CENTENARY, Ohio — The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League has announced it’s 2012 All-League baseball and softball teams, players of the year, and coaches of the year honers.
The Gallia Academy baseball team won it’s second consecutive SEOAL title, with a 9-1 record in league games. The Blue Devils head coach Rich Corvin earned the Coach of the Year award for the third consecutive season. GAHS junior Justin Bailey was named Co-Player of the Year, along side Landon Kern from Warren.
Along with Bailey, the Blue Devils’ Bobby Dunlap, Ty Warnimont, and Drew Young also received All-League honers. For the second straight year Jimmy Clagg made Honorable Mention, along with newcomer John Faro.
The Gallia Academy softball team finished third in the SEOAL with a 7-3 record in league games. Jackson’s Don Kunz earned Coach of the Year honers after leading JHS to a league title. GAHS senior Heather Ward was named Co-Player of the Year, along with Warren’s Hannah Zimmerman. Ward was named Player of the Year in 2011 as well.
Along with Ward, the Blue Angels’ Mattie Lanham earned her third consecutive All-SEOAL team. Joining Lanham and Ward are Maggie Westfall and Rachel Morris, both making their first All-League team. Kendra Barnes and Kanessa Snyder were each named to the Honorable Mention list.
2012 All-SEOAL Baseball Team
Sean Jackson, Chillicothe 12 OF
Pierce Knisley*, Chillicothe 10 P
Derek Milliken, Chillicothe 12 OF
Jalen Mischal, Chillicothe 10 C
Justin Bailey*, Gallia Academy 11 P
Bobby Dunlap, Gallia Academy 11 Inf
Ty Warnimont, Gallia Academy 10 C
Drew Young, Gallia Academy 12 Inf
Bradin Crabtree, Jackson 12 P
Tyler Neal, Jackson 10 Inf
Curtis Barkhurst, Logan 12 P
Len Collins, Portsmouth 12 Inf
Levi Porter, Portsmouth 11 P
Austin Henthorn, Warren 12 Inf
Landon Kern**, Warren 12 C
Garrett Kennedy, Warren 10 P
Co-Players of the Year: Justin Bailey, Gallia Academy; Landon Kern, Warren
Coach of the Year: Rich Corvin**, Gallia Academy
Honorable Mention: Robbie Vest and Corey Wagner, Chillicothe; Jimmy Clagg* and John Faro, Gallia Academy; Aaron Abrams and Tyler Shortridge, Jackson; Kyle Hixenbaugh and Brandon Kuhn, Logan; Jacob Albrecht and Brandon Wedebrook, Portsmouth; Gunnar Smith and Tyler Ward, Warren.
*—denotes previous season(s) named to All-SEOAL team. Corvin was also South Division Coach of the Year in 2010. Abrams, Henthorn and Ward were honorable mention in 2011
2012 All-SEOAL Softball Team
Rylee Bouillion*, Chillicothe 11 P
Bri Dawes, Chillicothe 9 OF
Mattie Lanham**, Gallia Academy 12 C
Rachel Morris, Gallia Academy 12 Inf
Heather Ward**, Gallia Academy 12 P
Maggie Westfall, Gallia Academy 10 OF
Kelly Hughes, Jackson 11 Inf
Kacee Jenkins, Jackson 9 P
Kari Jenkins, Jackson 11 Inf
Faith Freeman, Logan 9 P
Brooke Simons, Logan 12 Inf
Jada Jenkins, Portsmouth 9 Inf
Peighton Williams, Portsmouth 9 Inf
Brandi Douglas*, Warren 10 Inf
Kendra Lynch, Warren 10 Inf
Ally Spence*, Warren 12 OF
Hannah Zimmerman**, Warren 12 C
Co-Players of the Year: Heather Ward*, Gallia Academy; Hannah Zimmerman, Warren.
Coach of the Year: Don Kunz, Jackson.
Honorable Mention: Chianna Smitley and Jordan Webb, Chillicothe; Kendra Barnes and Kanessa Snyder, Gallia Academy; Samantha Humphreys and Whitney Wills, Jackson; Emily Figgins and Morgan Robinette, Logan; Kasey Simpson and Justice Swords, Portsmouth; Riley Benson and Hailey Murdock, Warren.
*—denotes previous season(s) named to All-SEOAL team. Ward was Player of the Year in 2011; Kari Jenkins and Spence were honorable mention in 2011 and Spence was All-SEOAL in 2010.
Team selected by vote of league coaches. Each team was permitted two automatic honorable mention selections.