A pair of Golden Bears were selected to the 20-player Hoosier Heritage Conference All-Conference team.
Senior Charlie Rife and junior Caden Tackett were honored for their 2022 season performances.
Rife (photo above) hit .395 with 11 doubles, three home runs and 25 runs batted in. He will play collegiately next season at Bellarmine University.
Tackett (photo above) hit a team-leading .420 with 20 runs scored and 26 RBIs.
Also selected All-HHC were Delta’s Parker Faletic, Greenfield-Central’s A.J. Oden, Grant Shepherd and Conner Sims, Mt. Vernon’s Eli Bridenthal, Landon Clark, Gavin Johnston and Russell Weaver, New Castle’s Eli Cooper, Aydan Decker Petty and Corbin Malott, New Palestine’s Luke Legault, Maddox Manes, Zayden Stiller and Carter Stogsdill, Pendleton Heights’ Caleb Frakes, and Yorktown’s Jacob Pruitt and Cole Temple.
Mt. Vernon was crowned the HHC champion with a 12-2 record against conference opposition. The Marauders finished the season with a 17-10 record.
New Palestine (24-7, 11-3 HHC) was the runner-up ahead of New Castle (18-6-1, 10-4), Yorktown (16-11, 7-7), Greenfield-Central (12-15, 7-7), Shelbyville (12-14, 5-9), Pendleton Heights (11-16, 3-11) and Delta (9-17, 1-13).
Mt. Vernon’s Brad King and New Palestine’s Shawn Lyons were selected HHC Co-Coaches of the Year.