CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Prairie senior Levi Usher was named Player of the Year and Cedar Rapids Xavier Coach Dan Halter received Coach of the Year honors, highlighting the 2018 All-Metro teams.
Usher finished the season with a .381 batting average and a .531 on-base percentage. Usher, who has committed to play at Kirkwood, had 45 hits, including seven doubles, eight triples and two home runs with 37 RBIs. He was joined by teammates Griff Clark and Harrison Cook.
In his first year as head coach, Halter helped the Class 3A second-ranked Saints to a 30-10 record and a district final appearance. Senior Gabe Lux and Kyle Moeder were first-team picks.
Cedar Rapids Washington was the lone Metro team to reach the state tournament. The Warriors’ Lincoln Riley and Jacob Bockenstedt made the first-team.
Cedar Rapids Jefferson opened the season with a Bob Vrbicek Metro tournament title. Chase Keeney and Brayden Frazier, the program leader for career doubles, were first-team selections.
Linn-Mar’s Nate Annis and freshman Coy Sarsfield were chosen to the first-team. Sarsfield has already committed to play at the University of Iowa.
Marion ace Rick Atkins and Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Graham Woods rounded out the first-team.
2018 All-Metro Baseball
Rick Atkins, jr., Marion
Graham Woods, sr., C.R. Kennedy
Gabe Lux, sr., C.R. Xavier
Kyle Moeder, jr., C.R. Xavier
Levi Usher, sr., C.R. Prairie
Griff Clark, sr., C.R. Prairie
Harrison Cook, sr., C.R. Prairie
Lincoln Riley, jr., C.R. Washington
Jacob Bockenstedt, sr., C.R. Washington
Chase Keeney, jr., C.R. Jefferson
Brayden Frazier, sr., C.R. Jefferson
Nate Annis, sr., Linn-Mar
Coy Sarsfield, fr., Linn-Mar
Nick Cole, jr., Marion
Chase Zielke, sr., Marion
Garrett, jr., C.R. Xavier
Aaron Bartels, sr., C.R. Xavier
Drew Christensen, sr., C.R. Washington
Joe McKinstry, jr., C.R. Washington
T.J. Kuennen, sr., C.R. Jefferson
Jon Cross, jr., C.R. Jefferson
Jaylynn Smith, sr., C.R. Prairie
Caleb Fuller, sr., C.R. Prairie
Mason Hook, sr., C.R. Prairie
Reed Zahradnik, sr., Linn-Mar
Josh Hilsenbeck, jr., Linn-Mar
Luke Golla, sr., Marion
Austin Prier, jr., Marion
Nolan Behn, sr., C.R. Kennedy
Lane Thole, sr., C.R. Kennedy
Nick Nading, sr., C.R. Washington
Nolan Cavanaugh, sr., C.R. Washington
Cole Wright, sr., Linn-Mar
Trent Davis, jr., Linn-Mar
Logan Pady, sr., C.R. Jefferson
Drake Frazier, jr., C.R. Frazier
Will Angstman, sr., C.R. Xavier
Bryson Bastian, jr., C.R. Xavier
Blake Wheeler, sr., C.R. Prairie
Ryan Kilpatrick, jr., C.R. Prairie