Boonville’s Kole Ficken was recently selected to the All-USA Missouri Baseball Team for the 2017 season.
While finishing the season with a .439 clip with 36 hits in 82 at-bats, Ficken also had 21 singles, nine doubles, one triple, five home runs and 29 RBIs while scoring 31 runs. Ficken also finished the season with an on-base percentage of .521 and a slugging percentage of .756 while playing third base for the Pirates.
Players were selected based on their athletic achievements for the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Missouri Baseball Team.
Brian Ash of Jefferson City was the Coach of the year.
Ash guided Jefferson City to the Class 5 state title this past season, registering a 2-1 win over Fort Zumwalt West in the championship game. The Jays were one out away from defeat in their ultimate contest before rallying to tie the game in the seventh and winning in the eighth.
The following is a complete list of players selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA State Team:
FIRST TEAM
Player of the Year
Grant Wood, INF/P, Jefferson City, 6-0/195, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, Wood led the Jays to a 31-2 record and the Class 5 state title this past season, batting .500 (52-for-104) with 18 doubles, 36 RBI and a 1.421 OPS. He was also a standout on the mound, posting a 10-0 record and a 1.97 ERA, including a complete-game five-hitter in the state semifinals.
Jacob Weirich, P, Jefferson City, 6-0/175, Sr.
Jackson Rutledge, P, Rockwood Summitt (Fenton), 6-6/195, Jr.
Luke Mann, P, Vianney (Kirkwood), 6-2/205, Jr.
Justin Mitchell, C, Platte County (Platte City), 6-0/205, Sr.
D.J. Stewart, INF, Westminster Christian (St. Louis), 6-2/200, Sr.
Jackson Bartholomew, INF, Lafayette (Wildwood), 6-2/250, Sr.
Kole Ficken, INF, Boonville, 6-1/185, Jr.
Carter Prewitt, INF, Diamond, 6-1/175, Sr.
Jess Davis, OF, Kearney, 6-1/185, Sr.
Collin Sutton, OF, Winfield, 6-2/185, So.
Braden Cox, OF, Scott City, 6-2/200, Sr.
SECOND TEAM
Dalen Blair, P, Lee’s Summitt, 6-0/180, Sr.
Zac Shoemaker, P, Aurora, 6-4/178, Sr.
Kaden Helsel, P, South Callaway (Mokane), 5-11/155, Jr.
Gaven Strobel, C, Jefferson City, 6-0/195, Sr.
Jake Lufft, INF, Blue Springs, 6-0/186, Jr.
Gage Singer, INF, Aurora, 6-0/175, So.
Jake Pryor, INF, Arcadia Valley (Ironton), 5-10/185, Sr.
Tyson Cox, INF, Poplar Bluff, 5-11/170, So.
James Perry, OF, Liberty North, 6-4/180, Jr.
Mason Swearingen, OF, Monett, 5-8/155, Sr.
Marco Martin, OF, Excelsior Springs, 5-7/175, So.