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WBCA all-state: Jameson Johnson Division 4 Player of the Year
Jameson Johnson

By Natalie Dillon

MONROE — The Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA) recently released its selections for all-state, all-district, academic all-state and academic all-district where Pecatonica senior Jameson Johnson was named the WBCA Division 4 Player of the Year.

Johnson, a two-time South West District Division 4 Player of the Year, hit .457 in the No. 3 hole and posted a 4-1 record with a 1.81 ERA on the bump. His efforts earned third-team all-state for the second straight season. He will continue his baseball career at Rock Valley College in the fall.

Teammate Tyler McKeon earned first-team all-district and honorable mention all-state as an infielder. At leadoff, he hit .431 with 20 stolen bases and 32 runs scored. McKeon also contributed on the hill with a 5-1 record and 1.70 ERA. Next season, McKeon will continue to play baseball at UW-Platteville.

Elijah Knutson was the third all-state selection for the Vikings. At catcher, he batted .436 with eight extra-base hits and 16 RBIs. He led the team with 14 walks, earning honorable mention all-state and first-team all-district. Knutson’s efforts in the classroom landed him a spot on the academic all-district team. Like his teammates, Knuteson will continue his baseball career at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Also in the South West District, Darlington’s Breylin Goebel earned second-team. He led the Redbirds in home runs (3), RBIs (21), walks (14) and stolen bases (16). Teammates Gage Banfield and Reagan Jackson were rewarded for their academic efforts, earning academic all-state and academic all-district, respectively.

Monticello-Albany’s Brayden Bakken also earned academic all-district.

In the South Central District, Belleville’s Devin Frydenlund secured a spot on the second team as an infielder.

Glarner Knights Patrick Alt and Jake Roth earned honorable mention all-district. Alt posted an 8-0 record on the bump with a 2.27 ERA. In 58 2/3 innings, he struck out 65. Roth hit .323 in the No. 9 spot, scoring 20 runs. He excelled as a student-athlete, also earning academic all-district.

Brodhead-Juda catcher Gabe Bockhop, the Rock Valley-Rock Player of the Year, was awarded honorable mention all-district. He hit .353 with a team-best nine doubles and 21 walks.