INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association released its All-State award winners Friday morning.
Both Warsaw catcher Liam Patton and NorthWood first baseman/pitcher Matt Dutkowski were named Honorable Mention All-State, Patton for Class 4-A and Dutkowski for Class 3-A.
Patton had a fantastic season for the Tigers. The Wabash College commit was a standout for Warsaw this spring, leading the team in hits (44), doubles (11), home runs (6), RBI (28), batting average (.440) and on base percentage (.482). Defensively, Patton threw out 19 of 31 baserunners trying to steal, and made just two errors in 200 total chances, a .990 fielding percentage.
Dutkowski, who is signed to play baseball at Taylor University, was the linchpin for the Panthers this past season. “Dutty” posted a slash line of .423/.500/.577 and led the team in hits (33) and runs (22), was second in RBI (17) and struck out just seven times in 92 plate appearances. On the mound, Dutkowski was 5-2 with a 1.15 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP in 48.2 innings. He fanned 60 hitters and walked just four.
For Class 1-A, North-South All-Star Game MVP Kyle Schmack of South Central Union Mills was named the All-State shortstop for the class and teammate Carson Husmann was named one of the All-State outfielders.
In Class 2-A, Honorable Mention All-State nods went to LaVille’s Reece Gallup and Westview’s Matt Jones.
In Class 3-A, South Bend St. Joe had a trip named Honorable Mention in Brady Gumpf, Nick Dolniak and Pat Farrisee. Angola’s Aaron Chao and Dutkowski were also both Honorable Mention.
In Class 4-A, Mishawaka’s duo of Grant Jablonski and Donovan Snyder were Honorable Mention, along with Patton and Penn’s Brock Boynton.