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NCC names All-Conference

ELIZABETH CITY – The Northeastern Coastal Conference has released the 2008 All-Conference team in baseball.

Three of the players named to the All-Northeastern Coastal Conference team came from Bertie High School and Hertford County High School.

Bertie High School senior Aaron Hoggard was named to the First Team along with classmate Brent Bowen.

“I’m very pleased they were selected as All-Conference,” BHS baseball boss Randy Whitaker said. “Both of them had outstanding years and their hard work paid off.”

Chris Towell said he was proud of Joyner’s performance during the year and looking forward to next season.

“He led us in hitting this year,” Towell said. “He was also solid on the infield. I look forward to he and the rest of the guys being ready to go next year.”

Leading the way on the All-Conference team were league champion First Flight High School and runner-up Currituck County High School. Each team placed four players on the all-league squad.

The Nighthawks saw Ben Franceschi, Marc Felton, Jacob Golliday and J.J. Allen on the first team while Currituck placed Austin Beasley, Justin Woodward, Stephen Vaughan and James Seluaggi on the squad.

Pasquotank County High School performers Andrew Womble, Justin Sawyer and Anthony Richie were named All-Conference as well as Ryan Cooke, Kyle Meads and Tyler Barrington of Northeastern High School.

Edenton placed Nicholi Simmenson and Campbell Brown on the All-Conference team.

Franceschi was named Player of the Year in the Northeastern Coastal Conference while Doug Leary of Pasquotank was tabbed Coach of the Year.