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Big Seven All-League Baseball Honors Awarded
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

The 2017 Big 7 League baseball season is in the books and postseason honors have been handed out. 

Both Nemaha Central and Jeff West finished tied atop the League standings after splitting the season series, sharing the Big Seven League title. 

A trio of Jeff West Tigers picked up first team All-League honors as Nathan Buss was a unanimous selection at outfield and both Josh Lanum and Grant Thompson earned first team honors at pitcher. Lucas Becker for the Tigers earned honorable mention honors. 

Nemaha Central was led by a pair of players earning first team honors as Austin Gerety picked up first team All-League honors at both pitcher and infield, while Lucas Schraad got the first team nod at outfield. Mitchell Henry, Ryan Hasenkamp, Derek Uphaus and Paul Enneking each snagged honorable mention All-League honors. 

Both Sabetha and Perry Lecompton finished with the second best League mark behind the Thunder and Tigers. For Sabetha in their first high school baseball season they had a trio of players earn first team All-League honors. Blake Frey picked up first team honors at outfield, while Joe Gruber got the nod at infield and Brayden Becker earned the honor at utility. Seth Burdick and Brandon Brownlee each earned honorable mention honors, while Gruber also picked up honorable mention to go along with his first team honors. 

Perry Lecompton Kaw, Blaine Patten earned first team All-League at infield, while Tristan Damme was given honorable mention honors. 

Holton Wildcats qualified for State for the first time in school history and had two players earn first team All-League honors as Brady Mulroy was a unanimous selection at utility and Brady Forrester got the nod at infield. 

Royal Valley was led by Tim Martin who picked up first team All-League honors at infield, while ACCHS Tiger, Hunter Ostertag was named first team catcher in the Big Seven League. 

Riverside Cyclone, Gehrig Shue was selected honorable mention All-League. 

2017 Big 7 All-League First Team Baseball

Outfield
Nathan Buss - Jeff West (Unanimous)
Lucas Schraad - Nemaha Central
Blake Frey - Sabetha

Infield
Joe Gruber - Sabetha
Blaine Pattin - Perry-Lecompton
Austin Gerety - Nemaha Cental
Tim Martin - Royal Valley
Brady Forrester - Holton

Pitchers
Austin Gerety - Nemaha Central
Grant Thompson - Jeff West
Josh Lanum - Jeff West

Catcher
Hunter Ostertag - ACCHS

Utility Players
Brady Mulroy - Holton (unanimous)
Brayden Becker - Sabetha

Honorable Mention
Ryan Hasenkamp (Nemaha Central) - Outfielder
Tristan Damme (Perry-Lecompton) - Infielder
Derek Uphaus (Nemaha Central) - Infielder
Seth Burdick (Sabetha) - Infielder
Lucas Becker (Jeff West) - Infielder
Joe Gruber (Sabetha) - Pitcher
Paul Enneking (Nemaha Central) - Pitcher
Brandon Brownlee (Sabetha) - Catcher
Gehrig Shue (Riverside) - Catcher
Mitch Henry (Nemaha Central) - Utility Player

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