Gladstone diamondmen had pitching and hitting
Krieger starred at the plate and on the mound
The players on Gladstone High Schools Division I Junior State baseball team got good pitching and they swung their bats in 2014.
They had a team batting average of .309 for 31 games, as they went 22-9 and won the Division I State Championship Tournament.
Pitcher/first baseman Austin Krieger starred at the plate, as well as on the mound. The senior left-hander went 6-0, throwing 51 strikes in 61-1/3 innings and finishing with a 1.94 ERA. He also had a .375 batting average, with 22 runs scored and 13 RBI.
Junior right-hander Devin Neer struck out 28 batters in 42-1/3 innings en route to a 6-0 record. He had a 2.31 ERA.
Sophomore right-hander Logan Saltares had 44 strikeouts in 52 innings. He had a 2.15 ERA and a 7-2 win-loss record.
Senior centerfielder Ben Fox led the Gladiators at the plate with a .470 bating average. He had 47 hits in 100 at bats, with 22 of his hits going for extra bases. Fox scored 44 runs and had 28 RBI.
Senior outfielder Collin Betnar hit .375, with 24 RBI and 23 runs scored.
Senior catcher Branden Loehr hit .351, with 17 RBI and 15 runs scored.
Junior infielder Andrew Gross hit .306, scored 29 times and drove in 16 runs.
Batting in 15 games, senior infielder Trask Telesmanich hit .318, driving in 12 runs.