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Baseball: Area baseball players earn All-Pheasant Conference honors

Brandon-Evansville shortstop Austin Bitzan holds up his glove with the ball in it toward the ump and he and Ortonville's Tyson Powell wait for a call at second on June 6. Bitzan was one of four All-Pheasant Conference players for the Chargers. (Eric Morken | Echo Press)1 / 4
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After taking second place in the Pheasant Conference this spring, the Brandon-Evansville baseball team had four players named members of the all-conference team.

Seniors Kevin Campbell, Jake Nohre and Austin Bitzan, as well as junior Jake Hintermeister earned all-conference honors, with an honorable mention going to freshman Marshall Riedel.

For West Central Area, juniors Nathan Kaye and Levi Larkin were all-conference, and junior catcher Ross Anderson received an honorable mention.

Ashby's Christian Norby, a sophomore, was an all-conference member, while junior Christian Koefod and eighth grader Jordan Norby were honorable mentions.

The Pheasant Conference MVP award went to Hillcrest senior Sean McGuire, while Chandler Graham of Hancock took home Pitcher of the Year. Ortonville's Jon Fellows was the Coach of the Year, as the Trojans took the conference title with a 13-1 record.

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