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Rogue River's Macuk gains top pitching honor

Led by senior baseball standout Nic Macuk, Rogue River received a host of first-team honors recently with the release of the Class 2A/1A all-conference voting by the league’s baseball and softball coaches.

Macuk earned a pair of first-team honors after being selected as a pitcher and utility player on the District 6 baseball first team. The left-hander was also named the league’s pitcher of the year for his efforts after posting a 0.50 ERA with 78 strikeouts and 56 innings.

Macuk finished with two no-hitters in league play, and was 3-5 overall.

Chieftains senior infielder Derek Nelson and senior outfielder Cameron Hooker were also named to the District 6 baseball first team. Nelson batted .442 with 14 runs, nine RBIs and 14 stolen bases, while Hooker hit .235 with eight runs, three RBIs and five stolen bases.

Rogue River senior first baseman Jillian Steinbrook-Cory, senior infielder Jesse Langfield and senior utility/designated hitter Destiny Rangel were chosen for the first team in District 5 softball.

Steinbrook-Cory batted .488 with 16 runs, 23 RBIs and eight stolen bases, Langfield hit. .478 with 32 runs, 19 RBIs and 16 stolen bases and Rangel batted .583 with 18 runs, 22 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.

Rogue River senior Jose Chavez (designated hitter) and sophomore Caden Tognoni (first base) earned second-team recognition, while Chavez was also an honorable mention infielder.

Lost River sophomore Zack Turner was named District 6 baseball player of the year and coach of the year honors were shared by Lakeview’s Pat Petersen and Hosanna Christian’s Jeff Patzke.

Also in District 5 softball, second-team honors went to Butte Falls sophomore Leanna McNabb (infield) and junior Lucia Diamiana (infield) and Rogue River senior Akira Alvarado (utility/DH).

Honorable mention recognition went to Rogue River junior Amanda Earnest (infield) and Butte Falls sophomore Sydney Welburn (utility/DH).

Lost River junior Madison Hartman was named District 5 softball player of the year and Bonanza’s Doug Carpenter was coach of the year.

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