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Arcadia’s Spridgeon named coach of year

David Spridgeon was named coach of the year and three of his Arcadia players made the first team among All-Blanchard Valley Conference softball selections.
Spridgeon, in his first year at the helm, guided the Redskins to a share of the BVC championship with an 8-1 record to go with a 14-8 overall mark.
Arcadia’s first conference softball title since 2009 was shared with Arlington.
Senior second baseman Courtney Cramer, senior catcher Ashley Baird and junior shortstop Maddie Mock made the first team from the Redskins.
Van Buren’s Nichole Miller also made the first team.
Hardin Northern pitcher Addy Bame was named player of the year.
Juniors Ross Adolph and Jameson Jacobs of Van Buren and Hayden Ramsey of Arcadia made the first team in baseball.
League champion Liberty-Benton had the player of the year in Jared Neiling and the coach of the year in Scott Arnold.

2014 All-BVC Softball
FIRST TEAM
PITCHERS — Britnee Johnson, Arlington; Addy Bame, Hardin Northern.
POSITION PLAYERS — Nichole Miler, Van Buren; Courtney Stoltz, Arlington; Lea Rowe, Hardin Northern; Brenna Dee, McComb; Maddi Pape, Liberty-Benton; Courtney Cramer, Arcadia; Ashley Baird, Arcadia; Megan Johnson, Arlington; Maddy Steffan, Leipsic; Megan Maag, Pandora-Gilboa; Maddie Mock, Arcadia.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Addy Bame, Hardin Northern.
COACH OF THE YEAR — David Spridgeon, Arcadia.
SECOND TEAM
Haley Bonham, Vanlue; Dana Miller, Cory-Rawson; Hannah Johnson, Arlington; Samantha Anders, Liberty-Beton; Molly Glick, Arcadia; Paige Sudlow, Van Buren; Kylee Hooker, Hardin Northern; Haley Gerten, Leipsic.
HONORABLE MENTION
ARCADIA — Alisha Baird, sr.; Megan Hill, soph. ARLINGTON — Allie Sheldon, soph.; Dani Heaster, sr. CORY-RAWSON — Taylor Marshall, jr.; Amie Ricksecker, jr. HARDIN NORTHERN — Taylir Schiewe, sr.; Michaela Curtis, soph. LEIPSIC — Emily Ellerbrock, jr.; Alexis Escamilla, jr. LIBERTY-BENTON — Samantha Johnson, sr.; Katie Roberts, jr. McCOMB — Hailey Buck, jr.; Bridgette Swartz, sr. PANDORA-GILBOA — Jenna Sigler, sr.; Hunter Hermiller, sr. VAN BJUREN — Olivia Sattler, soph.; Erin Neall, jr. VANLUE — Sami Hausserman, soph.; Kate Clymer, jr.

2014 All-BVC Baseball
FIRST TEAM
PITCHERS — Jared Neiling, sr., Liberty-Benton; Tyler Richards, sr., Arlington; Alex Harter, jr., Liberty-Benton; Clay Grubb, jr., McComb.
POSITION PLAYERS — Jordan Freed, sr., Arlington; Reed Hovest, sr., Pandora-Gilboa; Mitch Schroeder, sr., McComb; Ross Adolph, jr., Van Buren; Caleb Russell, jr., Liberty-Bernton; Jameson Jacobs, jr., Van Buren; Hayden Ramsey, jr., Arcadia; Gavin Cupp, soph., Leipsic.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Jared Neiling, Liberty-Benton.
COACH OF THE YEAR — Scott Arnold, Liberty-Benton.
SECOND TEAM
Caden Schroeder, fr., McComb; Chance Sonnenberg, jr., Van Buren; Dustin Rieman, sr., Pandora-Gilboa; Nick Affholder, fr., Arlington; Anthony Webb, sr., Liberty-Benton; Josh Ostrander, jr., Liberty-Benton; Dylan Schey, sr., Leipsic; Chad Baker, soph., Arcadia.
HONORABLE MENTION
ARCADIA — Dylan Conine, jr.; Sawyer Kieffer, sr. ARLINGTON– John Solt, jr.; Kyle McDowell, soph. CORY-RAWSON — Lance Butler, jr.; Matthew Alspach, jr. HARDIN NORTHERN — Kyle Lamb, sr.; Brett Roby, sr. LEIPSIC — Alex Ellerbrock, jr.; Justin Ellerbrock, soph. LIBERTY-BENTON — Parker Lease, jr.; Wyatt Young, fr. McCOMB — Travis Clark, sr.; Taylor Reardon, sr. PANDORA-GILBOA — Alex Osborn, sr.; Brian Schneck, sr. VAN BJUREN — Isaac Sexton, jr.; Schuyler Turner, jr. VANLUE — Austin Smith, jr.; Jason Summers, jr.

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