Fuquay-Varina, co-baseball champion of the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference, swept the SWAC awards as voted on by league coaches. The Bengals’ Milton Senter won coach of the year and junior Austin Harris was player of the year.
Fuquay-Varina (22-8, 10-4) also placed Caleb Bissette and Justin Shelton on the first team.
Co-SWAC champ Green Hope (20-7, 10-4) had only shortstop Vincent Addona on the first team but landed four players – Trevor Losito, Mitch Spence, Matt Duckworth and Nicholas West – on the second team.
Holly Springs (15-9, 9-5), which took third, landed Conlin Hughes and Patrick Wheeler on the first team with Michael Kaliankas on the second team.
Middle Creek (17-8, 8-6) had Zeke Barefoot and Diego Guerrero on the first team with Sammy Chapman and Tucker Rogers on the second squad.
Ben Highfill and James Hooks of Apex (10-11, 7-7) were on the first time while Lane Olive made second team.
Sophomore Kyle Gensler (batted .423), a first-teamer, was the lone all-conference selection for Cary (8-13, 3-11).
Addona, Highfill and Guerrero are the league’s only two-time all-conference picks.
Player of the Year: Austin Harris, Fuquay-Varina
Coach of the Year: Milton Senter, Fuquay-Varina
Ben Highfill, junior, Apex
James Hooks, junior, Apex
Kyle Gensler, sophomore, Cary
Austin Harris, junior, Fuquay-Varina
Caleb Bissette, junior, Fuquay-Varina
Justin Shelton, junior, Fuquay-Varina
Vincent Addona, senior, Green Hope
Conlin Hughes, senior, Holly Springs
Patrick Wheeler, junior, Holly Springs
Diego Guerrero, senior, Middle Creek
Zeke Barefoot, senior, Middle Creek
Lane Olive, senior, Apex
Keith Markovich, junior, Athens Drive
Trevor Losito, junior, Green Hope
Mitch Spence, junior, Green Hope
Matt Duckworth, senior, Green Hope
Nicholas West, senior, Green Hope
Michael Kaliankas, senior, Holly Springs
Sammy Chapman, junior, Middle Creek
Tucker Rogers, sophomore, Middle Creek
Wilson Jolly, senior, Panther Creek