Charlie Fischer

OF • Edina • sr.

The versatile Fischer hit .447 with seven home runs while shifting from shortstop to center field for the 20-5 Hornets. Finished with 17 extra-base hits, and an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.380. "One of the best, if not the best, offensive player in the state," Hornets coach Carter Freeman said. College: Southern Mississippi.

Drew Gilbert

P/OF • Stillwater • jr.

Makes an impact in every game, whether on the mound, at the plate or in the field. "The best two-way player in the metro," Ponies coach Mike Parker said. The lefthander went 6-1 with a 0.50 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 42 innings. Batting .397 with 26 runs scored. College: Oregon State.

Seth Halvorsen

P/SS • Heritage Christian • sr.

Has a 6-1 record and 1.14 ERA, striking out 96 in 43 innings. He's also a .405 hitter. "Seth has been invaluable to our program," Eagles coach Jon Ledeboer said. "He has worked his tail off for the last four years, using the God-given athletic ability, and honing it into incredible fine-tuned skills." College: Missouri.

Nick Juaire

C • Lakeville North • sr.

Four-year starter packs a dynamic offensive punch to go with superb defensive play and pitch calling. Enters state tournament play batting .500 with six home runs and 28 RBI. "Nobody steals on him, so he gets bored and just picks guys off," Shakopee coach Tom Schleper said. College: Texas Christian.

Cody Kelly

C • St. Michael-Albertville • soph.

Driving force in the Knights' offensive attack. First year as a catcher didn't affect his offense. Batting .519 with 15 extra-base hits, 36 RBI. "Cody might be the best player I have ever coached, and he is only a sophomore," Knights coach Paul Schumm said. College: Undecided.

Aidan Maldonado

P • Rosemount • sr.

Didn't get a lot of defensive support, but it didn't stop him from being spectacular. Fastball consistently in the mid-90s, only allowed one earned run. Averaged two strikeouts per inning. "His focus and competitiveness are the drivers of his personal success," Irish coach Chris Swansson said. College: Illinois.

Seth Miller

P/3B • Blaine • sr.

Nobody has played a bigger role in the turnaround of the Bengals' program. Righthander is 7-0 with one save, 0.65 ERA. Only allowed 17 hits in 43 innings. Also hitting .403 with 19 RBI. "Seth was consistently the best player on the field," Bengals coach Eric Feigum said. College: Augustana.

Nathaniel Peterson

P/1B • Lakeville North • sr.

The lefthander went through a stretch when he was nearly untouchable. During one 12-inning run (36 outs), Peterson struck out 34 while allowing two hits and two walks. He is 5-0 with a 0.98 ERA. "He had a tremendous season on the mound," Panthers coach Tony Market said. College: Oklahoma State.

Tommy Springer

P/OF • Eastview • sr.

Flourished in every pressure-filled situation. He is 5-1, including three 1-0 victories, two no-hitters and a 0.65 ERA. Struck out 70 in 43 innings. "As good as Tommy has been on the field, he is an even better person," Lightning coach Tom Strey said. "He is an excellent student and leader."

College: Missouri.