HHC names all-conference baseball team

The Hoosier Heritage Conference named its All-HHC baseball team Monday.

The team was led by Pendleton Heights, New Palestine and New Castle, which had four selections each. Fifteen of the 21 players selected were unanimous selections in the vote by the conference coaches.

Pendleton Heights’ Travis Keesling was selected HHC Coach of the Year. He led the Arabians to a conference title.

2017 All-Hoosier Heritage Conference baseball team

Jake Van Pelt, Sr. OF, Delta*
Drey Jameson, Sr. P/OF, Greenfield-Central*
Tyler Farrell, Sr. SS, Greenfield-Central*
Ryan Beck, Sr. P, Mt. Vernon*
Jared Heard, Sr. OF, New Castle*
Garrett Welch, Sr. OF/P, New Castle*
Titen Bennett, Sr. P, New Castle
Caleb Matthews, Sr. SS, New Castle
Colby Jenkins, So. C, New Palestine*
Keegan Watson, Sr. P/OF, New Palestine*
Jack Walker, So. 1B, New Palestine*
Nick Rusche, Jr. SS, New Palestine
Eston Stull, Sr. P, Pendleton Heights*
Chayce McDermott, Sr. P, Pendleton Heights*
Corbin Cox, Sr. OF, Pendleton Heights
Phillip Lawson, Sr. 2B, Pendleton Heights
Damon Lux, Jr. C/P, Shelbyville*
Tyce Taylor, Jr. P/CF, Shelbyville*
Jordan Coleman, Sr. CF, Yorktown*
Cole Barr, Sr. SS, Yorktown*
Brody Mariotti, Sr. 3B, Yorktown*

Coach of the Year: Travis Keesling, Pendleton Heights
*-Unanimous selection

Honorable mention
Delta: Adam Haynes
Greenfield-Central: Braxton Turner, Adam Hutchison
Mt. Vernon: Jared Shelton, Luke Smoot, Dino Tharp
New Castle: David Bennett, Nathan Hacker
New Palestine: Kyle Gardner, Jacob Smith
Shelbyville: Drew Mathies, Lukes Stieneker, Logan Young
Yorktown: Brady Horine, Sullivan Swingley

Final standings
Pendleton Heights 11-3/19-6
New Palestine 10-4/19-7
New Castle 9-5/21-9
Greenfield-Central 7-7/18-11 (sectional champion)
Shelbyville 6-8/14-11
Yorktown 6-8/17-12 (sectional champion)
Mt. Vernon 5-9/10-18
Delta 2-12/13-16