LITTLE RIVER — Little River standout Tevin Renken was named Class 2-1A Player of the Year this week by the Kansas Baseball Coaches Association.
Renken was both a pitching and hitting star for the Redskins, propelling them to a second-place state finish, the best in school history.
Renken also was picked to the 2-1A first team as a pitcher. In the state tournament last week, he pitched 12 innings of shutout baseball, allowing just two hits while striking out 22.
The McPherson area populated the first team. In addition to Renken, his teammate Zack Konen made the first team as an outfielder. Inman’s Treyton DeVore and Taylor Almquist were picked first team as an outfielder and designated hitter, respectively. Moundridge’s Garrett Higgins was on the first team as a utility player.
Earning second-team honors were Little River catcher Kyler Cox and Moundridge outfielder Kyle Huxman.