Plowboys finish 5th in nation
The Kansas Plowboys 14-U baseball team, which is based in McLouth, finished second at the state championship tournament and followed that with a fifth-place showing at the AA World Series July 19-26 in Bentonville, Ark.
Dakota Cop, Wyatt Farris, Koda Patterson and Kenny Retter, all of McLouth, played for the team. The rest of the roster was comprised of players from the area: Mike Baillergeon, Judson Cole and Eli Keppler, Leavenworth; Anthony Miele, Lawrence; Frank Buie and Jack Rogers, Piper; Dylan Geier, Shawnee; and Colten Staudenmyer, Bucyrus.
The Plowboys were coached by Kirk Patterson, head baseball coach at McLouth High.
The Plowboys’ play at the national tournament earned them a final ranking of No. 5 among more than 1,800 teams in the nationwide division.
Although the Plowboys were runners-up at the Kansas tournament, they finished first in the state in USSSA baseball points.
Next year, the players will move into the high school ranks, but the team will stay together for summer tournaments.