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Wichita State first baseman Greyson Jenista shares MVC Freshman of the Year honors

WSU’s Greyson Jenista was chosen co-Freshman of the Year.
WSU’s Greyson Jenista was chosen co-Freshman of the Year. Wichita Eagle

Wichita State first baseman Greyson Jenista earned co-Freshman of the Year honors in the Missouri Valley Conference on Tuesday, to become the fourth Shocker to win that honor.

Jenista, from Eudora, shared the award with Dallas Baptist centerfielder Jameson Hannah. Jenista also was named second-team All-MVC after hitting .382 in MVC games, second in the conference, with 14 walks, six doubles and two home runs in 20 games. Hannah hit .338 in 18 MVC games with three doubles and two home runs.

WSU sophomore shortstop Trey Vickers is the lone Shocker named to the first team. Designated hitter Alec Bohm, outfielder Dayton Dugas and pitcher Cody Tyler earned second-team spots.

Catcher Gunnar Troutwine and outfielder Mikel Mucha earned honorable mention.

Jenista is the first Shocker to win Freshman of the Year honors since pitcher Aaron Shafer in 2006. Second baseman/pitcher Damon Sublett won it in 2005 and pitcher Mike Pelfrey in 2003.

Dallas Baptist utility player Darick Hall was named Joe Carter Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. He went 8-3 with a 3.30 ERA as a pitcher and hit .296 wtih 16 home runs and 61 RBI, playing first base.

He is a transfer from Cochise (Ariz.) College and is the first Patriot to earn Player of the Year honors.

Teammate Colin Poche was named Pitcher of the Year. He went 8-0 with a 2.21 ERA and 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA in MVC games.

Patriots coach Dan Heefner was named Coach of the Year after leading the Patriots to their first MVC title in three seasons as a member.

Missouri State third baseman Jake Burger received Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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All-MVC

First team

1B — Logan Blackfan, Southern Illinois

2B — Andy DeJesus, Indiana State

3B — Jake Burger, Missouri State

SS — Trey Vickers, Wichita State

C — Boomer Synek, Evansville

UT — Darick Hall, Dallas Baptist

OF — Josh Jyawook, Evansville

OF — David Martinelli, Dallas Baptist

OF — Hunter Owen, Indiana State

SP — Michael Baird, Southern Illinois

SP — Colin Poche, Dallas Baptist

SP — Cameron Roegner, Bradley

RP — Seth Elledge, Dallas Baptist

RP — Dalton Higgins, Dallas Baptist

Second team

1B — Greyson Jenista, Wichita State

2B — Trey Hair, Evansville

3B — Spencer Gaa, Bradley

SS — Camden Duzenack, Dallas Baptist

C — Matt Duce, Dallas Baptist

UT — Andy Young, Indiana State

DH — Alex Bohm, Wichita State

OF — Dayton Dugas, Wichita State

OF — Jameson Hannah, Dallas Baptist

OF — Spencer Johnson, Missouri State

SP — Steve Heilenback, Illinois State

SP — Cody Tyler, Wichita State

SP — Chad Whitmer, Southern Illinois

RP — Bryan Young, Missouri State

RP — Ryan Netemeyer, Southern Illinois

Honorable mention

1B — Justin Paulsen, Missouri State

2B — Connor Kopach, Southern Illinois

SS — Owen Miller, Illinois State

C — Gunnar Troutwine, Wichita State

DH — Luke Mangieri, Bradley

OF — Greg Lambert, Southern Illinois

OF — Mikel Mucha, Wichita State

OF — Hunter Steinmetz, Missouri State

RP — Jake Fromson, Missouri State

RP — Jeremy McKinney, Indiana State

RP — Sam Perez, Missouri State

All-Defensive Team

1B — Logan Blackfan, Southern Illinois

2B — Andy DeJesus, Indiana State

3B — Jake Burger, Missouri State

SS — Tyler Friis, Indiana State

C — Matt Duce, Dallas Baptist

OF — Jameson Hannah, Dallas Baptist

OF — David Martinelli, Dallas Baptist

OF — Andy Shadid, Bradley

P — Cameron Roegner, Bradley

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