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Hunter McIntosh, Columbus North
The Republic’s Athlete of the Year for baseball set multiple single-season records while helping the Bull Dogs to a 24-3 record. Recently named the team’s MVP, McIntosh batted .388 and scored 25 runs, while also helping North on the pitching mound with a .076 Earned Run Average to garner an overall 6-1 mark. The 2012 graduate was named to the All-Conference Indiana Team.
Daniel Ayers, Columbus North
Also an All-Conference Indiana selection, Ayers went 10-3 on the mound and struck out a school-record 120 batters on his way to a 1.33 ERA.The junior was the ace of this year’s pitching staff.
Devin Mann, Columbus North
The freshman wasted little time making noise at the varsity level, hitting a robust .418 and scoring 16 times. He was given the Big Stick Award by his teammates and joined McIntosh and Ayers on the All-Conference Indiana squad.
Brian Wichman, Columbus East
A First Team All-Hoosier Hills Conference selection, Wichman paced the Olympians with a .316 batting average and 19 runs scored. He was also one of the area’s top speedsters as he registered 11 stolen bases.
Peyton Gray, Columbus East
A solid athlete on offense and defense, Gray registered 40 strikeouts in 46 innings and notched a 2.70 ERA. Offensively, he scored 17 times and paced the O’s with six doubles.
Reid Thayer, Hauser
The Jets’ top hurler, Thayer went just 4-4 but got all the “big” starts. In 61 innings of work, he struck out 96 while notching a 1.70 ERA. He also batted .303 and was a burner on offense with 25 stolen bases.
Adam Miller, Hauser
Finishing with a .346 average, Miller drove in 27 runs and tallied 10 extra base hits, including a pair of home runs.
Trent Tatlock, Edinburgh
The junior first baseman led the Lancers with a.429 batting average. He also had 19 runs scored, and 22 RBI, as well as a .981 fielding percentage with only two errors.
Josh Swallows, Edinburgh
Also a strong player for the Lancers, he registered a .414 batting average, had 21 runs scored and 19 RBIs. The senior served as the team’s closer this year and finished with 12 saves.
Brian Clark, Seymour
He went 6-0 with a 2.02 ERA to help the Owls notch a 21-5 record. He also batted .350 and scored 13 runs.
Zac Brown, Seymour
Perhaps the team’s most versatile player, Brown batted .344 and scored 25 runs while knocking in another 20. He also finished with a 4-2 mark on the mound with a 1.66 ERA.
C.J. Dennis, Columbus North; Coleden Hoeltke, Columbus North; Cody Edwards, Columbus East; Ben Harpring, Columbus East; Kellen Otto, Columbus East; Kyle Johns, Hauser; J.R. Banks, Edinburgh; Zack Burton, Edinburgh; Sam Wilkerson, Edinburgh; Nick Brunner, Jennings County; Sam Morris, Jennings County; Brian Clark, Seymour; Tyler Allison, Brown County, Eddie Patrick, Brown County; John Burton, Seymour; Jacob Newkirk, Trinity Lutheran; Jared Stuckwisch, Trinity Lutheran.
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