Three local baseball players were named to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-State team.
Two from South Winn and one from Decorah were awarded all-state. It was a first-time honor for all three athletes.
Junior Jordan Rommes was named first team for Class 2A. The second baseman was named first team to the Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) for Class 2A and was named to the Upper Iowa Conference list. He led the team in batting average with a .514 mark. He also had a .594 on-base percentage and a 1.009 slugging mark. He led Class 2A in home runs with 13. He also produced 57 RBI and 56 runs scored, along with 18 stolen bases.
Teammate Trevor Schweinefus was named second team for his efforts on the mound. The senior was named to the all-state academic team and was first team Upper Iowa Conference. He went 10-2 on the mound in 68 and 1/3 innings. He posted a 1.84 earned run average, with 76 strikeouts. At the plate, Schweinefus hit .372, with a .521 slugging mark and a .468 on-base percentage. He had seven doubles, scored 28 runs and stole nine bases.
Decorah’s Jake Hovden was named second team outfield for Class 3A. Hovden was named to the INA third team for Class 3A and was first team by the Northeast Iowa Conference. The junior center fielder led the team in batting average with a .495 mark, with a .560 on-base percentage and a .569 slugging clip. He scored 43 runs, most on the team, with 23 RBI.