Cincinnati Christian’s Mitchell Smith (24) winds up on a delivery April 11 during a Miami Valley Conference baseball game against Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy at Prasco Park’s Legacy Field in Mason. CHCA won 3-2. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

Ross, Cincinnati Christian, Lakota East headline 2019 Journal-News All-Area baseball team

COACH OF THE YEAR

Ben Toerner, Ross — Southwest Ohio Conference Coach of the Year

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Grayson Hamilton, Lakota East, senior — An outfielder/pitcher who was named Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division I All-Ohio first team and Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year. Will play collegiately at Ohio Dominican.

Mitchell Smith, Cincinnati Christian, senior — A pitcher/middle infielder who was named Miami Valley Conference Gray Division Athlete of the Year. Will play collegiately at Indiana Wesleyan.

» RELATED: 2019 Journal-News All-Area Baseball Statistics

FIRST TEAM

First Base: Alex Mills, Hamilton, junior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Second Base: A.J. Enginger, Badin, sophomore — Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division Player of the Year

Third Base: Mitchell Vincent, Lakota East, junior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Shortstop: Kurtis Reid, Hamilton, sophomore — Greater Miami Conference first team

Outfielder: Aaron Blake, Franklin, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division Player of the Year

Outfielder: Clayton Detherage, Talawanda, junior — Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Outfielder: Jake Edwards, Madison, junior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Catcher: Cameron Svarda, Madison, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Designated Hitter: Luke Hughes, Madison, junior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division second team

Pitcher: Cade Boxrucker, Badin, junior — Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division first team

Pitcher: Spencer Giesting, Badin, junior — Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division second team

Pitcher: Nate Haberthier, Lakota East, junior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Pitcher: Paul Schroeder, Ross, senior — Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Pitcher: Tristan Sipple, Madison, junior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division Player of the Year

Lakota East’s Grayson Hamilton rounds second base while looking at the outfield with Fairfield’s Ricky Berrios on April 3 during a Greater Miami Conference baseball game at Joe Nuxhall Field in Fairfield. East won 2-1. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

SECOND TEAM

First Base: Devon Milburn, Lakota East, senior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Second Base: Sean Church, Lakota East, senior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Third Base: Jackson Lewis, Hamilton, sophomore — Greater Miami Conference first team

Shortstop: Thomas Vogelsang, Fenwick, senior — Greater Catholic League Coed North Division first team

Outfielder: Asa Crockett, Middletown, senior — Greater Miami Conference second team

Outfielder: Josh Hegemann, Badin, junior — Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division first team

Outfielder: Noah Lehman, Madison, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division second team

Catcher: Keegan Nickoson, Ross, senior — Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Designated Hitter: Clayton Black, Franklin, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team

Pitcher: Casey Judy, Franklin, sophomore — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division honorable mention

Pitcher: Sam Moon, Monroe, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team

Pitcher: Evan Verquer, Fairfield, junior

Pitcher: Sam Rawlins, Carlisle, sophomore — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Pitcher: Cooper Shields, Ross, senior — Southwest Ohio Conference second team

THIRD TEAM

First Base: Gunner Lakins, Franklin, sophomore — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division second team

Second Base: Ethan Hall, Ross, junior — Southwest Ohio Conference Athlete of the Year

Third Base: Gene Underhill, Middletown, senior

Shortstop: Mason Whiteley, Edgewood, sophomore — Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Outfielder: Noah Frankenburg, Lebanon, senior — Greater Western Ohio Conference National Division first team

Outfielder: C.J. Napier, Fenwick, senior — Greater Catholic League Coed North Division first team

Outfielder: Winston Spencer, Cincinnati Christian, junior — Miami Valley Conference Gray Division second team

Catcher: Kyle McDonough, Lakota East, senior — Greater Miami Conference second team

Designated Hitter: Dane Flatter, Carlisle, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Pitcher: Joey Gelter, Lakota West, senior — Greater Miami Conference first team

Pitcher: Chase Hopewell, Badin, senior

Pitcher: Trevor House, Ross, junior

Pitcher: Aidan Post, Fairfield, senior — Greater Miami Conference second team

Pitcher: Kyle Russell, Franklin, senior — Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division second team

Ross coach Ben Toerner stands in the third-base coaching box April 22 during a Southwest Ohio Conference baseball game against Little Miami in Ross Township. Ross won 2-1. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

HONORABLE MENTION

Badin — Dylan Ballauer, Kaden Kimbrell, Luke Tabler

Carlisle — Talon Borders, Brice Naylor

Cincinnati Christian — Trevor Allen, Cody Anderson, Tim Carangi, Jacob Carroll, Alex Johnson

Edgewood — Alex Gavern, Kody McCarley

Fairfield — Caleb Schram, Cameron Tenhundfeld

Fenwick — R.J. Clesceri, Carter Earls, Sully Janeck, Chase Mulligan

Franklin — Cooper Daniels, Aiden Kinser, Tytus Tussey

Hamilton — Payton Pennington

Lakota East — Preston Dorsey, Will Koger

Lakota West — Alex Jarboe, Ryan Jones, Bradley Vargas

Lebanon — Kody O’Connor, Zach Weber, Bo Wilson

Madison — Justin Gray, Gabe Higgs, Jake Munafo

Middletown — Adonis Herrera, Kyle Keister

Middletown Christian — Steven Earnest

Monroe — Nick Osterman, Blake Sheppard

New Miami — Ronnie Bowman, Robbie Hundley, Trey Robinette

Ross — Logan Hollander, Ryan Merkle, Zach Ungermann

Talawanda — Mason Hansford, Ian Heiman, Brecken Hornsby

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