Tigers name six to All-BEC team

The Howards Grove High School baseball team had six players named to the 2018 All- Big East Conference baseball team.

Tigers senior starting pitcher Isaac Dirker, senior infielder Eric Reinemann, senior infielder Mason Valenstein and junior outfielder Nic Koenig were named to the first team.

Sophomore infielder Alec Danen was selected to the second team and junior outfielder Jack Lilyquist was named honorable mention.

Dirker led Howards in pitching with a 7-2 record and posted an amazing 0.91 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 19 walks.

Reinemann led the Tigers in hitting with a robust .550 average, scoring 34 runs with 19 runs batted in and seven doubles.

Valenstein batted a hefty .471 ave. with four home runs, three triples, 29 RBIs and scored 27 runs.

Koenig was 26-48 (.448) with 19 runs, 19 RBIs and nine doubles.

Danen hit .447 (25-60), scoring 11 runs and knocked in 18 RBIs.

Lilyquist batted. 323 and scored 14 runs with 10 RBIs.

Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah Resorters senior Noah Ruh was named honorable mention on the 2018 All-Big East Team.

Ruh batted .288 (15-52) and scored 13 runs with five RBIs.

Blake Hall of Random Lake was named 2018 BEC Player of the Year.

2018 Big East Conference

Baseball Team

First team: Pitchers-Sr. Isaac Dirker, Howards Grove, Sr. Jason Von Heimburg, Cedar Grove-Belgium. Catcher-Jr. Tyler Landgraf, Random Lake. Infielders-So. Blake Hall, Random Lake, Sr. Eric Reinemann, Howards

Grove, Sr. Paul Simmelink, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Sr. Mason Valenstein, Howards Grove. Outfielders-Sr. Travis Huiras, Random Lake, Jr. Nic Koenig, Howards Grove, Jr. Josh Brill, Oostburg.

Second team: Pitchers-Jr. Grayson Vandenbush, Random Lake, Fr. Aaron Huibregtse, Oostburg. Catcher-Jr. Mason Noll, Cedar Grove-Belgium. Infielders-Sr. Travis Jacob, Random Lake, So. Brent Hoffmann, Ozaukee, So. Case Noll, Random Lake, Sr. Jacob Gnan, Sheboygan Lutheran, Sr. Cameron Kirst, Cedar Grove-Belgium. Outfielder- So. Alec Danen, Howards Grove, Fr. Hunter Fihn, Kohler-Sheboygan Christian.

Honorable Mention: Pitchers So. Bradley Katte, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Jr. Dylan Gildemeister, Random Lake. Catcher Jr. Eli Koehler, Oostburg. Infielders-So. Donny Singer, Random Lake, Sr. Tyler Kraus, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Jr. Drew Thimmig, Sheboygan Lutheran. Outfielders-Sr. Noah Ruh, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, Jr. Jack Lilyquist, Howard Grove, Sr. Chris Mueller, Cedar Grove- Belgium, Sr. Scott Paulus, Random Lake.

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