Seymour baseball holds awards program

Seymour’s baseball team concluded its 2018 campaign with a season-ending awards program on Wednesday.

Led by coach Jeremy Richey, the Seymour varsity finished 16-10 this spring. The Owls beat seven ranked teams this season, including an upset over No. 1 New Albany in the first round of the Jeffersonville Sectional.

The Owls’ junior varsity team went 8-4 while the freshman/C-Team finished at 5-5 under coaches Brad Thompson and Geoff Revalee.

Owls senior Alan Perry collected an armful of plaques on the evening.

Perry, a four-year letterman, was named the Owls’ Baseball Scholar Athlete, Academic All-State, Pitcher of the Year, a Golden Glove recipient , a .500 Club member, Hitter of the Year, Most Valuable Player and to the All-Hoosier Hills Conference and All-District teams.

On the mound, Perry had a record of 9-1. He threw 79 strikeouts while he limited his opponents to 16 walks, 59 hits and 20 earned runs for an ERA of 2.40.

At the plate, Perry had an average of .500 (82 at-bats) and had 21 RBI, 41 singles, 14 doubles, one triple and one home run. He scored 32 runs and stole 18 bases.

Perry holds career records for hits (112), runs (90), stolen bases (52), pitching win percentage (.944) at SHS. He also finished second in doubles (27) and hit-by-pitches (14) and was third in both batting average (.400) and assists (154).

He will continue his baseball and academic career at Cedarville University.

Owls senior center fielder A.J. Boshears was named the team’s Quality At-Bat Champion and made the All-District team. Boshears, who will continue his career at Cincinnati Christian University, was also named All-HHC honorable mention. He finished with 27 hits (two doubles, four triples, one homer), nine stole bases and an average of .409 with an on-base percentage of .458.

Franklin College commit Michael Knecht was the recipient of the Doug Hill Memorial Leadership Award and Owl Hustle Award for his efforts in right field. Knecht was also an All-District member, finishing with 31 hits (six doubles, two triples, one home run) with an average of .392 and 20 RBI.

Golden Glove Awards were also presented to R.J. Kleber and Ty McCory. Seth Maki, McCory, Kleber and Knecht were all recipients of the .500 Club award.

Richey presented a coaches award to senior Bryse Colwell. Richey said that he doesn’t give out the award every year, but makes an exception when he feels that a player has went above and beyond to make the team better on or off the field.

SHS will graduate nine seniors from the program: Boshears, Colwell, Knecht, Maki, McCory, Perry, Tiller Cummings, Alex Holt and Scotty Nieves.