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Balting named to all-conference baseball team

Shelbyville’s Eadin Balting was named All-HHC for his performance this past season.

- STAFF REPORT

The All-Hoosier Heritage Conference baseball team was released Wednesday. 

Five different teams – including conference and sectional champion Greenfield-Central and regional champion Yorktown – have three members on the team.

All of the conference regular-season leaders were represented on the team – batting average leader Blake Wilson of Greenfield-Central (.453), home runs co-leaders Adam Hutchison of G-C and Keaton Mahan of Delta (3), RBI leader Mahan (27), runs leader Colby Jenkins of New Palestine (30) and stolen base king Nolan Bowser of Mt. Vernon (20). Pitching-wise, Pendleton Heights’ Walker Stull led in wins (6), strikeouts (72) and ERA (0.91).

Greenfield-Central’s Mark Vail was named Coach of the Year.

From Shelbyville, senior infielder Eadin Balting made the All-HHC team. He hit .417 this past season with 11 RBIs, 17 runs scored and three doubles. Balting also had a team-high 16 walks and added five stolen bases.

SHS and Yorktown both finished 3-11 in conference play. Greenfield-Central was first in the HHC with a 11-3 record. Pendleton Heights and New Palestine finished 9-5. 

All-Hoosier Heritage Conference 

Chase Gardner, Sr., P, Delta

Keaton Mahan, Fr., OF, Delta

Carson Gibson, So., SS, Greenfield-Central

Adam Hutchison, Jr., P/OF, Greenfield-Central

Blake Wilson, Sr., P, Greenfield-Central

Nolan Bowser, Jr., 2B/SS, Mt. Vernon

Hunter Dobbins, So., 3B, Mt. Vernon

Jake Stadler, Jr., C/1B, Mt. Vernon

Drew Barber, Sr., C, New Castle

Rylan Huntley, Sr., P, New Castle

Colby Jenkins, Sr., C, New Palestine

Noah Mack, So., 1B/OF, New Palestine

Jack Walker, Sr., 1B/P, New Palestine

Rene Casas, Sr., SS, Pendleton Heights

Luke Hargrave, Jr., P, Pendleton Heights

Walker Stull, Sr., P, Pendleton Heights

Eadin Balting, Sr., SS/2B, Shelbyville

Grahm Reedy, Sr., OF/IF, Yorktown

Gehrig Smalstig, Jr., C/OF, Yorktown

Jackson Taylor, Jr., 2B, Yorktown

Coach of the Year: Mark Vail, Greenfield-Central