Two local baseball players were honored for their play on the diamond.
Decorah senior Josey Jewell and South Winn sophomore Jordan Rommes were recognized by the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA).
Jewell was named second team in Class 3A. He was named third team all-state a year ago, and this year has been named first team all-conference and all-district. He batted .382 during his senior campaign, with a .489 on-base percentage and .636 slugging average. In addition, he had 27 runs scored, 14 doubles, four home runs and 35 RBIs. On the mound he put together an 8-4 record with a 3.03 ERA.
Rommes garnered third team recognition by the INA. This is his first all-state honor. He was named first team all-district and first team all-UIC. He batted .500, good for second in the conference for every day players. He had a .549 on-base percentage and .775 slugging average. He provided 16 doubles and 33 runs scored. On the mound he compiled a 7-2 record with a 3.57 ERA.
Class 3A INA teams
Pitchers - Gavin Sheakley, Sr., Clear Lake; Dylan Nelson, Sr., ADM; Joseph Hietpas, Jr., Fairfield; Catcher - Jake Thumann, Sr., DeWitt; 1B - Brett Slight, Jr., Boone; Infield - Mitch Moser, Sr., Benton Comm.; Jordan Baughman, Sr., Chariton; Kolby Greenslade, Sr., Norwalk; Outfield - Austin Peterson, Sr., Chariton; Jacob Lamoreux, Sr., Le Mars; Brady Mayo, Jr., Sioux City Bishop Heelan; Utility - Tyler Cropley, Jr., Sioux City Bishop Heelan; Cody Marine, Sr., Williamsburg
Pitchers - Anthony Ruden, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Andrew Quested, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Brandon Hodges, Jr., Saydel; Catcher - Matt Hoffmann, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; 1B - Justin Dilks, Jr., Mount Pleasant; Infield - Josey Jewell, Sr., Decorah; Jake Daeges, Sr., Harlan; Kevin Woodhouse, So., Knoxville; Outfield - Will Whiton, So., Perry; Jake Lewis, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; T.J. Sikkema, Fr., DeWitt; Utility - David Ratigan, Sr., Harlan; Eli Dunne, Jr., Grinnell
Pitchers - Taylor Gilson, Sr., Oelwein; Chris Comito, So., Norwalk; Justin Fisher, Sr., Glenwood; Catcher - Logan Essy, Jr., ADM; 1B - Andy Heffner, Sr., Le Mars; Infield - Ben Jacobson, Sr., Humbolt; Aaron Krier, Sr., Storm Lake; Brett Braida, Jr., Chariton; Outfield - Philip Jacobson, Jr., Sioux City Bishop Heelan; Austin Lechtenberg, Sr., DeWitt; Mitch Kerran, So., Clear Lake; Utility - Kolton Connerman, Jr., Centerville; Parker Rolfes, Sr., Le Mars
Class 2A INA teams
Pitchers - Chris Halbur, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; Jacob Hadaway, Sr., North Polk; Joey Lehmann, Sr., Dyersville Beckman Catholic; Catcher - Jake Lewis, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; 1B - Jared Manternach, Sr., Cascade; Infield - Casey Berg, Sr., IKM; Dylan Preston, Jr., Clayton Ridge-Central; Alec Sorenson, Sr., Treynor; Outfield - Jimmy Hawk, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Tanner Felton, Jr., Monticello; Kolby Hilgenberg, Sr., Kuemper Catholic; Utility - Cole Crawford, Sr., Wilton; Justin Shaffer, Sr., Durant
Pitchers - Korey Kuhlman, So., Maple Valley-Anthon Oto; Zach Hovick, Jr., Roland-Story; Hunter Bergfeld, Sr., Cascade; Catcher - Spencer Halloran, Jr., West Fork; 1B - Gage Carpenter, Sr., Wapello; Infield - Ian Ross, Sr., Dyersville Beckman Catholic; Jared Riemenschneider, Sr., West Marshall; Christian Bambrook, Sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Outfield - Brett Leshen, Jr., Albia; Reed Smith, Jr., North Polk; Ben Chapin, So., Treynor; Utility - Jacob Webb, Sr., Central Springs; Cole McDonald, So., New Hampton
Pitchers - Brandon Stoll, Sr., Spirit Lake; Sawyer Doocy, Sr., North Union; Isaac Tuttle, Sr., Forest City; Catcher - Brandon Lincoln, Sr., Wapello; 1B - Nick Fantt, Sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Infield - Jordan Rommes, So., South Winn; Jake Alexander, Sr., Colfax-Mingo; David Hogue, Sr., Shenandoah; Outfield - Charlie Marcucci, Jr., Northeast Goose Lake; Austin Croson, Sr., Wilton; Jake Brinkman, So., Iowa City Regina; Utility - Austin Gehl, Sr., Cascade; Grant Lang, Jr. North Polk