Another chapter of Blue Water Area baseball has been written.
As with every season, the conclusion of the season means it’s time to sort out the top players in each conference. Here’s who put their team on the map with their solid play throughout the season.
Macomb Area Conference
With an incredible finish to its season that gave Port Huron Northern a MAC Blue conference title, the Huskies have three players on the All-Conference Team.
Leading the Huskies is junior Brett Manis, who also earned league MVP honors. Senior Isaac Raab and junior Nick Trimble also earned All-Conference honors to represent the Huskies. Northern head coach Bob Kearns also earned Coach of the Year honors, sharing the title with Utica’s Mark Moehlig and Anchor Bay’s Craig Cole.
St. Clair, which finished with a 9-6 MAC Blue season, had junior Gehrig Anglin and senior Brendan Marino named to the premier team. Port Huron also had a pair of Big Reds making All-Conference in sophomore Brett Wagner and senior Freddie Clark.
Marysville – winner of the Sportsmanship Award – had one Viking make the All-Conference Team as Jacob Woodward brings the blue and silver to the list.
In the MAC Gold, Marine City had two Mariners reach All-Conference status as junior Kohle Sobol and Jake Headlee represent the black and orange.
Andrew Capone of Warren Woods-Tower earned MAC Gold MVP honors, and WWT coach Tom Miller and Fraser coach Dave Kuppe share Coach of the Year honors.
Blue Water Area Conference
Richmond – after winning its 17th consecutive conference title – led the BWAC with four Blue Devils headlining the First Team in Stefan Fenwick, Connor Margosian, Matt Skoryanc and Trevor Barrett.
Armada and Almont each had a trio of players pop up on the First Team. The Tigers are represented by Adam Job, Mitch Ruczynski and Cam Hart, and the Raiders have Nick Pica, Adam Finn and Matt Schuster.
Imlay City, Algonac and Yale all followed with two players each on the First Team. The Spartans are represented by Jacob Lesniak and Orlando Ramirez, the Muskrats by Mason Ruhlman and Luke Stephenson and the Bulldogs by Jordan Craig and Jared Ramsey.
Capac and Croswell-Lexington each have one player on the First Team as Louis Aguinaga puts the Chiefs and Justin Johnston puts the Pioneers on the list.
The following also reach Honorable Mention status – Richmond: Austin Sinda, Max Fahrney; Almont: Nick Terry, Tyler Zisler and Zach Revoldt; Armada: Jared Couch, Braden Korchmar; Imlay City: Tyler Livingston, Mike Nadrowski; Algonac: Joe Hindy, Jagger Geck; Capac: Andrews Sams, Jeffrey Opificus.
Greater Thumb Conference East
After a second consecutive Greater Thumb Conference East championship, the senior-heavy Memphis Yellowjackets lead the All-Conference First Team with four players.
Seniors Aaron Gillespie, Dillon Mitchell, Nolan Addington and Brenden Francis all earned top honors for the Yellowjackets.
Brown City, which finished third with a 6-4 GTC East record, also had a strong First Team showing as seniors Joe Hagner and Eric Burgess and junior Jacob Peters represent the Green Devils.
The Green Devils also have two players on the Second Team in senior Ryan Woods and junior Caleb Muxlow.
Marlette and Sandusky each have three players on the Second Team. The Red Raiders are represented by seniors Aaron Lefler and Zak Chappel and freshman Brett Havens. The Redskins have senior Derrick Scott, junior Logan Wheeler and sophomore John Dorman each receiving Second Team honors.