Seven Larks earned all-Jayhawk League honors on the list announced Tuesday by the league.
Leading the way was catcher/designated hitter Colin Simpson, the Larks’ leading hitter and also league’s top hitter this season.
Simpson was named the leagues most valuable player while Larks pitcher Chandler Coates was named the league’s top pitcher. They topped the list of six Larks named to the first team.
Joining them were outfielders Trevor Boone and Clayton Rasbeary, along with pitchers Alex Lopez and Tyler Starks.
The Larks also had one second-team selection in starter Walt Pennington.
Simpson led the team and league with a .415 average in 159 at-bats. He accumulated 13 home runs, 12 doubles a triple and a team-best 55 RBIs, mostly batting in the middle of the order. His season average places him in the Larks’ .400 club and places him in a tie for fourth place on the all-time list. His 55 RBIs is fifth best, while 13 homers puts him in a tie for fourth.
Boone finished the season with a .293 average in 157 at-bats with 12 home runs, 39 RBIs and six doubles. Rasbeary collected 35 RBIs with 11 doubles and six homers, batting .354.
On the mound, Coates finished 6-2 with a 3.91 earned-run average in 53 innings. He struck out 42 batters and allowed 51 hits all season with only 11 walks. Lopez was 7-2 with a 3.37 ERA with 56 strikeouts to 19 walks in 60.1 innings.
Starks, the team’s closer, pitched 28.67 innings, racking up nine saves with two coming in the NBC World Series in Wichita. Starks struck out 54 of 104 batters faced with nine walks. He also picked up three wins to one loss.
Pennington was 3-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 47.1 innings. He struck out 30 batters with 12 walks.