The Three Rivers All-Conference baseball list is littered with county players. Eleven of the 13 players are seniors. Section 1A champion Rushford-Peterson and Chatfield each get four selections. Gopher Ben Ihrke heads the cast. The senior (CF/P) repeats as All-TRC while getting honored as 2nd Team Class AA All-State. Irhke hit .457 with team-highs in home runs (3) and RBI (16) while scoring 12 runs. He had seven multi-hit games. On the mound, the Division II Augustana (South Dakota) signee tossed 29 1/3 innings, going 4-1 with a 2.39 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Over his three-year varsity career (59 games), Ihrke hit .388 with 28 extra base hits and 42 RBI. Teammates Jake Mandt (senior P/3B/C), Robert Crouch (senior P/3B), and Max Aug (freshman P/SS) are also All-TRC. Mandt is a repeat selection. He hit .271 with 12 RBI and 13 runs scored. On the mound, Mandt pitched 24 2/3 innings, going 2-2 with a 1.14 ERA and 21 strikeouts. Like Irhke, Mandt was a three-year starter. Crouch hit .383 with a team second-best 14 RBI. On the mound, he pitched 17 2/3 innings, going 2-2 with a 1.98 ERA. Aug, just a frosh, burst onto the scene, leading the Gophers offensively with a .489 average. He hit a home run and had a team-best six doubles, scoring 15 runs with 8 RBI. For Rushford-Peterson, seniors Dawson Dahl (OF), Ben Ansell (SS/P), Shawn Marg (P/1B), and Payton Hahn (OF/P) are All-TRC. Dahl, a four-year starter, hit a team-best .470 with 20 RBI and a team-high tying 27 runs scored. The centerfielder had eight three-plus hit games. Thirty-three of his 39 “goods” were singles, though he did hit a home run. His leaping catch may have saved the Section Title game and his run won it. Ansell, another four-year starter and repeat All-TRC pick, hit .385 with seven doubles and 23 runs. The 6’5” righty tossed 29 1/3 innings, going 2-2 with and save, recording 26 strikeouts. Marg was the Trojans pitching ace, recording two post-season wins and a save. The lefty tallied a team-best 53 1/3 innings, going 6-3 with a 3.68 ERA, notching a team-best 52 strikeouts. Offensively, Marg hit .458 with 19 RBI and 16 runs scored. He had seven doubles and a home run. Hahn hit .425 with three triples and a team-best-tying 27 runs scored. He tossed 30 innings, going 3-1 with a save, notching 27 strikeouts. R-P hasn’t had four All-TRC baseball picks in the Fillmore County Sports era. Of note, junior Carter Weidemann (catcher) hit .412 with a team-best 14 extra base hits (eight doubles, four triples, two home runs) and a team-high/county-high 31 RBI. GMLOK’s two senior four-year starter Zachs are All-TRC. Zach Myhre (P/OF) led the team in average (.435), triples (3), RBI (15), and runs scored (13). Myhre hit safely in all but three games. It’s his second All-TRC pick, as he was selected as a sophomore in 2016. Zach Bubany (SS/P) hit .326 with a home run and 12 RBI. He tossed a team-high 38 1/3 innings, going 3-5 with 42 strikeouts and a 3.29 ERA. FC/L’s two picks are senior Logan Corson (SS/P) and junior Carson Schwichtenberg (OF/P). Corson hit a team-best .415 while also leading the Falcons in RBI’s (10) and runs scored (12). He pitched 20 1/3 innings, striking out 18 though going 0-3. From the shortstop position (and pitcher), he had a .957 field percentage (two errors). Schwichtenberg hit .277, scoring eight runs. In 21 innings pitched, he went 2-2 with a 4.33 ERA. In the Southeast Conference, Mabel-Canton’s Drew Wyffels threepeats as All-SEC. The Cougars (by far) top player hit over .600 while doubling as a primary pitcher. The junior pulls the rare dual-sport, same-season, All-Conference selection. He made All-SEC in track and field as well. He is the only Cougar or Houston Hurricane to be named purely All-SEC in baseball. Mabel-Canton’s Logan Richardson (senior P/3B/SS) and Houston’s Damon Carrier (senior 3B) are All-SEC HM.