Wildcats reel in diamond honors

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Bowen Preddy claimed Big 8 Conference honors this season for the Wildcats’ baseball team. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

Cassville duo bring home All-Conference distinctions

While the season for the Cassville baseball team may not have gone the way the Wildcats would have preferred, the campaign was far from a total loss.

Even with a young squad, there were several reasons to have hope and smile, and with the release of the Big 8 All-conference team, the Wildcats had two blocks in their young arsenal upon which they can build around.

Jarrod Wallace, a sophomore, claimed All-Conference accolades this season for Cassville and will be a key piece in the rebuilding effort for the Wildcats next season. Jared Lankford/sports@cassville-democrat.com

The Wildcats’ Bowen Preddy was named to the Second Team as an infielder. Jarrod Wallace found a spot on the Honorable Mention squad as an outfielder.

With both coming back next season, the team’s future looks bright.

The complete Big 8 All-Conference team is as follows:

Player of the Year: Wyatt Sparks, Aurora

Coach of the Year: James Hoffman, Aurora

First Team

Pitcher

Wyatt Sparks, Aurora (Unanimous)

Austin Erikson, Aurora (Unanimous)

Corey Spain, Monett

Catcher

Joe Brown, McDonald County (Unanimous)

Infielder

Matthew Miller, Aurora (Unanimous)

Wyatt Sparks, Aurora

Gage Singer, Aurora (Unanimous)

Chance Fenton, Mt. Vernon (Unanimous)

Outfielder

Gavin Clouse, Seneca (Unanimous)

Mia Fisher, Aurora (Unanimous)

Tyler Stoutsenberger, McDonald County

Designated Hitter

Alex Cook, Seneca (Unanimous)

Utility

Dawson Stephens, Seneca

Second Team

Pitcher

Charley Moore, McDonald County

Gage Singer, Aurora

Gavin Clouse, Seneca

Catcher

Ryan Cline, Aurora

Hunter Liveoak, East Newton

Infielder

Case Tucker, Lamar

Bowen Preddy, Cassville

Will Boswell, Mt. Vernon

Parker Wolfinbarger, Seneca

Outfielder

Monty Mailes, Seneca

Ty Shaver, McDonald County

Ty Boswell, Mt. Vernon

Designated Hitter

Zach Blevins, Monett

Utility

Austin Erickson, Aurora

Honorable Mention

Case Tucker, Lamar

Boston Dowd, McDonald County

Will Boswell, Mt. Vernon

Catcher

Jayden Buttram, Mt. Vernon

Infielder

Alejandro Groomer, Monett

Kale Schrader, Seneca

Jorden Platter, McDonald County

Colby Johnston, Mt. Vernon

Brady Wright, Monett

Outfielder

Jarrod Wallace, Cassville

Jedd Anderson, Monett

Corey Spain, Monett

Brett Pendergraft, East Newton

Designated Hitter

Quinn Price, Mt. Vernon

Utility

Wyatt Hull, Lamar

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