Memorial’s Rechner Player of Year for Classic 8 baseball
WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial High School senior Matthew Rechner was voted Player of the Year in the Classic 8 Conference for the summer baseball season.
Vince Mancuso, who led Arrowhead to the league title, was voted Coach of the Year, while Kettle Moraine’s Jake Burac was the Assistant Coach of the Year.
League-champion Arrowhead saw seniors Branden Frank and Benny Serres and junior Mikey Bauer receive first-team recognition. Second-place CMH had seniors Jake Shomin and David McLeod voted first team.
Other first-team selections were KM seniors Matt Melbye and Jake Pohlman, Mukwonago seniors Brandon Parr and Noah Sadler, Muskego junior Luke Thomka, Waukesha South junior Cannon Cooley and Waukesha West junior Chase Scharnek.
– Freeman Staff
WBCA ALL-STATE BASEBALLTEAM
Rechner, Frank first-team picks Central seniors get second-team nods
WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial High School senior Matthew Rechner keeps piling up postseason awards.
The first baseman was voted the Classic 8 Conference Player of the Year, and he was recently honored as a first-team all state selection by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association.
Rechner helped the Crusaders to second in the Classic 8.
Senior pitcher Branden Frank of Classic 8 champion Arrowhead was also a first-team all-state pick by the WBCA.
Brookfield Central senior infielders Luke Sommerfeld and Elijah Goodman were secondteam selections after leading the Lancers to the WIAA state title, Central’s fourth. Pewaukee senior outfielder Garrett Shibilski and Menomonee Falls sophomore pitcher Ty Weber were also secondteam selections.
Marquette senior utility Parker Sniatynski was the state Player of the Year, Plymouth’s Butch Cain was the Coach of the Year and Greendale’s Mark Bombien was the Assistant Coach of the Year.
The WBCA’s listing of honorable mention all state selections was not available.
— Freeman Staff
CLASSIC 8 CONFERENCE2014 All-Conference Baseball Team
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Matthew Rechner Catholic Memorial Senior
Jake Shomin Catholic Memorial SeniorDavid McLeod Catholic Memorial Senior
Eric Brown Catholic Memorial JuniorZach Fridl Catholic Memorial Senior
Matthew Schulze Catholic Memorial Senior
Cameron Krausert, Catholic Memorial, seniorChandler North, Catholic Memorial, senior