Two Cavs make top CFVC team on the diamond

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Southern Lee seniors Cullen Boyette and Christian Wenger were named to the Cape Fear Valley Conference's All-Conference First Team by the league's seven coaches capping a season in which the Cavaliers tied their program record with 20 wins in a season and reached the third round of the NCHSAA 3A State Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
Teammate and classmate Ethan Helsman received second team all-CFVC honors and Cavalier sophomore Maxx Taylor got honorable mention.
Boyette, a third baseman, hit .423 and tallied 27 runs, 22 RBI and seven doubles for the Cavaliers. Wenger went 6-3 on the mound with a 2.03 ERA and six complete games. At the plate, he hit .420 and scored 29 runs, typically as the Cavalier second-spot hitter. Helsman, the long-time starting catcher for the Cavs, totaled 23 runs, 18 RBI, five doubles and two triples. Taylor, a pitcher and first baseman, hit .394 with 26 runs and 24 RBI while going 3-0 in 11 games pitching.
Lee County, in its first year in the CFVC, had two all-conference players. Sophomore outfielder/pitcher, and leadoff hitter, Spencer Faulk made the first team and senior shortstop/third baseman/pitcher Pressley Hales made the second team.
On the gridiron, Hales, a safety, is continuing his football career at Campbell come the fall.
Union Pines, the CFVC tournament champ after finishing third during the season, had one first teamer - senior center fielder Emmitt Carden - and five all-conference players total.
Carden hit .493 for the season with 32 runs and eight doubles. He's committed to a baseball scholarship from Catawba.
Freshman Riley Cameron, who hit .343 with 16 RBI, senior Mason Collins, who hit .365 with two homers and 22 RBI, and junior Tyler McRae, who hit .340 and scored 16 runs, were named to the second team. Junior Aaron Kennedy hit .355 and went 4-5 with a 1.33 ERA in 13 games pitching and was honorable mention.
Terry Sanford senior pitcher/center fielder Andrew Henrickson won the CFVC Player of the Year. The Bulldogs went 11-1 while winning the CFVC season title.

Cape Fear Valley All-Conference Team

Player of the Year
Andrew Henrickson, Terry Sanford

First Team
Cullen Boyette, Southern Lee
Emmitt Carden, Union Pines
Trey Davis, Terry Sanford
Spencer Faulk, Lee County
Collin Ford, Gray's Creek
Joe Ingle, Terry Sanford
Garrett Johnson, Gray's Creek
Gatlin Pate, Gray's Creek
Austin Warren, Terry Sanford
Christian Wenger, Southern Lee

Second Team
Cole Brown, Terry Sanford
Riley Cameron, Union Pines
Mason Collins, Union Pines
Logan Haines, Gray's Creek
Pressley Hales, Lee County
Ethan Helsman, Southern Lee
Brett Kellam, Douglas Byrd
Tyler McRae, Union Pines
Melvin Teel, Westover
Justin Walke, Terry Sanford

Honorable Mention
Aaron Kennedy, Union Pines
Joseph Riddle, Terry Sanford
Maxx Taylor, Southern Lee
Chase Tew, Terry Sanford
Sam Zahran, Terry Sanford

Coach of the Year
Chad Hill, Union Pines