The Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association released their All-State Teams Monday, July 10th. Senior Blake “Hot Mustard” Malatestinic and Jake “The Snake” Kluemper each made the 2017 2A All-State Team. Senior Alex “The Sticky Bandit” Vela made the Honorable Mention team as well.
The IHSBCA All-State team is the highest honor one can earn in high school baseball in the state of Indiana. Only 40 spots are on the team with ties giving both players the honor. 10 per Class are voted on by all of the Indiana coaches with drafted players getting an automatic bid. It is a rare honor to have 2 players make it to the team and even more impressive to have 3 mentioned.
To have these honors is a testament to the positive direction and respect the Cardinal Ritter Baseball Program has earned this year, culminated with a state title.
Congrats to Blake, Jake and Alex!!!
See all of the All-State teams and their honorees by clicking here: http://ihsbca.org/2017-ihsbca-all-state-team/