The Catawba Valley 2A Conference recently released the baseball All-Conference team for the 2023 season.

Leading the way was conference champion Maiden with five selections, including Offensive Player of the Year Tyler Hedgepeth. As a senior, Hedgepeth hit .435 with 3 home runs and 17 stolen bases.

League runner-up and conference tournament champion Bandys put four on the All-Conference squad. Senior hurler Cade Spencer was the CVAC Defensive Player of the Year, posting a 7-4 record with a 1.42 ERA.

West Lincoln had three players on the All-Conference team, including Taylor Cook, Noah Gantt and Evan Hartsoe. Jacob English and Jordan Truesdale were Honorable Mention.

Lincolnton’s Garrett Hedgepeth made the CVAC All-Conference team, with Caden Smith and Karson Cloninger being Honorable Mention.

The full Catawba Valley 2A All-Conference baseball team is listed below.


CVAC All-Conference Baseball 2023

Maiden: Tyler Hedgepeth, Hunter Townsend, Zane Williams, Hayden

             Fleury, Seth Williams.

Bandys: Alex Robinson, Dominique Robinson, Cade Spencer, Scotty Miley.

East Burke: Colin Eckard, Cannon Morrison, Hollan Cline, Will Wiedner.

West Lincoln: Taylor Cook, Noah Gantt, Evan Hartsoe.

Bunker Hill: Tanner Kanipe, Braydon Marlowe.

Newton-Conover: Owen Cannon, Noah Cannon.

Lincolnton: Garrett Hedgepeth.

West Caldwell: Ashton Minton.


Honorable Mention

Maiden: Collin Chappel, Nick Jarosynski.

Bandys: Mitchell Welchel, Jacob Loftin.

East Burke: Barger Shook.

West Lincoln: Jacob English, Jordan Truesdale.

Bunker Hill: Luke Fickling, Skyler Marlowe.

Newton-Conover: Ryder Bush-Ivanko, Enrique Mendoza.

Lincolnton: Caden Smith, Karson Cloninger.

West Caldwell: Coy Fox, Daniel Price.

West Lincoln: Jacob English, Jordan Truesdale.


Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Hedgepeth - Maiden.

Defensive Player of the Year: Cade Spencer - Bandys.

Coach of the Year: Dustin Hull - Maiden.

(Published May 15, 2023)

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