Five Bulldogs earn All-CCC honors
Dallas Castagna was an honorable mention selection on the Clarence Cannon Conference basebal team
The Louisiana Bulldogs recently had five players selected for the All-Clarence Cannon Conference baseball team.
Senior catcher Brendan Ross was named the conference co-player of the year, sharing the honor with Palmyra pitcher Will Funkenbusch.
Ross was named as one of two first-team catchers on the All-CCC squad. Senior pitcher Dylan Smith made the first team, as did Funkenbusch.
The Bulldogs also had two senior players make the All-CCC second team, third baseman Greg Pitzer and left fielder Dalton Channel.
Sophomore shortstop and pitcher Dallas Castagna was an honorable mention selection.
Ross, Smith, Pitzer and Castagna had a busy spring, as all four also played on the Bulldogs golf team. The golfers took second in the state tournament.
Here are the other players who made the All-CCC team:
Catcher: Caleb Kizer – Palmyra.
Infielders: Kyle Fulton – Monroe City, Brock Butler – Palmyra, Brandon Freeman – Centralia and Wyatt Proper – South Shelby.
Outfielders: Collin Patrick – Macon, Blake Rodgers – Monroe City and Holden Hudson – Palmyra.
Utility player: Craig Smith – Macon.
Pitchers: Zach Etzler – Centralia and Landon Monroe – Macon.
Catchers: Ethan Anderson – Mark Twain and Jonathan Boyer – Highland.
Infielders: Chandler Kovar – Centralia, Seth Brown – Palmyra and Gabe Gravitt – Macon.
Outfielders: Gannon Peavler – Centralia and Jack Neisen – Highland.
Utility player: Josh Hultz – Palmyra.
David Heathman, Paxton Hill – Mark Twain, Alex Blackford – South Shelby, Devan Duncan – Centralia, Greg Garner – Highland, Brendan Watts – Macon, Dylan Thomure – Mark Twain and Tyler Roberts – Centralia.
Coach of the Year
Bobby Chick – Centralia.