A quartet of Tigers earned all-Summit Conference baseball honors in recent voting by league coaches.
Seymour’s selections included two members of the fi rst team and two on the second team.
Named to the all-conference fi rst team were seniors Eric Helms and Truman Hosiner.
On the all-conference second team were senior Brady Brooke and junior Carson Sturdefant.
All four were members of the Class 2 all-district squad.
Seymour finished the 2019 spring campaign with a 21-8 record, a district championship and second-place finish statewide in Class 2. The Tigers fell to Ellington in the state-championship game last Friday in O’Fallon.
Hartville won the Summit Conference title this spring, going a perfect 6-0 in the league.
Mansfield was second at 5-1, followed by Marion C. Early of Morrisville at 4-2.
Seymour was fourth at 3-3.
For Helms, it was his third all-conference honor.
As a sophomore, he earned honorable mention. He was a first-team selection last spring.
This spring, he posted a .272 batting average (25-for-92) with four doubles, two triples, 33 runs scored and 13 runs batted in (RBIs). He also walked 19 times for an on-base percentage (OBP) of .424.
Defensively, Helms, a catcher, was stellar, throwing out 27 baserunners who tried to steal a base. His number of runners caught stealing tied a state record.
Hosiner, an outfielder, led the Tigers in hitting with a .432 batting average. He was 41-for-95 at the plate with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 19 RBIs and a team-best 35 runs scored.
His OBP was a team-high .530. He also led Seymour in slugging percentage at .611.
Brooke was a second-team all-Summit selection last year.
At the plate, he had a .319 batting average (29-for-91) with seven doubles, a triple, 24 runs scored and 22 RBIs.
He had an OBP of .426.
On the mound, Brooke posted a 6-2 record with a stellar 1.96 earned-run average (ERA).
In a team-high 64-1/3 innings, including 11 starts, he gave up only 43 hits and 18 earned runs. Brooke struck out 85 and walked 28.
Sturdefant was a member of the all-Summit fi rst team last spring.
Although he was a second-team member this year, his statistics again were impressive.
At the plate, Sturdefant was second on the team with a .363 batting average (33-for-91) with nine doubles, two triples, two homers and a team-high 26 RBIs. He was third on the team with 30 runs scored and had an OBP of .487, as well as a slugging percentage of .571.
On the mound, he led the Tigers with seven wins.
Sturdefant was 7-4 with a 2.35 ERA. In 56-2/3 innings, he gave up 19 earned runs on 48 hits. He recorded 70 strikeouts and issued 24 walks.