There was an element of the unknown for much of the 2015 high school baseball season, as several area programs joined newly-formed leagues.
Once the dust settled and the conference standings were finalized, it was clear who the best teams were in the new landscape.
And no area team had a season quite like Coldwater, as the Cardinals captured the inaugural title in the Interstate Eight Conference, matching a school record for victories in a season at 32-8 and earning the program’s fourth consecutive district title.
And for leading his team to an outstanding campaign, Coldwater’s Randy Spangler has been tabbed the 2015 Enquirer All-Area Baseball Coach of the Year.
Spangler headlines this year’s Enquirer All-Area Baseball Team, as selected by area coaches and the Enquirer sports staff. He is joined on the squad by three of his players in Brandon Lewis, Brendan Spangler and Randall Linton.
Other teammates selected to the All-Area team include Climax-Scotts’ Cody Campbell, Brandon Haynes and Ethan Vosburg; Gull Lake’s Drew Blakely and Jarod Burton; Homer’s Nate Sitkiewicz and Gary Tompkins; Maple Valley’s Andrew Brighton and Beau Johnson; and Marshall’s Drew DeVine and Scott Reagle.
Representing their schools and rounding out the team are Athens’ Braxton Rivera; Bellevue’s Garrett Waterbury; Tekonsha’s Riley Lloyd and Union City’s Darren Austin.
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