Three members of the West Delaware baseball team were recently honored by the coaches of the WaMaC Conference with inclusion on the East Division team. Nick Casey earned second-team honors, while Kyle Cole and Ben Ridenour received WaMaC recognition. The complete East Division team follows.
Player of the Year: Garrett Finley, Central DeWitt.
First team: pitchers — Lucas Bixby (Central DeWitt) and Rick Atkins (Marion); catcher — Finley (Central DeWitt); infield — Chris McSweeney (Solon), Devin Hurdle (Central DeWitt), Seamus O’Connor (Beckman) and Tyler Elliott (Mount Vernon); outfield — Owen Grover (Beckman), Gage Franck (Marion) and Luke Anderson (Central DeWitt); utility — Cam Miller (Solon), Trevor Paulson (Marion) and Alex McAleer (Central DeWitt).
Second team: pitchers — Carter Petsche (Beckman) and Kannon Coakley (Maquoketa); catcher — Adam Bock (Solon); infield — Ryne Gruenwald (Maquoketa), Jacob Swanson (Central DeWitt), Luke Goedken (Beckman) and Jack Kragenbrink (Mount Vernon); outfield — Blake Booth (Mount Vernon), Shawn Deutmeyer (Beckman) and Mitch McAllister (Marion); utility — Matt Martin (Mount Vernon), Casey (West Delaware) and Austin Prier (Marion).
WaMaC recognition: Solon — Lucas Walker and Jax Flynn; Beckman — Nick Offerman and Josh Engler; West Delaware — Cole and Ridenour; Central DeWitt — Nolan Haack and Tucker Kinney; Maquoketa — Payton Mangler and Mitchell Roeder; Marion — Nick Cole and Dane Carstensen; Mount Vernon — Kale Merrill and Paul Ryan.