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The Sullivan Daily Times is proud to announce the 2022 All-Sullivan County Baseball team.

There were six selections from Sullivan, three from Dugger Union and two from North Central.

The 11 players are listed below in alphabetical order.

NAME, GRADE, SCHOOL

Carter Haton, Sr., Dugger Union — Haton primarily handled the catching duties for the Bulldogs in 2022.

Haton batted .340 with 17 hits, 13 runs and eight RBIs. He stole 27 bases and had two doubles and one triple.

Jacob Hawkins, Jr., Sullivan — Hawkins had 16 RBIs, 13 runs scored and 25 hits, resulting in a .338 average.

Hawkins also had three doubles.

Wyatt Ison, Jr., North Central — Ison batted. 306 for the Thunderbirds in 2022.

He finished with 22 hits, 19 runs and nine RBIs.

He also had four doubles, three triples and six stolen bases.

Tyler Kellett, Jr., Sullivan — The right hander had a 2.33 ERA with 59 strikeouts in his 48 innings pitched. He walked 27, gave up 36 hits and 16 earned runs.

Kelley led the Arrows with a .379 batting average. He finished with 25 hits, 17 runs. 12 RBIs, four doubles and nine stolen bases.

Brennen Martin, Sr., Dugger Union — Martin was the No. 1 pitcher for the Bulldogs. He had a 4-3 with a 3.07 ERA. In 45 2/3 innings, he struck out 85 and walked 25.

Martin played in the outfield when not on the mound. The senior led the Bulldogs with 31 stolen bases.

He batted .500 with 24 hits in 48 at bats. He scored 14 runs and drove in 13.

Martin also was credited with seven doubles.

Conner McCrary, Jr., Sullivan — McCrary was the fifth Golden Arrow to bat at least .300, finishing with a .302 average.

McCrary collected 16 hits, 12 runs, 12 RBIs and four doubles.

Donoven McKinney, Sr., Sullivan — McKinney completed his second consecutive season behind the plate for the Golden Arrows.

He was one of the team leaders with a .348 batting average and he paced SHS with 20 stolen bases.

McKinney had 24 hits, including a double, 13 runs and drove in eight runs.

In 143 total chances, McKinney had four assists and no errors.

Marcus Roshel, Soph., Sullivan — Roshel was a starter at shortstop for the Golden Arrows.

He batted .329 with 23 hits, 20 runs and 13 RBIs. He was credited with four doubles.

Anthony Smith, Sr., Dugger Union — Smith was second for the Bulldogs with a .382 batting average.

Smith collected 21 hits, scored 11 runs and had 12 RBIs. He had two doubles and stole seven bases.

Jeremiah Swalls, Sr., North Central — After not playing baseball the last couple of seasons, Swalls started at catcher and caught virtually every inning for the Thunderbirds behind the plate.

He led the county in batting with a .508 average — 30 of 59.

Swalls scored 12 runs and drove in 16. He had seven doubles and hit two home runs.

He had a .984 fielding percentage with just two errors.

Jeremiah Vernelson, Jr., Sullivan — For the first time in the history of All-County teams at the Sullivan Daily Times, there will be a posthumous selection.

Jeremiah Vernelson had just completed his junior year at Sullivan High School before dying in his sleep a couple of weeks ago.

Vernelson had overcome physical problems as a youngster tp the point where he had earned varsity letters in both football and baseball in 2021-22.

Vernelson started all 23 games for the Golden Arrows, primarily playing second base.

He batted .279 with 17 hits, 11 runs and 15 RBIs. He hit his first career home run and stole three bases.

 

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