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Stanek headlines All-SBC baseball selections
Five Tigers earn year-end honors
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Hillsboro junior Brandon Stanek was one of 15 players named to the All-Scenic Bluffs baseball first team when the league recently announced its postseason awards.

Hillsboro senior Jake Stockwell, and juniors Chucky Strait and Grant Jefferies were among the 20 players to receive honorable mention.

Junior Matthew Anderson was named to the eight-player all-sportsmanship team.

Stanek was the Tigers’ starting shortstop and leadoff hitter. He also saw time on the mound.

In 16 games the junior spark plug hit .333 (14-for-42) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and eight RBIs. He led the team with 17 runs scored, 11 walks and also stole eight bases.

On the mound Stanek went 0–2 with a 10.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings pitched.

Stockwell was the anchor of the Tigers defense as the starting catcher, as well as the team’s best hitter. He led the Tigers in hits (17), RBIs (13) and batting average (.340). He had four doubles, scored six runs and struck out just four times in 54 plate appearances.

Strait started in center field and shared high batting average honors with Stockwell. He collected 16 hits in 47 at-bats (.340), to go along with four doubles, 11 RBIs, five walks, seven runs scored and five stolen bases.

As a part-time pitcher, Strait went 0–1 with a 9.43 ERA and sixth strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.

Jefferies served as the team’s ace and started in right field when he wasn’t pitching.

The junior right-hander went 2–3 with a team-best 2.38 ERA and a team-high 26 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.

At the plate Jefferies hit .190 (8-for-42) with one double, three RBIs, two runs scored and four stolen bases.

Anderson started at third base and hit clean-up. He finished the season batting .229 (8-for-35) with four RBIs, four runs scored and two stolen bases.

The Tigers finished the year 5–11 overall and 5–9 in the SBC.

Cashton senior Caleb Fernholz was named both the league’s Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year.

The pitcher/shortstop/catcher led the Eagles to 16–4 overall record and a berth in Tuesday’s WIAA Division 4 sectionals. Cashton also won the SBC championship with a 12–2 mark in league play.

On April 29 Fernholz struck out 10 Hillsboro batters and allowed just four hits in a 4–2 complete game victory over the Tigers.