DARKE COUNTY – Arcanum swept the Cross County Conference’s top honors for the 2016 baseball season.
Arcanum senior Conner Pohl was named the CCC baseball player of the year and Arcanum’s Randy Baker was named the CCC baseball coach of the year after they led the Trojans to a 12-0 league record.
Pohl hit .447 with 19 RBIs for Arcanum. He also had a 1.31 ERA as a pitcher.
Along with Pohl, Arcanum’s Austin Baker, Franklin Monroe’s Zach Hyre and Tri-Village’s Jonny Wilson were named first team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Dane Wentworth, Arcanum’s Cole Burrell, Arcanum’s Jordan Dubbs, Bradford’s Mason Justice, Franklin Monroe’s Cade McGlinch, Mississinawa Valley’s Tyler Jenkinson and Tri-Village’s Tanner Maples were all named second team all-conference.
Ansonia’s Logan Miller, Arcanum’s Nathan Kubik, Bradford’s Andrew Branson, Franklin Monroe’s Trevor Collins, Mississinawa Valley’s Devan Rinderle and Tri-Village’s Christian Ricker made the CCC’s special mention team.
Arcanum won the CCC championship with a perfect 12-0 record. Covington and Tri-County North tied for second place with 9-3 records, National Trail was fourth at 7-4-1, Franklin Monroe was fifth at 6-4-1, Tri-Village finished sixth with a 7-5 record, Newton and Twin Valley South tied for seventh with 6-6 records, Bethel was ninth at 5-7, Bradford finished 10th with a 3-8 record, Miami East and Mississinawa Valley tied for 11th at 3-9, and Ansonia finished 13th in the league with a 0-12 record.
Austin Baker, Arcanum
Conner Pohl, Arcanum
Tyler Brookhart, Bethel
Nathan Blei, Covington
James Grilliot, Covington
Zach Hyre, Franklin Monroe
Braxton Donaldson, Miami East
Michael Bane, National Trail
Rhett Gipe, Newton
Zach Edgin, Tri-County North
Jonny Wilson, Tri-Village
Jacob Bassler, Twin Valley South
CCC baseball player of the year: Conner Pohl, Arcanum
CCC baseball coach of the year: Randy Baker, Arcanum
Dane Wentworth, Ansonia
Cole Burrell, Arcanum
Jordan Dubbs, Arcanum
Mason Justice, Bradford
Jared Williams, Covington
Cade McGlinch, Franklin Monroe
Tyler Jenkinson, Mississinawa Valley
Billy Lanman, National Trail
Treg Jackson, Newton
Chandler Sproles, Tri-County North
Tanner Maples, Tri-Village
Ryan Bassler, Twin Valley South
Special mention team
Logan Miller, Ansonia
Nathan Kubik, Arcanum
Riley Shafer, Bethel
Andrew Branson, Bradford
Levi Winn, Covington
Trevor Collins, Franklin Monroe
Scot Kirby, Miami East
Devan Rinderle, Mississinawa Valley
Dominique Huffman, National Trail
Wade Ferrell, Newton
Tanner Booth, Tri-County North
Christian Ricker, Tri-Village
Cody Roell, Twin Valley South
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