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Top stars, best performances last week in Iowa high school baseball

Some of the top performances from 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 include them in the comments section below.

Kyler Owen, Fremont-Mills

The junior outfielder continues his torrid early pace, leading the state with an .800 average. Owen was 3-for-4 in a 13-2 win over East Mills Monday and added another hit Tuesday in a 7-6 win over Shenandoah.

Jace Figueroa, West Burlington

The junior shortstop was 4-for-5 with an RBI against Mediapolis Friday. Figueroa is ranked second statewide with a .692 average.

Malachi Johnson, Ankeny Christian

The senior shortstop was 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Eagles remained unbeaten at 14-0 with an 11-2 win over Mormon Trail Friday. 

Brycen Wookey, Murray

The senior catcher had a double and homer and drove in six runs in a 17-0 win over Moulten-Udell Friday. Wookey has a .619 batting average and 1.000 slugging percentage.

Justice Weers, Tri-Center

The Briar Cliff University commit pitched a one-hitter, striking out eight and hit a home run in an 11-1 win over Logan-Magnolia. The Trojans have an 11-0 record this season.

Eric McGill, Woodbury Central

The sophomore third baseman was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in a 9-7 win over OABCIG on Tuesday. The Wildcats are 9-2 and tied for the Western Valley Conference lead with a 5-0 record.

Trever Baumler, Dowling

The sophomore stayed hot at the plate with two home runs and three RBI in an 8-6 win over Waukee Northwest Thursday. Baumler leads the state with nine round-trippers.

Bo Schmidt, Sigourney

The senior hit a walk-off grand slam home run and knocked in five in a 10-6 win over North Mahaska Thursday. Schmidt was also the winning pitcher for the unbeaten Savages.

Garrett Kadolph, Western Dubuque

The senior and Augustana College recruit was 4-for-5 and drove in a run in a 6-5 win over Iowa City Liberty on Friday. The Bobcats have a 16-3 record.

Ian Gill, Sioux City Heelan

The senior first baseman clubbed his seventh home run of the season in a 6-0 win over city rival East on Thursday. Gill ranks second in the state in home runs.

Reese Moore, Van Meter

Iowa recruit and ghe top-ranked catcher in the state for the Class of 2022 hit his sixth homer of the season in a 10-3 victory over Winteset Saturday. Van Meter is the three-time defending Iowa Class 1A state champion.

Doug Taylor, Mason City Newman

The junior drove in the only two runs of the game in Newman’s 2-0 win over Saint Ansgar Friday. Taylor leads the state with 32 RBIs.

Trevor Daggett, Pleasantville

The senior first baseman had a combined four hits and five RBI in doubleheader sweep of Woodward-Granger on Thursday.

Damon Weber, Kee

The senior third baseman drove in his 29th run of the season in a 10-0 win over Saint Ansgar on Saturday. Kee picked up its 20th victory of the season.

Ben Swalls, Clear Creek-Amana

The senior third baseman drove in five runs as his team put up 15 in a six-run loss to Iowa City Liberty on Saturday.

Hunter Pick, Remsen St. Mary’s

The sophomore had three RBI as the unbeaten and top-ranked (Class 1A) Hawks opened the week with an 11-1 win over Harris-Lake Park.

Austin Hillmer, North Linn

The senior speedster swiped three bases in a 10-3 win over East Buchanan in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday. The centerfielder leads the state with 33 stolen bases.

Carter Schorg, Remsen St. Mary;s

The Briar Cliff recruit pitched a one-hitter, striking out eight in 5-0 win over MMCRU on Friday. Schorg has not allowed an earned run this season.

Aidan Anderson, Keota

The junior picked up his sixth pitching win of the season in a 5-0 win over Colfax-Mingo Friday. Anderson struck out eight in 5.2 innings and has not given up an earned run.

Will Doty, Grinnell

Senior notched his fifth pitching victory in 6-3 win over Pella on Friday. Doty came on in relief, working the final six innings.

Sam Holloway, ADM

The junior pitched three shutout innings in a 5-3 win over Winterset Wednesday. Holloway still hasn’t allowed an earned run this season.

Trey Benson, Cherokee

The senior pitched four shutout innings in a 13-2 win over Manson-Northwest Webster Tuesday. The Braves are 13-2 and tied for the Lakes Conference lead.

Aidan Sieperda, Sergeant Bluff-Luton

The senior pitched a no-hitter and struck out seven in a 1-0 win over Harlan Saturday night.

Kaleb Gengler, Sioux City Heelan

The senior struck out 15 Sioux City East batters in Heelan’s 6-0 win on Thursday. Gengler is among the state leaders with 54 strikeouts.

Sam Wilt, Anamosa

The senior hit his fifth home run of the season in 3-2 win over Central DeWitt in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.