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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Little Rivers’s Renken named 2-1A KABC Player of the Year

  • Little River’s Tevin Renken capped a stellar senior season with the highest individual honor the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches awards.
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  • Little River’s Tevin Renken capped a stellar senior season with the highest individual honor the Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches awards.
    Renken was named the Class 2-1A All-State Player of the Year by the KABC in their post-season honors released Thursday.
    Renken was also named to the first team as a pitcher after posting a 7-1 record on the mound for the Redskins, who finished second in the 2-1A State Baseball Championships May 30.
    Renken put up a no-hitter for the Redskins in his first pitching appearance on April 11 against Inman. He struck out 18 Teuton batters in the game, which was part of a phenominal start for the senior.
    In his first three appearances, Renken posted 38 strike outs and had 104 for the year. Only twice did he fail to reach double digit strike outs in a game.
    “He had a unbelievable state performance,” Little River coach Terry Renken said. “He pitched very well in the all star game yesterday at KSU. He has been talked to by KSU and ESU on pitching next season. He will make up his mind next week I hope.”
    McPherson County was well represented on the All-State first team, with five total honorees. Joining Renken from Little River was fellow senior Zack Konen, who was named to the first-team outfield.
    Inman had a pair of first-team nominees in outfielder Treyton DeVore and designated hitter Taylor Almquist, both seniors.
    Moundridge senior Garrett Higgins was named to the first-team as the utility player.
    Little River’s Kyler Cox was named to the all-state second team as a catcher, while Moundridge senior Kyle Huxman was honored to the second team as an outfielder.
    Udall’s Barney Rockey was picked 2-1A Coach of the year.
    The full listing of the 2014 All-State KABC honors can be found online at www.kabcbaseball.org.
    Contact Chris Swick by email at cswick@mcphersonsentinel.com and follow him on Twitter @SwickSentinel.
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