The Daily Inter Lake
Randy Stultz of the Kalispell Lakers has been named to the Class AA Montana/Alberta American Legion all-state baseball team.
The Lakers also had four players selected to the all-conference team — shortstop Connor Drish, outfielder Ryan Symmes and pitchers Wesley Palmer and Logan Siblerud.
Stultz had a .351 batting average. He had five home runs, drove in 42 runs and struck out only 18 times in 171 at-bats. He walked 41 times.
“Ryan Symmes and Wes Palmer had all state-worthy seasons,” Lakers coach Ryan Malmin said.
“We are incredibly proud of all our kids and the commitment and intense attention to details it demands daily to be a yearly upper echelon program and player in AA Legion baseball. We appreciate coaches around the state who recognized Randy, Ryan, Wes, Logan and Connor.”
Palmer was 10-1 on the mound ... lost his last game in the eighth inning with two outs with opponents hitting .223 in 83.33 innings. Symmes was one of the top defensive outfielders with 30 plus RBI and 30-plus stolen bases and hit .346.
The state champion Bozeman Bucks led all-state selections with five. The Missoula Mavs were next with three.
American Legion Baseball
C — Ty Wevers Lethbridge Elks
C — Alton Gyselman Bozeman Bucks
1B— Andy Larson Billings Scarlets
2B—Ben Hubley Bozeman Bucks
3B— Randy Stultz Kalispell Lakers
SS — Michael Freund Bozeman Bucks
SS — Cal Cromwell Great Falls Chargers
UTIL — Tradd Richardson Missoula Mavs
OF — Dane Fraser Missoula Mavs
OF — Kelher Murfitt Bozeman Bucks
OF — Andrew Paradise Great Falls Chargers
P — Dann Blanchard Billings Royals
P — Hunter Williams Bozeman Bucks
P — Thomas Little Lethbridge Elks
P — Dylan Chalmers Missoula Mavs
1B — Brendan Schulz Lethbridge Elks
2B — Matt Krieger Helena Senators
2B — Kalem Haney Lethbridge Elks
3B — Dann Blanchard Billings Royals
SS — Connor Drish Kalispell Lakers
UTIL — Connor Hunter Billings Royals
UTIL — Hunter Kirkpatrick Helena Senators
C —Brenden Concepcion Billings Royals
OF — Ty McGurran Helena Senators
OF — Brendon Hill Missoula Mavs
OF — Finn Snyder Bozeman Bucks
OF — Ryan Symmes Kalispell Lakers
P — Levi Abbott Lethbridge Elks
P — Dane Fraser Missoula Mavs
P — Wesley Palmer Kalispell Lakers
P — Cy Miller Helena Senators
P — Hunter Kirkpatrick Helena Senators
P — Ethan Keintz Helena Senators
P — Sage McMinn Bozeman Bucks
P — Logan Siblerud Kalispell Lakers