Six from NKY make KHSBCA All-State teams

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The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has released its All-State teams for the 2023 season and six from Northern Kentucky have made it.

Beechwood’s Cameron Boyd and Covington Catholic’s Jonathan Fitz were selected to the first team, Campbell County’s Aydan Hamilton made the second team while Dixie Heights’ Ethan Bosley, Highlands’ Jack Hendrix and Bishop Brossart’s Evan Moore were picked to the third team.

Beechwood’s Cameron Boyd made the KHSBCA All-State 1st Team. Photo provided

Boyd, the 9th Region Player of the Year, led the state in homeruns with 12 in 2023 after tying for the state lead with 15 in 2022. He hit .508 and also led the state in hits with 64 and tied for third in Kentucky with 50 RBI. Boyd and the Tigers won their fourth straight 9th Region title in May. Boyd is headed to University of Southern Indiana to continue his academic and baseball career in the fall.

Fitz batted .511 for the Colonels and was the team’s backstop behind the plate while making it tough on the opponent to steal bases. His efficiency at the plate was met with 30 walks compared to 14 strikeouts in 92 official at-bats. Fitz led the Colonels in hits with 47, doubles with 19 and homeruns with five as well as walks. He’s headed to the University of San Diego to continue his academic and baseball career.

Campbell County’s Aydan Hamilton was named to the KHSBCA All-State 2nd Team. G. Michael Graham | LINK nky contributor

Hamilton has been the Camels shortstop for the past three seasons and led the Camels at the plate this season with a .416 batting average. He struck out just 10 times in 113 official at-bats while leading the team in hits (47), second in RBI (35), tied for first in doubles (10), homeruns (5), walks (27) and stolen bases (23). Hamilton is headed to the University of Kentucky in the fall to continue to his academic and baseball career.

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Dixie Heights catcher Ethan Bosley made the KHSBCA All-State 3rd Team. Photo provided

Bosley helped spearhead Dixie Heights’ turnaround toward the end of the season as they made the region semifinals and put a scare into Beechwood. As the primary catcher, he led the team in hitting with a .467 batting average and tallied 57 hits, good for a tie for third in the state. Bosley also led the Colonels in doubles (14), homeruns (3), walks (23) and stolen bases (16). Bosley struck out just an astonishing three times in 116 official at-bats. Bosley will be making his way to Walters State to continue his academic and baseball career.

Highlands pitcher Jack Hendrix made the KHSBCA All-State 3rd team. Photo provided | Jenna Richey

When Hendrix wasn’t toeing the rubber with a 1.12 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched, he was the team’s primary shortstop. He struck out 49 in his time on the mound while allowing 16 hits, five earned runs and posted a 3-1 record. he led the Bluebirds at the plate with a .486 batting average and recorded a team-high 52 hits. Hendrix also led Highlands in RBI (28) and homeruns (5). Hendrix joins Boyd in heading to University of Southern Indiana.

Bishop Brossart’s Evan Moore made the KHSBCA All-State 3rd team. Photo provided

Moore was the ace for the Mustangs, logging 63.1 innings with a 1.77 ERA and striking out 88. His strikeout total was top 30 in the state and posted a 6-4 record on the mound. When Moore wasn’t pitching, he played in the outfield and led the Mustangs in hitting with a .440 batting average. Moore also led the Mustangs in RBI (29), doubles (9), homeruns (7) and walks (25) and finished second in hits (40). Moore is headed to Lincoln Trail in the fall.

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