Knights' Ovist, Kiger earn All-Big Eight

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BELOIT - Beloit Memorial seniors Corbin Ovist and Brett Kiger are both First Team selections on the 2019 All-Big Eight Conference Baseball Team.

Ovist, who also started at shortstop, was named as a pitcher while Kiger made the squad in the outfield. The Purple Knights finished ninth in the league at 3-14.

Big Eight champion Janesville Craig (17-1) swept the top individual honors with pitcher Mitchell Woelfle earning Player of the Year and Victor Herbst being named Coach of the Year.

The entire team follows:

FIRST TEAM: Pitchers - Mitchell Woelfle, Craig, sr.; Corbin Ovist, Beloit Memorial, sr.; Reagan Klawitter, Verona, sr. Catcher - Drake Baldwin, sr., Madison West. Outfielders - Spencer Bartel, Sun Prairie, jr.; Jack Krumbach, Madison Memorial, sr.; Eric Hughes, Craig, jr.; Brett Kiger, Beloit Memorial, sr. Infielders - Dan Blomgren, Craig, sr.; Carson Shepard, Sun Prairie, so.; Ryan Taylor, Verona, so.; Robbie Knorr, Sun Prairie. Designated hitter - Josh Caron, Sun Prairie, so. Utility - Micah Overley, Craig, sr. At-Large - Kyle Jungers, Madison Memorial, sr.; Clark Schmaling, Craig, sr.

SECOND TEAM: Pitchers - Noah Wendler, Sun Prairie, jr.; Matt Ballweg, Middleton, sr. Catcher - Kyle Murphy, jr., Madison Memorial. Outfielders - Andrew Rajkovich, La Follette, jr.; Ben Collier, Middleton, jr.; Tressin Kussmaul, Craig, sr. Infielders - Gavin Kilen, Craig, fr.; Otto Treichel, Madison West, sr.; Jared Emerson, Parker, jr.; Kyle Yu, Madison Memorial, so. Designated hitter - Liam Moreno, Sun Prairie, so. At-Large - Adrian Montilva, Madison East, sr.; Brooks Brazeau, Verona, sr.

HONORABLE MENTION: Pitchers - Matt DePrey, Sun Prairie, jr.; Kole Kerkhoff, Madison Memorial, jr.; Jacob Kisting, Verona, so.; Justin Grosse, West, sr.; Carter Schneider, Parker, jr.; Casey Stone, Parker, sr. Outfielders - Tegan Christiansen, Craig, sr.; Tyler McWilliams, Verona, sr.; Cooper Holewinski, Middleton, sr.; Cullen Peterson, Parke, jr. Infielders - Carson Tomony, East, sr.; Adam Casali, Middleton, jr.; Mason Coyle, La Follette, so.; Bennett Halblieb, Sun Prairie, sr.; James Rae, Verona, so. Utility - Peyton Meyer, Parker, sr.

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