Negaunee’s Carter Richardson named baseball MVP in West PAC

Negaunee's Carter Richardson hits against Escanaba in a high school baseball game played on April 25 in Escanaba. (Escanaba Daily Press photo by Justin St. Ours)

NEGAUNEE — Eight members of the Negaunee High School baseball team and four players from L’Anse earned honors as the West PAC named all-league awards this week.

The Miners, winners of the league championship, also won two of the top three awards — senior Carter Richardson was named Player of the Year while manager Jason Siik was honored as Coach of the Year.

Negaunee senior Logan Fish and juniors Alex Munson and Eric Anderson made the West PAC First Team, while senior Alex Zampese was named to the Second Team. And junior teammates Tanner Peterson and Jason Waterman earned honorable mentions.

For L’Anse, seniors Lucas Kissel and Alec Rajala were named to the league’s First Team, junior Tanner Lane made it onto the Second Team and senior Reese Waara earned honorable mention.

The other major award winners were Trevor Hendrickson of Calumet and Kade Farrell of Houghton, who shared the Pitcher of the Year honor.

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Here are the other honorees:

First Team — Hendrickson, Calumet; Kevin Bostwick, Houghton; Blake Julian and Bryce Pietrantonio, Iron Mountain

Second Team — Dan Tarnowski and Brent Loukus, Calumet; Justin Norkol, Sam Keskimaki and Will Romano, Houghton; Caleb Johnson and CJ Bolo, Iron Mountain

Honorable mention — Farrell and Brandon Norkol, Houghton; Sam Kiiskela and Brandon Antilla, Calumet; Marcus Johnson and Gavin Goulette, Iron Mountain

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.