Four members of the Washington High School varsity baseball team were named to the GAC Central all-conference team.
The league’s coaches made first- and second-team selections.
Washington senior first baseman Brock Hopkins was named a first-team infielder. He had a batting average of .426 (26-61) and an on-base percentage of .563 with one home run and 23 RBIs.
Second-team selections for the Blue Jays were senior pitcher Jared Walde, senior infielder Dilan Bollmann and senior outfielder Luke Hasenjaeger.
Walde had a 2-4 record on the mound with a 3.50 earned-run average. He allowed 21 earned runs in 42 innings with 21 walks and 42 strikeouts.
Hasenjaeger had a batting average of .291 (23-79) and on-base percentage of .349 with one home run, nine RBIs and 19 runs scored.
Bollmann hit .271 (19-70) with an on-base percentage of .378 to go with 12 RBIs and 19 runs scored.
Ft. Zumwalt South junior infielder Drew Quinones was named the GAC Central player of the year.
Holt’s Joel Adam was the GAC Central coach of the year.
Other players named to the first team were:
• Pitchers — Josh Abegg of Holt and Jeremy Remick of Ft. Zumwalt South.
• Catcher — Jeff Smugala of Ft. Zumwalt South.
• Utility — Grant Starke of Holt.
• Designated hitter — Darren Love of Holt.
• Infielders — Tyler Muehling of Ft. Zumwalt South, Casey Thomason of Holt and Dre Gleason of Ft. Zumwalt North.
• Outfielders — Drew Kitson of Holt, Aaron Hauser of Ft. Zumwalt North, Justin Hugge of Ft. Zumwalt South and Jordan Townsend of Ft. Zumwalt East.
Other players named to the second team were:
• Pitchers — Hayden Vaughn of Ft. Zumwalt South.
• Catcher — Ryan March of Ft. Zumwalt East.
• Utility — Justin Dirden of Ft. Zumwalt North.
• Designated hitter — Jake Whithing of Ft. Zumwalt East.
• Infielders — Tommy Bryan, Devan O’Bryan and Brendan Shields of Ft. Zumwalt East and Aaron Schwerdt of Ft. Zumwalt North.
• Outfielders — Taylor Tosto and Joey Moses of Ft. Zumwalt South and Colin Mueller of Ft. Zumwalt North.
Representing Washington on the GAC sportsmanship team was Alex Monehan.
Blue Jays on the GAC all-academic team were Austin Finder, Phillip Straatmann, Pete Coulter, Brian Trigg, Camron Shipley, Andrew Sumner, Sam Katzung, Derek Walters, Bollmann, Hasenjaeger, Walde and Monehan.
Holt won the GAC Central crown with a 7-1 record. Ft. Zumwalt South and Ft. Zumwalt East tied for second place at 4-4 followed by Ft. Zumwalt North at 3-5 and Washington at 2-6.