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BSB: Eight Shockers Named All-Valley
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WICHITA, Kan. - Eight Wichita State baseball student-athletes earned all-Missouri Valley Conference honors and junior pitcher Brandon Peterson took home Newcomer-of-the-Year honors. Two were named to the first team and three to the second team, while three earned honorable mention honors and two earned all-defensive team honors.

Peterson, a relief pitcher from Savage, Minn., went 3-1 with nine saves and a 1.24 ERA to become the second Shocker in school history to earn the Newcomer-of-the-Year award. Preston Springer earned the award in 2010.

Sophomore catcher and third baseman Tyler Baker earned first team honors as the utility player, while junior pitcher Brandon Peterson earned first team honors as a relief pitcher. Baker, from Topeka, Kan., is hitting .324 with 10 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 41 RBI.

Sophomore first baseman Casey Gillaspie, junior outfielder Garrett Bayliff and junior pitcher Cale Elam all earned second team honors. Gillaspie, from Omaha, Neb., is hitting .303 with 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 36 RBI, while Bayliff, from Tuttle, Okla., is hitting .381 with nine doubles, one triple, 32 RBI and 11 stolen bases. Elam, from Oktaha, Okla., is 6-3 with a 2.40 ERA in 82.1 innings pitched.

Three players were named to the honorable mention team including shortstop Erik Harbutz and relief pitchers Albert Minnis and Aaron LaBrie. Harbutz, from Wichita, Kan., is hitting .275 with 13 doubles, one triple and 31 RBI. Minnis, from Lawrence, Kan., is 3-2 with a save and a 2.70 ERA, while LaBrie, from Sioux Falls, S.D., is 4-1 with three saves and a 0.91 ERA.

Gillaspie and Bayliff were also named to the Valley All-Defensive Team.

First Team All-Conference

1B – Kyle Stanton, Illinois State

2B – Eric Cheray, Missouri State

SS – Brett Kay, Illinois State

3B - Zac Johnson, Illinois State

C – Mike Hollenbeck, Illinois State

DH – Greg Partyka, Bradley

UT – Tyler Baker, Wichita State

OF - Eric Aguilera, Illinois State

OF – Kevin Kaczmarski, Evansville

OF – Mike Tauchman, Bradley

SP – Nick Petree, Missouri State

SP – Chris Razo, Illinois State

SP – Dan Savas, Illinois State

RP – Brandon Peterson, Wichita State

RP – Jeremy Rhoades, Illinois State

Second Team All-Conference

1B – Casey Gillaspie, Wichita State

2B – Jake Peter, Creighton

SS – Alex Staehely, Creighton

3B – Koby Kraemer, Indiana State

C – Chris Pearson, Evansville

UT – Austin Montgomery, Southern Illinois

OF – Garrett Bayliff, Wichita State

OF – Keenen Maddox, Missouri State

OF – Tate Matheny, Missouri State

SP - Cody Forsythe, Southern Illinois

SP – Cale Elam, Wichita State

SP - Sean Manaea, Indiana State

SP – Kyle Lloyd, Evansville

RP - Todd Eaton, Southern Illinois

RP – Jake Naumann, Evansville

Honorable Mention

1B – Robby Ort, Indiana State

2B – Jake Welch, Southern Illinois

SS - Erik Harbutz, Wichita State

SS – Travis McComack, Missouri State

3B – Federico Castagnini, Creighton

C – Luke Voit, Missouri State

OF - Chad Hinshaw, Illinois State

OF – Jason Hockemeyer, Evansville

SP – Tommy Strunc, Creighton

RP – Tyler Dray, Southern Illinois

RP – Kurt Kudrecki, Indiana State

RP – Aaron LaBrie, Wichita State

RP – Albert Minnis, Wichita State

RP – Erik Shanahan, Missouri State

All-Defensive Team

1B – Casey Gillaspie, Wichita State

2B – Jake Peter, Creighton

SS – Brett Kay, Illinois State

3B – Koby Kraemer, Indiana State

C – Austin Jarvis, Bradley

OF – Mike Tauchman, Bradley

OF – Garrett Bayliff, Wichita State

OF - Chad Hinshaw, Illinois State

P - Nick Petree, Missouri State 

-Wichita State-

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