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Why he made the team: In almost half of Broeker's at-bats this season, he later came around to score, finishing with 42 runs in 92 plate appearances while compiling a .424 batting average for a Class 1A super-sectional qualifier.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Travis Scott. ... Before I compete, I eat sunflower seeds. ... In my dream career, I would play baseball. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Mike Trout. ... My favorite TV show is "All American." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Mike Trout, Yadier Molina and Post Malone.

Three items on my bucket list: Play in MLB, go on a cruise and go to space.

Why he made the team: He nearly pitched the Spartans past Tuscola in a Class 2A sectional final, ultimately finishing with a 0.40 ERA in nearly 70 innings along with 96 strikeouts on the mound. At the plate, he had a .351 batting average and 34 RBI.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Blake Shelton. ... Before I compete, I eat a Snickers bar. ... In my dream career, I would be a Major League Baseball player. ... My favorite subject to study in school is chemistry. ... My favorite athlete is Mike Trout. ... My favorite TV show is "Breaking Bad." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Mike Trout, Yadier Molina and Bradley Cooper.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydiving, go to Bora Bora and go to the Olympics.

Why he made the team: A potent senior presence on a 19-5 team, Garard compiled a 1.36 ERA in more than 46 innings to go with seven pitching wins and 70 strikeouts, as well as a .304 average and 22 RBI.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Post Malone. ... Before I compete, I eat a protein bar and an apple. ... In my dream career, I would play in MLB. ... My favorite subjects to study in school are English and Spanish. ... My favorite athlete is Mike Trout. ... My favorite TV show is "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick people from my family hundreds of years ago.

Three items on my bucket list: Traveling out of the country, hiking in the mountains and learning an instrument.

Why he made the team: The Illinois commit shone brightest on a talented 27-10 Maroons squad, hitting .411 in 124 plate appearances and boasting six home runs, 42 RBI and 22 stolen bases.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see A$AP Rocky. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would win a World Series. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history ... My favorite athlete is Tim Anderson. ... My favorite TV show is "Shark Tank." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Martin Luther King Jr., Joe Rogan and Mike Tyson.

Three items on my bucket list: Go to the Final Four, travel to Africa and learn how to juggle a soccer ball.

Why he made the team: The tall righty made his presence felt on a Class 1A sectional finalist, hitting .443 with 28 RBI and throwing 54 innings with a 1.81 ERA, seven victories and 68 strikeouts.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Luke Bryan. ... Before I compete, I eat a PB&J sandwich. ... In my dream career, I would be in MLB. ... My favorite subject to study in school is science. ... My favorite athlete is Derek Jeter. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Derek Jeter, Dwayne Johnson and Adam Sandler.

Three items on my bucket list: Throw 90-plus mph, skydiving and scuba diving.

Why he made the team: A mound general for the 24-5 Storm, the two-time All-Area first-team pick recorded a 1.47 ERA, eight wins and 79 strikeouts in more than 47 innings, then starred with the bat to the tune of a .413 average and 30 RBI.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Lil Skies. ... Before I compete, I eat two doughnuts and drink a BANG. ... In my dream career, I would play baseball. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Javier Baez. ... My favorite TV show is "Making a Murderer." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Javier Baez, Donald Trump and Mike Trout.

Three items on my bucket list: Play in MLB, go to Mars and go on a cruise.

Why he made the team: Rose made his final prep season a strong one for the 27-9-2 Spartans, hitting .375 with an area-best 45 stolen bases. He added 23 RBI while pitching in excess of 52 innings with a 1.99 ERA, six wins and 72 strikeouts.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Blake Shelton. ... Before I compete, I eat fruit snacks. ... In my dream career, I would pitch in MLB. ... My favorite subject to study in school is chorus. ... My favorite athlete is Bo Jackson. ... My favorite TV show is anything sports. The "30 for 30" documentaries are cool. ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Denzel Washington, Payton Smith and George Strait.

Three items on my bucket list: Bungee jumping, visit Amarillo (by morning) and fly a plane.

Why he made the team: A consistent bright spot for the 16-14 Eagles, Roseman swiped 21 bags and drove in 22 runs to go with more than 42 innings pitched, during which he notched a 2.46 ERA and 63 strikeouts.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Zac Brown Band. ... Before I compete, I eat double cheeseburgers. ... In my dream career, I would fly planes. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Kobe Bryant. ... My favorite TV show is "Friends." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Donald Trump, Nolan Ryan and Ozzie Smith.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, go to London and throw a perfect game.

Why he made the team: With five saves, Ryan broke the Chargers' 30-year-old program record in that category. He also struck out 48 in 27-plus innings to go with a 0.80 ERA.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Lil Wayne. ... Before I compete, I eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. ... In my dream career, I would be playing in the major leagues. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Albert Pujols. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Albert Pujols, Kanye West and Bill Gates.

Three items on my bucket list: Travel the world, play in the majors and meet Albert Pujols.

Why he made the team: Our Player of the Year, a Wright State commit, became a bona fide ace for a Class 2A super-sectional qualifier, posting a 1.27 ERA in more than 60 innings, tying with teammate Lucas Kresin for the local lead with nine victories and pacing all area hurlers with 126 strikeouts.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Kane Brown. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would be a MLB player. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Marcus Stroman. ... My favorite TV show is "MLB Central." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson.

Three items on my bucket list: Visit all MLB parks, leave the country and play in the College World Series.

Why he made the team: The multi-sport standout ended his prep career with a bang for the 17-10-2 Bulldogs, hitting .437 with three home runs, 19 RBI and 16 steals in 103 at-bats.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see for KING & COUNTRY. ... Before I compete, I eat pancakes. ... In my dream career, I would be an athletic director. ... My favorite athlete is Walter Payton. ... My favorite TV show is "Impractical Jokers." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Walter Payton, my late grandparents and Jesus.

Three items on my bucket list: Go to Fenway Park for a game, go to a playoff Blackhawks game and go to a Cubs' World Series game.

Why he made the team: The future McKendree football player transitioned from first base to catcher midseason and didn't see his stats slide, hitting .416 with a local-best 11 home and 46 RBI, second only to teammate Cade Kresin's 51, to earn a second straight All-Area first-team nod.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Juice Wrld. ... Before I compete, I eat candy. ... In my dream career, I would be an NFL player. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Khalil Mack. ... My favorite TV show is "One Tree Hill." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Donald Trump, Khalil Mack and Bryce Harper.

Three items on my bucket list: Visit every state, go to Times Square and attend a Little League World Series.

Prep Sports Coordinator

Colin Likas is prep sports coordinator at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).