Get to Know the Superstars of Idaho Baseball: 3A All-Idaho Teams Rolled Out

Today, let’s dive into the exciting world of Idaho Baseball and discover the impressive accomplishments of Idaho’s exceptional players. From amazing pitching skills to powerful hitting, these athletes have made a lasting impact on the game. Come along as we explore the incredible stories behind their successes and reveal the unmatched abilities that have earned them well-deserved recognition.

Player of the Year: Stanton Howell – The Undisputed Champion

Hailing from Marsh Valley, senior Stanton Howell has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with, capturing the title of All-Idaho Player of the Year for the third consecutive time. This exceptional left-handed pitcher and first baseman previously dazzled on the all-state basketball first team, showcasing his versatility across multiple sports. On the baseball field, Howell continued to dominate, boasting an impressive 6-0 record with a remarkable 1.52 ERA. His remarkable control led to 69 strikeouts while allowing only 12 walks in 41 ⅓ innings. With unwavering determination and unparalleled skill, Howell has solidified his place among Idaho’s baseball elite.

Coach of the Year: Kent Howell – Guiding Champions to Greatness

Marsh Valley’s Kent Howell has carved his name in coaching history, guiding the Eagles to unparalleled success. Under Howell’s expert guidance, the team achieved a remarkable 24-1 record, securing back-to-back state championships. This triumphant victory marked their third title in the last four tournaments, a testament to Howell’s exceptional leadership and strategic acumen. With a commitment to excellence and a relentless pursuit of greatness, Coach Howell has transformed Marsh Valley into a true powerhouse in Idaho’s baseball landscape.

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First Team All-Stars: Unleashing Unrivaled Talent

Dillon Fine – Homedale’s Sensational Ace

Junior pitcher Dillon Fine left an indelible mark on the 3A division, showcasing his exceptional two-way talents. With an impressive 6-2 record and a remarkable 0.63 ERA, Fine led the division with an astounding 107 strikeouts. Beyond his pitching prowess, he displayed remarkable hitting abilities, maintaining a .500 batting average with four home runs and 33 RBIs. Fine’s dynamic presence on the field undoubtedly elevated Homedale’s game to new heights.

Jason Jones – Marsh Valley’s Unyielding Right-Hander

Senior pitcher Jason Jones emerged as a formidable force on the mound, leading the 3A division in win-loss record, ERA, and complete games. With an unblemished 9-0 record, an impressive 0.55 ERA, and nine complete games, Jones showcased his unwavering dedication to excellence. His exceptional abilities have secured him a spot on Dawson CC’s roster in Montana, promising an exciting future for this rising star.

Zane Bidwell – Fruitland’s Stellar Catcher

Zane Bidwell, a seasoned senior catcher, has solidified his reputation as one of Idaho’s top backstops. While excelling in his defensive duties, Bidwell displayed his versatility by amassing a 5-2 record with a remarkable 0.98 ERA and an impressive 80 strikeouts in 45 ⅔ innings. Bidwell’s remarkable presence behind the plate makes him an invaluable asset to any team.

Tommy Woodcock – Sugar-Salem’s Defensive Dynamo

Junior catcher Tommy Woodcock proved to be an exceptional defensive anchor, instilling confidence in his pitchers with his exceptional arm and reliable hands. Beyond his defensive prowess, Woodcock contributed significantly on offense, boasting a .406 batting average and driving in 31 runs. His remarkable all-around skills make him a true game-changer for Sugar-Salem.

Alex Vaughan – Marsh Valley’s Dynamic Infielder

Senior infielder Alex Vaughan emerged as an unstoppable force, leading the 3A division in multiple categories. As the Eagles’ leadoff hitter, Vaughan displayed an incredible .543 batting average, a stellar .683 on-base percentage, and an astonishing 27 stolen bases. His explosive speed and ability to get on base consistently make him a formidable threat on the diamond.

River Chadwick – Kimberly’s Dazzling Shortstop

Junior infielder River Chadwick played an instrumental role in leading the Bulldogs to the state finals. With a remarkable .539 batting average, 25 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases, Chadwick’s well-rounded skill set propelled his team’s success. His ability to score runs, steal bases, and deliver clutch hits made him a vital asset in Kimberly’s unforgettable journey.

Remington Higley – Buhl’s Powerhouse Third Baseman

Sophomore infielder Remington Higley turned heads throughout the state with his exceptional performance. Boasting a .507 batting average, Higley also topped the 3A division in slugging percentage (.836) and RBIs (38). Higley’s powerful hitting and unwavering determination make him a rising star worth keeping an eye on.

Jackson Gardner – Sugar-Salem’s Rising Star

Sophomore infielder Jackson Gardner demonstrated remarkable potential, hitting .397 with 28 RBIs during the season. However, it was his standout performances during the district and state tournaments, where he boasted an impressive .583 batting average, that truly showcased his ability to shine under pressure. Gardner’s knack for rising to the occasion makes him a promising talent for Sugar-Salem.

Lucas Clark – Marsh Valley’s Speedy Outfielder

Junior outfielder Lucas Clark showcased his lightning-fast speed and exceptional fielding instincts throughout the season. Clark’s ability to turn potential extra-base hits into outs provided a tremendous advantage for Marsh Valley. In addition to his defensive prowess, he maintained a .392 batting average and swiped 10 bases, solidifying his status as a vital asset for the Eagles.

Brock Spencer – Weiser’s Phenomenal Outfielder

Junior outfielder Brock Spencer brought an impressive combination of speed and power to the field. His exceptional season included a .397 batting average, three home runs, 18 RBIs, and an impressive 23 stolen bases. Spencer’s electrifying presence on the basepaths and at the plate makes him a true game-changer for Weiser.

Will Chappell – Sugar-Salem’s Promising Outfielder

Sophomore outfielder Will Chappell’s outstanding performance throughout the year attracted considerable attention, even leading to intentional walks. Despite the challenging circumstances, Chappell maintained a remarkable .385 batting average, slugged .679, and contributed three home runs and 39 runs scored. Chappell’s unwavering focus and exceptional skills make him a formidable presence on the field.


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Second Team Standouts: Illuminating Hidden Brilliance

Here are the remarkable players who make up the Second Team. Their exceptional skills and dedication have earned them a well-deserved spot in the lineup.

PosNameYearSchool
PCollin HysellSr.Payette
PParker StringhamJr.Kimberly
PTuff SolomonJr.Marsh Valley
CGarrett NelsonJr.Kimberly
INFSigmund GoodeSr.Homedale
INFJakob CumminsJr.Kimberly
INFSean PowersSr.Parma
INFDawson McInellySo.Sugar-Salem
OFCarson HarrisJr.Sugar-Salem
OFJayden WutherichJr.Homedale
OFLuke AldrichSr.Sugar-Salem

Note: The information provided in this article is based on the survey conducted by Idaho Statesman, where conference coaches were surveyed to determine the All-Idaho baseball team.

Cody Smithies
Author: Cody Smithies

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