More postseason honors for local area baseball and softball players

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Southeast Valley Ledger

Three more media outlets released their list of baseball and softball players who received recognition for their performances on and off the field during the recently concluded seasons., azcentral sports, and East Valley Tribune Varsity Extra announced their respective All-Academic, All-Arizona, and All-Tribune teams.

The following is a list of local area players, by school, who received postseason honors from the aforementioned outlets:

Combs Baseball

• azcentral sports Division III All-Arizona Second Team: Colt Chance

• EVT Varsity Extra All-Tribune Honorable Mention: Gage Davidson

• Division III/IV All-Academic First Team: Jerek Bernhardt – 4.16 GPA

Poston Butte Baseball

• Division I/II All-Academic First Team: Keegan Vercoe – 4.6 GPA

• Division I/II All-Academic Second Team: Hayden Frey – 4.43 GPA and Corbin Bendel – 4.35 GPA

• Division I/II All-Academic Honorable Mention: Dylan Vanderlip – 4.07 GPA, Benny Keating – 3.93 GPA, Aaron Kern – 3.57 GPA

Poston Butte Softball

• Division I/II All-Academic Honorable Mention: Megan Clark – 4.13 GPA and Lauren Wilson – 4.15 GPA

Queen Creek Baseball

• azcentral sports Division II All-Arizona Honorable Mention: Kody Funderburk

• EVT Varsity Extra All-Tribune Second Team: Kody Funderburk

• EVT Varsity Extra All-Tribune Honorable Mention: Josh Andrews

• Division I/II All-Academic Honorable Mention: Kody Funderburk – 3.51 GPA and Josh Andrews – 3.5 GPA

Queen Creek Softball

• EVT Varsity Extra All-Tribune Honorable Mention: Ryann Holmes and Taryn Simmons

Andrew Luberda (307 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.

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