August 27, 2008 North Harrison baseball coach Greg Oppel was recently named Mid-Southern Conference Coach of the Year and honored at the North Harrison Baseball/Softball banquet Aug. 7 in the North Harrison auditorium.
Also honored for All-Conference honors were pitchers Jim Bob Schuler and Cody Johnson, who was also named MVP to this year's North-South All-Star game and recently had his picture hung in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Jasper. Adam Kiesler was named as Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Josh Book, David Geswein and Ronnie Thompson all earned Co-Defensive honors and Kiesler earned the Silver Slugger award and the batting award. Brian Head won the Bryan Morgan Attitude Award and Jim Bob Schuler was named Comeback Player of the Year.
Newcomer of the Year was Chad Eveslage, and Freshman of the Year was Dylan Janes. Cody Johnson won the Ronnie Thompson Pitching Award and was named Most Valuable Player for the team.
Junior varsity players were also honored, with Lincoln Jones earning the Pitching Award and Nate Johnson winning for defense. Will Jones won the Silver Slugger award, and Kendall Wiley won Mental Attitude honors.