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Bulldogs put four on All-South squad

  • From left, Harrisburg's Krayton Morse, Andrew Bittle, Javie Beal and Ben Brombaugh were all named to the IBCA All-South Team.

    From left, Harrisburg's Krayton Morse, Andrew Bittle, Javie Beal and Ben Brombaugh were all named to the IBCA All-South Team.
    SPYDER DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
By Spyder Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 7/6/2021 7:09 AM

Four Harrisburg baseball players, along with some from the Saline County area, were recently named to the Illinois Baseball Coaches Association All-South Team announced late last week.
Senior Bulldogs Javie Beal, Ben Brombaugh, Andrew Bittle and Krayton Morse, along with Eldorado's Bryant Byrd, Carrier Mills-Stonefort's Caden VanMeter and Jeremy Choat, along with, Galatia's Klayton Wright were all named to the team, joining 41 others.
Beal led Harrisburg in 12 of 16 offensive categories, including a team-high in plate appearances (119), at-bats (97), batting average (.567), on-base percentage (.613), on-base plus slugging (1.655), slugging (1.041), hits (55), triples (3), home runs (10), RBI (44), runs (42), and stolen bases (23).
The Parkland College commit also had 32 singles, 10 doubles, 16 walks and 11 strikeouts this past season.
Brombaugh hit .533 for Harrisburg with an OBP of .587 and an OPS of 1.260. The right hander had 49 hits, including six doubles two triples and one home run. He drove in 27 runs and scored 3.
Bittle hit .489 with an OBP of .545 and an OPS of 1.135. Bittle cranked out 43 hits on the season, including four doubles, one triple and one home run. He finished the season with 30 runs scored and 23 RBI.
On the mound, Bittle led the Bulldogs in innings pitched at 44.2, going 7-0 with a .470 ERA that included 23 hits. He gave up five runs (three earned) and finished with a team-high 59 strikeouts and 21 walks.
Morse hit .425 for Harrisburg and finished with an OBP of .514 and an OPS of 1.139. He had 34 hits this season, including 11 doubles, one triple and one home run. He finished with 26 RBI and 21 runs scored to go along with 17 walks and three strikeouts.
Byrd had 31 at bats in 16 games for Eldorado this past season, where he finished with a .419 averae and had 13 hits, to go along with, 12 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Harrisburg joined Nashville with the most players from one school.

Spyder Dann covers prep and college sports for the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group. Follow him on Twitter: @spydieshooter.

2021 IBCA ALL-SOUTH BASEBALL TEAM
Javie Beal Harrisburg
Ben Brombaugh Harrisburg
Andrew Bittle Harrisburg
Krayton Morse Harrisburg
Bryan Byrd Eldorado
Caden VanMeter Carrier Mills-Stonefort
Jeremy Choat Carrier Mills-Stonefort
Klayton Wright Galatia
Briley Dunn Goreville
Kanon Webb Goreville
Alex Calverley Edwards County
Kade St. Ledger Edwards County
Ryan St. Ledger Edwards County
Noah Franklin Cobden
Carson Prost Mt. Vernon
Eli Garrett Mt. Vernon
Roman Harrison Mt. Vernon
Cameron Evrard Herrin
Ryan Trokey Marion
Karsten Stotlar Marion
Trevor Jackson Marion
Cruz Harlan Centralia
Kanon Cantrell Benton
Calvin York Carmi
Jarrett Glenn Carterville
Owen Bradley Du Quoin
Slade West Du Quoin
Brian Winters Du Quoin
Paxton Griffith West Frankfort
McGwire Taylor Fairfield
Braden Watts Johnston City
Kaleb Applebey Mt. Carmel
Riley Dyes Carbondale
Ethan Kolweier Okawville
Daniel Vogt Trico
Kaden Wilson Trico
Gavin Baldwin Nashville
Cole Malawy Nashville
Boomer Harris Nashville
Ian Blazier Nashville
Trent Morgensten Pinckneyville
Reid Keene Pinckneyville
Nile Adcock Pinckneyville
Zach Mevert Steeleville
Chase Newby Steeleville
Weston Hails Webber
Payton Austin Murphysboro
Anthony Rolla ZRC
Cole Freeman ZRC