New Hampton’s Hunter Pesek was the lone Chickasaw to be tabbed as an all-state player by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association after a breakout junior year.

Sticking with it pays off

Pesek honored by IPSWA as third team all-state in his first season as starter

From his sophomore to junior season, Hunter Pesek’s baseball career changed massively. He went from recording just four total at-bats during his sophomore campaign to being the lone Chickasaw selected by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) as an all-state player, making the third team in Class 2A as an outfielder.

“Hunter is a great story. One hallmark of Chickasaw baseball is development and improvement for those who stick with it, and Hunter epitomizes this. He didn’t come out as an eighth grader, tried various positions as a freshman and didn’t play varsity as a sophomore beyond courtesy running,” New Hampton baseball coach Cory McDonald said. “Some players may have quit at that point. But as a result of coachability, dedication and hard work, Hunter had a breakout junior season while earning all-conference, all-district and all-state honors.”

For more on this story see the August 13 Tribune.

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