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Midway through what Regina plans on being a four-game postseason run the Regals picked up some rewards for their work in the regular season.
Regina had five players earn all-conference honors when the River Valley Conference released its postseason honors on Wednesday.
The all-conference recipients for the Regals were highlighted by a trio of first-team picks with seniors Jack Tierney and Danny Gavin joining sophomore Connor Nicpon on the South Division first team.
Tierney was named to the South Division first team as an infielder after hitting .391 with 10 extra-base hits and driving in 20 runs and scoring 27 runs.
Gavin was a first-team all-South Division selection as an outfielder after leading the Regals with a .413 batting average, a .523 on-base percentage and a .663 slugging percentage.
The senior centerfielder had 15 doubles, three home runs and led the team with 33 runs scored and 30 RBI.
Nicpon was a first-team utility selection after excelling on the mound as well as at the plate.
The sophomore batted .245 with 14 RBI and 27 runs scored and went 4-3 with a 2.54 ERA and 45 strikeouts in a team-leading 41 1/3 innings.
Junior Jack Clark was named to the South Division second team as a catcher after batting .303 with 12 extra-base hits and 22 RBI. Clark also had a team-high 27 walks and scored 17 runs.
Eighth grader Will Litton was an honorable mention South Division pick for Regina.
West Branch had a pair of players named to the South Division teams in junior Max Lodge and sophomore Ian Nelson.
Lodge was a second-team pick as an infielder after hitting a team-high .356 with a home run, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Nelson was an honorable mention selection for the Bears.
2023 River Valley All-Conference Baseball
South Division First Team
P: Collin Miller, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Drake Collins, Sr., West Liberty. INF: Karson Grout, Jr., Mid-Prairie; Cain Brown, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Jack Tierney, Sr., Regina; Connor Schwarz, Soph., Durant. OF: Alex Bean, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Danny Gavin, Sr., Regina; Caden Schmidt, Sr., Tipton. C: Brock Harland, Jr., Mid-Prairie; Cade Souhrada, Soph., Wilton. UTIL: Brady Weber, Soph., Mid-Prairie; Connor Nicpon, Soph., Regina.
South Division Second Team
P: Tytan Griffith, Soph., West Liberty; Davis Webb, Sr., Tipton. INF: Camron Pickard, Sr., Mid-Prairie; Ryker Dengler, Soph., West Liberty; Brady Meincke, Sr., Durant; Max Lodge, Jr., West Branch. OF: Seth Axsom, Soph., West Liberty; Colby Gast, Fr., Durant; Owen Hassell, Soph., Wilton. C: Jack Clark, Jr., Regina; Garrett Hollenback, Sr., Durant. UTIL: Colin Cassady, Sr., West Liberty; Landyn Putman, Jr., Wilton
Honorable mention – Landry Gingerich, Soph., Mid-Prairie; Tyler Jones, Sr., West Liberty; Will Litton, 8th, Regina; Ryan Wulf, Jr., Durant; Carter Hull, Soph., Wilton; Ian Spangler, Jr., Tipton; Ian Nelson, Soph., West Branch
South Division coach of the year – Kyle Mullet, Mid-Prairie
North Division First Team
P: Nate Offerman, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Dylan Mangler, Jr., Maquoketa. INF: Mason Otting, Sr., Cascade; Cooper Hummel, Soph., Cascade; Devin Brophy, Sr., Anamosa; Thomas Blomme, Soph., Camanche. OF: Luke Sigwarth, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Luke Schieltz, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Will Hosch, Jr., Cascade. C: Cade Rausch, Sr., Cascade; Miken Wheeler, Soph., Anamosa. UTIL: Jack Menster, Sr., Cascade; Isiah Espey, Soph., Northeast; Braedon Tranel, Jr., Maquoketa.
South Division Second Team
P: Jack Sellnau, Jr., Anamosa; Jimmy Weispfenning, Sr., Northeast. INF: Jackson Watters, Soph., Anamosa; Carter Kuehl, Jr., Anamosa; Brady Gogel, Fr., Monticello; Kasey Coakley, Sr., Maquoketa. OF: Cass Hoffman, Jr., Cascade; Dylan Roher, Sr., Monticello; Curtis Eberhart, Sr., Northeast; C: Matthew Florence, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Gavin Kramer, Soph., Northeast. UTIL: Ty Frasher, Jr., Cascade; Jaden Fitzpatrick, Soph., Maquoketa; Garrett Schultz, Sr., Camanche.
Honorable mention – Peyton Schilling, Jr., Monticello; Jase Reinke, Sr., Cascade; Jackson Oberbroeckling, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Easton Wheeler, Jr., Anamosa; Mason Duritza, Jr., Camanche; Luke Holdgrafer, Sr., Northeast; Brady Pauls, Sr., Maquoketa.
North Division coach of the year – Ryan Mabe, Dyersville Beckman