Three teams claim SOC top baseball honors

June 14, 2013

Cody Leist

PDT Sports Writer

The spoils of Wheelersburg’s riches continued this week when the Southern Ohio Conference released its list of the top baseball players in both divisions.

The Pirates, fresh off their second-straight Division III State Championship, swept the SOC II Player, Pitcher and Coach of the Year honors by Garrett Carmichael, Derek Moore and Michael Estep respectively. In all, the conference champions also placed Camron Parsley on First Team with Carmichael and Moore while Ben Arnold and Wade Martin were named Second Team.

The First Team is also populated by Waverly’s Pierce Knisley and Tyler Nartker, Valley’s Will Howard and Nate Arnett, Oak Hill’s Drew Haislop and Colton Cox, West’s Luke Morgan, Minford’s Eli Duduit, Northwest’s Matt Penix and South Webster’s Lance Swords. The Second Team includes the Tigers’ Adam Tiu and Paul Underwood, the Indians’ C.J. Burk, the Senators’ Brady Knittel, the Oaks’ Waylon Boggs, the Falcons’ Eli Daniels, the Mohawks’ Philip Cassidy and the Jeeps’ Brody Queen.

On the SOC I side, champion Symmes Valley took the Pitcher and Coach of the Year as Mich Corn and Chad Renfroe grabbed the awards. The conference Player of the Year was given to Notre Dame’s Michael Mader.

With Corn and Mader already on First Team, the Vikings added Tanner Mays and Alec Herrell, the Titans included Will Haney, Green places Clay Applegate and Caleb Johnson, Justin Crager was the lone East First Team representative and is rounded out by Bailey Henderson (Western), Zach Jackson (Clay), Tyler Edler (Eastern) and Jordan Moore (New Boston). Members of the Second Team are D.J. Miller and Dylan Pelletier (Symmes Valley), Jack Kayser and Jacob Milani (Notre Dame), Rob Applegate (Green), Shain Seibert (East), Dakota Garrett (Western), Jacob Crosier (Clay), Ben Hessen (Eastern) and Brendan Herrforth (New Boston).

Both Wheelersburg and Symmes Valley finished their conference schedules with an unblemished 14-0 each in 2013. The SOC II was able to place four schools this season into regional tournaments.

Cody Leist can be reached at 353-3101, ext. 294, or cleist@civitasmedia.com. For breaking sports news, follow Cody on Twitter @CodyLeist.