Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Seven area baseball players named SEMO All-Conference

Jackson junior Caden Bogenpohl was named the SEMO Conference Pitcher of the Year, along with earning first team all-conference honors. Photo by Jay Forness

Following a 2022 campaign that saw the Jackson baseball team win its first SEMO Conference Tournament Championship since 2013, the Indians had five first team all-conference selections.

One of those honorees for Jackson was none other than Missouri State verbal commit junior Caden Bogenpohl, who also earned the title of SEMO Conference Pitcher of the Year.

While on the mound this season, Bogenpohl had an unblemished record of 8-0 overall with a team-high 72 strikeouts and a 1.94 earned run average (best among Jackson’s starting pitchers).

In four different games, he came up with double-digit strikeouts as he recorded a season-high 13 against rival Poplar Bluff in the conference tournament semifinals.

Bogenpohl was also a standout at the plate this season as he led the Indians in batting average (.405), hits (30), doubles (nine), home runs (seven) and runs batted in (29). Caden was also second in runs scored with 28 and stolen bases at 16.

Jackson had another one of its starting pitchers named SEMO All-Conference in sophomore John Paul Sauer. Sauer produced an overall record of 5-3 while he struck out 55 batters and recorded an ERA of 2.16.

Earlier in the year, Sauer pitched a shutout against then nationally-ranked Christian Brothers College on April 2.  John Paul’s season-high strikeout total was versus Northwest with nine.

Also being named all-conference for the Indians were juniors Quinton Borders, Baden Hackworth and Henley Parker.

Parker led Jackson in one major offensive category, which was runs scored with a total of 36. Outside of that, he paced Bogenpohl in batting average (.385), doubles (six), RBIs (20), and he was second in stolen bases (20), third in hits (25) and third in home runs (three).

Borders had the second-most hits for the Indians behind Bogenpohl with 26, while being third in batting average (.317), tied for third in doubles (four), third in runs scored (27) and was fourth in RBIs (16).

As for Hackworth, who is verbally committed to play at Saint Louis, he led Jackson in stolen bases with 21 finished second in homers with four. Baden was also third in RBIs and fifth in hits with 19 apiece.

The other two players in The Cash-Book Journal’s coverage area to earn SEMO All-Conference First Team honors were Notre Dame seniors Noah Gadberry and Blake Anderson.

Gadberry was the top arm for the Bulldogs by finishing with an overall record of 6-3 and recorded 76 strike-outs and a 2.79 ERA.

As for Anderson, he led Notre Dame in hits (26), home runs (three), triples (four), runs scored (27) and stolen bases 13).

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

You May Also Like

City News

A 26-year-old Mississippi man was disarmed, arrested and charged with murder following an early morning shooting spree on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at the Town...

City News

A 58-year-old Jackson man drowned after going into Jackson City Park’s Rotary Lake during the July 4th firework show Sunday night. The man’s body...

City News

Americans frustrated by the policies of the current administration in Washington have let their feelings be known in large sporting venues across the country...


Former Jackson High School athletes will soon be honored in a new hall of fame program approved by the Jackson R-2 School Board during...