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PBR Wisconsin: WIAA First-Team All-State


By Wisconsin Staff

This year, for the first time ever, the PBR Wisconsin staff has decided to select a First-Team All-State squad (as well as to-be-announced second and third teams, too). We scavenged for statistics and dug up as much information as we could to produce our inaugural First-Team list for the 2019 season.

The talent selected were all a step ahead of the competition, and showed it with their performance.

We heavily based the selection of the all-state team on statistical performance and took into account outside factors like strength of conference and competition, etc., and we landed on the names listed below representing all pockets and divisions from Wisconsin.

Over the next couple of days we will unveil our second- and third-team rosters, but for now, we present to you our 2019 PBR Wisconsin First Team All-state selections.

CATCHER

Nathan Stevens C / Waunakee, WI / 2019

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.448 -- -- 9 -- 31

The Arkansas commit mashed this season, and was named to the first-team for his overall power numbers. Stevens hit nine home runs -- the next closest total being six – and slugged 1.052 while driving in 31 runs. Don’t be fooled though, Stevens isn’t a one-trick pony, he also hit .448 on the season.

INFIELDERS

Owen Washburn 2B / SS / Webster, WI / 2021

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.549 13 3 7 47 52

The Webster middle infielder did it all this season, slashing .549/.636/.989, which was good for an OPS of 1.625. The First-Team sophomore selection tapped into much more power in his sophomore season, adding 13 doubles, three triples, and seven homers to go along with his 47 RBIs. If Washburn continues his dominance into the summer, he won’t stay uncommitted for long.


Max Wagner INF / Green Bay Preble, WI / 2020

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.507 8 3 5 39 28

A Clemson commit and the reigning PBR Wisconsin Player of the Year, Wagner demonstrated his prowess on both the mound and in the batter's box. At the plate, Wagner slashed .507/.570/.914; featuring an OPS of 1.484. Wagner got on base essentially two to three times a game, and was so hard to get out due to the fact that he only struck out five times over the whole season. Wagner was the star for Green Bay Preble all spring, and that doesn’t figure to change heading into his senior season.


TJ Manteufel SS / Union Grove, WI / 2020

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.382 8 3 7 36 40

The Bradley commit played an exceptional shortstop in the spring, but his offensive numbers on top of that were the icing on the cake. Manteufel’s season may not have ended the way he liked – losing out in the D-2 state title game – but he can rest easy knowing he’ll have another crack at it next year. He slashed .382/.480/.819 for Union Grove in a particularly competitive spring for D-2 teams, and added 18 extra-base hits and showed some added juice with seven homers along the way.


Jack Bau SS / New Richmond, WI / 2019

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.529 10 5 4 38 38

Surprisingly, Bau is lone senior in this all-state group of infielders. He absolutely deserved First-Team honors after ending his high school career with a bang, slashing an asinine .529/.650/.986. The New Richmond shortstop nearly doubled his batting average from his junior to senior season, and he did it with an exclamation point, adding 10 doubles, five triples, and four home runs. Bau is still uncommitted, as far as we know, but with the dominant spring he had it’s a wonder why.


OUTFIELDERS

Sam Stange OF / Eau Claire North, WI / 2019

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.522 11 5 5 30 29

Headed to Wisconsin in the fall to fulfill a commitment to play hockey, Stange put an end to his baseball chapter by leaving it all out on the diamond this spring. Stange simply raked, slashing .522/.590/.922 with 11 doubles, five triples, and five home runs. He was also the MVP of the state tournament, hitting a decisive go-ahead homer to send Eau Claire North home as champions. He also spent the spring as the Huskies' ace on the mound.


Tanner Peterson OF / Wilmot, WI / 2019

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.468 8 3 7 35 30

Peterson hit for the most power out of the outfielding bunch, crushing seven home runs on the season to the tune of a .911 slugging percentage. The Illinois State commit was a First-Team Southern Lakes Conference select and had been a constant threat at the plate all season long, slashing .468/.583/.911 to close out his high school career. He, too, also dominated on the mound for Wilmot.


Spencer Bartel OF / Sun Prairie, WI / 2020

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.500 7 7 1 24 27

Bartel was the most productive bat on a Sun Prairie team that made it all the way to the D-1 championship game this season. Bartel, who is currently uncommitted, had a monster year at the plate, hitting .500 while also reaching base at an almost .600 clip. Bartel really did it all at the plate, hitting for both power and contact – only striking out five times the whole season. He also added 15 extra-base hits.


Gunnar Doyle OF / Oak Creek, WI / 2020

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.453 7 1 3 29 30

The junior from Oak Creek led the way for the Knights’ lineup this spring, doing virtually everything on the offensive end. Doyle slashed .453/.530/.663; hitting seven doubles, one triple, three homers, while also stealing 10 bases. Doyle brings an all-around impressive junior season to a close with all-state honors, and is sure to have plenty of eyes on him for his senior season.


PITCHERS

Jack Washburn RHP / Webster, WI / 2019

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
12-0 63 9 123 29 0.11 0.62

If you look up dominant in the dictionary, you may come across Jack Washburn’s name – and that’s an understatement. Washburn, last season’s PBR Player of the Year, and selection to the National All-PBR Team, was unhittable this season, and that’s not hyperbole. Washburn was a part of five no-hitters and allowed only nine hits on the year over 63 innings of work. If you were lucky enough to get a hit off of him this year, you probably ran home after the game and excitedly announced the accomplishment to your parents. Washburn finished the season 12-0 with a 0.11 ERA and struck out 123 batters. A pretty solid season for the Oregon State commit, if you ask us. He also tossed the complete-game victory in the D-4 title game over Mineral Point to earn a second straight state title for Webster.

Connor Prielipp LHP / Tomah, WI / 2019

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
9-2 56.1 26 133 6 0.68 0.57

The senior out of Tomah and the state’s top 2019 prospect had a strong season for himself, going 9-2 with a 0.68 ERA over 56 innings. He also struck out an absurd 133 batters – on average, he struck out at least two batters every single inning he pitched. That is another level of dominance, and it was recognized when he was drafted by the Red Sox in the 37th round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Though, it looks like Alabama can definitely get excited about this elite arm they have coming in next fall.

Hunter Rosenbaum RHP / Webster, WI / 2019

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
11-0 55.1 22 97 14 0.13 0.65

Rosenbaum’s 2019 season was video game-esque. Rosenbaum’s ERA was 0.13, and he also struck out 97 batters over 55 innings of work. Finishing a perfect 11-0 on the mound, Rosenbaum was a presence that any team knew they didn’t want to face at any point this season and few teams in the Midwest could rival the star power sitting atop Webster’s rotation. The West Virginia commit will join forces with PBR Illinois Player of the Year, Matt McCormick, in the fall.

Trey Krause LHP / Burlington, WI / 2019

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
7-0 51.2 21 105 15 0.54 0.70

Krause brought his high school career to a close with his best season yet, going 7-0 with a 0.54 ERA, striking out 105 batters in 51.2 innings of work. The left-hander was untouchable during the spring for a dominant D-1 Burlington team, and he figures to carry that over to the fall where he will attend Illinois State. He could impact the Redbirds early, a program that enjoyed some real postseason success themselves this spring.

Shane Ryan RHP / Markesan, WI / 2019

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
11-0 61.1 25 101 21 0.46 0.75

Ryan was yet another Wisconsin arm that featured a miniscule ERA; featuring a .046 ERA on the year over 61 innings of work. He also didn’t lose a game on the year, going 11-0 while striking out 101 and walking only 21. Ryan was also a force on offense, and shouldered much of the run production, and it’s a critical reason why the Hornets made it all the way to the D-3 title game. In the semis at state, Ryan tossed a five-inning no-hitter to help Markesan get there, before they fell just short in the championship. A Central Michigan commit, Ryan brought his career to a close with a dazzling season.

Ben Hampton LHP / West De Pere, WI / 2020

Record IP H K BB ERA WHIP
9-1 57.2 28 103 15 1.10 0.75

A junior out of West De Pere, Hampton finished the season 9-1 with an ERA of 1.10 over 57 innings of work. The fact that Hampton still has one season in high school should strike fear into the hitters of the region, especially because the Phantoms should be back just as strong, if not, stronger. Hampton will join fellow Wisconsinite Hunter Rosenbaum at West Virginia in 2020, but West De Pere has unfinished business in Grand Chute before then.

 

UTILITY

Liam Stumpf OF / RHP / Mineral Point, WI / 2021

Ave 2B 3B HR RBI R
.489 11 3 12 47 48

Simply put, Stumpf was an absolute force at the plate this year. On top of hitting .489, 26 of his hits went for extra bases, including a state-leading 12 homers. He also led the state in OPS with a 1.661, beating out fellow first-teamer Jack Bau by a fraction of a margin. Stumpf is also a premium pitching prospect and operated as one of Mineral Point’s go-tos this spring on their run to the D-4 title. The Pointers’ infielder will only be a junior next season, and if this season was any indication, he’ll continue to bring in accolades over the next two years.

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