DARKE COUNTY – Five Darke County baseball players were named first team all-Cross County Conference by the league for the 2018 season.
Arcanum’s Cory Ross, Bradford’s Andy Branson, Franklin Monroe’s Zach Cable, Mississinawa Valley’s Trent Collins and Tri-Village’s Jared Buckley each were named first team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Tyler Neal, Arcanum’s Evan Atchley, Arcanum’s Wade Meeks¸ Bradford’s Clay Layman¸ Franklin Monroe’s Levi Altic, Franklin Monroe’s Bryce Filbrun, Mississinawa Valley’s Zac Longfellow and Tri-Village’s Christian Ricker all were named second team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Rygh Fortkamp, Arcanum’s Cole Spitler¸ Bradford’s Parker Smith, Franklin Monroe’s Jeremy Bridenbaugh, Mississinawa Valley’s Matt Slob and Tri-Village’s Derek Eyer made the CCC’s special mention team.
Newton’s Treg Jackson was named the CCC baseball player of the year while Newton’s Jordan Kopp was named the CCC baseball coach of the year.
Newton won the CCC championship with a league record of 11-1, Tri-County North finished second at 10-2, and Arcanum and National Trail tied for third at 9-3. Miami East finished fifth at 8-4, Franklin Monroe finished sixth at 7-5, and Mississinawa Valley and Tri-Village tied for seventh at 6-6.
Ansonia, Bradford and Twin Valley South tied for ninth in the league standings at 3-9. Bethel finished 12th at 2-10, and Covington finished 13th at 1-11.
Cory Ross, Arcanum
Hunter Shelley, Bethel
Andy Branson, Bradford
Zach Cable, Franklin Monroe
Brandon Wilson, Miami East
Trent Collins, Mississinawa Valley
Peyton Lane, National Trail
Peyton Miller, National Trail
Treg Jackson, Newton
Ryan Mollette, Newton
Cole Weaver, Newton
Chandler Sproles, Tri-County North
Collin Whipp, Tri-County North
Jared Buckley, Tri-Village
Ryan Bassler, Twin Valley South
Player of the year: Treg Jackson, Newton
Coach of the year: Jordan Kopp, Newton
Tyler Neal, Ansonia
Evan Atchley, Arcanum
Wade Meeks, Arcanum
Clay Layman, Bradford
Mason Dilley, Covington
Levi Altic, Franklin Monroe
Bryce Filbrun, Franklin Monroe
Jake Arthur, Miami East
Austin Rutledge, Miami East
Zac Longfellow, Mississinawa Valley
Cameron Harrison, National Trail
Noah Weaver, Newton
Liam Downing, Tri-County North
Christian Ricker, Tri-Village
Buddy Henderson, Twin Valley South
Special mention team
Rygh Fortkamp, Ansonia
Cole Spitler, Arcanum
Perry Casto, Bethel
Parker Smith, Bradford
Braden Miller, Covington
Jeremy Bridenbaugh, Franklin Monroe
Andy Wargo, Miami East
Matt Slob, Mississinawa Valley
Travis Hunt, National Trail
Nash Lavy, Newton
Jacob Isaacs, Tri-County North
Derek Eyer, Tri-Village
Cade Cottingim, Twin Valley South
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