By Mitch Spinell
TUSCARAWAS COUNTY, Ohio - Sunday's voting for the Inter-Valley Conference's all-conference selections saw Strasburg senior Scottie Saurenheimer and Tuscarawas Valley's Tanner Phillips took Player of the Year honors in the North and South Divisions, respectively.
Saurenheimer, who worked most of this season as the Tigers' ace right-hander, is 5-0 with a 0.23 ERA over five appearances. In his most recent start, a 6-0 sectional semifinal win over Bridgeport, Saurenheimer threw a complete-game shutout with 13 strikeouts while only allowing three hits.
Meanwhile, Phillips, also a senior, primarily worked as the Trojans' pitcher and shortstop this spring. Phillips helped T.V. to a 9-3 record in division play (17-9 overall) and a share of the IVC South title with the Indian Valley Braves.
Fittingly, Phillips was coached by his father Jason, who earned IVC South Coach of the Year honors, while Strasburg's Mike Becker earned IVC North Coach of the Year for taking the Tigers to a 10-2 North record (15-12 overall), which earned Strasburg their first IVC title since 1991.
The remainder of the First and Second Team selections, as well as Honrable Mention, are as followed:
IVC NORTH FIRST TEAM
Caden Burga, Buckeye Trail, Sr.
Jensen Helmuth, Buckeye Trail, Sr.
Brett Putnam, Conotton Valley, Jr.
Chase Vacco, East Canton, Jr.
Austin Mallonn, East Canton, Sr.
Derk Hutchison, Malvern, Sr.
Connor Lefevre, Malvern, Jr.
Jared Simmons, Newcomerstown, Sr.
Wade Hostetler, Strasburg, Sr.
Scott Sauernheimer, Strasburg, Sr.
Bailey McGinnis, Tuscarawas Central Catholic, Sr.
IVC SOUTH FIRST TEAM
Brock Keim, Garaway, Sr.
Jared Hostetler, Hiland, Sr.
Reece Schlabach, Hiland, Sr.
Trevor Myers, Indian Valley, Jr.
Kody Enos, Indian Valley, Jr.
Chase Booth, Ridgewood, Jr.
Gabe Tingle, Ridgewood, Jr.
Kaiden Mastri, Sandy Valley, Jr.
Brady Russell, Sandy Valley, Sr.
Nate Glaser, Tuscarawas Valley, Sr.
Tanner Phillips, Tuscarawas Valley, Sr.
IVC NORTH SECOND TEAM
Garrett Burga, Buckeye Trail, So.
Ethan Myers, Conotton Valley, Sr.
Gaige Galigher, Conotton Valley, Sr.
Jeremiah Kandel, East Canton, So.
Aaron Gothard, East Canton, Sr.
Peyton Davis, Malvern ,Sr.
Gavin Wagner, Newcomerstown, Sr.
Branden Troyer, Strasburg, Sr.
Cooper Dailey, Strasburg, Jr.
Ryan Dick, Tuscarawas Central Catholic, Sr.
IVC SOUTH SECOND TEAM
Keaton Host, Claymont, Jr.
Zach Bickford, Garaway, Sr.
Kutter Hershberger, Garaway, Sr.
Isaiah Miller, Hiland, Sr.
Derrick Troyer, Hiland, Sr.
Gavin Henry, Indian Valley, So.
Cole Lancaster, Indian Valley, Jr.
Javen Belt, Ridgewood, Sr.
Cam Blair, Sandy Valley, Sr.
Austin Kohler, Tuscarawas Valley, Jr.
Tyson Stahlman, Tuscarawas Valley, Sr.
IVC NORTH HONORABLE MENTION
Braden Williams, Buckeye Trail, Fr.
Braylen Novak, Conotton Valley, Jr.
Trevor Deutschman, East Canton, Jr.
Ethan Bush, Malvern, Fr.
Logan Knepper, Newcomerstown, So.
Nick Martin, Strasburg, Jr.
Jacob Renicker, Tuscarawas Central Catholic, Jr.
IVC SOUTH HONORABLE MENTION
Brody Rauch, Claymont, Jr.
Brady Roden, Garaway, So.
Casey Lowe, Hiland, Sr.
Grant Tschudy, Indian Valley, Sr.
Andy Troyer, Ridgewood, Jr.
Nick Petro, Sandy Valley, Fr.
Cole Clements, Tuscarawas Valley Fr.