Seiser exits stage with another ISC 1st-team nod

WEBSTER CITY – Logan Seiser doesn’t have much to complain about following a senior year that was highlighted by one athletic honor after another.

Football: all-district.

Basketball: all-conference and all-state.

Track: state qualifier.

Baseball: all-conference.

Check, check, check and check.

Seiser spent his final season on the diamond leading the pitching staff and offensive lineup for Northeast Hamilton, which strung together a 7-14 overall record and 7-8 mark in the Iowa Star Conference. Opposing coaches took notice and they placed Seiser on the all-ISC North Division first team as a pitcher.

Classmate Gabe Rapp garnered a second-team nod on the mound, and NEH junior infielder Truman Chamness was named to the honorable mention squad.

Division champions Don Bosco and Janesville owned the all-conference honors, including the elite team. They occupied nine of the 10 slots; only CAL junior infielder Austin Guerrero got in the way of a clean sweep.

Don Bosco’s elite team members included senior pitcher Travel Havel, sophomore catcher Cade Schares, junior infielder Alex Bagby and senior outfielder Jake Hogan. The Dons advanced to the semifinal round at the Class 1A state tournament.

Janesville’s list of elite team players included sophomore infielder Jack Thode, junior infielder Alex Bagby, freshman outfielder Turner Frey, sophomore outfielder Noah Dodd and utility player Hunter Meyer, a senior.

Seiser, a finalist for the Daily Freeman-Journal Male Athlete of the Year, put together a 5-2 record and 1.89 ERA on the bump this summer. He struck out 69 batters and walked just 19 in 441?3 innings of work.

The lanky senior wasn’t exactly shabby at the plate either with a team-best .446 average. He laced six doubles and drove in 14 runs.

Rapp tossed a team-high 51 innings on the hill. He was 2-6 overall and sported a 3.43 ERA with 49 strikeouts.

At the plate, Rapp hit at a .338 clip – second only to Seiser on the team – and bashed two home runs. His 17 RBIs tied for the team high with Tyler Smith.

Chamness batted .259 and plated 12 runs. Three of his 15 hits were doubles.