DELPHOS - Ada sophomore shortstop Brayden Sautter was named second team All-Northwest Conference in voting conducted Monday evening by the league coaches at Delphos.
Bulldog senior infielder Slade Downing and Ada junior first baseman/pitcher Connor English were also named honorable mention all-league.
Ada finished tied with Allen East at 2-6 in a tie for eighth place in the nine-team NWC standings. The Bulldogs were 4-18 overall. AE ended up 14-11 overall.
Crestview southpaw senior first baseman/pitcher Damian Helm repeated as NWC Player of the Year in baseball. Helm received 159 out of a possible 160 points in the balloting.
Helm is 5-1 with one save for the Knights with a 1.25 earned run average. He has struck out 53 batters and walked only three in 33 2/3 innings. Helm also hit .464 in NWC play.
Bluffton coach Sam Fruchey was named NWC Coach of the Year after leading the Pirates to a 6-2 record and a conference co-championship with Crestview.  
NWC Baseball First Team NWC 
Damian Helm, Crestview
Chris McClain, Bluffton
Ross Thompson, Delphos Jefferson
Josh Verhoff, Columbus Grove 
Cam Etzler, Crestview 
Trent Phillips, Bluffton 
Quentin Vance, Paulding 
Treston Gonzales, Paulding
Kyle Williams, Lincolnview 
Jonathan Shimp, Spencerville 
Second Team Locals
Brayden Sautter, Ada
Erik Neely ñ Allen East 
Travis Wireman, Allen East 
Tanner Stippich, Allen East 
Honorable Mention Locals
Braden Goodwin, Allen East 
Connor English, Ada
Slade Downing, Ada