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There were familiar names on the All-Racine County baseball team, such as Max Widmar of Park, Jimmy Carrington of St. Catherine’s, Ben Miller of Union Grove and Player of the Year Mark Wallace of Burlington.

But the other six first-team players, as selected by the county coaches, are receiving recognition for the first time. And three of them — Alex Bline of Case, Aaron Mutter of Burlington and Shane Weisenbeck of Horlick — are only sophomores.

Here are profiles on the first-team players:

Tucker Maris

TEAM: Racine Lutheran-Prairie.

CLASS: Junior.

POSITION: Pitcher.

STATISTICS: Went 6-4 with one save and had a 1.58 earned-run average. Had 98 strikeouts in 71 innings. Opponents batted .203 against him. Maris hit .333 with 13 RBI.

HONORS: First-team All-Metro Classic Conference and honorable mention Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-District 6.

QUOTABLE: “Tucker played a big part in our team’s successful 15-8 season and our second-place finish (11-3) in the Metro Classic Conference,” Lutheran-Prairie coach Bob Mallwitz said. “He was a fierce competitor, very talented, and a dominating force on the mound. He was a great addition to our team.”

Alex Bline

SCHOOL: Case.

CLASS: Sophomore.

POSITION: Catcher.

STATISTICS: Hit .317 with a .443 on-base average and drove in six runs. He scored 15 runs and had a .992 fielding percentage.

HONORS: Honorable mention All-Southeast Conference.

QUOTABLE: “Alex was the first catcher I have ever coached that caught every single inning,” Case coach Craig Lepisto said. “He was our hardest worker and played with the most effort consistently. He loves competing, winning and catching, which made him so valuable to our team. He has a bright baseball future.”

Aaron Mutter

SCHOOL: Burlington.

CLASS: Sophomore.

POSITION: First base.

STATISTICS: Hit .384 with six doubles, two triples and 16 RBIs. Had a .444 on-base average and a .521 slugging percentage.

HONORS: Second-team All-Southern Lakes Conference.

QUOTABLE: “This was his first full year on varsity and he adjusted very well to the competition,” Burlington coach Scott Staude said. “He hit in the middle of the order in our lineup, which is saying a lot for a sophomore. He has a bright future.”

Jimmy Carrington

SCHOOL: St. Catherine’s.

CLASS: Senior.

POSITION: First base and third base.

STATISTICS: Hit .451 with 12 doubles, a triple and 14 RBIs as the Angels’ leadoff hitter. Stole 17 bases and had 45 hits this season.

HONORS: First-team All-Metro Classic Conference.

COLLEGE: Will play baseball at Milwaukee School of Engineering.

QUOTABLE: “The guy is just a hitting machine,” St. Catherine’s coach Matt Blakeley said. “He goes up to the plate with one thing on his mind, and that is to attack.”

Max Widmar

SCHOOL: Park.

CLASS: Senior.

POSITIONS: First base, pitcher.

STATISTICS: Hit .366 with a .451 on-base percentage and a .465 slugging percentage. He had three doubles, two triples and 12 RBIs, Went 2-6 with a 2.89 earned-run average. Had 65 strikeouts in 58 innings.

HONORS: First-team All-Southeast Conference as an infielder, honorable mention Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-District 6.

COLLEGE: Will play baseball at Parkland Community College in Champaign, Ill.

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QUOTABLE: “Max was the heart and soul of our team,” Park coach Dan Spranger said. “He performed at a very high level all season. His work ethic was phenomenal and he never accepted that he couldn’t get better. He took a very patient and level-headed approach at the plate. He hit the ball to all fields and with power. He led our team in almost every offensive category and the team leaned on him to come up with big hits. Defensively, he was stellar, committing only one error all season. When we went on our run in the postseason, he batted .500 with a .667 on-base percentage and a .750 slugging percentage.”

Shane Weisenbeck

SCHOOL: Horlick.

CLASS: Sophomore.

POSITION: Third base.

STATISTICS: Hit .426 with a .550 on-base average and a .447 slugging percentage. He drove in 10 runs, scored 12 and struck out just six times in 61 at-bats.

HONORS: Second-team All-Southeast Conference.

QUOTABLE: “You could always count on Shane to have a quality at-bat,” Horlick coach Kevin Mielcarek said. “He was a tough out and battled at the plate. He was a selfless team player who never put himself above the team.”

Mark Wallace

SCHOOL: Burlington.

CLASS: Senior.

POSITIONS: Pitcher, center field.

STATISTICS: Hit .430 with a .495 on-base average and a .633 slugging percentage. Had 16 doubles and 24 RBIs. Went 7-2 with a 1.77 earned run average with 47 strikeouts and 18 walks in 55⅓ innings.

HONORS: First-team All-Southern Lakes Conference.

COLLEGE: Wallace will play baseball for NCAA Division III Marian University in Fond du Lac.

QUOTABLE: “Mark was one of the most consistent hitters in the conference all year long,” Burlington coach Scott Staude said. “He pitched with great command and grit. Mark finished with a great career at Burlington and will be tough to replace in the lineup.”

Caleb Gillis

SCHOOL: St. Catherine’s.

CLASS: Senior.

POSITION: Center field.

STATISTICS: Finished with a .310 batting average after hitting .043 in the Angels’ first 11 games. Had 19 RBIs and was 17 for 17 in stolen bases. Went 3 for 3 with two RBIs in the Angels’ WIAA Division 3 sectional championship victory over Gibraltar/Washington Island.

HONORS: Second-team All-Metro Classic Conference.

COLLEGE: Will play baseball at NCAA Division III UW-LaCrosse.

QUOTABLE: “Caleb is just a competitor on the field,” St. Catherine’s coach Matt Blakeley said. “Many guys would have hung their heads and packed it in with the start he had, but he kept fighting, turned his season around and helped get our team to state.”

Mitchell Walker

SCHOOL: Case.

CLASS: Junior.

POSITION: Outfield.

STATISTICS: Hit .324 with a .391 on-base average, and drove in seven runs. He scored six runs.

HONORS: Honorable mention All-Southeast Conference.

QUOTABLE: “Mitchell Walker earned his way into the starting lineup,” Case coach Craig Lepisto said. “When given the chance, he never relinquished it. Mitchell played solid defense and at times made spectacular plays. He was one of our most consistent hitters.”

Ben Miller

SCHOOL: Union Grove.

CLASS: Senior.

POSITIONS: Pitcher, shortstop.

STATISTICS: Went 6-2 with two saves and had an 0.98 earned-run average. His two losses were 1-0 to Burlington and 2-1 to Wilmot on unearned runs. Had 60 strikeouts and 16 walks in 50 innings. Hit .321 with 19 RBIs and had a .446 on-base average from the leadoff position.

HONORS: First-team All-Southern Lakes Conference for the second straight season.

COLLEGE: Will play baseball for NCAA Division III Stevens Point.

QUOTABLE: “Every time he was on the mound, he gave us a chance to win,” Union Grove coach Mike Arendt said. “He loves the game, he knows the game and he’s one of the smartest kids I ever coached as far as baseball sense goes. We moved him up to the leadoff position because we were struggling there and he sparked our offense. He just all-around led by example.”

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