Lowder, Windish named all-conference


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Senior pitcher Joseph Lowder was named to the MVAC All-Conference team.


File photo | Jefferson Post

Junior shortstop Turtle Windish received all-conference recognition.


File photo | Jefferson Post

WEST JEFFERSON — Senior Joseph Lowder and junior Turtle Windish were named to the 2016 Mountain Valley All-Conference team.

Lowder was one of the top pitchers in the MVAC all season long and helped lead the Huskies to 11 wins and eight wins in the conference.

For Windish, he finished the year with the top batting average on the team and will be one of the key players returning on next year’s squad.

The Huskies also had two players receive honorable mention recognition for their play this season: Senior first baseman Kendall Richardson and senior catcher Bradley Richie.

Starmount’s Patrick Usher was named MVAC Player of the Year while the Rams’ head coach, Caleb Pardue, was named MVAC Coach of the Year.

MVAC All-Conference

Will Altemueller (Elkin)

Alec Anderson (East Wilkes)

Eli Brown (Elkin)

Curtis Craft (Starmount)

John Hamby (West Wilkes)

Houston Koon (Wilkes Central)

Joseph Lowder (Ashe)

Matt McMillian (Alleghany)

Houston Nicks (Starmount)

Alex Ortiz (West Wilkes)

Lance Parker (Wilkes Central)

Brett Pope (Alleghany)

Daniel Pruitt (North Wilkes)

Henry Stone (Starmount)

Grant Strader (Wilkes Central)

Patrick Usher (Starmount)

Bryce Vestal (East Wilkes)

Tanner Waddell (Wilkes Central)

Trent Walsh (West Wilkes)

Turtle Windish (Ashe)

Honorable Mention

Evan Adams (Wilkes Central)

Trey Blevins (East Wilkes)

Jake Boyles (West Wilkes)

Tanner Edwards (Elkin)

Colby Greene (North Wilkes)

Zachary Lovette (East Wilkes)

Dalton Oliver (Starmount)

Logan Petty (West Wilkes)

Andrew Pruitt (North Wilkes)

Jordan Pruitt (Alleghany)

Kendall Richardson (Ashe)

Bradley Richie (Ashe)

Lucas Rife (Alleghany)

Donte Scales (Wilkes Central)

Andrew Smythers (Starmount)

Mattieu Martir-Tullock (Elkin)

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-489-3062 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Senior pitcher Joseph Lowder was named to the MVAC All-Conference team.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Joseph-Lowder-vs-WC.jpgSenior pitcher Joseph Lowder was named to the MVAC All-Conference team. File photo | Jefferson Post

Junior shortstop Turtle Windish received all-conference recognition.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Turtle-Windish.jpgJunior shortstop Turtle Windish received all-conference recognition. File photo | Jefferson Post

By Nathan Ham

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