P — Kyle Schmack, Sr., South Central

Stats: .568, 8 HR, 11 2B, 39 R, 41 RBI, 1.094 SLUG; 5-1, 1.98, 54 SO/46 IP

Bio: The North All-Star helped the Satellites to four Class A sectional titles, two regional finals and two Porter County Conference round-robin championships with his bat, arm, glove and leadership. A solid defender with all-field hitting ability, he projects as a corner infielder at Valparaiso University, where he will play for his dad, Brian.

P — Hunter Robinson, Sr., New Prairie

Stats: 9-2, 0.70 ERA, 69 IP/117 SO; .362, 4 HR, 10 2B, 27 RBI

Bio: The epitome of a mound horse, the North All-Star and Northern Indiana Conference MVP allowed a skimpy 41 hits to go with a strikeout to walk ratio of over four to one. He was also an anchor in the middle of the lineup and at third base when he wasn't pitching. Robinson will play for Purdue Northwest.

C — Ethan Nielson, Sr., New Prairie

Stats: .356, 18 RBI, 18 BB

Bio: One of the lesser acclaimed members of the Cougars' great senior class, Nielson was a steady presence behind and at the dish. He topped the team in bases on balls.

1B — Jacob Dockery, Sr., New Prairie

Stats: .354, 12 SB, 32 R

Bio: An "unsung hero," as described by coach Mark Schellinger, Dockery triggered the Cougars' potent offense out of the leadoff spot. He was also a man of many gloves, playing 16 games at first base, eight in the outfield and six behind the plate.

2B — Carson Crass, Jr., La Porte

Stats: .321, 7 2B, 20 R

Bio: Crass was first among Slicers regulars in on-base percentage (.447) and OPS (.851), while matching Lipscomb for most extra-base hits (seven).

3B — Trent Smoker, Jr., South Central

Stats: 6-3, 1.98 ERA; .338, 23 R, 27 RBI

Bio: The biggest Satellites contributor not named Schmack or Husmann, Smoker was a consistent producer in the heart of the lineup and also led the team in pitching wins. He and his long locks will be tasked with an even larger role as S.C. transitions next spring.

SS — Brock Lipscomb, Sr., La Porte

Stats: .333, 25 R; 4-3

Bio: The Slicers' leading run scorer and hitter also topped the team in pitching wins. Lipscomb will continue his career at Danville Area Community College.

OF — Gavin Kelly, Jr., New Prairie

Stats: .505, 15 2B, 4 3B, 30 R, 39 RBI; 1.396 OPS

Bio: There was a ridiculous stretch for about the first half of the season when Kelly seemingly couldn't make an out. The sweet-swinging lefty "cooled off," but still ended up with crazy hitting stats that included 21 extra base hits and just eight strikeouts in 113 plate appearances. The speedy Kelly also handled center field smoothly.

OF — Carson Husmann, Sr., South Central

Stats: .444, 7 2B, 14 HR, 37 RBI, 42 R, 1.208 SLUG; 4-2, 3.19 ERA, 44 SO/26 1/3 IP

Bio: Husmann's home runs totals ranked him nationally but he wasn't just about hitting for video game power. He gobbled up the real estate in center field and nobody dared to run on his plus right arm, which also made the Bradley recruit valuable to S.C.'s fortunes as a pitcher.

OF — Roman Kuntz, Sr., New Prairie

Stats: .437, 5 HR, 7 3B, 10 2B, 28 R, 38 RBI, .816 SLUG, 1.311 OPS

Bio: Kuntz was an extra base hit dynamo, cranking 22 of his 45 knocks for more than a single en route to pacing the Cougars in runs, triples and home runs. He also fanned just 10 times in 117 trips to the plate. The hard-hitting left-hander and NIC first-team pick will play for Lake Michigan College.

UT — Tyler Cuma, Jr., Michigan City

Stats: 2-0, 2 SV, 2.47 ERA/28 IP; .287, 17 R; .983 FP

Bio: Cuma was the definition of a utility player, seeing time at every infield position, including pitcher and catcher, and handling them all nearly without flaw. He figures to take on an even more prominent role on the mound going forward.

DH — J.C. Turley, Sr., New Prairie

Stats: .394, 16 RBI, 23 R

Bio: The NIC first-team DH was yet another reliable bat in Schellinger's order, checking in behind just Kelly and Kuntz in hitting.

Honorable Mention

LACROSSE — Bradley Tucker; MARQUETTE — John Allen, Robert Barron; MICHIGAN CITY — Riley Shreve; NEW PRAIRIE — Noah Brettin, Josh Conley; SOUTH CENTRAL — BJ Intagliata, Karson Bailey; WESTVILLE — Preston Lake, Blake Henderson.

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