Commentary

All-State Baseball: North Dakota

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:17 AM ET
By ESPNHS

With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in North Dakota.

We've broken down the state's top 20 players into two teams -- one of position players and one of pitchers. Keep in mind, these preseason selections were determined by a combination of in-season performance and recruit rankings.

See all 51 all-state baseball teams.

POSITION PLAYERS


Andrew Beyer, Fargo Davies, IF/OF, Senior
Speedy lead-off hitter stole 12 bases and scored 16 runs last season.

Joe Demers, Grafton, SS/RHP, Senior
One of only two juniors to earn spot on Class B All-State team last year.

Andrew Dill, Bismarck, OF, Junior
All-Region player for Bismarck last season as a sophomore.

Evan Eberle, Washburn, 1B, Senior
One of only two juniors to earn spot on Class B All-State team last year.

Aaron Janz, Mandan, OF, Senior
Multi-sport star has signed to play baseball for North Dakota State.

Gunnar Linstaedt, Fargo Davies, 1B/3B/RHP, Junior
Rising prospect in the Class of 2013.

Dwight Mack, Mandan, C, Senior
Hit .384 with 16 doubles last season; signed with NDSU.

Preston Tescher, St. Mary's Central, OF/C/RHP, Junior
Named to all-region team as a sophomore.

Landon Uetz, West Fargo, 2B/SS, Senior
Hit .382 last season and drove in 26 runs

Kory Wolden, West Fargo, OF/IF/RHP, Junior
Hit .385 and scored 14 runs as a sophomore.


PITCHERS


Jeremy Bontjes, Wahpeton, RHP/IF, Senior
All-state player as a junior with a 0.23 ERA and 25 K's in 30 IP.

Alex Bray, Century, RHP, Senior
Signed to play for North Dakota State next season.

Nathan Linstad, Midway/Minto, RHP, Senior
Will be one of the top players in Class B this season.

Nicholas Milbrandt, Kindred, RHP, Senior
Led Kindred to state title last season.

Casey Quinlan, Fargo Davies, IF/RHP, Senior
Struck out 44 batters and won three games; also scored 15 runs.

Tyler Richter, Bismarck, RHP/3B, Senior
All-state selection as a junior last season.

Nick Salentine, Fargo Shanley, P/2B/SS, Senior
Posted a 0.70 ERA in 31 innings; Tallied 16 hits at the plate.

Taylor Steen, Red River, C/3B/RHP, Senior
Hit .420 last season and has an ERA of 1.05.

Andrew Young, West Fargo, RHP, Senior
Hit .421 at the plate and did not allow an earned run on the mound.