North Marion baseball snags five All-State awards
North Marion's storied baseball program has added more All-State award winners to its history. Sophomore outfielder Rex DeAngelis, junior pitcher Hunter Hansen and junior utility player Evan Holmes took home first team All-State honors this season, while junior outfielder Emilio Estrada was given third team honors and junior catcher Payton Meyers was an honorable mention.
North Marion head baseball coach Randy Brack had high praise for the youngest of his All-State honorees, DeAngelis, including the good energy he brings to the team.
"He's got a great attitude," Brack said. "He doesn't get down on himself. When things don't go good, he's a real positive kid, a real team type of guy."
But it wasn't just the energy DeAngelis brought that earned him All-State honors and the Tri-Valley Conference Player of the Year. The left-handed hitter had Brack comparing him to Kory Casto, a North Marion alum who made it to the majors.
North Marion finished 13-4 overall, and 10-1 in Tri-Valley Conference play. The team earned third place in the 4A state championship with a 13-6 win over Banks.
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