The 2017 All-Suburban Baseball Team was selected independent of position and chosen by members of the Now Newspapers sports staff.
Player of the Year
Alex Binelas, jr., Oak Creek
Greater Metro Player of the Year has been named first-team All GMC three times. Committed to Louisville. Infielder hit .508 with a .622 on-base percentage and 1.590 OPS in 63 at-bats. Finished with nine doubles, four triples and four homers with 16 stolen bases. Led Oak Creek to GMC regular-season and tournament title. Also posted 1.94 ERA in 22 innings of work, with 21 strikeouts.
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Coach of the Year
Ernie Millard, Homestead
Long-tenured coach led Highlanders on a 16-game winning streak to close the year, with the run snapped in an extra-inning loss to eventual state champion West Bend West in regional final. Pulled it off despite just one first-team All Conference selection in North Shore.
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The Rest of the Team
Nathan Aide, sr., Franklin
Batted .427 with 1.115 OPS. Drove in 39 runs and scored 20 runs, with six doubles, three triples and two homers. Stole 12 bases. Second-team All State.
Griffin Doersching, sr., Greendale
Northern Kentucky recruit named first-team All state. Finished with 12 doubles and 13 home runs, with 42 RBIs, 40 runs scored and a .664 on-base percentage. OPS of 1.770 and also stole eight bases.
Michael Hinz, sr., Brookfield Central
Went 8-1 on the hill with 0.94 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 52 innings. Allowed only seven earned runs all season.
Alex Kalisnig, sr., Muskego
Batted .448 with 10 doubles and three triples, good for .600 slugging percentage. Stole 12 bases and drove in 29 runs. Second-team All State.
Mike Lehner, sr., Muskego
Infielder batted .411 wiht .711 slugging mark and .504 on-base percentage. Homered four times with 13 doubles and 21 runs scored. Second-team All State.
Carson Manning, sr., Franklin
Batted .443 with 33 RBIs and a .542 on-base percentage. Posted three home runs and 10 doubles, with 11 stolen bases an a 1.269 OPS. Second-team All State.
Kurt Mlachnik, sr., West Allis Central
First-team All Conference in Greater Metro and honorable-mention All State. Batted .479 with 30 runs scored, five doubles, a .591 on-base percentage and incredible 42 stolen bases.
Luke Posig, sr., Oak Creek
Batted .457 with 1.182 OPS in 92 at-bats for Greater Metro champion Knights. Outfielder also stole 12 bases and drove in 46 runs, second most in school history. First-team All State.
Logan Rezash, sr., Greendale
Catcher named second-team All State after earning Woodland West Player of the Year last year as a junior. Batted .348 with .460 on-base percentage, with 20 RBIs. Threw out 11 of 18 would-be base stealers with 11 pickoffs.
Alex Rodriguez, sr., Cudahy
Woodland East Player of the Year batted .427 with 34 runs scored, 10 doubles, five triples and 22 RBIs. Stole 13 bases and struck out just one time. Slugged .635 and reached base at .487 clip.
Joey Scaffidi, sr., New Berlin Eisenhower
Multi-sport standout capped career with honorable-mention All state selection. Batted .424 with two homers, 12 RBIs and 18 runs scored in 59 at-bats, with a 1.225 OPS.
Ben Stanke, jr., Oak Creek
Catcher drove in 35 runs for conference-champion Oak Creek, batting .429 with a .506 on-base percentage and 1.129 OPS.
Connor Stoming, sr., Germantown
First-team All State selection batted .437 with a 1.243 OPS and .567 on-base mark in 71 at-bats, Finished with 24 RBIs and 12 doubles.
Caleb Willert, sr., Franklin
Posted a 7-0 record heading into state tournament with 1.63 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 47 innings of work. Also batted .345 with five doubles. Second-team All State.
Jonathan Wizner, soph., Germantown
Batted .450 with 1.145 OPS. scored 29 runs and drove in 16, with six doubles, four triples and a homer. Committed just two errors in 83 total chances (.976 fielding percentage)
Chris Zak, sr., Shorewood
Honorable mention All-State. Posted 1.27 ERA on the mound, allowing eight earned runs in 44 innings of work with 60 strikeouts. Also batted .375 with 12 RBIs in 48 at-bats.
High honorable mention
PITCHER: Danny Butler, jr., Brookfield East; Ben Ellifson, jr., Oak Creek; Austin Jeffery, sr., Homestead; Jeff Mason, jr., Wauwatosa East; Joe Panella, sr., Homestead
CATCHER: MJ Houdek, sr., Brookfield Central
INFIELD: Jared Antonneau, jr., Cedarburg; Michael Hartman, sr., St. Francis; Matt Kasar, sr., Oak Creek; Bryce Thomas, sr., Germantown
OUTFIELD: Carson Kimple, jr., Whitefish Bay; Kyle Lewis, sr., Franklin; Austin Pielsnik, sr., Cudahy; Sean Sanchez, soph., Greendale;
UTILITY: Ryan Hubbell, sr., Sussex Hamilton
COACH: Marcellus Dawson, University School; Pat Hansen, Menomonee Falls; Josh Jagler, Cudahy; Scott Holler, Oak Creek; Jim Hughes, Franklin; Michael Vahovick, Shorewood
PITCHER: Adam Baade, jr., Brookfield Central; Alex Behr, sr., Oak Creek; Jake Eigner, sr., Germantown; Connor Gilroy, jr., Martin Luther; Taylor Just, sr., Brookfield Academy; Ryan Keesler, soph., Franklin; Jackson Mandella, jr., Nicolet; Noah Prom, jr., Port Washington; Logan Roble, sr., Menomonee Falls; Tim Schwieters, jr., University School; Erik Tillman, sr., Whitnall; Bryce Wesling, sr., New Berlin Eisenhower; Ben Wirth, jr., Whitnall
CATCHER: Blake Carey, fr., University School; Ben Grabowski, sr., Shorewood; Bryce Kulinski, soph., Martin Luther; Jake Monfre, sr., Franklin; Rusty Murphy, sr., Cudahy; Jack Pawlak, jr., Grafton; Cole Vento, sr., Brookfield East
INFIELD: Danny Belknapp, jr., Wauwatosa West; Cole Destefanis, sr., Homestead; Joey DiTorrice, jr., West Allis Hale; Jake Fierst, soph., West Allis Central; Luke Howard, jr., Martin Luther; Owen Jonas, soph., Whitefish Bay; Will Jushka, sr., Wauwatosa West; Kaleb Kling, sr., West Allis Hale; Danny Llanas, soph., West Allis Central; Nick Paget, soph., New Berlin West; Jake Simuncak, sr., South Milwaukee; Bobby Smith, sr., Oak Creek; Nick Steele, sr., Cudahy; Joey Tilley, jr., Whitnall
OUTFIELD: Tyler Kube, soph., Greenfield; Collin Mahn, sr., South Milwaukee; Jonathan Osman, sr., Brookfield Central; Joe Serbiak, sr., Brookfield East; Tyler Stoltenburg, soph., New Berlin West; Jake Sutherland, sr., Menomonee Falls; Sam Valona, sr., West Allis Hale; Peter Van Den Huevel, jr., University School; Eric Zoeller, sr., Homestead
UTILITY: Brady Cunningham, sr., Whitnall; Aaron Eimers, soph., Shorewood; Johnny Gillette, sr., Cedarburg; Kyle Jablonski, sr., Greenfield; Dillon Peters, sr., Whitnall; Aaron Simmons, sr., Franklin; Isaiah Tapiz, sr., Dominican
COACH: Jeff Bigler, Brookfield Central; Chad Janetzke, Martin Luther; Jacob Paige, Muskego; Pete Schwichtenberg, Wauwatosa East; Jeff Wolf, Germantown
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