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Area Ballplayers Earn BND All Area Honors

The Belleville News Democrat recently named its 1A-2A All Area Baseball Team, and it was well-stocked with players from Washington County.

Both Nashville and Okawville had multiple players earning recognition for being among the best players in the area.


*Jackson Heckert,   Second Team infielder. The junior had an .371 batting average, with 16 RBI’s.

*Will Aubel,  Second Team outfield. The senior had a .371 batting average, with .443 on base average.

*Lane Schilling, senior, Honorable Mention catcher.

*Carter Killion senior, Honorable Mention pitcher.


*Cole Malawy, sophomore,  First Team infielder. He had a .39l batting average, 41 runs, 45 hits, 40 RBI’s and 16 stolen bases.

*Gavin Baldwin, sophomore, First Team outfield. He had a .387 batting average,   41 runs, 43 hits, and 40 RBI’s and 8 home-runs.

*Todd Jahnke, senior, First Team pitcher. He had a 9-2 record with a 2.5 ERA. In 58 innings pitched he had 66 strike-outs and 13 walks.

*Bryce Bultman, senior, Second Team infield. He had a .415 batting average and 30 RBI’s.

*Carson Parker, junior, Second Team infielder. He had a .306 batting average, with 34 runs, 34 hits, and 36 RBI’s and 19 stolen bases.

*Kelton Harre, Honorable Mention catcher.

*Nick Paszkiewicz, Honorable Mention outfield.


*Brady Schmitz of St. Libory, Honorable Mention, catcher.

All Area Softball

In addition to honoring area baseball players, the Belleville News Democrat also named the top softball players earlier this month.


*Kathryn Lohmann, senior, was named to the second team outfield.


*Jenna Harris, infielder, second team.

*Josie Woodrome, pitcher second team.

*Libby Ahlers, infielder, honorable mention.

*Whitley Hunter, infielder, honorable mention.

*Bailey Melton, outfielder, honorable mention.

*Sophie Heck, outfielder, honorable mention.

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