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19 Highland County baseball players earn Coaches All-District honors; Zimmerman selected Div. IV Coach of the Year

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Highland County had six first-team honorees: (top row, l-r) Fairfield's Gabe Fouch, Zane Matthews and Cade Miller and (bottom row, l-r) Whiteoak's Zander Roades and Eli Roberts and Lynchburg-Clay's Cole Wells. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
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The 2024 All-Southeast District baseball teams have been selected by coaches of the district, with 19 baseball players, along with one coach, honored this spring.

Leading the way for Highland County was one Coach of the Year in Fairfield head coach Kyle Zimmerman (Div. IV West), while six players received first-team All-District honors. Lynchburg-Clay’s Cole Wells was named to the first team in Division III. The remaining four players were all from Div. IV: Fairfield’s Gabe Fouch, Cade Miller and Zane Matthews, and Whiteoak’s Eli Roberts and Zander Roades.

Kyle Zimmerman

Two Highland County players earned second-team honors in Div. II, with Hillsboro’s Walker Pence and McClain’s Kaden Penwell recognized. Lynchburg-Clay’s Braedon West was named to the Div. III second team. Rounding out the second-team honorees were three from Div. IV in Whiteoak’s Izayah Clift and Kaden Moon-Stone, as well as Fairfield’s Cody Frost.

One Highland County player was named honorable mention, that being Corbin Willey of Fairfield (Div. IV).

McClain and Hillsboro combined for four Div. II special mention selections, with a trio of Tigers — Jayden Allison, Andrew Potts and Seth Weller — as well as Hillsboro’s Ashton Clemons honored. Division IV featured two special mention players in Whiteoak’s Dakota Clift and Fairfield’s Wyatt Willey.

The complete lists are below.

Divisions I/II

First Team North
Caden Sheridan, Sheridan
Trent Taylor, Warren
Cooper Enochs, Miami Trace
Brady Armstrong, Miami Trace
Jacob Forson, Fairfield Union
Garrett Blosser, New Lexington
Isaac McGill, New Lexington
Evan Lynch, Washington
Kaiden Bigley, Circleville
Will Miller, Washington
A.J. Windes, Sheridan

First Team South
Easton Nusum, Athens
Mason Brown, Chillicothe
Gaven Jones, Jackson
Ashton Crace, Unioto
L.T. Jordan, Waverly
Cole Hines, Gallia Academy
Ryan Seimetz, Jackson
Noah Ernst, Jackson
Hunter Hauck, Waverly
Garrett Legg, Piketon
Dylan Grubb, Unioto

North Coach of the Year
Dan Morgan, New Lexington

South Coach of the Year
Josh McGraw, Jackson

Second Team North
Gaige Stuckey, Miami Trace
Cooper Laumann, Marietta
John Wall, Washington
Chris Gompf, Logan
Austin Gray, Circleville
Brody White, Sheridan
Garrett Dilchor, Fairfield Union

Second Team South
Walker Pence, Hillsboro
Brayden West, Vinton County
Nolan Johnson, Jackson
Keegan Snyder, Unioto
Kaden Penwell, McClain
Creed Smith, Waverly
Dawson Kennedy, Athens
Boston Campbell, Jackson
Ashton Cormany, Piketon
Maverick Frump, Unioto
Conner Roe, Gallia Academy

Honorable Mention North
Reece Vuksic, Marietta
Tyler Turnes, Sheridan
Carson Gandee, Warren

Honorable Mention South
Landyn Patterson, Unioto
Ramey Wyant, Jackson
Noah Sincoff, Athens

Special Mention North
J.D. Reuter, Circleville
Ty Foster, Circleville
Aiden McCafferty, Fairfield Union
Kyle Wolfe, Fairfield Union
Bryce Yeazel, Washington
Lucas Wolfe, Logan
Leiland Everett, Logan
Jerk Braglin, New Lexington
Mason Pyle, New Lexington
Austin Boedecker, Miami Trace
Justin Robinson, Miami Trace
Monty Eden, Sheridan
Bryson Ruff, Sheridan
Ethan Hobert, Warren
Cam Goeller, Marietta
Isak Knighter, Marietta
Kyle Rine, Logan Elm
Carson Summers, Logan Elm
Colton Eplin, Logan Elm

Special Mention South
Owen Link, Unioto
Newton Hoops, Unioto
Malik Diack, Piketon
Parker Shonborn, Vinton County
Owen Hire, Vinton County
Tanner McGuire, River Valley
Colton Bradley, River Valley
Jase Hurd, Waverly
Quinton Hurd, Waverly
Ben Nichols, Waverly
Andrew Potts, McClain
Seth Weller, McClain
Jayden Allison, McClain
Matthew Liberati, Gallia Academy
Ian Conley, Gallia Academy
Coen Butler, Chillicothe
Ayden Hutchinson, Chillicothe
Ashton Clemons, Hillsboro
Sam Trainer, Athens
Wylie Anderson, Athens
Cade Wolford, Jackson
Zander Ervin, Jackson

• • •

Division III
First Team East
Grant Wheeler, Minford
Logan Martin, Wellston
Brycen Hunt, Fairland
Eddie Abele, Oak Hill
Jon Wylie, Ironton
Carson McWhorter, Southeastern
Cam Thacker, Minford
Jordan Schulz, Alexander
Caden Turner, Coal Grove
Dawson Lewis, Rock Hill
Kolton Layman, South Point
Jonathan Brammer, Chesapeake
Brayden Hanshaw, South Point

First Team West
Josh Young, Zane Trace
Blake Phillips, Zane Trace
Cole Wells, Lynchburg-Clay
Trevin Brooks, Portsmouth
J.T. Williams, Portsmouth
Wyatt Haupt, Eastern Brown
Wylee Sawyer, Eastern Brown
D.J. Crocker, Huntington
Braylon Leach, Huntington
Caden Conn, Wheelersburg
Jake Darlilng, Wheelersburg
Conner Estep, Wheelersburg
Trevor Fike, Portsmouth West
Easton Daulton, North Adams
Carson Powell, Valley
Jace Copley, Valley

East Coach of the Year
Eli Daniels, Minford

West Coach of the Year
Steve Goetz, Eastern Brown

Second Team East
Carson Cronin, Minford
Ethan Wall, Fairland
Chaydan Kerns, Ironton
Jayson McFann, Rock Hill
Derek Liston, Belpre
Adrick McLaughin, Belpre
Braxton Oldaker, Chesapeake
Corey Otzenberger, South Point
Brady Moatz, Ironton
Will Briggs, Wellston
Joey Lobaldo, South Point
J.D. Matiz, Minford

Second Team West
Gage Grooms, Peebles
Austin Magill, Adena
Andrew Oyer, Huntington
Dillon Hoover, Zane Trace
Landen Jarrell, Zane Trace
Braedon West, Lynchburg-Clay
Jacob Roth, Portsmouth
Carter Vaughn, Eastern Brown
Rowdy Watkins, Wheelersburg
Isaak Tipton, Portsmouth West
Tate Queen, Valley
Gabe McNeil, Valley

Honorable Mention East
Joey Pfeffier, Southeastern
Rylan Long, Wellston
Alex Morgan, Fairland

Honorable Mention West
Brayden Elliott, Huntington
Deandre Berry, Portsmouth

Special Mention East
Eli Pratt, Chesapeake
Drew Denney, Chesapeake
Devin Bloomfield, Coal Grove
Wes Runyon, Coal Grove
Dylan Griffith, Rock Hill
Brady Cremeans, Rock Hill
Blaze Perry, Fairland
Carson Sansom, Fairland
Connor Kleinman, Ironton
Tommy Sheridan, Ironton
Stanley Ving, Alexander
Cameron Oberholzer, Alexander
Mason Davis, Oak Hill
Walker Flowers, Southeastern
Hudson Drake, Southeastern
Rhyan Queen, Minford
Mason Book, Minford
Connor Lambert, Wellston
Evan Canter, Wellston
Blake Church, Belpre
Gage Chapman, South Point
Xathan Haney, South Point

Special Mention West
Easton Henness, Adena
Mitchell Willis, Huntington
Zach Roth, Portsmouth
Nathaniel Berry, Portsmouth
Isaac Bockway, Wheelersburg
Kolton Salyers, Wheelersburg
Jakob Tipton, Portsmouth West
Reece Coleman, Portsmouth West
Caleb Rothwell, North Adams
Ethan Taylor, North Adams
Rece Allen, Zane Trace
Logan Shepard, Northwest
Gavin Powell, Northwest
Reece Lute, Northwest

• • •

Division IV

First Team East
Owen Sikorski, Trimble
Alex Collins, Meigs Eastern
Evan Balestra, St. Joseph
Hunter Barnard, South Webster
Brandon Laudermilt, Southern
Kaiden Michael, Southern
Peyton Buckley, Meigs Eastern
Will Jones, Symmes Valley
Jahvin Davis, South Gallia
Chayse Henry, Trimble
Hayden Jones, Waterford

First Team West
Gabe Fouch, Fairfield
Cade Miller, Fairfield
Eli Roberts, Whiteoak
Zander Roades, Whiteoak
Luke Cassidy, Notre Dame
Zane Matthews, Fairfield
Luke Applegate, Manchester
Nate Brannigan, Green
Jonathan Knapp, Green
Preston Fauber, Paint Valley
Cade Leist, Beaver Eastern

East Coach of the Year
Chris Stewart, Meigs Eastern

West Coach of the Year
Kyle Zimmerman, Fairfield

Second Team East
Bradley Cahoe, Trimble
Bryce Dorsey, Miller
Ethan Edwards, Meigs Eastern
Colton Jones, Waterford
Brayden Otto, Southern
Brycin McClintic, South Webster
Benaiah Andrews, South Webster
Landen Inman, Nelsonville-York
Tanner Corn, Symmes Valley
Landon Rowe, St. Joseph

Second Team West
Izayah Clift, Whiteoak
Kaden Moon-Stone, Whiteoak
Thomas Barnhart, Manchester
Brandon Malone, Portsmouth Clay
John Free, Paint Valley
Cody Frost, Fairfield
Ethan Kingrey, Notre Dame
Carson Free, Paint Valley
Dustin Bailey, Sciotoville East
Dylan Morton, Beaver Eastern

Honorable Mention East
Brodie Rutter, Federal Hocking
Ayden Conwell, South Gallia

Honorable Mention West
Drew Kennedy, Manchester
Mike Bennett, Western
Corbin Willey, Fairfield
Christian Smith, Beaver Eastern

Special Mention East
Luke Niece, Symmes Valley
Mason Stevenson, Symmes Valley
Brady Medinger, St. Joseph
Darryn Harvey, St. Joseph
Gaige Canter, Miller
Cody Dutiel, Miller
Tanner Boothe, South Gallia
Gavin Richards, Nelsonville-York
Cole Wright, Trimble
Brandon Burdette, Trimble
Cody Mettler, Federal Hocking
Trenton Wilkes, Federal Hocking

Special Mention West
Dakota Clift, Whiteoak
Gavin Kingrey, Paint Valley
Wyatt Willey, Fairfield
Carson Holschun, Portsmouth Clay
Jayden Jones, Western
Luke Smith, Western
Braxton Conschafsky, Green
Ace Thompson, Green
Cameron Justice, Sciotoville East
Chris Escumilla, Sciotoville East
Braylon Lameron, Beaver Eastern
Nate Havens, Beaver Eastern.

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