Awards conclude season for Brownstown Central baseball team


Brownstown Central’s 2019 baseball team wrapped up its season with an awards program in the high school auditorium Wednesday.

The Braves went 20-8 this spring, and finished sixth in the Mid-Southern Conference with a league record of 4-5.

Only three other BCHS teams have won 20-plus games in a season in school history.

Braves senior Seth Borden was named All-MSC and received the team’s most valuable player and leading hitter awards.

Borden had 35 total hits for the Braves, including seven doubles, four triples and two home runs. He batted in 30 runs in the No. 2 spot, stole 26 bases, and had a batting average of .407 and on base percentage of .518. He also set a new school record for runs scored in a career by crossing the plate 41 times in his final season.

The shortstop had fielding percentage of .892 and also went 3-1 on the mound, which included a shutout win over Providence.

The most valuable pitcher award went to junior Isaac Horton. Horton went 5-1 on the mound, striking out 35 while giving up 19 walks, 21 hits and 10 earned runs for an ERA of 2.784.

Senior Matthew Garland was All-MSC and junior Isaiah Wineinger made All-MSC honorable mention. Garland was also presented the mental attitude award.

A junior varsity most improved award went to freshman Kiernan Tiemeyer.

Letter jackets were presented to Horton, Clay Chastain, Eli Brown and manager Aryeana VonDielingen.

Brandon Tormoehlen recently wrapped up his second season of coaching the Braves. At BCHS, Tormoehlen has a coaching record of 35-21 (9-9 MSC).