'Bellefontaine Examiner' All-area baseball team



Jarrod Houchin, Bellefontaine


Zane Collins, Ben Logan


Dalton Bollinger, Riverside


When it comes time to select our all-area teams, I typically try to stay away from having multiple players of the year. But sometimes it is just impossible to pick one player over another. That was the case during the process of selecting the player of the year for this year’s all-area baseball squad.

For the first time in the 16 years I’ve been here at the Examiner, we decided to honor three players with the award.

The decision hinged on three tremendous individual seasons turned in by Bellefontaine’s Jarrod Houchin, Benjamin Logan’s Zane Collins and Riverside’s Dalton Bollinger.

All three players were named to the all-Ohio squads for their respective divisions, with Houchin and Collins being second-team in Division II and Bollinger repeating as a first-team pick in Division I.

The numbers each put up were staggering.


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