Four from area top District 9 awards
The season’s not yet over for some, but the awards are already rolling in.
Two area players and two area coaches picked up top honors Monday when the District 9 Baseball Coaches Association announced its all-district selections.
Seneca East’s Mason McWilliams was named the Division IV player of the year while Tiger mentor Frank Lamoreaux gained the coach of the year honor.
Meanwhile in Division II, Bellevue’s Jake Strayer picked up the top player award while Clyde’s George Parks shared the coaching accolade with two others.
In all, 38 local players were selected for honors.
Division IV had the greatest concentration of local players.
Along with McWilliams, the first team included Seneca East’s Ethan Caudill, New Riegel’s Jake Dryfuse, Calvert’s Jacob Vera, Buckeye Central’s Austin Lutz and Mohawk’s Austin Harper.
Second-team picks were Seneca East’s Ben Cramer, New Riegel’s Michael Kirian, Old Fort’s Brad Heilman, Carey’s Matt Holsinger, Calvert’s Peyton Deats, Buckeye Central’s Grant Loy and Mohawk’s Austin Shook.
Earning honorable mention status were Carey’s Satchel Strahm, Old Fort’s Jake Wilson, St. Wendelin’s Donovan Scudder, New Riegel’s Aaron Reinhart, Seneca East’s Nate Snavely, Mohawk’s Derrick Sowers and Buckeye Central’s Tanner Zaebst.
Strayer was joined on the Division II first team by Clyde’s Derek Gray and Columbian’s Nate Hoyda.
The second team included Clyde’s Clayton Farrar and Blake Miller, Bellevue’s Dylan Dewitt and Fostoria’s Hunter Abell.
The honorable mention list had Columbian’s Jeffrey Crawford, Upper Sandusky’s Sam Plott, Fostoria’s Chris Hampton, Bellevue’s Triston Snezek and Clyde’s Tim Hoppe.
Parks shared his coaching award with Northern Ohio League contemporaries Dan Gorbett of Ontario and Zack Moots of Sandusky.
The local Division III honorees were headed up by first-teamers Garret Sendelbach of Hopewell-Loudon and Nick Watts of Lakota.
Second-team picks were Hopewell-Loudon’s Tyler Imes and Lakota’s Dakota Gilbert.
The honorable mention list had Lakota’s Jacob Aaron and Hopewell-Loudon’s Bryan Scherger.