Ryan Wahl named All-State, Hart, O’Neill honored

Ryan Wahl named All-State, Hart, O’Neill honored
Butte Miners shortstop Ryan Wahl chases down Kalispell Laker A.J. Wood uring a pickle May 30 at 3 Legend Stadium. (Butte Sports file photo by Bill Foley)

For the second straight summer, Butte Miner Ryan Wahl is an All-State baseball player.

Universal Athletic and the Department of Montana American Legion Baseball announced their Class AA and Class A All-State and All-Conference teams Monday night, and Wahl led a group of three Butte Miners who received honor.

Like in 2019, Wahl was named All-State and All-Conference at shortstop and pitcher. Wahl, who will play baseball at the University of Jamestown in North Dakota, helped lead the Miners to their best record in recent memory. Butte finished the season at 28-16. Including the district tournament, the Miners went 24-8 against conference opponents.

Butte second baseman Eric Hart and third baseman Kian O’Neill were also named All-Conference.

Eric Hart of Butte watches a single head to left-center field in this June 26 photo. (Butte Sports file photo by Bill Foley)

Other members of the Southern District named All-State were Jace Fitzgerald of Dillon, Quinn Belcher of Helena, BO Hays of Gallatin Valley, and Kash Fike and Coby Richards of Belgrade.

The awards are sponsored by Universal Athletic, a Montana based athletic dealer established in 1971 servicing team sports throughout the state.

This is the 13th year that Universal Athletic and Montana American Legion Baseball have recognized all-state and all-conference performers. Coaches throughout the state feel recognizing All-State and All-Conference performers have assisted in the college recruiting process.

Miners third baseman guns down a runner at first June 12 in Anaconda. (Butte Sports file photo by Bill Foley)

“Universal Athletic is proud to partner with American Legion Baseball and congratulate the recipients for their outstanding season” said Greg Miller, president of Universal Athletic. “Connecting to the baseball community state-wide has and will continue to be important to Universal Athletic. We have had countless employees over the years that have played American Legion baseball, and many have continued to contribute to programs after their playing days.”

The AA All-State team was led by repeat State Champion Bozeman Bucks, who saw six players recognized.

Click here to see all the players honored in the Class A and Class AA.



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