The Monett Cubs placed six of their nine starters on the All-Big 8 Conference team, which was released this morning.
Senior Spenser Witt was named to the first team as outfielder. He was one of only two players who were unanimous selections. Joining Witt on the All-Big 8 first team was Monett junior catcher Jake Smith.
Cubs selected for All-Big 8 second team honors were junior pitcher Marcus McCaffrey and junior utility player Jesse Bremer.
Two more Monett juniors, outfielder Andy Hagedorn and third baseman Marcus Enloe, received honorable recognition. Bremer also earned HM accolades for his performance on the mound this season.
Big 8 Player of the Year honors went to Travis Northern, of Cassville, and Wildcat Coach Kyle Wood was named Big 8 Coach of the Year.
The complete All-Big 8 Conference team list follows.
First team honors: senior Trevor Tanner, Cassville, outfield; senior Travis Northern, Cassville, outfield and pitcher; senior Spenser Witt, Monett, outfield; junior Jake Smith, Monett, catcher; senior Steven Hohulin, Lamar, third base; senior Ricky Vanderpool, Cassville, short stop; junior Jack Luton, Carl Junction, second base; senior Pryce Nutting, Seneca, first base; senior Josh Engler, Mt. Vernon, pitcher; senior Jake Stevenson, Carl Junction, pitcher; sophomore John Cavness, Cassville, designated hitter; senior Dustin Hedrick, Aurora, utility; and junior Jacob Rhoads, Seneca, utility.
Second team honors: senior Shayne Henbest, Aurora, outfield; sophomore Payton Walker, Carl Junction, outfield; senior Jake Stevenson, Carl Junction, outfield; sophomore Trey Rose, Cassville, catcher; junior Logan Deem, Carl Junction, third base; senior Josh Engler, Mt. Vernon, short stop; junior Jacob Rhoads, Seneca, second base; junior Colby Brown, East Newton, first base; sophomore Cody Lee, Mt. Vernon, first base; sophomore Payton Walker, Carl Junction, pitcher; senior Kyle Rhea, Cassville, pitcher; junior Marcus McCaffrey, Monett, pitcher; and junior Jesse Bremer, Monett, utility.
Honorable mention: sophomore Austi Weldy, Mt. Vernon, outfield; junior Mason Whitman, East Newton, outfield; sophomore Markell White, Lamar, outfield; junior Andy Hagedorn, Moentt, outfield; senior Garret Ormsby, Aurora, catcher; junior Marcus Enloe, Monett, third base; senior Jason Hicks, Aurora, short stop; junior Dylan Burks, Mt. Vernon, second base; junior Jesse Bremer, Monett, pitcher; senior Ross Means, Lamar, pitcher; and senior Jason Hicks, Aurora, pitcher.