5 on Tribe honored by LPAA coaches
Five Yuma High School baseball players have received all-conference honors by the Lower Platte Activities Association coaches.
Three have been named to the All-LPAA Team, and two more received honorable mention. The Indians, who won the league title for the first time with a 7-1 league mark, 17-5 overall, had the most selections.
Paul Brophy — The senior left hander was the top selection after an outstanding final high school campaign on the mound. Brophy reset his own program strikeout record
with 125 and also holds the career record. He walked only 16 and allowed just 14 earned runs on 37 hits in 55 innings. He finished with an 8-2 record and a 1.78 earned run average. Brophy also was among the team leaders at the plate with a .353 batting average, with four doubles and seven RBI.
Manny Tena — The junior center fielder again led the Indians in home runs with five as he moves his way up the career leaderboard. He also had a team-leading eight doubles with a team-high 24 RBI and 30 runs scored while batting .388. Tena also saw 20 innings on the hill, fashioning a 1.69 ERA, striking out 31 and walking eight.
Chase McCreath — The junior led the Indians with a .417 batting average. He had five doubles and one home run among his 25 hits, driving in 14 runs and scoring 24 himself. McCreath had a 4-1 pitching record, striking out 49 in 24 innings, walking 37 and allowing 22 earned runs on 17 hits for a 6.33 ERA. He played second when not pitching.
Yuma honorable mention
Trevor Salzman — The senior also had a great final high school season. Salzman hit .391, second best on the team, led the team in RBI with 25, had the second most doubles with six and was second in home runs with two. He also scored 21 runs. Defensively he played first base, and was the designated hitter when Brophy went to first.
Steven Wells — The senior short stop had a strong final campaign, batting .323 with four doubles, 20 RBI and 22 runs. He struck out only three times in 65 at-bats. Wells anchored the defense at short with an .867 fielding percentage.
Paul Brophy, Yuma, sr.; Drew Coffin, Haxtun, sr.; Bryce Ford, Wiggins, sr.; Jesus Trejo, Holyoke, sr.; Manny Tena,
Yuma, jr.; Blake Mosenteen, Holyoke, jr.; Jr Arambula, Wray, so.; Nathan Batt, Merino, sr.; Sam Uyemura, Wray, so.; Dillon Harshman, Wiggins, jr.; Joe Gerk, Haxtun, sr.; Chase McCreath, Yuma, jr.; Jaden Hottinger, Akron, sr.; Zeke Johnson, Caliche, jr.; Justin Pecar, Wray, jr.; Brandon Williams, Caliche, jr.; Devon Harshman, Wiggins, jr.; Seth Watson, Holyoke, jr.; Cade Conger, Merino, jr.; Honorable Mention — Caleb Deaver, Holyoke, jr.; Trevor Salzman, Yuma, sr.; Erick Reyes, Wray, so.; Steven Wells, Yuma, sr.
This article has been updated from the print version to accurately reflect five, not four, in the lead paragraph.