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Manhattan High’s Cade Perkins throws a pitch during the Indians’ win over Blue Valley Northwest in the quarterfinals of the 6A state tournament on May 28.

Manhattan High pitcher Cade Perkins has caught national attention.

The graduated senior earned second-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and Diamond Sports after a 2022 season in which he posted a .869 ERA, struck out 102 batters and allowed just 11 hits and six earned runs in 48 1/3 innings.

Perkins is the only player from the state of Kansas listed on the All-American list. High school coaches submit their nominations to Collegiate Baseball, whose staff then makes the selections after each high school season.

Last week, The Mercury named Perkins the 2022 All-Flint Hills Spring Male Athlete of the Year. He was also a first-team All-Centennial League and first-team All-State selection.

Perkins will head to Arkansas City in the fall, where he will play baseball at Cowley County Community College.