Ozark 7 releases all-conference teams

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Hunter Cook had a breakout season for the Purdy baseball team. He was rewarded for his efforts with a Ozark 7 All-Conference First Team selection. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Purdy claims Player, Coach of the Year honors

The Ozark 7 Conference took its time, but finally released the list of its top baseball players with its all-conference teams.

Purdy senior pitcher Sydney Birge hurled his way onto the Ozark 7 All-Conference First Team with his efforts this season. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

As expected, undefeated conference champions Purdy was well-represented and claimed the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors with Dusty Videmschek and Joshua Hughes earning the coveted spots, respectively.

Ricky Aldaba, Sydney Birge, Hunter Cook earned First Team accolades, with Jonatan Salazar, Adam Humphrey and James Hughlett selected to the Honorable Mention squad.

Wheaton's Hilsden Mosley secured First Team honors, while teammates Brayden England and Tate Banks recorded Honorable Mention statuses.

Austin Tripp, from Exeter, was a First Team winner, with fellow Tigers Ethan Caddell and Austin Rayburn earning Honorable Mention awards.

Garrett Hobbs and Jay Fields led the First Team way for Southwest, with Jarrett Pike and Landon Wright collecting Honorable Mention accolades.

The complete list is as follows

Player of the Year: Dusty Videmschek, Purdy

Coach of the Year: Joshua Hughes, Purdy

First Team

Hilsden Mosley, Wheaton

Brendyn Taylor, McAuley

Austin Tripp, Exeter

Jake Doyle, McAuley

Garrett Hobbs, Southwest

Ricky Aldaba, Purdy

Paton Clay, Southwest

Sydney Birge, Purdy

Hunter Cook, Purdy

Jay Fields, Southwest

Dylan Londo, McAuley

Honorable Mention

Ethan Caddell, Exeter

Brayden England, Wheaton

Tate Banks, Wheaton

Jonatan Salazar, Purdy

Adam Humphrey, Purdy

James Hughlett, Purdy

Kolton Pinkly, Verona

Austin Rayburn, Exeter

Jarrett Pike, Southwest

Landon Wright, Southwest

Tommy Doyle, McAuley

The Ozark 7 Conference does not select a Second Team grouping for spring baseball.

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