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Grayson Grinsell, Jace Avina score top Northern 5A baseball honors


The Nevada high school spring season ended Saturday with Reno High winning the large-class baseball championships and Spanish Springs taking home the softball title. Both teams only lost one game this season en route to championships. Here are the Northern 5A all-region baseball awards, as voted upon by the Northern Nevada Baseball Coaches Association.

Northern 5A baseball awards

Player of the Year:Grayson Grinsell, Reno, jr.

Offensive Player of the Year:Jace Avina, Spanish Springs, sr.

Pitcher of the Year:Amare Canner, Damonte Ranch, sr.

Defensive Player of the Year:Bryce Baker, Carson, sr.

Reliever of the Year: Sam Kane, Bishop Manogue, soph.

Coach of the Year: Charles Oppio, Bishop Manogue

First-team All-Region

P Seth McGrath, Bishop Manogue, sr.

P Robby Snelling, McQueen, jr.

P Christian Carnes, McQueen, sr.

P Sam Smith, Reno, sr.

P Eric Nachtsheim, Reno, jr.

C Kaden Schuck, Reno, jr.

OF Drew Scolari, Bishop Manogue, sr.

OF Ryan Mandichak, Damonte Ranch, sr.

OF Jacob Williamson, Galena, sr.

OF Reese Davis, McQueen, sr.

OF Justin Ferguson, Reno, sr.

1B Carson Smith, Damonte Ranch, sr.

1B Kaiden Regan, McQueen, sr.

2B P.J. Gilbert, McQueen, sr.

3B Mike Cruz Jr., Reno, jr.

SS Eddie Tierney, Damonte Ranch, jr.

SS Logan Pruski, Bishop Manogue, jr.

DH Jared Stevenson, McQueen, sr.

U Justin Nussbaumer, Carson, sr.

Second-team All-Region

P Jade Stotts, Carson, sr.

P Matthew Sigafoos, Damonte Ranch, sr.

P Nicholas Pancake, Galena, sr.

P Bryan Green, Spanish Springs, sr.

P Xavier Richards, Reno, jr.

C Andrew Guidara, Damonte Ranch, sr.

OF Aiden Long, Bishop Manogue, soph.

OF Kobe Morgan, Carson, sr.

OF Jake Van Blaricom, Damonte Ranch, jr.

OF Matt Croarkin, McQueen, sr.

OF Mason Oliphant, Reno, jr.

1B Cody Glenn, Bishop Manogue, sr.

2B Kyle Kitts, Galena, sr.

2B Raistlin Salla, Reed, sr.

3B Lukas Hutson, Spanish Springs, soph.

SS T.J. Rogers, Reed, sr.

DH Jake Woodhead, Reno, jr.

U Toby Parry, Reed, soph.

Honorable Mention

Evan Achtabowski, Galena; Dylan Aduddell, Galena; Dillon Damico, Carson; Andrew Herrick, Galena; Bryson Horton, McQueen; Josh Jones, Reed; Landon Loudenburg, Reed; Casey Martensen, Carson; Luke Metzker, Bishop Manogue; Gavin Moreno, Spanish Springs; Gabriel Natividad, Douglas; Darrin Nelson, McQueen; Christian Obos, Spanish Springs; Tyler Ramelli, Reed; Mason Rowe, Reno; Callahan Scolari, Bishop Manogue; Cole Sheltra, McQueen; Jacob Vanek, Spanish Springs; Colten Ward, Galena; Trey Wilmot, Reno; Eric Valdez, Damonte Ranch; Gavin Zappe, Reed

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