VERSAILLES – Versailles’ Ryan Schlater was named the Midwest Athletic Conference’s co-coach of the year by the league for the 2016 baseball season.
Schlater shared the coach of the year honors with Coldwater’s Brian Harlamert. Both coaches led their teams to a share of the MAC championship with 8-1 records.
St. Henry’s Mitchel Stammen was named the MAC baseball player of the year.
Versailles senior pitcher Brett McEldowney, sophomore outfielder Keaton McEldowney, sophomore second baseman Kurtis Rutschilling and junior catcher Kyle Subler all were named first team all-MAC.
Senior first baseman Jared Niekamp was named second team all-conference.
Additionally, Versailles’ Austin Knapke and Cole Niekamp both garnered honorable mention all-MAC honors.
Coldwater and Versailles shared the MAC championship with 8-1 records. St. Henry finished third with a 7-2 record, Fort Recovery was fourth at 6-3, Minster and Parkway tied for fifth with 5-4 records, Marion Local was seventh with a 3-6 record, Delphos St. John’s finished eighth at 2-7, New Bremen was ninth with a 1-8 record, and New Knoxville finished 10th with a 0-9 record.
Name School Grade Position
Malave Bettinger Coldwater 12 First Base
Aaron Harlamert Coldwater 12 Catcher/Infield
Jack Hemmelgarn Coldwater 12 Pitcher
Kyle McKibben Coldwater 12 Shortstop
Jackson Hobbs Ft. Recovery 12 Pitcher
Jacob Homan Ft. Recovery 11 Infield
Cade Wendel Ft. Recovery 10 Infield
Matt Kahlig Marion Local 11 Outfield
Peter Falk Minster 12 Shortstop
Alex Lehmkuhl Minster 10 Second Base
Josh Nixon Minster 12 Pitcher
Owen Leugers New Bremen 12 First Base
Deion Hoehne New Bremen 12 Third Base/Outfield
Hunter McMurray New Knoxville 12 Shortstop
Jensen Riley Parkway 12 Infield
Alec Schoenleben Parkway 11 Outfield
Jason Evers St. Henry 12 Outfield
Evan Lefeld St. Henry 12 Third Base
Mitchel Stammen St. Henry 12 Pitcher
Brett McEldowney Versailles 12 Pitcher
Keaton McEldowney Versailles 10 Outfield
Kurtis Rutschilling Versailles 10 Second Base
Kyle Subler Versailles 11 Catcher
MAC baseball player of the year: Mitchel Stammen, St. Henry
MAC baseball co-coaches of the year: Brian Harlamert, Coldwater; Ryan Schlater, Versailles
Name School Grade Position
Kraig Schoenherr Coldwater 12 Outfield
Dylan Thobe Coldwater 11 Infield
Nick Thwaits Ft. Recovery 10 Outfield
Ben Schwieterman New Bremen 12 Outfield
Josh Osterholt St. Henry 12 Outfield/Shortstop
Jacob Youngpeter Delphos St. John’s 11 Pitcher
Jared Niekamp Versailles 12 First Base
Coldwater: Petey Post; Ft. Recovery: Hunter Boughman, Ross Homan, Kyle Schroer; Marion Local: Cole Griesdorn, Ian Kramer, Duane Leugers; Minster: Aaron Ernst, Jon Niemeyer, Bryce Schmiesing; New Knoxville: Nick Topp; Parkway: Derrick Mosier; St. Henry: Parker Link, Matt Siefring; Delphos St. John’s: Buddy Jackson, Eric Vogt, Josh Warnecke; Versailles: Austin Knapke, Cole Niekamp
Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.
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