A year after being voted team MVP, Sanderson senior Tyler Hardee was named Cap Eight baseball player of the year.
The pitcher and infielder helped the Spartans make a second-half push to take the league’s regular season top spot before falling in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs.
Hardee, who will play at Methodist next year, led the team with 20 RBIs while hitting .379. From the mound, he had an ERA of 1.83 in 61 innings pitched.
Sanderson coach Todd Laughlin was named conference coach of the year, and junior Daniel Dulaney, who posted a no-hitter in the first round of the state tournament, shared co-pitcher of the year honors with Millbrook senior Brian Nobles.
The Cap Eight rookie of the year was Leesville Road sophomore Jack Conley.