September 19, 2021

Panther infielders gain league honors

Greenwalt on H-10 second team; Turner gets honorable mention

Creston’s young keystone combination of sophomore second baseman Gannon Greenwalt and freshman shortstop Cael Turner picked up Hawkeye Ten recognition in the the announcement of all-conference baseball selections Thursday.

Upon completion of St. Albert Catholic’s state championship in the Class 1A tournament at Carroll, the all-conference teams were announced and Greenwalt earned a spot on the second team. Turner received honorable mention.

Both Turner and Greenwalt were important members of Creston’s middle defense. Offensively, Greenwalt had a .395 batting average with three extra-base hits, 24 RBIs and 11 runs scored. He had six stolen bases in seven attempts and an .898 fielding percentage.

Turner batted .333 with 13 runs scored, 10 RBIs and six extra-base hits, including one home run. He was 9-10 in stolen base attempts and finished with a .925 fielding percentage. Combined, Turner and Greenwalt had only 18 errors in 204 total chances.

Six Hawkeye Ten players were named unanimous first team all-conference choices. Clarinda’s Cooper Neal, Braiden Heiden of Denison-Schleswig, Kuemper Catholic’s Blake Pottebaum, Lewis Central’s Aron Harrington and St. Albert Catholic’s Cy Patterson and Isaac Sherrill were unanimous choices by league coaches.

Hawkeye Ten Baseball

First team

(* - unanimous selection)

Cooper Neal*, Clarinda, Jr., 3B/P; Braiden Heiden*, Denison-Schleswig, Sr., SS/P; Blake Pottebaum*, Kuemper Catholic, Sr., P/SS/utility; Aron Harrington*, Lewis Central, Jr., 1B; Cy Patterson*, St. Albert Catholic, Sr., SS; Isaac Sherrill*, St. Albert Catholic, Sr., 1B; Michael Shull, Clarinda, Sr., CF/P; Carter Wessel, Denison-Schleswig, Sr., SS/2B/P; Kayden Anderson, Glenwood, Fr., SS/P; Jayme Fritts, Glenwood, Jr., 1B/P/OF; Joey Moser, Harlan, Jr., SS; Austin Tigges, Kuemper Catholic, Sr., P/utility; JC Dermody, Lewis Central, Jr., utility; Cael Malskeit, Lewis Central, Sr., utility; Jonah Pomrenke, Lewis Central, Sr., OF; Hunter Dukes, Shenandoah, Fr., OF/utility.

Second team

Grant Sturm, Atlantic, Sr., SS; Lane Nelson, Atlantic, Jr., P; Tadyn Brown, Clarinda, So., 2B; Wyatt Schmitt, Clarinda, So., utility; Gannon Greenwalt, Creston, So., 2B; Trey Brotherton, Denison-Schleswig, Jr., 3B; Nathan Gallup, Denison-Schleswig, Sr., C; Austin Patton, Glenwood, Jr., CF; Alex Monson, Harlan, Jr., P/utility; Isaiah Ahrenhohltz, Harlan, Sr., OF: Cal Wanninger, Kuemper Catholic, Jr., P/utility; Luke Meyer, Lewis Central, Sr., DH; Casey Clair, Lewis Central, So., C; Dawson Bond, Red Oak, So., SS/P; Brendan Monahan, St. Albert, So., OF: Colton Brennan, St. Albert Catholic, So., 2B.

Honorable mention

Wyatt Redinbaugh, Atlantic, Jr., P; Jon McCall, Clarinda, Sr., OF; Cael Turner, Creston, Fr., SS; Evan Turin, Denison-Schleswig, Sr., P; Jaxson Hildebrand, Denison-Schleswig, So., OF; Trent Patton, Glenwood, Fr., 3B/P; Luke Musich, Harlan, Jr., OF: Teagan Kasperbauer, Harlan, So., P; Luke Hicks, Kuemper Catholic, Sr., P/utility; Britton Bond, Lewis Central, Jr., utility; Garrett Couse, Red Oak, Sr., OF/P; Braden Knight, Shenandoah, Sr., SS; Eric Matthai, St. Albert Catholic, Sr., P; Carter White, St. Albert Catholic, Jr., OF; Luke Hubbard, St. Albert Catholic, Sr., P.

Larry Peterson


Former senior feature writer at Creston News Advertiser and columnist. Previous positions include sports editor for many years and assistant editor. Also a middle school basketball coach in Creston.