Teammates Joey Kenney and Jake Rau of St. Mary’s and Grain Valley’s Payton Bosserman and Austin Gouldsmith were reunited on the Missouri Sportswriters and Sports Broadcasters Association All-State Baseball team, which was announced today.

Teammates Joey Kenney and Jake Rau of St. Mary’s and Grain Valley’s Payton Bosserman and Austin Gouldsmith were reunited on the Missouri Sportswriters and Sports Broadcasters Association All-State Baseball team, which was announced today.

Joining those teammates are Fort Osage outfielder Alex Greer, Blue Springs outfielder Jordan Brown, Lee’s Summit North shortstop Caleb Cole and Lee’s Summit infielder Corbin Berkstresser – all Class 4 second-team choices.

Kenney was a first-team choice at infielder on the Class 2 squad, repeating last year’s honor. Rau was a second-team choice at utility in Class 2.

Bosserman and Gouldsmith were Class 3 second-team choices at pitcher and outfield, respectively.

“This is amazing, so cool,” said Kenney, a slick-fielding shortstop who hit .523, scored 27 runs, had 13 RBIs and committed only two errors for the 13-4 Trojans. “I wasn’t expecting this, or even thinking about it. The only thing we thought about during the season was going all the way (to state) and we didn’t make it, so this is a nice way to end my high school career.”

He paused for a moment, then asked, “Did Jake make it?”

Rau did, and for good reason, making the elite team as a utility player after hitting .568 with 28 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. Rau was also 5-1 with a 2.30 ERA and 64 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 40 innings.

“I’d trade it for a state championship,” Rau said when he was informed that he had made the team, “but this feels good – no, it feels great. And to make it with Joey is even more special.

“We were all about team during the season, but now that the season is over, this is a great way to end the high school career.”

Bosserman and Gouldsmith felt the same way.

“I had a decent year with some good stats and it’s nice that the voters noticed,” said Bosserman, the Eagles’ all-time leader in wins (19) and strikeouts (206), who was 8-1 with a 1.90 ERA and 81 strikeouts last season.

“Austin and I play baseball because we love the game and we love to win. We’re not really into awards and that stuff, but to be named all-state as a senior is very special for both of us. I’m really proud and excited.”

Gouldsmith was a strong-armed center fielder who will play football at the Air Force Academy. He was also all-state in football.

“To be named to the all-state team after declaring that I’m going to play football in college is really special,” said Gouldsmith, who hit .520 with 18 extra base hits (nine doubles, five triples and four home runs) and 30 RBIs.

“When you get the phone call that you made all-state, along with a teammate, it makes all the hard work pay off. There were a lot of times I didn’t feel like going to a friend’s barn and hitting off a tee, but I did it anyway.

“And today, I get the payoff. When the season is over, you can think a little bit about all the awards. And this one is really special.”

Brown, who will play baseball at the University of Kansas, hit .425, scored 22 runs, had four home runs, 26 RBIs and a .522 on-base percentage and a .967 fielding average in center field.

“This is my first time to be all-state, so it’s really special,” Brown said. “You never really expect a call to tell you’re all-state, but it’s a great call to get. I’m excited and thankful.”

Greer hit .478, scored 43 runs, collected 20 extra-base hits (11 doubles, six home runs and three triples), had 17 stolen bases and 32 RBIs with an .859 slugging percentage for Fort Osage, which went 15-10 and claimed the Suburban Middle Six championship with an 8-2 mark.

Cole hit .434, scored 39 runs and drove home 25 for Lee’s Summit North, which shared the Suburban Big Seven title with Liberty.

MISSOURI COACHES ALL-STATE: Greer, Bosserman and Gouldsmith repeated the all-state honors on the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) All-State teams.

Bosserman and Gouldsmith, though, were Class 3 first-team choices by the coaches, while Greer was a Class 4 second-team pick.

Blue Springs senior Dan McGonigle was a Class 4 second-team selection as an outfielder. McGonigle hit .475 with 26 runs, 12 RBIs and a .628 on-base percentage as the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter.

Lee’s Summit North senior third baseman Brad Phillips was a Class 4 second-team choice as an infielder. Phillips hit .480 with six home runs, 30 runs and 35 RBIs for the Big Seven-champion Broncos.


MOBERLY, Mo. – The 2010 all-state high school baseball teams for classes 1-4 as chosen by the Missouri and Sportswriters Sports Broadcasters Association.

Colton Selvey, So., Liberal
Jake Heissler, Sr. LaPlata,
Matt Thomas, Sr., Brashear
Carter Brown, Jr., Concordia
Josh Boese, Jr., Scott County Central
Seth Childers, Sr., Cooter
Bradley Craigmyle, Sr., North Shelby
Brett Thomas, Jr., Oak Ridge
Collin Werths, So., Concordia
Guillermo Rojo, Jr., Liberal
Jake Welch, Sr., Bernie
Taylor Wheeler, Jr., LaPlata
Cole Wheeler, Jr., LaPlata
Tory Hicks, Sr., Sturgeon
Trenton Bergmann, Jr., Dadeville
Drew Smith, Jr., Concordia
Hank Wellborn, Sr., Glasgow
Hayden Fouch, Jr., LaPlata
Chris Foster, Galena, Sr.
Justin VonAllmen, Jr., Dora
Jordan Barrett, Jr., Sturgeon
Billy Essick, Sr., Billings
Ross Carter, Sr., Risco
Garrett Kelly, Jr., Sturgeon
Craig DeJonge, Sr., Higbee
Caleb Heckemeyer, Jr., St. Elizabeth
Jay Roberts, Sr., If, Dora
Nolan Otto, Sr., North Shelby
Zach Lovell, Sr., Liberal
Steffen Simmons, Canton
Travis Holtzclaw, Sr., Higbee
Austin Leake, Sr., Mark Twain-Center
Cody Snelling, Jr., Brashear
Gabe Kielhofner, Sr., Oran

Tyler Hunt, Jr., Westran
Travis Hayes, Sr. Crystal City
Robbe Ewing, Jr., Stockton
Zachary Davis, Sr., Carrollton
Aaron Basler, Sr., Valle Catholic
Jason Mayden, Sr., Carrollton
Kendall Fay, Sr., Clearwater
Jason Blum, Sr., Valle Catholic
Nathan Kaminski, Sr., Crystal City
Conner Wilson, Jr., Strafford
Joey Kenney, Sr., St. Mary’s-Independence
Tyler Rusk, Jr., Cole Camp
Zach Campbell, Sr., Blue Eye
Kyle Nettles, Sr., West County
Brock Knapp Sr., Barstow
Nathan Geile, Sr., Valle Catholic
Damon Adrian, Sr., Eugene
Chris Kirkpatrick, Sr., Clearwater
Zach Beringer, Sr., Harrisburg
Austin Springer, Jr., Salisbury
Michael Eyman, Sr., Conway
Nick Pringer, Sr., Eugene
Konrad Kemper, So., South Callaway
Nick Andriano, Jr., Mid-Buchanan
Austin Hinkle, Jr., Palmyra
Nick Lovell, Sr., Russellville
Jonathon Roling, Sr., Salisbury
Daniel Rothweiler, Sr., Crystal City
Skylar Cobb, Sr., Scott City
John Filkins, Sr., New Bloomfield
Jacob Childers, Sr. Conway
Stephen Schnieders, Sr., Russellville
Kolby O’Dowd, Jr., New Bloomfield
Josh Hartin, Sr., Southwest-Washburn
Jake Rau, Sr., St. Mary’s-Independence

Matt Linderer, Sr., Bishop DuBourg
Dane Gronewald, Sr., Winfield
Colton Young, Sr., Cape Gir. Notre Dame
Travis Northern, Sr., Cassville
Derek Fletcher, Sr., Moberly
Jake Smith, Jr., Monett
Justin Zimmerman, Jr., Union
Ryan Cooper, Jr., Owensville
Tanner Glore, Sr., Potosi
Seth Conner, Sr., Logan-Rogersville
Richard Wright, Sr., Pembroke Hill
Chuckie Jones, Sr., Boonville
Tate Matheny, So., Westminster
Owen Conway, Sr., Festus St. Pius X
Trey Bazell, Sr., Kennett
Kyle Poynter, Sr., Houston
Austin Clapp, Sr., Macon
Payton Bosserman, sr., Grain Valley
Dustin Kremer, Sr., Blair Oaks
John Auble, Sr., Lutheran South
Devin Hampton, Jr., Potosi
Ryan Allee, Jr., Westminster Christian
Tyler Brinkman, Sr., Winfield
Johnny Eiermann, Jr., Warsaw
Myles Edwards, Jr., Warsaw
Grant Davis, Jr., Boonville
Phil Landwehr, Sr., St. Francis Borgia
Jimmy Schwent, Sr., Bishop Dubourg
Spenser Witt, Sr., Monett
Matt Militello, Sr., Clayton
Austin Gouldsmith, Sr., Grain Valley
Mikey Cebulski, Sr., Bishop DuBourg
Rhett Quinlan, Sr., Boonville
Jeremy Essner, Sr., Cape Gir. Notre Dame
Ashton Goudeau, Sr., Union

Tyler Burgess, Jr., Webb City
Mike Compton, Jr., Branson
A.J. Walkenhorst, Sr., Fort Zumwalt South
Jon Glidewell, Sr., Wentzville Timberland
Zach Nichols, Sr., Hannibal
Josh Brewer, Sr., St. Clair
Larry Schimsa, Sr., Pacific
Tee Helsel, Sr., Branson
Spencer Johnson, So., Springfield Parkview
Danny Murphy, Sr., Mehlville
Horace Johnson, Sr., Raymore-Peculiar
Mike Brown, Sr., St. Louis Lindbergh
G.J. Strauss, Sr., St. Louis CBC
Jacob Ripp, Sr., Lafayette-Wildwood
Sal Belfonte, Sr., Rockhurst
Ryan Phillips, So., Columbia Rock Bridge
Alex Lang, Sr., Sedalia Smith-Cotton
Jordan Hankins, Sr., Fort Zumwalt North
Ryan Daniels, Sr., Oakville
Kevin Pohle, Sr., Parkway South
Sasha Kuebel, Jr., St. Louis University High
Andrew Reidt, Sr., Pacific
Cameron Berra, Sr., Parkway Central
Tyler Qualls, Sr., Jackson
Brett Graves, Jr., Francis Howell
Fred Ford, Sr., Fort Zumwalt South
Caleb Cole, Sr., Lee’s Summit North
Jeff Moore, Jr., St. Clair
Corbin Berkstresser, Sr., Lee’s Summit
Jordan Brown, Sr., Blue Springs
Brad Wilson, Sr., Jefferson City Helias
Max Byers, Sr., Columbia Rock Bridge
Alex Greer, jr., Fort Osage
Ryan Yuengel, Sr., Festus
Kaleb Davis, Sr., Jefferson City
Robbie Freidlein, Sr., Francis Howell North