Baseball | Galion players recognized by MOAC


By Brandon Klein - [email protected]



Tyler Castline gets up to the plate to bat at the bottom of the first inning during a district championship game against Clear Fork on May 23. The Tigers lost 4-1. Castline received a second team All-Conference selection from the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference.


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Matt Hardy smiles as he receives his medal from Galion Athletic Director Kyle Baughn after the Tigers were the district runner-up in a championship game against Clear Fork. Hardy also received second team All-MOAC selection.


Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Josh Eckert receives a medal after the Galion baseball team lost to Clear Fork in the district championship. Eckert received an honorable mention All-MOAC selection.


Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Galion pitcher Garrett Kuns took the loss against Clear Fork in the district championship, but he also received first team All-MOAC selection.


Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

The Mid Ohio Athletic Conference released its All Conference team awards for the 2016 baseball season.

Galion and Northmor athletes received recogntion for their efforts during the season.

In the Red Division, the first team award went to Garrett Kuns, while Tyler Castline and Matt Hardy were awarded Second Team. Josh Eckert received an honorable mention. Castline came in fourth in the MOAC for the most stolen bases during the regular season — he was at bat for 61 times with 20 stolen bases.

In the Blue Division, Jake Farley was awarded First Team, while Gunnar Lilly received Second Team. Farley was the third lead hitter in the conference prior to tournament play — he was at bat 83 times with 37 hits. He also came in third for stealing the most bases at 21. Kyle Kegley received an honorable mention.

Here is the full list of of All Conference awards:

RED DIVISION

First Team

Byron Doubikin, River Valley

Preston Eisnaugle, Jonathan Alder

Kole Justin, North Union

Tanner Killian, Jonathan Alder

Garrett Kuns, Galion

Casey Meddles, Fairbanks

Hunter Mitchell, Buckeye Valley

Jon Peters, Jonathan Alder

Bryce Pylartz, Pleasant

Ben Spaulding, Buckeye Valley

Kyle Warner, Fairbanks

Second Team

Tyler Castline, Galion

Gabe Detwiler, Marion Harding

Karac Doubikin, River Valley

Cal Duckworth, Jonathan Alder

Ian Gehres, Jonathan Alder

Matt Hardy, Galion

Griffin Justus, Fairbanks

Matt Kelley, Pleasant

Cody Neel, North Union

Noah Studenmund, Fairbanks

C J Young, North Union

Honorable Mention

Aaron Berg, River Valley

Josh Eckert, Galion

Cole Marvin, Pleasant

Kody Price, North Union

Ryan Sayre, Marion Harding

Allen Schnees, Fairbanks

Leo Wells, Buckeye Valley

Eric Wilhelm, Jonathan Alder

BLUE DIVISION

First Team

Noah Arrington, Mount Gilead

Lane Ballard, Highland

Ethan Beckett, East Knox

Jake Farley, Northmor

Trace Hatfield, Fredericktown

Devin Pearl, Cardington

Trey Purdy, Centerburg

Jacob Rings, Centerburg

Max Schrieber, Highland

Austin Spicer, Elgin

Connor Ulrey, Highland

Second Team

Cole Bebout, Fredericktown

Michael Collins, Centerburg

Tyler Connors, Mount Gilead

Clem Cunningham, Fredericktown

Wyatt Gresh, Highland

Johnny Levings, Cardington

Gunnar Lilly, Northmor

Kirk Manns, Fredericktown

Devin Spadaro, East Knox

Andrew Stillwell, Highland

Brock Stoner, Elgin

Honorable Mention

Tyler Bland, Mount Gilead

Leighton Cunningham, Fredericktown

Brendon Goodwin, Elgin

Zach Hill, East Knox

Kyle Kegley, Northmor

Neal Simmons, Centerburg

Garrett Wagner, Cardington

Alex Wright, Highland

Tyler Castline gets up to the plate to bat at the bottom of the first inning during a district championship game against Clear Fork on May 23. The Tigers lost 4-1. Castline received a second team All-Conference selection from the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0122.jpgTyler Castline gets up to the plate to bat at the bottom of the first inning during a district championship game against Clear Fork on May 23. The Tigers lost 4-1. Castline received a second team All-Conference selection from the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference. Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Matt Hardy smiles as he receives his medal from Galion Athletic Director Kyle Baughn after the Tigers were the district runner-up in a championship game against Clear Fork. Hardy also received second team All-MOAC selection.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0460.jpgMatt Hardy smiles as he receives his medal from Galion Athletic Director Kyle Baughn after the Tigers were the district runner-up in a championship game against Clear Fork. Hardy also received second team All-MOAC selection. Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Josh Eckert receives a medal after the Galion baseball team lost to Clear Fork in the district championship. Eckert received an honorable mention All-MOAC selection.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0441.jpgJosh Eckert receives a medal after the Galion baseball team lost to Clear Fork in the district championship. Eckert received an honorable mention All-MOAC selection. Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

Galion pitcher Garrett Kuns took the loss against Clear Fork in the district championship, but he also received first team All-MOAC selection.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_DSC_0358.jpgGalion pitcher Garrett Kuns took the loss against Clear Fork in the district championship, but he also received first team All-MOAC selection. Brandon Klein | Galion Inquirer

By Brandon Klein

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Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

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