By Coach Robert Driscol
Union seniors Alex Barz, Justin Carey, and Brady Driscol each recently received Northeast Iowa Class 3A All District honors. Teams included in this District were: Center Point-Urbana, Marion, West Delaware, Waverly, Benton Community, Vinton-Shellsburg, South Tama, Decorah, Charles City, Waukon, Maquoketa Valley, Independence, Oelwein, and Dubuque Wahlert.
Brady Driscol earned First Team All-District Pitcher honors. Brady had a regular season record of 10-2 with a 1.24 ERA. He struck out 52 batters and walked just 10 in his 67 2/3 innings pitched. Brady was only one of two pitchers in Class 3A to end the regular season with 10 wins. His innings pitched were the second most in Class 3A. Brady also had a solid year at the plate hitting .471 in regular season play which was good enough for 10th best in the state. He scored 39 runs (9th in state), collected 49 hits and stole 23 bases. He struck out just four times in 104 plate appearances.
Alex Barz earned Second Team All-District Utility. Alex spent the majority of the season either catching, pitching, or playing first base. On the offensive side of things, Alex hit .365 during the regular season on 38 hits. Of those hits, 17 were doubles which was the third most in Class 3A. His hits were very productive this year as he drove in 36 runs which was the 8th most in the class. From the mound, Alex was 3-3 with a 3.35 ERA during his 39 2/3 innings pitched. Alex was a Second Team All-District Catcher as a sophomore.
Justin Carey earned Second Team All-District Outfield. During the regular season, Justin hit .376 with 38 hits, and 12 RBIs. Justin scored 29 runs which was the third highest on the team this year. He showed his speed on the base paths as he stole 21 bases which was the second highest on the team. Justin earned a 3-2 record on the mound with 38 1/3 innings pitched. He had an impressive ERA of 1.83 with 52 strikeouts.