DARKE COUNTY – Five Darke County baseball players were named first team all-Cross County Conference for the 2017 season.
Bradford’s Parker Smith, Franklin Monroe’s Zach Cable, Mississinawa Valley’s Andrew Johns, Tri-Village’s Christian Ricker and Tri-Village’s Jonny Wilson each were named first team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Lane Clark, Arcanum’s Wade Meeks, Arcanum’s Ben Sease, Bradford’s Walker Branson, Franklin Monroe’s Cade McGlinch, Franklin Monroe’s Bryce Filbrun and Tri-Village’s Luke Wheeler were named second team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Kane Kimmel, Arcanum’s Evan Atchley, Bradford’s Bryson Canan, Franklin Monroe’s Levi Altic, Mississinawa Valley’s Trent Collins and Tri-Village’s Jared Buckley made the CCC’s special mention team.
Newton’s Rhett Gipe was named the CCC baseball player of the year, and Tri-County North’s Justin Tucker was named the CCC baseball coach of the year.
Tri-County North won the CCC championship with an 11-1 record while Miami East and Newton tied for the runner-up position as they both went 10-2. Bethel, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Tri-Village and Twin Valley South finished in a five-way tie for fourth place as they all finished 6-6. Arcanum and Covington tied for ninth by both finishing 5-7, National Trail finished 11th at 4-8, Mississinawa Valley went 2-10 and finished 12th and Ansonia was 13th at 1-11.
Kenten Egbert, Bethel
Parker Smith, Bradford
Nathan Blei, Covington
Zach Cable, Franklin Monroe
Austin Niswonger, Miami East
Austin Rutledge, Miami East
Andrew Johns, Mississinawa Valley
Peyton Lane, National Trail
Rhett Gipe, Newton
Treg Jackson, Newton
Tanner Booth, Tri-County North
Chandler Sproles, Tri-County North
Christian Ricker, Tri-Village
Jonny Wilson, Tri-Village
Ryan Bassler, Twin Valley South
Player of the year: Rhett Gipe, Newton
Coach of the year: Justin Tucker, Tri-County North
Lane Clark, Ansonia
Wade Meeks, Arcanum
Ben Sease, Arcanum
Tyler Brueckman, Bethel
Walker Branson, Bradford
Cade McGlinch, Franklin Monroe
Bryce Filbrun, Franklin Monroe
Andy Wargo, Miami East
Brandon Wilson, Miami East
Austin Evans, Newton
Zach Edgin, Tri-County North
Bo Hendrickson, Tri-County North
Luke Wheeler, Tri-Village
Ryan Johnson, Twin Valley South
Tanner Upchurch, Twin Valley South
Special mention team
Kane Kimmel, Ansonia
Evan Atchley, Arcanum
Christian White, Bethel
Bryson Canan, Bradford
Mason Dilley, Covington
Levi Altic, Franklin Monroe
Jake Arthur, Miami East
Trent Collins, Mississinawa Valley
Isaac Plankenhorn, National Trail
Nash Lavy, Newton
Bailey Lairson, Tri-County North
Jared Buckley, Tri-Village
Jared Cottingim, Twin Valley South
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