DES MOINES -- Two local players earned First Team All-State baseball honors from the Iowa Newspaper Association Monday, with several others grabbing second- and third-team nods.
New Hampton's Noah Hopp was selected to the 2A First Team, while Jared Mayer of Saint Ansgar was chosen in Class 1A.
A senior first baseman, Hopp led a potent offense for the 32-3 Chickasaws, hitting a team-best .461, while also leading the club with three home runs, 11 doubles and 46 RBIs.
Mayer earned recognition as a pitcher after going 7-1 with a 0.89 ERA during his senior season. He recorded 68 strikeouts in 47 innings of work.
Denver teammates Brock Farley and Zach Miller both earned second-team honors in 2A, with BCLUW's Brad Barkema and New Hampton's Carter Stochl making third-team.
In 1A, Joe Smoldt (Gladbrook-Reinbeck) and Cameron Hoeg (North Tama) made second team, while Will Earley (North Tama), Austin Miller (Don Bosco) and Alex Hageman (Hudson) made third.