www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Hays High's Dale continues winning ways -12/19/2014, 10:57 AM

Page continues hot streak for Tiger wrestling -12/19/2014, 10:16 AM

KSU revs interest in Ojeleye -12/19/2014, 10:15 AM

Top stories 2014: Tebo gets his gold -12/19/2014, 10:26 AM

KU's Beaty draws from Texas roots -12/18/2014, 11:32 AM

KSU expects more than 10,000 fans -12/18/2014, 11:32 AM

Indians swimmers compete at Manhattan -12/18/2014, 11:32 AM

Steelers bring a new identity into crucial game against Chiefs -12/18/2014, 11:30 AM

Indians earn sweep before holiday break -12/17/2014, 10:20 AM

Top stories 2014: FHSU football continues steady climb -12/17/2014, 10:20 AM

Lehman's triple-double leads FHSU to eighth straight win -12/17/2014, 10:20 AM

Dome hits game-winner for Victoria boys; TMP girls roll -12/17/2014, 10:19 AM

Shockers rally from 11 down to beat Alabama -12/17/2014, 10:19 AM

Royals land Rios -12/16/2014, 9:27 AM

KU, Mizzou express interest in Ojeleye -12/16/2014, 9:27 AM

Kansas State DT Clinkscales faces additional charge -12/16/2014, 9:27 AM

No WR touchdowns? No problem -12/16/2014, 9:27 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Dec. 14 -12/15/2014, 10:42 AM

Heisman winner Mariota can't wait to get back on field -12/15/2014, 10:15 AM

Kansas State picks up win -12/15/2014, 10:15 AM

FHSU wrestling fifth at Newman -12/15/2014, 10:15 AM

Pair of double-doubles lead Tiger women -12/15/2014, 11:01 AM

Chiefs go long, handle Raiders -12/15/2014, 10:14 AM

Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on NBA scoring list -12/15/2014, 10:14 AM

Patriots, Broncos clinch -12/15/2014, 10:14 AM

Prep basketball scores, Dec. 13 -12/14/2014, 10:04 AM

WSU rallies to beat Detroit -12/14/2014, 6:59 PM

Hill City boys outlast TMP -12/14/2014, 1:17 PM

Friday's area prep baskeball boxscores -12/13/2014, 6:13 PM

Sports Scores

Tuesday

Prep basketball

Boys

Atwood 76, St. Francis 65

Dighton 62, Oberlin 47

Hillsboro 50, Goodland 47

Lakeside 42, Lincoln 32

Minneapolis 68, Russell 35

Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

Salina Central 62, Andover 58

Salina South 62, Sacred Heart 47

Sharon Springs 75, Leoti 38

St. John's Beloit-Tipton 57, Osborne 34

Sylvan-Lucas 61, Thunder Ridge 48

Girls

Dighton 44, Atwood 11

Dodge City 71, Hays High 28

Hesston 51, Goodland 18

Hoisington 60, Victoria 46

Hoxie 65, St. Francis 13

Lincoln 33, Lakeside 26

Minneapolis 47, Otis-Bison 24

Osborne 59, Wilson 34

Sharon Springs 63, Oberlin 42

Sylvan-Lucas 43, Natoma 41 (ot)

Tescott 41, Rock Hills 33

Trego 56, Leoti 27

Thunder Ridge 33, St. John's Beloit-Tipton 30

Click To View All


myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

HHS' Hutchison receives preseason honor

Published on -3/17/2013, 8:12 PM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

By KLINT SPILLER

kspiller@dailynews.net

For Hays High School senior third baseman Hayden Hutchison, 2012 was a special year.

Hutchison had multiple successes on the baseball field, and as a result, he was named to the 2013 Rawlings Pre-Season All-Central Region Baseball Team this week by Perfect Game, a national scouting organization. He made the team as an honorable mention selection -- one of 22 Kansans to make the list.

The Central Region included baseball players from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

"I was pretty shocked," Hutchison said regarding his reaction to the recognition.

Hutchison had a wild 2012.

During the spring, he was named Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year after leading Hays High to a league championship and state tournament berth. Then in the summer, Hutchison helped the Hays Senior American Legion team win its first state title since 1981 and advance to the regional tournament in New Orleans, La.

However, six months of baseball wasn't enough for Hutchison. He signed up for a scouting camp in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, run by Perfect Game, and he impressed the scouts.

At the plate, he hit 5 of 7 with two home runs and a double, and he ran a 7.41-second 60-yard dash. Hutchison received an 8 rating. In comparison, Major League Baseball players Prince Fielder and Eric Hosmer received 10 ratings when they were seniors. At the camp, he was invited to play in a fall baseball league in Kansas City, Mo., which was observed by junior college coaches.

"I got some connections here and there, and it got my name out a little bit," Hutchison said.

Through all of this, Hutchison attracted the attention of Neosho County Community College where he signed his letter of intent to play college ball in January.

Hutchison did all of this despite dealing with knee problems early in his prep career. He had surgery prior to his sophomore season, but he had a rough time coming back from it and wasn't fully prepared to play baseball until 2012.

"It's great knowing I'm healthy now," Hutchison said. "I was so discouraged throughout my freshman year. I thought I hit rock bottom."

With his college recruiting out of the way, now Hutchison can focus on 2013 Hays High baseball. The team graduated a number of seniors, including four-year starters Austin Unrein and Riley Kaus, but Hutchison said the Indians are ready to pick up where they left off.

"It's kind of different this year not playing with Austin (Unrein), Trevor (Henningsen) and Riley (Kaus)," Hutchison said. "Some of those kids I've been playing with since I was 9 years old. ... It's different this year, but I'm excited. I really am."

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos