10 area players win baseball accolades

ADDISON COUNTY — Nine members of the Middlebury, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley union high school baseball teams and one county resident playing for Rice Memorial earned postseason recognition from their leagues.
Ferrisburgh’s Tim Shea was named a first-team Metro Conference second baseman. Shea, a former Vergennes player, helped Rice win the Division I title.
Two Otter Valley seniors earned Marble Valley League B Division all-star status, outfielder Shane Quenneville and second baseman/pitcher Will Claessens.
Named to the Metro Conference second team were two Tiger seniors, pitcher/centerfielder Aaron Smith and third baseman Josh Stearns, and one Eagle senior, pitcher/shortstop Sawyer Kamman. Smith and Kamman earned their nods as pitchers.
Earning Metro honorable mention were two Tiger seniors, Sam Messenger and Josiah Benoit, who pitched and played several positions in the field; and two Eagle seniors, first basemen Aaron Benway and Austin Lafayette, who performed a variety of roles for the team.

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