Monroe City senior Austyn Nevels was named to the Clarence Cannon All-Conference second team.

Monroe City senior Austyn Nevels isn't confined to any one position on the baseball field.

His versatility may be his biggest asset.

That strength, along with a top-notch season at the plate, earned the standout infielder a spot on the Clarence Cannon All-Conference second team as voted on by coaches.

Nevels also was named to the Class 3 District 8 squad.

"He didn't start at an infield position this year," Monroe City coach Derek Vanlandingham said. "We had him in the outfield and he does a great job. But I had to put him on the infield. With Austyn, I can probably put him anywhere because there's only two spots he didn't play this year, first base and catcher. Whenever I put Austyn in a spot, he's going to do a really good job."

Nevels batted .419 overall during the regular season, including a team-leading .526 mark in seven conference games.

The standout scored eight runs over 12 games played.

His Monroe City (4-11) teammates voted him the team's most valuable player at the school's postseason athletic banquet.