In a season that saw Scotland County claim the Lewis & Clark Conference title, it was no wonder that the Tigers dominated the league’s post season awards. Five Scotland County players were honored by the coaches when the L & C announced its all conference teams earlier this month.
Gage Dodge, Will Fromm and Lane Pence all earned first team all-conference honors.
Dodge was second on the Tigers with a .490 batting average. The senior recorded 24 hits, including 10 doubles, one triple and one home run, in just 49 at bats. He was tops on the team with 19 runs scored.
Dodge also went 4-0 on the mound, tossing 26 innings and producing a miniscule 1.65 ERA. He limited opponents to just 22 hits and six walks while striking out 38.
Pence topped the squad with a .512 batting average. He produced 21 hits in 41 at bats, with six doubles and a homer. The senior finished with 15 RBIs in just 13 games. Add in five walks and Pence produced the best on base percentage on the squad at .574.
Pence was 2-1 as a pitcher, throwing 1 innings, allowing 10 hits and seven walks while fanning 15 batters.
Fromm finished the year hitting .346, with a team-best five home runs. He produced 18 hits in 52 at bats and led the squad with 20 RBIs, playing in all 16 games.
Fromm recorded a 4-0 record on the mound. The junior led the team with 32 innings pitched. He limited team’s to just 21 hits, walking 22 batters while striking out a team-best 43 hitters to produce a 0.65 ERA.
Also named to the L&C First Team were Brayden Hudson, a sophomore from Harrisburg; Brett Miller, a senior from Paris; Jackson King, a freshman from Salisbury; Wyatt Homer a senior from Schuyler County; Justus McCawley, a senior from Westran; Jonah Sanford, a sophomore from Harrisburg; and Ben Miller, a junior from Westran.
Scotland County’s Branton Burrus earned second team all-conference honors. The sophomore batted .327 with four doubles and a triple. He was second on the team with 17 RBIs. Burrus also contributed on the mound, tossing 11 2/3 innings, walking 31 batters while striking out 23.
Also named to the L&C Second Team were Quess Frerking, a sophomore from Fayette; Cody Amen a junior and Riley Veatch a senior from Schuyler County; Adam Forrest, a junior from Paris; Jackson Truesdell a junior and Brynden Moore, a senior, from Westran; Charles Strain, a sophomore and Ryan Freeman a junior from Harrisburg; and Gavin Ramsey, a senior from Salisbury.
Scotland County’s Jacob Buford earned third-team all-conference honors. The sophomore hit .259 with 14 hits in 54 at bats and was third on the team with 15 runs scored. Buford also provided four innings of relief work for the Tigers’ pitching staff.
Rounding out the L&C Third team were Brock Miller a freshman and Trenton Morgan, a senior from Paris; Grant Himmelmann a sophomore from Fayette; Kevin Linnemann a senior from Salisbury; Carson Tallmann a junior from Schuyler County; Blake Massey a senior from Westran; Cade Combs and Jordan Olmstead, seniors from Harrisburg; and Hayden Miller, a senior from Knox County.