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PHOTO GALLERY: Morning Sun All-Area Baseball First Team-Honorable Mention

  • JRC-MorningSunKen Kadwell/@KenKadwell - Special to the Sun Mt. Pleasant Oiler's play Gladwin in the MHSAA Division 2 Baseball Quarterfinal at Theunissen Stadium in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Final score 5-0 Mt. Pleasant.
  • JRC-MorningSunKen Kadwell/@KenKadwell - Special to the Sun Alma baseball plays against Chesaning at Alma Friday, May 9, 2014.
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  • JRC-MorningSunKen Kadwell/@KenKadwell - Special to the Sun Mt. Pleasant Oiler's play Gladwin in the MHSAA Division 2 Baseball Quarterfinal at Theunissen Stadium in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Final score 5-0 Mt. Pleasant.
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  • JRC-MorningSunKen Kadwell/@KenKadwell - Special to the Sun Mt. Pleasant Oiler's Zach Heeke (20) dives safely back to first base against Gladwin in the MHSAA Division 2 Baseball Quarterfinal at Theunissen Stadium in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Final score 5-0 Mt. Pleasant.
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First Team



Zach Hanson, Alma Jr. - 6-2, 1.08 ERA, 58 1/3 IP, 56 strikeouts, 15 walks, 4 HBP, 28 hits allowed. Second team All-TVC Central.

Kurt Gross, Beal City Sr. - 9-2, 58 IP, 49 strikeouts, 30 walks. Honorable mention All-Highland Conference.

Colton Punches, Clare Sr. – 8-2, 1.55 ERA, 58 2/3 IP, 62 strikeouts, 33 walks. .282 BA, 12 RBIs, 17 runs. First team All-JPC.

Catcher

Josh Stephens, Fulton Sr. – .342 BA, 41 hits, 11 doubles, 1 triple, 21 RBIs, 21 runs. All-district, all-region, honorable mention All-CMAC.

Infielders

Tucker Gross, Beal City So. - .417 BA, 50 runs, 30 RBIs, 6 doubles, 15 stolen bases. All-district.

Zach Heeke, Mt. Pleasant So. - .417 BA, 45 hits, 13 doubles, 3 triples, 2 home runs, 34 RBIs, 22 stolen bases, 37 runs. All-SVL.

Ryan Cline, Shepherd Sr. – .349 BA, .444 OBP, 37 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run, 10 RBIs, 31 SB, 37 runs. All-district.

Brandon Stressman, Shepherd Sr. - .360 BA, .504 OBP, 36 hits, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 16 RBIs, 32 SB, 35 runs. 4-5, 2 saves, 2.62 ERA, 45 strikeouts, 20 walks, 64 IP. All-district, second team All-TVC Central.

Outfielders

Chase Rollin, Beal City So. - .417 BA, 48 runs, 43 RBIs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 26 RBIs. All-district, all-region.

Chase Murray, Montabella Sr. - .424 BA, 5 RBIs, 20 runs, 18 SB. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Tyler Kelsey, Chippewa Hills Jr. - 373 BA, 25 hits, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 22 RBIs, 7 stolen bases, 25 runs. First team All-CSAA.

Designated Hitter

Dylan Brown, Farwell Sr. - .376 BA, 20 stolen bases, .480 OBP, 18 runs, 17 RBIs, .900. First team All-JPC

Coach

Brad Antcliff, Beal City – Antcliff guided Beal City to its second consecutive Division 4 state runner-up finish and its 11th straight Highland Conference championship with a perfect 14-0 conference mark and an overall record of 36-4.

Second Team

Pitchers

Justin Doyle, Alma Jr. - 30 1/3 IP, 0.36 ERA, 55 strikeouts, 14 walks. .278 BA, 10 stolen bases. First team All-TVC Central.

Nick Snider, Fulton Sr. – 7-6, 1 save, 2.86 ERA, 77 2/3 IP, 88 strikeouts. .311 BA, 36 hits, 7 doubles, 1 triple, 23 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, 26 runs. All-district, all-region, second team All-CMAC.

Billy Clark, Shepherd Sr. – 7-3, 2.24 ERA, 59 1/3 IP, 64 strikeouts, 38 walks. All-district, all-region, second team All-TVC Central.

Catcher

Gabe Denton, Clare Fr. - .394 BA, .585 slug, .957 fielding, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 30 RBIs, 19 runs, 4 SB. Honorable mention All-JPC.

Infielders

Robert Backus, Mt. Pleasant Sr. - .333 BA, 37 hits, 10 doubles 2 triples, 1 home run, 21 RBIs, 28 stolen bases, 36 runs. All-district, first team All-SVL.

Logan Emery, Clare Sr. - 378 BA, 2 doubles, 21 RBIs, 23 runs, 4 SB. All-district, first team All-JPC.

Dalton Trefil, Fulton Sr. – .363 BA, 42 hits, 8 doubles, 2 triples, 14 RBIs, 36 stolen bases, 41 runs. All-district, all-region, honorable mention All-CMAC.

Derek Moulton, Breckenridge Sr. - .397 BA, 4 doubles, 39 RBIs, 23 runs, 15 SB, .864 fielding. First team All-TVC West.

Outfielders

Joe Genia, Mt. Pleasant Sr. - .330 BA, 32 hits, 8 doubles, 1 triple, 19 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, 26 runs.

Chase Siler, Breckenridge Sr. - .368 BA, 6 doubles, 26 RBIs, 19 runs. First team All-TVC West.

Lane Levine, Sacred Heart Sr. - .347 BA, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs, 21 RBIs. First team All-MSAC, all-district.

Designated Hitter

Mitch Sellers, Vestaburg Jr. - .325 BA, 2 doubles, 1 triples, 11 RBIs, 26 runs, 24 SB. 3-1, 2.33 ERA, 44 strikeouts, 9 walks, 30 IP. First team All-MSAC.

Coach

Scott Marshall, Vestaburg – Marshall directed the Wolverines to a 19-7-1 record and a 9-1 mark in Mid-State Activities Conference action as Vestaburg claimed its first conference championship in 38 years.

Honorable Mention

Pitchers

Josh Pepin, Coleman Jr. – 2-4, 1 save, 2.92 ERA, 36 IP, 43 strikeouts, 30 walks. First team All-MSAC.

Tabor Erskin, Carson City-Crystal So. – 0.79 ERA, 65 strikeouts, 53 1/3 IP. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Nate Penny, Coleman Jr. – 2-4, 2.53 ERA, 36 IP, 37 strikeouts, 13 walks. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Nick Burkholder, Mt. Pleasant Jr. – 4-0, 1 save, 2.53 ERA. .280 BA, 25 hits, 6 doubles, 18 RBIs. Honorable mention All-SVL.

Ben Goenner, Sacred Heart Jr. – 5-5, 2.13 ERA, 53 IP. .347 BA. All-district, honorable mention All-MSAC.

Jeremy Bigford, Carson City-Crystal Jr. – 5-1, 1.45 ERA. All-district.

Tyler Williams, Chippewa Hills Sr. - 7-4, 3.57 ERA, 50 strikeouts, 21 walks, 65 2/3 IP.

Zack Anderson, Harrison So. - 6-3, 1 save, 4.75 ERA, 58 strikeouts, 28 walks, 44 IP. Honorable mention All-JPC.

Steven Hall, St. Louis So. – 3-1, 2 saves, 3.55 ERA, 46 strikeouts, 22 walks, 47 2/3 IP. .297 BA, 13 RBIs, 7 runs. Honorable mention All-TVC West.

Cody Thomas, Fulton Sr. – 6-5, 2.49 ERA, 41 strikeouts, 78 /3 IP. .301 BA, 28 hits, 7 doubles, 18 RBIs, 11 runs. All-district, honorable mention All-CMAC.

Catchers

Dan Keller, Mt. Pleasant So. - .345 BA, 29 hits, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 20 RBIs, 267 putouts, 37 assists, .974 fielding.

Carter McCullough, Shepherd So. - .253 BA, .991 fielding, 23 hits, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 18 RBIs, 5 runs. All-district, second team All-TVC Central.

Lars Murray, Coleman Sr. - .291 BA, 16 hits, 5 doubles, 13 RBIs, 16 stolen bases, 16 runs. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Mitch Miller, Breckenridge Jr. - .356 BA, .938 fielding, 7 doubles, 23 RBIs, 24 runs, 12 SB. Second team All-TVC West.

Curtis Ackels, Ithaca So. - .319 BA, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 10 runs. Honorable mention All-TVC West.

Brady Burggren, Montabella Jr. - .407 BA, 6 doubles, 1 triple, 12 RBIs, 24 runs, 22 SB. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Michael McCrackin, Carson City-Crystal Sr. - .243 BA, .928 fielding, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 12 HBP, 11 RBIs, 14 runs, 6 SB. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Infielders

Austin Issette, Chippewa Hills Jr. - .318 BA, 28 hits, 5 doubles, 1 home run, 13 RBIs, 19 SB, 31 runs. First team All-CSAA.

Nole Bailey, St. Louis Sr. - .341 BA, 5 doubles, 2 triples, 17 RBIs, 13 runs, 5 SB. Second team TVC-West.

Zach Beebe, Ashley Sr. - Honorable mention All-MSAC

Spencer Haywood, Carson City-Crystal Sr. - .286 BA, .986 fielding, 6 doubles, 24 RBIs, 22 runs. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Jimmy Pierce, St. Louis Fr. - .270 BA, 9 RBIs, 10 runs. Honorable mention All-TVC West.

Austin Huber, Montabella Jr. - .343 BA, 18 RBIs, 15 runs, 13 SB. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Hunter Conley, Chippewa Hills Jr. - .311 BA, 38 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 21 RBIs, 18 SB, 25 runs. Honorable mention All-CSAA.

Dallas O’Green, Carson City-Crystal So. - .344 BA, .909 fielding, 1 double, 17 walks, 17 RBIs, 31 SB. All-district, first team All-MSAC.

Matthew Magnus, Clare Sr. - .329 BA, .967 fielding, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 19 RBIs, 17 runs, 3 SB. All-district, first team All-JPC.

Drew Hasler, Sacred Heart Jr. - .309 BA. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Eli Stephens, Fulton Sr. - .331 BA, 36 hits, 12 doubles, 28 RBIs. All-district, all-region, honorable mention All-CMAC.

Kaleb Bradley, Ashley Jr. - Honorable mention All-MSAC

Brandon Steele, Harrison Sr. - .367 BA, 33 hits, 7 doubles, 26 RBIs, 22 runs. Honorable mention All-JPC.

Jarred Stratton, Vestaburg Sr. - .306 BA, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 15 RBIs, 12 runs, 5 SB. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Bobby Church, St. Louis Sr. - .250 BA, 14 RBIs, 5 runs. Honorable mention All-TVC West.

Outfielders

Noah Wilson, Farwell Jr. - .341 BA, 18 RBIs, 24 runs, 17 SB. Second team All-JPC.

Eli Villalobos, Ithaca Sr. - .240 BA, 18 hits, 5 doubles, 1 home run, 25 runs, 27 SB. First team All-TVC West.

Devin Eastman, Breckenridge Jr. - .317 BA, .929 fielding, 4 doubles, 15 RBIs, 21 runs, 20 SB. Second team All-TVC West.

Thomas Nunnally, Harrison Jr. - .326 BA, 29 hits, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 19 RBI, 28 SB, 32 runs. All-district, second team All-JPC.

Liam Morgan, Ithaca Sr. - .296 BA, 19 hits, 12 runs. Honorable mention All-TVC West.

Christian Benavidez, Vestaburg Sr. - .292 BA, 7 RBIs, 14 runs, 14 SB. Honorable mention All-MSAC.

Last Updated: 6/28/2014 4:11:03 PM EST

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