Baseball: 2016 All-Centennial League teams

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Left-handed pitcher Jerome Bohannon finished with a 7-0 record and 1.96 ERA for Cherokee Trail in the 2016 baseball season, earning All-Centennial League first team accolades. Bohannon pitched a complete game in the Cougars’ Class 5A state championship game win over Rocky Mountain. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | The following is a look at the players from the Aurora teams (Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill) and others who were voted all-conference first and second teams and honorable mention in the Centennial League for their play during the 2016 baseball season:

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

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Grandview catcher Tyson Hays (2) homered twice — including one at Coors Field — and hit .410 during the 2016 baseball season, earning All-Centennial League first team honors. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

2016 ALL-CENTENNIAL LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Aurora selections: CHEROKEE TRAIL — Jerome Bohannon, (pitcher), sr., Eric Cox (outfield), jr., Conner Nantkes (DH/pitcher), jr., Nick Perez (infield), jr. and Ryan Sullivan (first base), sr.; GRANDVIEW — Cade Crader (pitcher), sr., Tyson Hays (catcher), jr., Tyler Smith (infield), sr. and Zach Sundine (outfield), sr.

Other selections: CHERRY CREEK — Tanner O’Tremba (outfield), Cody Schultz (infield) and Nate Sweeney (infield); MULLEN — Maverick Handley (catcher), Rocco Porreco (pitcher) and Joey Salvato (utility)

Coach of the Year: Luke Muller, Arapahoe

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Smoky Hill senior Evan Richards led Centennial League hitters with a .508 batting average and made the all-league second team for the 2016 baseball season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

SECOND TEAM

Aurora selections: CHEROKEE TRAIL — Travis Lynch (catcher), sr., Matt Meraz (outfield), sr. and Michael Morris (infield), jr.; GRANDVIEW — Andrew Coverly (infield), sr., Travis Parker (outfield), sr. and Grant Schroeder (pitcher), sr.; OVERLAND — Preston Askew (outfield); SMOKY HILL — Parker Friedentag (first base), sr., Matt McDermott (infield), sr., Evan Richards (outfield), sr., and Paddy Walsh (pitcher), jr.

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Overland junior Preston Askew earned All-Centennial League second team honors for the 2016 baseball season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Other selections: CHERRY CREEK — Andrew Chavez (catcher) and Javis Steward (pitcher); MULLEN — Andrew Nuanes (pitcher) and Marcus Salvato (infield)