Wausau West's Payton Nelson has been selected as the top senior Outfielder as part of the WSN Senior Baseball Awards.
Nelson was named the Player of the Year in the Wisconsin Valley Conference after an outstanding senior season, leading the Warriors to the league championship. In 12 conference games, Nelson hit .477 with 4 home runs, 15 RBI, and 6 stolen bases.
A Third Team All-State pick last year by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association, Nelson is in line for even more awards this season.
Finalists for the award were Nelson, Cole Evers of Freedom, Drew Freitag of Beloit Memorial, Lucas Reynolds of De Pere, and Gus Turner-Zick of Stevens Point.
Past winners of the award include Kenosha Bradford's Nate Mikolas (2012), Madison West's Alex Brown (2013), Holmen's Jeren Kendall (2014), Athens' Shane Coker (2015), and Milwaukee Lutheran's Nick Winter (2016).