The Roland-Story baseball team had three players receive all-Heart of Iowa Conference recognition by the conference coaches in 2019.


Senior designated hitter Nick Stole, sophomore infielder/pitcher Nolan Faber and junior infielder Jayden Macdonald were the three Roland-Story players honored. Stole was chosen to the all-HOIC second team and Faber and Macdonald were both named honorable mention.


Stole hit .351 in 13 conference games with three doubles, five runs and four RBIs. Faber hit .275 with seven runs and three steals and he posted a 2.80 earned-run average in five innings on the mound.


Macdonald hit .316 in conference games with nine RBIs. He also made 54 putouts and eight assists in the field.


The all-HOIC first team was made up of North Polk’s Clark Hood, Jeff Lamp, Colten Parkins and Joe Husak; Gilbert’s Easton Johnson, Mitchell Johnson and Nick Chasey; Prairie City-Monroe’s Sage Burns, Reed Worth and Preston Van Wyk; Saydel’s Austin Pyles; Greene County’s Austin Delp and South Hamilton’s Zeke Balderas.


Joining Stole on the second team were North Polk’s Ryan Fausch and Mark Cox; Gilbert’s Jared Jensen, Jack Borts, Matt Barragy and Ben Simodynes; PCM’s Derek Brown and Olin Meinders; South Hamilton’s Brock Galetich and Cole Berg; Saydel’s Zach Bobenhouse and Nevada’s Thomas Crawford.


Final HOIC standings


North Polk 13-1


Gilbert 13-1


PCM 9-4


South Hamilton 6-7


Greene County 4-10


Saydel 3-8


Roland-Story 3-10


Nevada 2-12