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Brandon Stanek, Tommy Crandall earn first-team baseball honors
Grant Jefferies, Tyler Crandall earn honorable mention
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Hillsboros Tommy Crandall was named to the Scenic Bluffs all-conference baseball squad's first team. He batted .351 and went 1-0 as a pitcher with a 2.38 ERA. - photo by Nate Beier photo/Sentry-Enterprise archives

Hillsboro senior shortstop Brandon Stanek was named to the All-Scenic Bluffs baseball first team for a second straight season when the league recently announced its postseason awards.

He was joined on the 16-player first team by sophomore teammate Tommy Crandall. Crandall earned first-team all-league honors as an outfielder.

Hillsboro senior infielder/pitcher Grant Jefferies and sophomore pitcher/infielder Tyler Crandall were among the 18 players to receive honorable mention.

Senior outfielder Tyler Seeley was named to the eight-player all-sportsmanship team.

Stanek was the Tigers’ leadoff hitter for the second straight year and he also saw time on the mound.

In 21 games the senior stand out hit .406 (26-for-64) while leading the team in hits (26), doubles (8), triples (3), runs scored (21). He also walked 11 times, stole six bases and had seven RBIs.

On the mound Stanek went 0–1 with a 7.78 ERA and seven strikeouts in nine innings pitched.

Tommy Crandall finished third on the team with a .351 batting average collecting 20 hits in 57 at-bats. He totaled five doubles, one triple, one home run, 12 RBIs, 13 runs scored and a team-high eight stolen bases.

On the mound Crandall went 1–0 with a pair of saves, a team-low 2.38 ERA, 13 strikeouts and 13 walks in 17 2/3 innings pitched in six appearances.

Jefferies was Hillsboro’s number two pitcher this season and started in right field when he wasn’t pitching.

The senior right-hander went 2–2 with a 2.77 ERA, 21 strikeouts and 14 walks in 17 2/3 innings pitched in seven appearances.

At the plate Jefferies hit .360 (18-for-50) with four doubles, 12 RBIs, eight runs scored and three stolen bases.

Tyler Crandall emerged as the Tigers’ ace early in the season as well as the team’s top relief pitcher.

He finished the year with a 4–2 record, a team-high four saves, a 3.32 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 21 walks in 46 1/3 innings pitched. He appeared in a team-high 13 games and made eight starts.

At the plate Tyler Crandall compiled a .265 batting average (13-for-49) with five doubles, 12 RBIs, a team-high 14 walks, 12 runs scored and four stolen bases.

Seeley started in left field and finished his final season with a .212 (7-for-33) batting average with one double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

The Tigers finished the year 13–8 overall and 8–6 (fifth place) in the SBC.

New Lisbson senior Johnny Costello was named the league’s Player of the Year. He led the Rockets to a 10–9 overall record and a 9–5 mark in league play.

Bangor junior Canon O’Heron was named the SBC Pitcher of the Year. He led the Cardinals to 12–6 overall record and a third-place tie in the league standings at 9–5 with New Lisbon.

Brookwood (14–7, 11–3) won this year’s outright SBC title, followed by Necedah (10–7, 9–4).