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Four Keota Baseball Players Named to All-SICL Team

Posted: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 7:00 am
Author: Nate Gonner-KCII Sports

Achieving their first double-digit win season in five years, the Keota Eagle baseball team (11-11 overall) received a handful of all-conference honors from the coaches of the South Iowa Cedar League. The Eagles had two players named to the second team all-conference squad and two additional members named as honorable mention selections.

Senior Zach Mousel leads off Keota’s all-conference honorees as a second-team pitcher. The Eagles’ ace faced over 200 batters and finished his high school athletic career with a 5-3 overall record with a 1.72 earned run average in 53 innings pitched. Mousel recorded 17 hits in 68 at bats, three going for extra bases. His 12 stolen bases were the third most on the Eagles’ squad.

Senior Tyler Verstrate is Keota’s other second team all-conference performer as an outfielder. Verstrate saw notable improvements offensively this season, increasing his batting average 337 points. He collected 29 hits in 58 at bats, five going for extra bases. He drove in a team-best 19 runs, and his four doubles tied for second most.

Senior Nate Sieren and junior Jacob Wickencamp represent Keota on the honorable mention team. Sieren started 21 games for the Eagles, 17 at second base. Wickencamp spent time at five positions in the field, including pitcher, second base, third base, center field, and right field.

The Eagles conclude the season with a record of 11-11 overall, a two-win improvement from last year. Keota loses Mousel, Sieren, Verstrate, and Isaiah Hahn to graduation.