The Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association has announced its all-state teams.
Five Ankeny Centennial players were honored, including junior second baseman Damin Churchman, who was one of 16 players named to the 2022 All-State “Super Team”. Joey Oakie, Kyle Miller, Nick Severson and Cole Grider also earned all-state honors for the Jaguars, while Jamison Patton and Tamden Webb-Tate of Ankeny were honored as well along with Malachi Johnson of Ankeny Christian Academy.
Churchman helped lead Centennial to a 25-14 record. He batted .444 with three home runs and led the Jaguars with nine doubles and 43 RBIs.
Class 4A state champion Johnston placed three players on the “Super Team”, including senior outfielder Miles Risley, who was named The Graphic Edge/IHSBCA Player of the Year. Senior shortstop Gable Mitchell of Iowa City High was selected captain of the squad.
Oakie, a sophomore pitcher, was named to the Class 4A first team at a utility position. He compiled a 3-3 mark with a 1.92 ERA and 63 strikeouts while batting .347 with one homer and 21 RBIs.
Severson, a junior catcher, and Miller, a junior third baseman, were both selected to the Class 4A second team. Severson batted .438 with two homers, seven triples and 38 RBIs, while Miller batted .383 with three homers, seven doubles and 25 RBIs.
Those two were joined on the second team by Patton. A junior shortstop, he was named to the team at a utility position.
Patton helped the Hawks to a 23-14 record and a second consecutive CIML Iowa Conference title. He batted .405 with a team-high five homers and 45 RBIs.
Webb-Tate, a senior first baseman, was named to the third team at a utility position. He led Ankeny in several offensive categories, batting .421 with four triples, 14 doubles and 50 RBIs.
Webb-Tate was joined on the third team by Grider, a junior outfielder. Grider batted .337 with three homers and 30 RBIs while leading the Jaguars with 11 triples.
Johnson, a senior pitcher, was named to the Class 1A third team. He led the Eagles to a 26-2 record, the best season in school history.
Johnson went 10-1 with a 0.91 ERA and 88 strikeouts. He was also the state’s third-leading hitter with a .577 average.