When Brad Tornow took the mound, Mid-Prairie generally found a way to win. The Golden Hawks went 11-1 in all appearances made by Tornow. 

The Mid-Prairie junior had a 7-0 record in starts including a 4-3 win over Wilton where he totalled 17 strikeouts and a complete game shutout of Class 2A state qualifier West Branch. 

The Iowa Print Sportswriters Association selected Tornow to the Class 2A third-team pitching spot for his work this season. 

Tornow had some eye-popping pitching stats this season including the fourth most strikeouts in Class 2A at 102. He was one of only five pitchers in Class 2A to reach the century mark. Tornow faced 215 batters this season, meaning he struck out nearly 50% of batters faced. 

His ERA finished the year at 1.02, giving up eight earned runs all season. The most in a single game given up for Tornow was three. Opponents hit just .167 against the Mid-Prairie lefty. 

He also helped himself out often from the batter’s box, hitting .417 this year and leading the team with 43 hits. That number tied him for most hits of all River Valley Conference players and ranked 24th in Class 2A. 

His extra-base hits included seven doubles and four triples. He drove in 12 runs from the leadoff spot in the lineup. Tornow led the Golden Hawks in steals at 21. 

Each class of baseball had three teams selected. Each team had three pitchers, one catcher, one first baseman, three infielders, three outfielders and two utility players. 

The IPSWA was created in 2018 to continue the tradition of Iowa sportswriters selecting All-State teams in baseball, football and basketball. 

 

CLASS 1A FIRST TEAM

Pitcher: Blaine Harpenau  Remsen St. Marys

Pitcher: Keaton Parker  Alburnett

Pitcher: Caleb Banowetz  Calamus-Wheatland

Catcher: Colby Page  Southeast Warren

First Base: Reed Stallman   Alburnett

Infield: Evan Paulus  Newman Catholic

Infield: Cael Frost  Don Bosco

Infield: Tyler Tscherter  Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Outfield: Josh Fitzterald  Newman Catholic

Outfield: Hunter Rickels  Calamus-Wheatland

Outfield: Dylan Fry  Belle Plaine

Utility: Colin Kramer  St. Ansgar

Utility: Drew Schurke  AR-WE-VA

 

CLASS 1A SECOND TEAM

Pitcher: Christian Cook  Coon Rapids-Bayard

Pitcher: Brody Wolf  HLV

Pitcher: Nathan Keck  Kingsley-Pierson

Catcher: Tyler Vandewater   Nodaway Valley

First Base: Aaron Fleming   GMG

Infield: Bryce Coppock  Newell-Fonda

Infield: Layne Pryor  Woodbine

Infield: Cy Patterson  St. Albert

Outfield; Dean Schaull  HLV

Outfield: Luke Oleson  Kingsley-Pierson

Outfield: Kendall Becker  Don Bosco

Utility: Bryce Schares  Don Bosco

Utility: Skylar Waldschmitt  Remsen St. Marys

 

CLASS 1A THIRD TEAM

Pitcher: Carter Nelson  Baxter

Pitcher: Isaac Gavin  St. Mary’s

Pitcher: Doug Taylor  Newman Catholic

Catcher: Kody Timm  HLV

First Base: Trey Baker  St. Mary’s

Infield: Hunter Caves  Alburnett

Infield: Landon Gilliland  Lamoni

Infield: Tanner Bainbridge   Pekin

Outfield: Damon Schmidt  Kingsley-Pierson

Outfield: Austin Huber  Alburnett

Outfield: Carson Butz  Moravia

Utility: Kade Schlepp  Coon Rapids

Utility: Noah Tieskoetter  South Winneshiek

CLASS 2A FIRST TEAM

Pitcher: Jake Hilmer  North Linn

Pitcher: Briar Rowley  Estherville-LC

Pitcher. Hunter Dekkers  West Sioux

Catcher: Connor Lange  Missouri Valley

First Base: Brock Farley  Denver

Infield: Christian Davidson Pocahontas Area

Infield: Jalyn Gramstad  West Lyon

Infield: Aiden Brock  Hinton

Outfield: Owen Grover  Beckman Catholic

Outfield: David Seber  North Linn

Outfield: Tyler Hopp  Central Lee

Utility: Jace Davidson  Pocahontas Area

Utility: Collin McCrabb  Wilton

 

CLASS 2A SECOND TEAM

Pitcher: Brett Shelton    DSM Christian

Pitcher: Jared Townsend  Wilton

Pitcher: A. J. Schreck  Kuemper Catholic

Catcher: Jaxon Schumacher Treynor

First Base: Brett Berg  Van Meter

Infield: Nick Ravlin  Underwood

Infield: Matt Paulsen  West Branch

Infield: Will Dembski  Pella Christian

Outfield: Kayden Kruse  Ogden

Outfield: Ryan Anderson  Pocahontas Area

Outfield: Jon Mootz  Monticello

Utility:Anthony Pothoff  Van Meter

Utility: Gavin Lorenzen  West Lyon

CLASS 2A THIRD TEAM

Pitcher: Brad Tornow  Mid-Prairie

Pitcher: Zak Scott  MVOACOU

Pitcher: Aaron Michael  MVOACOU

Catcher: Michael Ryherd  Alta-Aurelia

First Base: Nate McCombs  Treynor

Infield: Josh Van Beek  West Lyon

Infeld: Grant Christy  DSM Christian

Infield: Chase Becker  Iowa City Regina

Outfield: Drake Adair  Underwood

Outfield: Jacob Blomgren  Van Meter

Outfield: Hunter Pesek  New Hampton

Utility: Austin Hilmer  North Linn

Utility: Keelan Klommhaus  Mount Ayr

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