Two Bremer County baseball standouts received postseason accolades late Monday.
Waverly-Shell Rock junior Chance Key was named second team Class 3A all-state while Denver senior Bryce Phelps was a second team Class 2A all-state selection by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association. Both were selected as all-state infielders.
Key helped guide the Go-Hawks to the 3A Iowa High School Athletic Association state tournament last week at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City. The Go-Hawks lost to Central DeWitt in the quarterfinals and finished the season 33-8.
A sure-handed second baseman, hard-throwing pitcher and power-hitter, Key batted .403 with six home runs and 54 RBIs. He ranked third in 3A in RBIs and was fifth with 54 total hits. Twenty-two of his 54 hits went for extra bases, including four triples.
Key crafted a .902 fielding percentage and recorded 50 assists.
Phelps batted .468 with a dozen doubles for the Cyclones, who advanced to the 2A IHSAA state tournament last week at Merchants Park in Carroll. The Cyclones lost in the quarterfinals and finished the season 18-19. He struck out just five times this season.
Phelps also stole 20 bases on 22 attempts.
Defensively, Phelps owned a .926 fielding percentage and committed just eight errors. He led the Cyclones with 65 assists.