All-NHC, ACAC baseball teams named
The Northeast Hoosier Conference and the Allen County Athletic Conference each released their All-team lists this week as all three county schools were honored for their play.
Bellmont, finishing 3-4 in the NHC, drew just one player on the first team list while also nabbing a pair of selections to the honorable mention lists.
Brett Baker was honored for his play in the outfield as was Luke Landrigan of Homestead and Reggie Hayes from Norwell. The Spartans were rewarded for their 7-0 record in the conference by earning five spots on the first team. Carroll was awarded three on the first team.
Carroll's Taylor Goshen was named the top pitcher in the conference, while Homestead's McLean Trieglaff earned the other first team slot. Brady Sheehan of Homestead earned the catcher selection, while teammate Ryan Stephens earned a corner infield slot on first team along with Trevor Snyder of Carroll.
In the middle infield, East Noble's Grey Fox was first team along with Grant Inman from the Chargers. On the list for designated player was Tyler Zimske of Homestead.
Bellmont's sophomore tandem of Mason Shinabery and Adam Weaver were selected to the honorable mention list for their play this season. Shinabery earned the spot in the pitching group, the only second-year player to do so, while Weaver was a selection to the outfield group.
Behind Homestead, Carroll finished 6-1 in the conference for second, while Norwell was 4-3, Bellmont and East Noble were 3-4, New Haven and DeKalb were 2-5, and Columbia City finished 1-6.
In the ACAC, only first and second teams were named for the eight schools in the conference with Leo rewarded with five of their players after winning the crown with a 6-1 record. Only Adams Central was victorious over the Lions this season in conference play.
The Jets finished 4-3 netting four selections, while South Adams was 3-4 including a win over the Jets to earn three spots. Woodlan was 5-2 on the year and earned four spots on the teams as did Heritage with the same record. Bluffton and Garrett shared three spots each with 2-5 marks, while Southern Wells was 1-7 earning two spots.
Seniors Conner Lengerich (SS) and Isaac Soldner (2B, 3B) were selected to first team for Adams Central as was Collin Affolder (P) from South Adams. Leo placed Carter Davis (OF), Treg Haberkorn (P), and Tanner Hartman (IF) on the first team, while Woodlan honored Shawn Kitzmiller (OF), Brad Barker (P), and Dylan Gerig (C).
Others on the first team included a trio of Patriots Cole Gerardot (OF), Branson Dossen (P), and Andrew Saalfrank (P). Bluffton's Jake Garrett (P), Garrett's Dillon Diehm (P), and Southern Wells' Evan Huffman (IF) were also honored.
Central seniors Kyle Baker (C) and Cooper Hill (DH/P) were listed on the second team as was South Adams' senior duo of Eric Pimentel (P) and Skylar Schoch (OF).