Trent Turzenski, named first team All-SLN, gets fired up during the WIAA Division 1 quarterfinal with Green Bay Preble (File Photo).

By Chris Bennett
Correspondent

This year’s All-Southern Lakes Newspapers first team for baseball could probably beat any other high school team in the state.

This a deep squad with a lot of talent, and the team features a distinct flavor of the Southern Lakes Conference, which includes Burlington’s Trent Turzenski and Trey Krause.

All but one selection is from the SLC.

Each coach in SLN’s coverage area was solicited for nominations. Overall, the team consists of a first team, second team along with honorable mention.

In addition, SLN recognized Illinois State University recruit and Burlington High School graduate Trey Krause as All-Area Player of the Year.

For more on Krause’s accolades, see adjoining story.

Any player nominated who did not earn recognition on either the first or second team earned Honorable Mention honors.

Listed below are capsule profiles for the First Team honorees:

Luke Hansel

Catcher – Jack Clark, Union Grove, senior
Clark earned honorable mention recognition on the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association’s All-Southeast District team. Clark also earned first team honors on both the All-Racine County Team, which is determined by The Racine Journal Times, and the All-Southern Lakes Conference team.

Pitcher – Luke Hansel, Union Grove, senior
Hansel earned District 2 Player of the Year honors from the WBCA and earned first team All-District honors and third-team WBCA All-State honors as a pitcher. Hansel also earned first team honors on the All-SLC and All-Racine County teams.

Infielder – TJ Manteufel, Union Grove, junior
Manteufel earned WBCA All-State honorable mention recognition and also made Academic All-State.
He also earned first team All-District honors from the WBCA, and earned first team All-SLC and first team All-Racine County recognition.

Infielder – Trent Turzenski, Burlington, senior.
Turzenski earned first team honors on the All-SLC and All-Racine County teams. He batted 337 with an on-base percentage of .412, and .494 slugging percentage.

Infielder – Jack Gillingham, Big Foot, junior
Gillingham earned first team All-Rock Valley conference honors after batting .450 and leading the conference in stolen bases with 12. Coach Steve Bochat praised Gillingham for being an outstanding shortstop with great speed.

TJ Manteufel slides safely into second base to collect a stolen base during Union Grove’s WIAA Division 2 state semifinal with McFarland in Appleton (File Photo)

Infielder – Quentin Jehn, Waterford, junior
Jehn earned first team All-SLC and second team All-Racine County honors after batting .295 with two doubles, a triple and seven RBI this past season for the Wolverines.

Outfielder – Tanner Peterson, Wilmot, senior
Peterson batted .468 and earned first team All-WBCA honors after playing for the Panthers this past season.
Peterson also earned first team honors on the WBCA’s All-Southeast District team. Peterson also earned first team All-SLC honors, and was considered for Player of the Year honors on the All-Southern Lakes Newspapers team.

Outfielder – Chance Larson, Elkhorn, senior
Larson earned honorable mention recognition on the WBCA’s All-Southeast District team. Larson also earned first team All-SLC honors, and also earned All-Area honors from the Janesville Gazette.

Outfielder – Jason Adams, Burlington, senior
Adams is on the All-SLN team after batting .357 this past season for the Demons and earning first team All-SLC and All-Racine County honors.

Best of the rest
Here is a look at the second team and honorable mention from the Southern Lakes Newspapers coverage area:

Waterford senior Boyd Biggs receives a warm greeting at home plate following his three-run home run during the Wolverines’ 8-4 Southern Lakes Conference win at Wilmot on April 5. He was named to the All-Area second team.

Second Team
C – Cooper Pease, Whitewater
P – Jake Zimmerman, Union Grove
P – Hunter Martin, Whitewater
IF – Dylan Pease, Whitewater
IF – Nick Williams, Union Grove
IF – Boyd Biggs, Waterford
IF – Sam Grover, Delavan-Darien
OF – Owen Erickson, Union Grove
OF – Kyle Huckstorf, Waterford
OF – Alex Salerno, Westosha Central

Honorable Mention
Big Foot: Jack Hereley
Burlington: Michael Rozell, Kale Dietz
Catholic Central: John Huffman, Chaz Miles
Delavan-Darien: Eric Gonzalez, Seth Sybesma
East Troy: Roman Evans
Elkhorn: Mason Buelow, Noah Anzalone, Austin Bestul
Lake Geneva Badger: Tyler Deleskiewicz
Mukwonago: Aaron Quilling, Tyler Zarnstorff
Palmyra-Eagle: Corey Monty, Derek Stefanczyk
Union Grove: Owen Erickson
Waterford: Cole Weinkauf
Westosha Central: Myles Kazumura, Dylan Anderson
Williams Bay: Jack Kuiper, Sam Norton
Wilmot: Evan Henry, Logan Pye