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Alleman's Chase VanDerGinst (24) bats against Aurora Christian during the Class 2A State third-place game at Dozer Park in Peoria. VanDerGinst is a Class 2A Illinois High School Coaches Association All-State player for the second straight year.

For the second straight season, Alleman's Chase VanDerGinst has been named an Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State player.

VanDerGinst hit .398 with 11 doubles, 4 triples, 7 home runs and 45 RBIs. He also scored 46 runs and had 44 stolen bases in 45 attempts. The Western Illinois-bound senior also was 3-0 with a save and a 2.44 ERA.

In Class 1A, Ridgewood's Cole Franks was named All-State, too.

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The pitcher and infielder did it all for his team. On the mound, Franks was 10-2 with an 0.86 ERA and 119 strikeouts to set single-season records in all three categories. At the plate, he batted .410 with 15 doubles, three home runs, one triple, 35 RBIs, 29 runs and 11 stolen bases.

Galesburg's Conner Aten was a 3A IHSBCA All-Stater. There were no local Class 4A players named to the honor squad.

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