JUCO: 4 Reivers headline All-Tournament Team

By: Phil Stafford Email
By: Phil Stafford Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Four members of the National Champion Iowa Western team were named to the JUCO All-tournament team on Saturday night.

Sophomores Tanner Krietemeier and Levi Meyer made the All-Tournament team as a pitcher-catcher combo. They were joined by Reivers' freshmen Iseha Conklin and Keaton Steele. Steele batted 2-2 with a walk and 3 RBI in the championship game, along with closing out the game on the mound for the Reivers. Steele struck out two and allowed just one hit in the bottom of the 9th to secure the second national title for Iowa Western in the last three years. Steele's performance earned him the tournament MVP award.

Iowa Western head coach, Marc Rardin, also received the honor for Top Coach of the JUCO World Series.

Below is the rest of the lineup for the All-Tournament team along with the additional honors for Top Sportsmanship, Best Pitcher, Best Defensive Player and Biggest Stick.

P - Dylan Baker, Western Nevada
P - Daniel Stumpf, San Jacinto
P - Tanner Kreitemeyer, Iowa Western
INF - Fred Ford, Jefferson
INF - Bobby Woodall, Gordon
INF - Brett Wiley, Jefferson
INF - Keaton Steele, Iowa Western
INF - David Bote, Nesho County
OF - Aaron Mizell, Gordon
OF - Justin Byrd, San Jacinto
OF - Iseha Conklin, Iowa Western
C - Kyle Bacak, San Jacinto
C - Levi Meyer, Iowa Western
DH - Jody Stone, Gordon

Most Valuable Player - Keaton Steele, Iowa Western
Most Outstanding Pitcher - Daniel Stumpf, San Jacinto
Defensive Player of the Tournament - Kyle Bacak, San Jacinto
Sportsmanship Award - Travis McClanahan, Gordon College
*Rawlings Big Stick Award - Drew Adams, Gordon (.500)
*Awarded to the Player with the highest batting average for the tournament Min. 15 AB's


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