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Region 10 Division III Baseball Awards

Published: 5/11/2022

Caldwell Cobras (44-7) swept the Region 10 Division III Baseball individual awards and landed six players honored as First Team All-Region. In addition, the Cobras had four players named Second Team All-Region and two players earn a spot on the All-Defensive Team.

Region 10 Player of the Year

Third baseman Cole Hales (Carson HS/Faith, NC) was named the Region 10 Player of the Year. He had a .335 batting average for the season, with 39 RBI and 61 runs scored. He also drew 40 walks on the season (3rd in the nation) and had a .469 on base percentage.

 Cole Hales

Player of the Year:
Cole Hales

Region 10 Pitcher of the Year

Spencer Ledford (Bandys HS/Newton, NC) was named the Region 10 Pitcher of the Year. The right hander had 11 starts this season, going 9-0. He had a 2.94 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 64.1 innings of work.

Spencer Ledford

Pitcher of the Year:
Spencer Ledford

Region 10 Division III Coach of the Year

Frank Pait was named Region 10 Division III coach of the year. He led the Cobras to the Region 10 Championship in the program’s second full season of competition. Under his leadership this season, the Cobras also achieved the number one ranking in the NJCAA Division III Baseball Poll (first top ranking in school history in any sport). Including the 2020 season that was canceled due to COVID, Caldwell has a record of 78-26 under Coach Pait, including 36-0 in Region 10 Division III regular season contests.

Frank Pait

Coach of the Year:
Frank Pait

First Team All-Region

Infielders Hales and Mason Lyda, outfielders Breon Ishmael and Michael Logan, and pitchers Ledford and Seth Willis were named First Team All-Region. Lyda (West Henderson HS/Mills River, NC) had a .343 batting average with 47 RBI. Ishmael (South Meck HS/Mint Hill, NC) hit .385 on the season and led the team in home runs (9) and RBI (51). Logan (Freedom HS/Morganton, NC) hit .336 on the season with 41 RBI. Willis (West Lincoln HS/Vale, NC) went 10-2 on the season with one save. His 10 wins tied him for first in the nation and he also led the nation in starts with 13. His ERA was 2.42 and he struck out 84 batters (8th in the nation).

Coles Hales

Coles Hales

Mason Lyda

Mason Lyda

Breon Ishmael

Breon Ishmael

Michael Logan

Michael Logan

Spencer Ledford

Spencer Ledford

Seth Willis

Seth Willis

Second Team All-Region

Second Team All-Region selections included catcher Jacob Bebber, infielders Jermie Greene and Tyler Bradley, and pitcher Hayden Setzer. Bebber (Alexander Central HS/Taylorsville, NC) hit .353 with 40 RBI this season. Greene (Statesville HS/Troutman, NC) had an average of .310 with 42 RBI. Bradley (North Gaston HS/Bessemer City, NC) hit .348 with 45 RBI. Left handed pitcher Setzer (East Rowan HS/Salisbury, NC) was 8-0 this season with a 2.09 ERA and 66 strike outs.

Jacob Bebber

Jacob Bebber

Jermie Greene

Jermie Greene

Tyler Bradley

Tyler Bradley

Hayden Setzer

Hayden Setzer

Lyda and Logan were also named to the All-Defensive team.

First Team All-Region:

  • Catcher – Caeden Howell, Rockingham
  • Infielder – Will Gray, Surry
  • Infielder – Cole Hales, Caldwell
  • Infielder – Mason Lyda, Caldwell
  • Infielder – Will Michalowicz, Thomas Nelson
  • Outfielder – Breon Ishmael, Caldwell
  • Outfielder – Coty Locklear, Surry
  • Outfielder – Michael Logan, Caldwell
  • Pitcher – Spencer Ledford, Caldwell
  • Pitcher – Jonathan Todd, Rockingham
  • Pitcher – Seth Willis, Caldwell
  • Designated Hitter – Ethan McLain, Surry

Second Team All-Region:

  • Catcher – Jacob Bebber, Caldwell
  • Infielder – Tyler Butler, Thomas Nelson
  • Infielder – Jermie Greene, Caldwell
  • Infielder – Garrett Hamby, Surry
  • Infielder – Cam Lowke, Rockingham
  • Outfielder – Tyler Bradley, Caldwell
  • Outfielder – Zach Barco, Thomas Nelson
  • Outfielder – Justin Johnson, Thomas Nelson
  • Pitcher – Sawyer Osborne, Surry
  • Pitcher – Hayden Setzer, Caldwell
  • Pitcher – Pablo Veras, Thomas Nelson
  • Designated Hitter – Cole Fuller, Rockingham

All-Defensive Team:

  • Catcher – Kyle Brittain; Surry
  • First Base – Bryson Bebber; Surry
  • Second Base – Cam Lowke; Rockingham
  • Third Base – Will Gray; Surry
  • Shortstop – Mason Lyda; Caldwell
  • Outfielder – Michael Adams; Thomas Nelson
  • Outfielder – Gabe Duncan; Rockingham
  • Outfielder – Michael Logan; Caldwell
  • Pitcher – Brayden Adams; Surry