for-18) for the season.

Brady Steward, Grinnell

Steward has helped the Tigers get off to a 5-0 start with two pitching wins, 17 strikeouts and a 1.08 ERA.