Ram starting pitcher Riah Nelsen was recently named to the Sports Spotlight All-State Baseball second team for Class 3A. Nelsen, a senior, graduated from Greene County high school in May.

Nelsen named to second team All-State


The Sports Spotlight recently released its 2015 Iowa High School All-State Baseball teams for all four classes. Greene County senior pitcher Riah Nelsen was named to the Class 3A second team for his efforts on the mound this season. All-State teams were selected based on regular season performances only.

In nine starts for the Rams, Nelsen wrapped up his 2015 campaign with a impressive 7-2 record on the hill. He totaled 75 strikeouts, walked 26 batters and finished with an ERA of just 1.28 in 49 1/3 innings pitched. The recent graduate tallied two no-hitters this season with shutout victories over PCM and North Polk.

The following are the full Sports Spotlight All-State teams for Class 3A:

First Team

Pitchers — Levi Blaine, senior, Charles City, Grant Judkins, junior, Pella, Alex Robson, senior, Waverly-Shell Rock, Brenden Schnell, senior, Humboldt, T.J. Sikkema, junior, Central Clinton

Catchers — Maverick Miller, sophomore, Marion, Tony Salato, senior, Knoxville

Infielders — Cole Baker, senior, Dallas Center-Grimes, Ben DeBoer, sophomore, MOC-Floyd Valley, Noah Heitshusen, junior, Williamsburg, Hunter McIntosh, senior, Bondurant-Farrar, Kevin Woodhouse, senior, Knoxville

Outfielders — Jake Hovden, senior, Decorah, Brent Lammers, senior, West Delaware, Jake Velky, senior, Waverly-Shell Rock

Utility — Brady Driscoll, senior, Union LaPorte City, Max Steffens, junior, Central Clinton

Second Team

Pitchers — Cameron Baumann, sophomore, Fairfield, Carter Brandt, senior, Bondurant-Farrar, Evan Johnson, senior, Gilbert, Riah Nelson, senior, Greene County, Will Whiton, senior, Perry

Catchers — Nick Tamey, sophomore, Harlan, Colby VanPelt, junior, Winterset

Infielders — Sean Houston, senior, Denison-Schleswig, Connor Lindaman, junior, Davenport Assumption, Dallyn Putz, senior, West Delaware, Dillon Sears, sophomore, Harlan, Marcus Witmer, senior, Pella

Outfielders — Nick Day, junior, Gilbert, Peyton Stephens, junior, Carlisle, Chris Witzke, junior, Humboldt

Utility — Devin Porter, sophomore, Saydel, Trenton Wallace, sophomore, Davenport Assumption.

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