Wildcats dominate All-Conference team

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This year, the Cassville Wildcat baseball squad dominated the Big 8 All-Conference team. Trey Rose was named Player of the Year and head coach Kyle Wood claimed Coach of the Year honors.

Rose, a unanimous first team selection at catcher, was joined by John Cavness, a unanimous selection first team pitcher, and Ricky Nichols, a first team unanimous honoree at short stop. Kreg Meyers was named to the first team as an outfielder.

Ben Makela, pitcher, and Cavness, first base, picked up All-Conference second team awards. Cassville's Garrett Kirk was named a honorable mention.

The complete All-Conference list is as follows.


First team: Cavness, Cassville; Payton Walker, Carl Junction; and Jared Lipe, Seneca.

Second Team: Cody Lee, Mt.Vernon; Markell White, Lamar; Chase Marrs , Carl Junction; and Makala Cassville.

Honorable Mention: Aaron Patton, Monett.

First Base

First team: Cody Lee, Mt. Vernon.

Second team: Cavness, Cassville.

Honorable mention: AJ Eaves, Lamar.

Second Base

First team: Austin Lenox, Aurora.

Second team: Zach Kelly, Seneca.

Honorable mention: Tripp Tucker, Lamar.


First team: Rose, Cassville.

Second team: Mac Roach, Mt. Vernon.

Honorable Mention: Kurtlin Hulett, Carl Junction.

Short Stop

First team: Nichols, Cassville.

Second team: Chase Johnston, Mt. Vernon.

Honorable mention: Jeff Terry, Carl Junction.

Third Base

First team: Dalton Merriman, Seneca.

Second team: Nathan Skaggs, Carl Junction.

Honorable mention: Skylar Phillips, Mt. Vernon.


First team; Colten Webber, Seneca; Mars, Carl Junction and Myers, Cassville.

Second team: Braxton Graham, Seneca; Dilion Bunch, East Newton; Zane Phillips, Mt. Vernon and Payton Walker, Carl Junction.

Honorable Mention: Mark Bartlett, Lamar; Kyler Shoff, Mt. Vernon; and Kirk, Cassville.

Designated Hitter

First team: Payton Rawlins, Seneca.

Second team: JT Tucker, Lamar.

Honorable mention: Dominic Swillum, Mt. Vernon.

Utility Player

First team: Carlin Ballay, Monett.

Second team: Sam Swartz, East Newton.

Honorable mention: Dallas Peterson, Aurora.

Player Of Year: Rose Cassville.

Coach Of Year: Wood Cassville.

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