Billy Kass and Ben Rettenmeier have received the top honors in the Iowa Valley League for the 2016 baseball season after helping Red Top win the league and state titles.
Kass was named the MVP in the league and Rettenmeier was saluted as the Oustanding Pitcher.
Kass, a center fielder, collected five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs as Red Top claimed the IVL title for the fifth straight year. Rettenmeier excelled for Red Top as a starter and relief pitcher, compiling a 3-0 record and four saves. Rettenmeier did not allow a run in 26 innings.
Kass played at Solon High School and Loras College. Rettenmeier played at Cedar Rapids Jefferson and Wartburg.