World-Herald recognizes county ballplayers with all-state honors

Brown, Unger make Class B 1st team


Just weeks after their state tournament run into the semifinals, the Omaha World-Herald recognized two Blair Bears with Class B All-State honors Sunday.
The statewide publication awarded both Brady Brown and J'Shawn Unger with first-team recognition, but recognized eight more Washington County ballplayers with honorable mention, too.
Brown, a South Dakota State recruit, finished his senior season as the Bears' centerfielder with a .440 batting average. He had a team-best 37 hits and 28 RBIs, delivering five doubles and four triples.
Unger, meanwhile, finished his final prep campaign with a .387 average. The Nebraska recruit had 22 RBIs to go with three home runs, seven doubles and three triples.
Additionally, BHS seniors Tanner Jacobson, Dylan Swanson and Nate Wachter secured honorable mention recognition from the World-Herald. Jacobson finished 4-1 on the mound with a team-best 1.90 ERA, while Swanson concluded the season with a 2.24 ERA across 11 appearances.
Wachter, the pitchers' catcher, hit .346 with seven extra-base hits and 11 RBIs this past season.
Four Fort Calhoun Pioneers claimed Class C honorable mention from the Omaha newspaper, too. Junior Kenny Wellwood had his team's best batting average, .388, while Alex Christensen hit .340 with a team-best 16 RBIs.
Sam Genoways hit .308 with 11 RBIs, too, while senior pitcher Declyn Otte went 3-3 with a 2.79 ERA during his final prep season.
Arlington's Blaine Vogt earned honorable mention as well. The senior hit .364 with 13 RBIs. He double four times and earned two pitching wins, too.

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