Raiders’ Schisler earns all-state plaudits, joined by Saukees’ Allen and Hornets’ Wort


Quincy Notre Dame right-hander Jake Schisler went 8-1 this spring while also hitting .440 as the Raiders' leadoff man, earning Class 2A first-team honors. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Missouri S&T pitching coach Shane Herschelman made Quincy Notre Dame right-hander Jake Schisler a recruiting priority last year, liking the way Schisler attacked hitters and how his pitches had natural movement.

After the spring Schisler had, Miners head coach Todd DeGraffenreid might have to consider using Schisler as a two-way talent.

Schisler was one of three area products named to the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state teams, guiding the Raiders to a 36-2 record and a third-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament with his bat as much as he did with his arm.

Pittsfield junior pitcher Konner Allen also was named to the Class 2A all-state team, while Brown County shortstop/pitcher Colby Wort was a Class 1A all-state selection.

Schisler hit .440 from the leadoff spot, collecting 12 doubles, five home runs and 39 RBIs. He led the Raiders with 33 stolen bases and struck out just six times in 153 plate appearances. On the mound, Schisler went 8-1 in nine starts with a 1.39 ERA. He struck out 56 and walked 17 in 50 ⅓ innings.

Allen, a right-hander, went 9-1 with two saves in leading the Saukees to the Class 2A regional championship game, where they lost 2-1 to QND. He fashioned a 0.87 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 56 ⅓ innings. He walked 27 and allowed just seven earned runs.

Wort hit .491 while setting single-season program records for runs scored (63), hits (52) and stolen bases (40). He added seven home runs and 29 RBIs as the Hornets won 21 games. He went 7-2 on the mound with a 1.29 ERA and 59 strikeouts.

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