Cleveland, Benton, and Stafford also earn All-State recognition


After having one of their best baseball seasons in several years, Crook County High School was well represented on this year’s Class 4A All-State team.
   Senior, Jerren Larimer , who was recently named Intermountain Conference player of the year, was named to the All-state first team as a shortstop. Fellow seniors Justin Cleveland and Max Benton were selected to the third team while Dayton Stafford earned honorable mention recognition.
   Benton, who was also selected to the IMC first team, was recognized as an outfielder after both pitching and playing outfield for the Cowboys. Cleveland, a catcher, and Stafford, a first baseman, were both previously selected to the IMC second team.
   Class 4A All-State teams
   Player of the year — Conor Harber, sr. Astoria
   Coach of the year — Levi Webber, Philomath
   First team
   Pitchers — Conor Harber, sr. Astoria; Greg Hurd, sr. Hidden Valley; Shane Groth, sr. Sisters. Catchers — Joey Morgon, so. Sisters; Tony Machuca, sr. Ontario. Infielders — Brady Baker, sr. Ontario; Jake Herkolotz, sr. North Valley; Kody Kuhlmon, sr. Klamath Union; Ryan Smith, jr. Siuslaw; Erik Long, sr. Elmira; Jerren Larimer, sr. Crook County; Outfielders — Erich Regan, sr. La Salle; Stephen Coskey, jr. Philomath; Erik Jacobs, sr. La Grande; Jake McGraw, sr. Yamhill-Carlton. Utility — Jake Thompson, jr. Siuslaw.
   Second team
   Pitchers — Tyler Jackson, sr. Philomath; Cody Anderson, sr. North Bend; Kyle Palmer, sr. Madras; Catchers — Joe Whisler, jr. Klamath Union; Brandon Calder, sr. Philomath. Infielders — Beau Howard, sr. Mazama; Jackson Northcutt, sr. Philomath; Grayson Partian, jr. Banks; Kole Makamura, jr. Ontario; Travis Boggs, jr. Elmira; Marco Carmendia, jr. North Valley. Outfielders — Jaime Schmidt, jr. Hidden Valley; D.J. McKenna, sr. South Umpqua; Jordan Weems, so. Sisters; Zach Williamson, sr. North Marion. Utility — Tyler Gulbransen, jr. Hidden Valley.
   Third team
   Pitchers — Tanner Alexander, jr. Ontario; Blake Updike, sr. Scappoose; Cameron Reese, sr. South Umpqua. Catchers — Justin Cleveland, sr. Crook County; Jordan Brown, sr. Madras. Infielders — Eric Raya, sr. Scappoose; Paul Revis, jr. Scappoose; Dylan Shuler, jr. McLoughlin; Nicky Blumm, jr. Sisters; Dillon Blankenship, jr. Baker; Kyle Garrison, sr. Hidden Valley. Outfielders — Dillon Smith, sr. Astoria; Kaleb Byers, sr. Philomath; Brandan Hopper, sr. North Marion; Max Benton, sr. Crook County. Utility — Colten Richards, sr. Baker.
   Honorable mention
   Dayton Stafford, sr. Crook County plus 35 other athletes.
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