Douglas, Carson baseball land a handful on all-region teams

Douglas High’s Kaden McIver delivers a pitch earlier this spring. The Tigers’ lone senior was named as a Class 5A North first-team all-region selection for his performance on the mound.

Douglas High’s Kaden McIver delivers a pitch earlier this spring. The Tigers’ lone senior was named as a Class 5A North first-team all-region selection for his performance on the mound.
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Douglas and Carson High School baseball both had a few players pick up all-region honors for the spring of 2023.

Leading the way was Tigers senior starting pitcher Kaden McIver, whose excellence on the mound this season earned him a first-team all-region selection.

In 59.2 innings pitched, McIver had 105 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.87.

His WHIP (walks and hits/inning pitched) was a suburb 1.07 and he allowed just 16 earned runs all season.


Joining his teammate on the all-region team was Douglas junior middle infielder Carter Bleeker.

Bleeker put together a .318 batting average at the plate and had 11 extra-base hits, including eight doubles and two triples.

The junior knocked in 15 RBIs over the course of the spring and scored 20 runs.

Other honorees:

• Carson High’s first selection came on the second team, which included third baseman Cooper Eaton.

Per MaxPreps, Eaton had a .244 batting average with four doubles and a home run.

• The second Senator to earn second-team honors was Aden McNabb, who tossed a no-hitter this spring along with several other impressive outings.

• Carson had a pair of players make the honorable mention list while Douglas added four of its own.

For the Senators, senior Decarlo Quintana and junior Jordan Seiben earned all-region honors. Quintana hit .245 and was a staple at first base for Carson while Seiben had a team-best 2.80 ERA, per MaxPreps.

For Douglas, reliever Robert Williams and center fielder Thomas Young picked up honorable mention honors, as well.

Williams tossed 25 innings during his junior season, putting together a 3.08 ERA and recording 19 strikeouts.

Along with his ever-impressive defense in the outfield, Young hit .300 for Douglas with four doubles, a triple, a home run and 10 RBIs. He also had 17 strikeouts in 10 innings pitched.

Joining those two were Jackson Ovard and Jacob Davis.

Ovard posted a .290 batting average for the Tigers with three doubles and 11 RBIs while Davis hit at a .261 clip with three RBIs of his own.


Player of the Year – Sam Kane, Bishop Manogue

Pitcher of the Year – Takeo Cervantez, Bishop Manogue

Offensive Player of the Year – Michael Deitz, Damonte Ranch

Defensive Player of the Year – Joey Scolari, Bishop Manogue

Relief Pitcher of the Year – Cash Gilles, McQueen

Coach of the Year – Charles Oppio, Bishop Manogue

First team

P – Christian Olson, DR; Dylan Rogers, DR; Kaden McIver, Douglas; Tyler Ramelli, Reed; Colton Ouellette, Reno. OF – Austin Schreiner, DR; Rocco Crow, Galena; Jackson Sellers, Reno; Jack Helmholz, Reno; Jacob Doyle, Spanish Springs. IF – Lukas Hutson, SpSp; Bryson Glassco, SpSp; Lukas Porter, Reno; Dylan Anderson, McQ; Tanner Millsaps DR. C – Isaiah Mezger, SpSp. DH – Christian Obos, SpSp. UTIL – Ty Ramsey, McQ.

Second team 

P – Blaise Czyz, BM; Aden McNabb, Carson; Jack Walden, Galena; Tre LaGrone, McQ; Jack Sheltra, McQ; Zackary Silverman, Reno; Hagan Carpenter, Reno. OF – Connor Prahm, BM; Xaime Quintero, Galena; Liam Reed, McQ; Lucas DaForno, Reno; Chase Keller, SpSp; Riley Martyka, BM. IF – Tanner Hail, BM; Wyatt Culbertson, McQ; Aidan Long, BM; Harvey Smerdon, Reno; Cooper Eaton, Carson; Carter Bleeker, Douglas; Colson Kermode, Galena. C – Aiden Brouhard, BM; DH – Logan Ford, Reno. UTIL – Justin Robinson, DR.

Honorable mention

Anakin Botts, SpSp; Koufax Cranmer, Reed; Jacob Davis, Douglas; Luke Glass, DR; Danny Hurlbert, DR; Landon Greene, Galena; Aiden Komar, Galena; Nico Leonard, Reed; Dawson Loudenberg, Reed; Jaxen McAdara, McQ; Andrew Moore, Reed; Jackson Ovard, Douglas; Dalton Pingree, BM; Decarlo Quintana, Carson; Jordan Seiben, Carson; Bradley Stoner, Reed; Robert Williams, Douglas; Thomas Young, Douglas. 


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