Rhinelander's Jacob DeMeyer was named first-team All-State as an outfielder on Friday. The Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association determines the recognition with only 11 total players across all four WIAA spring divisions earn first-team selections, with only three told outfielders including DeMeyer earning the honors. DeMeyer along with outfielder Mitchell Seager of Beloit Tuner and outfielder Chandler Pulvermacher of Arrowhead also earned first-team honors.
DeMeyer, when not pitching had a solid season in center field and finished with a .956 fielding percentage which proved to be the third best of the qualifying players. Throughout the season DeMeyer also had an impressive year at the plate and finished with a .507 average and led Rhinelander with 28 RBI's, 17 extra base hits, and seven stolen bases. In the Great Northern Conference, he had the third best average (.475), tied for second in hits with 19, and led RHS with nine doubles, and one home run.
Not only did DeMeyer receive all-state honors, but him as well as teammate Owen White earned academic all-state honors from the coaches. Eligible players had to be a junior or a senior and earned all-conference recognition and maintained a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Brad Comer also received all-state honors and earned honorable mention as an infielder. On the season Comer had a .400 average which was highlighted by 23 RBI’s and a home run. Comer led the GNC in RBI’s with 15 followed by White (14), and DeMeyer (13).
All three Hodags; Comer, DeMeyer, and White also earned all-district honors in District 2 (north-central portion of Wisconsin). Comer and DeMeyer both earned first-team selection while White was second-team.
The 2018 Rhinelander High School Alumni baseball game is set to take place on Saturday, July 7th at Stafford Field. The alumni game is sponsored by the Hodag Diamond Club and will be open to any former members of the RHS baseball team.
The cost is $10 for each player. Admission for spectators is free, and will be a great time for everyone.
First pitch is set for 11:00AM with their normal cookout to follow the game.
For additional information or to sign up to play please contact Steve Michlig at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 715-362-7648.
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