Lexington Catholic’s Ben Wilcoxson and Lafayette’s Brady Bowling were named Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, by the city’s eight baseball coaches last week.
The Knights racked up when it came to All-City honors. In addition to Wilcoxson’s recognition, the Knights had a total of seven players named to the All-City first and second teams. Trip Lockhart, a pitcher committed to the University of Kentucky, joined teammates Steven Bender and Tyler Grigalis on the first team.
Paul Laurence Dunbar had the most first-team selections: Bryson Bloomer, Jared Gadd, Alex Janes and Tim Lancaster all made the top squad for the Bulldogs.
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Sayre, which reached the 11th Region finals for the first time in school history this season, had three first-team selections in Cameron Stiglich, Sam Seahorn and Christian Moore. Tyler Guilfoil and Eddie Satisky made the first team for Lafayette, the highest-ranked Lexington team to reach the 11th Region Tournament.
LCA’s Devin Buckner and Ryan Stucky received first-team status after helping the Eagles upset Catholic to make the 11th Region Tournament in Coach Keith Galloway’s final season.
Konnor Lewis and Colin Burgess made the first team for Tates Creek.
Neither Bryan Station nor Henry Clay had a first-team selection. Henry Molloy and Boo Thompson made the second team for the Blue Devils while Tyeler Hawkins and Haiden Hunt represented the Defenders on the second team.
2017 Lexington All-City Teams
(As selected by the city’s eight baseball coaches)
Player of the Year: Ben Wilcoxson, Lexington Catholic
Pitcher of the Year: Brady Bowling, Lafayette
First team: Pitchers — Trip Lockhart, Lexington Catholic; Cameron Stiglich, Sayre; Tim Lancaster, Paul Laurence Dunbar; Tyler Guilfoil, Lafayette; Konner Lewis, Tates Creek. Catcher — Colin Burgess. Infielders — Eddie Satisky, Lafayette (first baseman); Jared Gadd, Paul Laurence Dunbar (second baseman); Bryson Bloomer, Paul Laurence Dunbar (third baseman); Sam Seahorn, Sayre (shortstop). Outfielders — Ryan Stucky, Lexington Christian; Alex Janes, Paul Laurence Dunbar; Christian Moore, Sayre; Steven Bender, Lexington Catholic. Designated hitter — Tyler Grigalis, Lexington Catholic. Utility — Devin Buckner, Lexington Christian
Second team: Pitchers — Sam Hodges, Lexington Catholic; Evan Hall, Tates Creek; Eric Sottile, Lexington Catholic; Jake Morgan, Lafayette; Evan Byers, Lexington Christian. Catcher — Landon Moberly, Lexington Catholic. Infielders — Boo Thompson, Henry Clay (first baseman); Bo Bennington, Lexington Catholic (second baseman); Henry Molloy, Henry Clay (third baseman); Eli Tencza, Tates Creek (shortstop). Outfielders — Josh Morgan, Sayre; Turner Gentry, Tates Creek; Hayden Hunt, Bryan Station; Tyeler Hawkins, Bryan Station. Designated hitter — Ben Keplinger, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Utility — Andrew Branstetter, Lexington Christian.