His youth has helped him during his recoveries, as well as hard work.
The Kings went 5-2 in Mid-Indiana Conference play this spring. They lost to Western in a close ballgame. Western went on to win a regional in Class 3A and will move up to Class 4A next season due to the IHSAA’s new success factor. The Kings’ other MIC loss was to Hamilton Heights in a game they would surely like to have back.
The Kings drew a tough draw in the sectional, facing Class 2A defending champion Northfield and star pitcher Ryan Keaffaber in the sectional. The Kings made good contact against Keaffaber but came up short in a 3-0 ballgame.
“If we could have got past Northfield the sky would have been the limit for us the rest of the way in the tournament,” Clem said.
The following are capsules of the rest of the All-Loganland team in alphabetical order by last name.
Connor Adams, P, Cass
The big right-hander went 5-4 with a 1.69 ERA for the Kings his senior season. He struck out 61 and walked 17 in 58 innings pitched.
“He pitched a lot of the more difficult games for us,” Marschand said. “I’m proud of what he gave to us. He gave us what he had. We knew when he was on the mound we had a good chance to win.”
Adams shut down No. 1-ranked Northfield for the most part in the sectional game.
“He pitched well eight to win,” Marschand said. “Keaffaber averaged 15 strikeouts per game and we struck out just four times. We put the ball in play but hit it right at them. Connor didn’t give up any earned runs. We made some errors or it probably should have been 0-0 in the eighth inning. He did his job.”
Caleb Baldwin, 1B/C, Caston