2023 All-Southwestern Conference Baseball Honors

Amherst Steele High School senior Martin Polonkay was named the 2023 Southwestern Conference Most Valuable Player following the conclusion of the SWC Baseball season.

North Ridgeville Head Coach Matt Ponting was selected 2023 SWC Coach of the Year.

The SWC awarded 10 position players and 4 pitchers both first team honors and second team recognition in baseball. Each school also received two honorable mention selections.

2023 SWC MVP
Martin Polonkay, Amherst

2023 SWC Coach of the Year
Matt Ponting, North Ridgeville

2023 All-SWC First Team Pitchers
Chase Mayer, Amherst
Martin Polonkay, Amherst
Jake Boynar, North Ridgeville
Adam Bright, North Ridgeville

2023 All-SWC First Team Position Players
Cam Gendics, Amherst
Michael Sully, Avon
Hayden Blosser, Avon Lake
Jack Lion, Avon Lake
Brody Puchmajer, Berea-Midpark
Isaac Ramos, Elyria
Zac Jockel, Midview
Mateo Lopez, Midview
Gavin Padgett, North Ridgeville
Dylan Sowers, Olmsted Falls

2023 All-SWC Second Team Pitchers
Gavin Ehrhardt, Avon
CJ Gurule, Avon Lake
Tommy Mordarski, Berea-Midpark
Owen Trzebuckowski, Berea-Midpark

2023 All-SWC Second Team Position Players
Cole Cartwright, Avon Lake
Isaac Soloff, Avon Lake
Josh Medina, Berea-Midpark
Michael Samarin, Berea-Midpark
Solomon Skernivitz, Berea-Midpark
Scotty Edgell, Elyria
Spencer Mueller, Midview
Carson Iezzi, North Ridgeville
Gannon Padgett, North Ridgeville
Myles Meyer, Olmsted Falls

2022-23 All-SWC Honorable Mention
Anthony Heikkinen, Amherst Steele
Jacob Schliesser, Amherst Steele
Maddux Matlak, Avon
Matt Maxey, Avon
Connor deFransisco, Avon Lake
Jack Pincura, Avon Lake
Danny Bowser, Berea-Midpark
Maddox Swisher, Berea-Midpark
Nicolas Chernitsky, Elyria
Kaden Gunselman, Elyria
Henry Calcut, Midview
Sam Calcut, Midview
Xavier Compton, North Ridgeville
Brendan Gipper, North Ridgeville
Tyler Cosentino, Olmsted Falls
Jacob Platner, Olmsted Falls

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Amherst Steele’s Polonkay Named SWC Baseball Athlete of the Week

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The Southwestern Conference released its first Baseball Athlete of the Week(s) for March 17 – April 9 this afternoon. Below is this week’s honoree:

Baseball Athlete of the Week
Martin Polonkay
Amherst Steele

Martin is 2-0 on the mound so far this season. In 13 innings he has allowed 0 runs on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 15. He is also 7-for-12 (.583) with 3 runs scored, 4 RBI and 5 walks at the plate for the Comets.

Other Notable Performances

Leo Walters (Sr.), Avon
Has batted .438 (7-for-16) with a .526 on base percentage, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 6 RBI, 5 runs and 2 stolen bases so far this season.

Gavin Padgett (Sr.), North Ridgeville
Has batted .435 (10-for-23) with 2 doubles, 7 runs scored, 2 RBI and 3 stolen bases. Has also thrown eight shutout innings with six strikeouts and is 1-0 on the mound for the Rangers.

Dylan Sowers (Jr.), Olmsted Falls
Has batted .409 (9-for-22) with 2 doubles, 5 RBI, 7 runs scored, 5 walks and 4 stolen bases for the Bulldogs.

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