COAC

North’s Sutton Hess slides into second with Deer Creek’s Wade Elliott covering during the two team’s contest on April 13. Both Hess and Elliott were named to the first team COAC All-Conference roster, joining five other Edmond names on the first team list.

Although no Edmond athlete earned one of this year’s Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference individual awards, 11 Edmond names stood out across the first and second team COAC baseball All-Conference teams, the organization announced earlier this week.

Deer Creek’s middle-infielders of Colton Bertus and Wade Elliott were both selected to the first team on Tuesday afternoon, joining their former teammate and now Kansas Jayhawk Hunter Freese on the list. Freese was selected as a pitcher, Bertus as a second baseman, and Elliott joined the pair on the list with a utility selection.

The three were joined on the first team roster by a quartet of Edmond North Huskies after the team won a regional title and earned a state quarterfinal birth in 2018. North’s Sutton Hess met Freese as a first team pitching selection, and the Huskies’ on-base maniac Janson Reeder was named as a utility player on the roster. North’s Mason Carrier and Brett Smith, both selected as outfielders, were also found on the first team COAC list.

Although the city saw just under 50 percent of the first team roster, Edmond posted four more athletes on the second team — three infielders and an outfielder —with each of Edmond’s COAC members seeing recognition on the second team.

North’s Kartsen Menard (2B), Santa Fe’s Ryan Walden (C) and the Antlers’ Kaden Marshall (OF) were joined by Memorial’s sophomore Zach Escovedo to round out the list. Escovedo, who played shortstop in 2018, was selected as a utility.

Mustang’s Logan Glass and Norman’s Cade Horton were selected as the conference’s offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively. Finally, with guidance from the 2018 COAC conference Coach of the Year Joe Patterson, Westmoore’s Kale Davis earned the conference’s Pitcher of the Year selection.

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