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Coatney, Witt Named All-State In Baseball

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two members of the Monett Cubs baseball team have received All-State recognition from the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association for their performances this past season. They are senior pitcher Kyle Coatney and junior outfielder Spenser Witt.

Coatney earned honorable mention All-State for his efforts on the mound.

The right-hander had a record of six wins against two defeats. He recorded 84 strikeouts in 66 innings and had an earned run average of 1.70. Opponents hit just .211 against him on the year.

"Kyle is a young man who will do great in college, because of his attitude and work ethic," said Monett Head Coach Michael Calhoun.

"He was one of, if not the most dominant pitcher, ever to come through Monett," said Calhoun. "He played a major role in our success as a program over the last four seasons and will be greatly missed for not only his talent but his leadership and character."

Coatney has signed to play baseball this coming year at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.

Witt was named to the All-State second team for his hitting and stellar play in center field.

The junior hit .525 this past season with 32 hits, 36 runs scored, four doubles, four triples, 17 RBI and a .647 on- base percentage. He also stole 25 bases. Witt also committed no errors in the field for the year.

"Spenser is a strong leader who is extremely driven to be the best player he can be," Calhoun said.

"He has obvious talent, but he also has that internal motivation to push him to meet his potential," Calhoun added. "I look forward to having him back as a leader and big part of our team next season."

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