TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT) For the first time since Tyler Chism earned the honor in 2009, CSI Baseball features not just one All–American, but two.
Sophomore pitcher Dylan Steen earned third–team honors, while freshman outfielder Hayden Leatham picked up honorable mention recognition.
The Region 18 Pitcher of the Year finished with a 2.21 ERA, a 12–1 record and struck out 101 batters in 105 innings.
Leatham, the Region 18 Player of the Year from Madison High School led the team in average, doubles, triples, home runs and RBI's.
Region 18 Coach of the Year Boomer Walker attributes the recognition to the team's success.
Considering in 2017, then Purdue–bound Ryan Beard posted the best ERA in the nation and didn't get All–American status.
"You know Ryan Beard probably had better numbers than Dylan Steen last year, but our team's success wasn't as much. So they didn't get the same recognition. But when you are winning a lot more games a team, I think they focus on the individuals that helped with the success. I know that Dylan and Hayden would say the same thing."
Leatham returns next season for his sophomore campaign. He'll be joined by conference honorees David Hudleson and Nolan Walker, who's also an Idaho product, seeing he graduated from Rocky Mountain High School.