Mountain View vs. Idaho Falls BASEBALL

Idaho Falls pitcher Merit Jones throws against Mountain View during 5A state baseball action at Wolfe Field in Caldwell.

Idaho Falls pitcher Merit Jones was named player of the year among 5A and 4A District 6 players and Trent Johnson was tabbed coach of the year after leading the Tigers to a district title and state tournament berth.

Jones, a Utah signee, struck out 57 hitters in 41.1 innings and posted a 1.86 earned run average. He was also stellar at the plate, hitting .408 with 31 RBIs, six homers and adding 24 stolen bases.

5A/4A District 6 All-Conference Baseball

Note: Players are selected by coaches.

Player of the Year: Merit Jones, Idaho Falls

Coach of the Year: Trent Johnson, Idaho Falls

First team

Infield: Tyler Vance, Blackfoot; Trayson Kostial, Madison; Chandler Robinson, Skyline; Trey Olson, Skyline; Riley Sutton, Madison; Ryan Horvath, Skyline.

Outfield: Dayton Robison, Bonneville; Aaron Archibald, Rigby; Hunter Miller, Idaho Falls; Ethan Garner, Madison; George Price, Skyline.

Pitchers: Davin Luce, Bonneville; Dax Whitney, Blackfoot; Kolby Landon, Thunder Ridge.

Catchers: Eli Hayes, Blackfoot

DH/Utility: Eliot Jones, Idaho Falls

Second team

Infield: Conner Hall, Thunder Ridge; Cody Rydalch, Madison; Dillon Ball, Idaho Falls; Lilo Cortez, Bonneville; Crew Howell, Bonneville; Jack Boudrero, Rigby.

Outfield: Logan Crane, Madison; Ben Wilson, Blackfoot; Max Groberg, Idaho Falls; Ian Galbreaith, Skyline.

Pitchers: Ethan Belnap, Skyline; Landen Drake, Madison.

Catchers: RJ Woods, Bonneville; Jeffrey Williams, Madison.

DH/Utility: Mike Christensen, Idaho Falls

Honorable mention

Infield: Ryker Kirkham, Rigby; Coltin Lyda, Idaho Falls; Jarret Leal, Shelley.

Outfield: Avian Martinez, Blackfoot; Tyler McCubbin, Hillcrest; Grant Banchard, Thunder Ridge; Catcher Gummow, Bonneville; Beau Anderson, Idaho Falls.

Catchers: Hayden Carlson, Idaho Falls

DH/Utility: Chase Cannon, Blackfoot; Hunter Peterson, Hillcrest; Jacob Perez, Bonneville; Dillon Gardels, Skyline; Hudson Harker, Thunder Ridge.


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