Calef-Boring named to Big 10 All-Conference Second-Team

Zack Calef-Boring returns a caught fly ball during a 2022 season game ROBERTA HATCHER/The Record Delta

TENNERTON — With the conclusion of the 2022 West Virginia boy’s prep baseball season, postseason awards and honors were announced by the Big 10 Conference earlier this week. North Marion’s Cole Malnick was named Conference Player of the Year, while Bridgeport collected a pair of honors as Ben McDougal was named the Conference Pitcher of the Year and the Indians’ head coach Robert Shields was named the Big 10 Conference Coach of the Year. 

Junior Zach Calef-Boring was named to the Big 10 All-Conference Second-Team after an outstanding 2022 season. Calef-Boring, a second-team West Virginia All-State performer as a sophomore, turned in a solid encore performance this year acting as head coach Adam Squires team’s most consistent bat, while also providing a strong defensive presence in the outfield.  

Calef-Boring collected second-team All-Conference honors after batting 42-101, (.416 batting average), scoring 33 runs, while driving in 15 RBIs, and stealing 22 total bases this season. Throughout the course of the season, the efficient junior outfielder had no trouble getting on base, hitting countless singles, 10 doubles, and 4 triples, while only being struck out twice. 

Calef-Boring put his versatility on display this year with several strong showings on the mound for coach Squires team. As a pitcher, Calef-Boring picked up a pair of wins during a complete game against Brooke County and the rivalry game with Lewis County. The Junior also had strong outing vs. Huntington in McDonald’s Classic, pitching six innings, only allowing 4 hits and a single run.  

Calef-Boring was the only Buccaneer to nab All-Conference honors, in spite of several individual standout seasons from members of coach Squires’ 10-19 B-UHS team this past season.  

Check out the full Big 10 All-Conference Baseball Team below (name, grade, position, school): 

First Team

Aidan Paulson Senior Outfield Bridgeport High

Evan Dennison Senior Outfield Fairmont Senior

Clay Hershberger Senior Outfield East Fairmont

Michael Martin Senior Outfield Lincoln

Cam Cole Senior Infield Bridgeport High

Gunner Riley Junior Infield Fairmont Senior

Cody Cooper Senior Infield Philip Barbour

Nick George Junior

Infield Robert C. Byrd

Nathaniel Junkins Senior Infield Robert C. Byrd

Zach Nicholson Senior Pitcher Bridgeport High

Austin Mann Senior

Pitcher Bridgeport High

Conner Tingler Junior Pitcher East Fairmont

Alfred Isch Junior

Catcher Philip Barbour

Anthony Dixon Senior

First base Bridgeport High

Chris Harbert Senior Utility Bridgeport High

Sammy Viani Sophomore Utility Fairmont Senior

Second Team 

Tanner Cook Senior

Outfield Robert C. Byrd

Cruz Tobin Senior

Outfield North Marion

Zach Calef-Boring Junior Outfield Buckhannon-Upshur

Mason Chaney Sophomore Junior Preston

Gavin Blair Senior

Infield Fairmont Senior

Lucas McPherson Sophomore Infield Liberty 

Cameron Biller Junior Infield Elkins High

Tanner Moats Sophomore Infield Grafton

Grant Mealey Junior Infield Lewis

Dustin Keener Sophomore Pitcher Grafton

Johnny Lopez Senior Pitcher Lincoln

Mason Jack Junior

Pitcher Fairmont Senior

Alex O’Neil Senior Pitcher North Marion

Luke Sperry Senior

First base Robert C. Byrd

Tyler Sisson Freshman

Utility Philip Barbour

Dylan Runner Senior Utility North Marion

Pitcher, Player and Coach of the year are as follows:  Pitcher of the Year: Ben McDougal- Bridgeport High  Player of the Year: Cole Malnick- North Marion Coach of the Year: Robert Shields- Bridgeport High

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