Bosek named POY in Pheasant
Brandon-Evansville’s Tom Bosek was one of four Chargers baseball players who were named to the All-Pheasant Conference team as he earned the Pitcher of the Year honor in the league.
Bosek, a junior righthander, got the ball in Brandon-Evansville’s final game of the season that turned into a pitcher’s duel with Nevis’ Austin Becker. Bosek took a tough-luck loss that day in a 3-2 game despite fanning seven and allowing just five hits in six innings pitched. He battled through injuries this season to give the Chargers a chance every time he took the mound.
Joining Bosek on the all-conference team from the Chargers were James Huisman, Christian McGaffey and Brandon Christianson. All four of the Brandon-Evansville representatives on the team were juniors this past season.
Fellow juniors Zach Johnson and Kevin Roers, along with freshman Jake Nohre, were named honorable mention all-conference. They helped the Chargers finish 9-3 in the Pheasant Conference, tying them with Wheaton-Herman-Norcross for the league title.
Brandon-Evansville head coach Brian Perleberg also shared the Coach of the Year honors with WHN head coach Tony Thiel. The Warriors’ Carter Thiel and Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley’s Keane Turner shared the Most Valuable Player Award.
ALL CONFERENCE – WHN – Thiel, Brad Staples, Justin Coffman, Justin Lupkes, Bradan Krump; CGB – Turner, Damon Gibson, Zak Adelman; B-E – Bosek, Huisman, C. McGaffey, B. Christianson; Ortonville – Isaac Cloos, Mike Schake; Hillcrest Lutheran Academy – Reggie Undseth, Jared Christenson; Hancock – Taylor Holleman; Ashby – Gage Olson
HONORABLE MENTION – WHN – James Backmon, Blake Coffman; B-E – Johnson, Roers, Nohre; Ortonville – Wyatt Dewitt, Adam Henrich, Riley Thompson; Hillcrest Lutheran Academy – Chris Tungseth, Sean McGuire; Hancock - Brandon Shaw