Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shields and Pressly named all-area players of the year

The Miami Valley Baseball Coaches Association has named its all area teams.

Greenville's Marc Shields was named First Team first baseman - as well as player of the year for Division I.

Franklin-Monroe's Austin Pressley was named First Team pitcher - and player of the year for Division IV. Pressly, who was set to play for Sinclair next year, was drafted yesterday by the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

Other Darke County players making the all-area team were:
  • Tripp Davis, Greenville (2nd team pitcher, D-I)
  • Jon Richard, Versailles (1st team pitcher, D-III)
  • Patrick Mescher, Versailles (2nd team pitcher, D-III)
  • Luke Cox, Versailles, (honorable mention pitcher, D-III)
  • Tyler Bey, Versailles (honorable mention infielder, D-III)
  • A.J. Aikman, Arcanum (special mention, D-III)
  • Cody Neleigh, Franklin-Monroe (1st team catcher, D-IV)
  • Heath Kaufman, Franklin-Monroe (1st team infielder, D-IV)
  • Cody Gunckel, Tri-Village (2nd team infielder, D-IV)
  • Grant O'Dell (2nd team outfielder, D-IV)

And congratulations also to Franklin-Monroe's Mike Morris, the D-IV coach of the year.

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