Prep Baseball Report

2015 KABC 1-2A All-State Teams Announced

By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) released their 2015 All-State teams last week. Coaches across the state nominate players for each class’ All-State teams, but cannot nominate their own players. On May 23rd coaches met in Wichita to make final selections for each team.

Today we wrap up our coverage of the 2015 KABC All-State teams by taking a look at the 1-2A top award winners and All-State teams. 

1-2A Player of the Year: Nathan Gaarder, Troy

Senior Nathan Gaarder helped lead Troy to a 20-1 record and 1-2A state tournament berth at the plate and on the mound. The senior third baseman hit .493 with six doubles, six home runs, 22 runs scored and 28 RBI. He also posted a 9-0 record with a 1.26 ERA in 50 innings pitched, he gave up 35 hits, 17 walks and struck out 56. For his efforts, at season’s end he was named KABC 1-2A Player of the Year.

1-2A Pitcher of the Year: Tanner Allen, Mission Valley

Mission Valley senior RHP Tanner Allen, a Neosho County CC commit, was named the 2015 KABC 1-2A Pitcher of the year. The righty went 6-1 with a 0.74 ERA in 38 innings pitched. He gave up 29 hits, five walks and struck out 59.

1-2A Coach of the year: Roger Purdy, Troy

Troy rolled through the regular season and 1-2A KSHSAA Highland-Doniphan West Regional with a perfect 20-0 record outscoring their opponents 185-42 along the way. In regional action they downed Valley Falls and host Doniphan West by identical 6-1 scores. The Trojans head coach, Roger Purdy, was named KABC 1-2A Coach of the Year.

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