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Prep Baseball: Findlay’s Curlis, Rodman earn first-team nods

TOLEDO — Findlay High’s Connor Curlis and Nolan Rodman were first-team picks and Grant Akin and Chandler Stillings earned second-team honors in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference all-league baseball selections for the 2014 season.

Curlis, a junior pitcher/infielder, batted .327 and, despite missing a number of games due to injury, was second on the team with 13 RBI. Rodman, a senior catcher, led the Trojans in hits (22), batting average (.339), home runs (2) and RBI (17), and was second on the squad with 15 runs scored.

Akin, a sophomore outfielder, batted .309, stole five bases and scored a team-leading 21 runs for the Trojans, who went 15-12 overall and finished third in the TRAC tournament.

Stillings, a sophomore left-hander, stepped up when Curlis was injured, going 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 341/3 innings.

Senior Ryan Golden and juniors Michael Roche and Payton Evans received honorable mention all-TRAC recognition for the Trojans.

League champion Toledo St. John’s earned the most hardware, with Nolan Silberhorn (pitcher), Mike Barrett (player) and Greg Christian (coach) taking home the top individual awards.

2014 ALL-TRAC BASEBALL
FIRST TEAM
PITCHERS — Nolan Silberhorn, Sr., Toledo St. John’s; Chad Kuebler, Sr., Toledo Central Catholic; Nick Lankard, Jr., Toledo St. Francis. CATCHER — Mike Barrett, Sr., Toledo St. John’s. INFIELDERS — Pete Burkett, Sr., Toledo St. John’s; Connor Curlis, Jr., Findlay; Richard O’Donnell, Sr., Toledo Central Catholic; Shamus Dempsey, Soph., Toledo Whitmer; Ryan Fournier, Jr., Oregon Clay, ; Andy Okuley, Jr., Toledo St. Francis. OUTFIELDERS — Bryce Moreno, Jr., Fremont Ross; Colin Kaucher, Jr., Toledo Central Catholic; Tylor Schneider, Sr., Toledo Whitmer; Alex David, Jr., St. Francis. AT LARGE — Nolan Rodman, Sr., Findlay; Kole Amor, Sr., Fremont Ross; Kam Weber, Sr., Toledo Central Catholic.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Nolan Silberhorn, Toledo St. John’s.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mike Barrett, Toledo St. John’s.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Greg Christian, Toledo St. John’s.

SECOND TEAM
PITCHERS — Jacek Czerwinski, Sr., Toledo St. John’s; Nick Kozak, Sr., Toledo Whitmer; Bryce Castilleja, Sr., Oregon Clay. CATCHER — Dan Tober, Sr., Toledo Whitmer. INFIELDERS — Chandler Dippman, Jr., Toledo St. John’s; Devon Garcia, Jr., Toledo St. John’s; Tommy Vetter, Sr., Toledo Central Catholic; Devon Dempsey, Jr., Toledo Whitmer; Hayden Huff, Jr., Toledo St. Francis. OUTFIELDERS — Alex Gum, Sr., Toledo St. John’s; Grant Akin, Soph., Findlay; DeShone Kizer, Sr., Toledo Central Catholic; Matt York, Sr., Oregon Clay; Jay Denman, Soph., Toledo St. Francis; Mike Holobaugh, Sr., Lima Sr.
AT LARGE — T.J. Lake, Jr., Toledo St. John’s; Chandler Stillings, Soph., Findlay.

HONORABLE MENTION
TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC — Ryan O’Hearn, Sr.; Derich Weiland, Sr.; Patrick Schommer, Sr. OREGO CLAY — Aaron Lee, Sr.; Christian Orr, Fr.; Kyle Row, Sr. FINDLAY — Ryan Golden, Sr.; Michael Roche, Jr.; Payton Evans, Jr. LIMA SENIOR — Aaron Reed, Sr.; Josiah Shoemaker, Fr.; Deven Wilcutt, Soph. FREMONT ROSS — Dominic Cominsky, Jr.; Andy Mapus, Sr.; Bryce Dukeshire, Sr. TOLEDO ST. FRANCIS — Mark Phillips, Sr.; Joe Di Pierro, Sr.; Casey Johnson, Jr. TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S — Collin Korte, Sr.; Sam McClurg, Soph.; Ethan Kirkman, Sr. TOLEDO WHITMER — Hunter Nichols, Jr.; Anthony Okdie, Sr.; Sam Hickey, Soph.

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