Iola gets five on All-State team led by pitcher of the year Bycroft

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May 22, 2018 - 11:00 PM

The Mustang baseball players named to the all-state team by the KABC pose in the dugout during a practice on Tuesday. From left, all-state honorable mention designated hitter Ethan Tavarez, sophomore first team all-state outfielder Calvin Delich, junior first team all-state state and 4A-II pitcher of the year Derek Bycroft, sophomore all-state honorable mention closer Cal Leonard and senior honorable mention closer Isaac Vink.

High School Baseball: Iola Mustangs

The Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches announced Saturday evening that five Iola baseball players were named to the 4A-II All-State team.

Junior Derek Bycroft earned first-team pitching honors along with 4A-II Pitcher of the Year accolades, sophomore Calvin Delich was named as a first-team outfielder, senior Ethan Tavarez was named a second-team designated hitter, senior Isaac Vink earned honorable mention all-state honors as a pitcher and sophomore Cal Leonard earned honorable mention honors as a closer.

The five all-state players are the most Iola has gotten in school history. The 2013 team that finished second at state had four players honored.

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