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Jefferson, Prairie lead All-Metro selections

J-Hawks and Hawks with three first-teamers and share coaching honors

Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Corbin Day (left) congratulates Trey Beckman as Beckman scores the winning run for the Prairie Hawks in the eighth inning of their Mississippi Valley Conference game against Iowa City West at Prairie High School in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, June 15, 2015. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Corbin Day (left) congratulates Trey Beckman as Beckman scores the winning run for the Prairie Hawks in the eighth inning of their Mississippi Valley Conference game against Iowa City West at Prairie High School in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Monday, June 15, 2015. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Cedar Rapids Prairie earned the most selections to the first team of the 2015 All-Metro baseball team released Thursday.

The Hawks and J-Hawks each had three first-team picks. Prairie, which set a school record with 31 wins this summer, was led by Nic Mougin, Cal Clark and Trey Beckman. The J-Hawks placed Spencer Van Scoyoc, Tyler Roeder and Lucas Larson were first-team picks.

Cedar Rapids Kennedy was the lone Metro team to reach the state tournament. The Cougars were represented on the first team by seniors Sammy Lizarraga and Zach Daniels.

Linn-Mar and Cedar Rapids Washington also had two players with first-team honors. Manny Jeffery and Adam Bradley made the team for the Lions, while Trey Leonard and Landon Akers were chosen for the Warriors. David Kuhn, of Marion, and Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Nolan Arp were first-team selections.

Jefferson Coach Kyle Rodenkirk and Prairie Coach Todd Rima shared Metro Coach of the Year honors.

2015 ALL-METRO BASEBALL TEAM

First Team

David Kuhn, Marion

Nolan Arp, C.R. Xavier

Spencer Van Scoyoc, C.R. Jefferson

Tyler Roeder, C.R. Jefferson

Lucas Larson, C.R. Jefferson

Sammy Lizarraga, C.R. Kennedy

Zach Daniels, C.R. Kennedy

Cal Clark, C.R. Prairie

Trey Beckman, C.R. Prairie

Nic Mougin, C.R. Prairie

Manny Jeffery, Linn-Mar

Adam Bradley, Linn-Mar

Trey Leonard, C.R. Washington

Landon Akers, C.R. Washington

Second Team

Maverick Miller, Marion

Connor Powers, C.R. Xavier

Manny Olutunde, C.R. Jefferson

Blake Hargens, C.R. Kennedy

Johnny Dobbs, C.R. Washington

Jalen Rima, C.R. Prairie

Drew Yanecek, C.R. Prairie

Tyler Nunemaker, C.R. Prairie

Brandt Ollinger, Linn-Mar

Andrew Gassmann, Linn-Mar

Honorable Mention

Marion- John Carstensen, Brady Donahue

Xavier- Nick Stark, Bryce Charipar

Kennedy- Mitch Gaffey, Tyler Dralle

Jefferson- Tyler Konigsmark, Cam Frazier

Prairie- Corbin Day, Jared Street

Linn-Mar- Adam Stolley, Sam Crawford

Washington- Jared Thorson

Co-Coaches of Year- Kyle Rodenkirk (C.R. Jefferson) and Todd Rima (C.R. Prairie)

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