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Prep baseball: Six area players land 1st team spots

Hopewell-Loudon and New Riegel had two first-team picks each and Carey and North Baltimore both had one in the 2014 all-Midland Athletic League baseball selections.
Juniors Garret Sendelbach and Tyler Imes were first-team selections for Hopewell-Loudon, and senior Jake Dryfuse and Michael Kirian, a freshman, earned first-team nods for New Riegel. Carey’s Matt Holsinger and North Baltimore’s Zach Stewart were also first-team all-MAL selections.
Sendelbach batted.383 with seven doubles and 25 RBI, and was Hopewell-Loudon’s top pitcher with a 7-4 record, 1.99 ERA and 97 strikeouts in 67 innings on the mound. Imes led the Chieftains in hitting (.405) and drove in 22 runs.
Dryfuse batted a team-leading .438 for New Riegel, led the Blue Jackets in extra-base hits (13) and was second in runs scored (23). Kirian hit .380 with a team-leading 24 RBI and was New Riegel’s ace with a 7-2 record, 1.29 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 49 innings.
Stewart batted .444 and led the MAL with 44 total hits. Holsinger hit .464, scored 20 runs and drove in 22.
Mohawk pitchers Austin Harper and Austin Shock earned second-team all-MAL honors, along with Carey’s Satchel Strahm, North Baltimore’s Jacob Frost, Hopewell-Loudon’s Bryan Scherger, Fostoria St. Wendelin’s Trent Whetsel and New Riegel’s Aaron Reinhart.

FIRST TEAM
Mason McWilliams, sr. & Ethan Caudill, sr., Seneca East; Garret Sendelbach, jr. & Tyler Imes, jr., Hopewell-Loudon; Michael Kirian, fr. & Jake Dryfuse, sr., New Riegel; Nick Watts, jr. & Dakota Gilbert, soph., Lakota; Brad Heilman, sr., Old Fort; Zach Stewart, sr., North Baltimore; Peyton Deats, fr. & Jacob Vera, jr., Tiffin Calvert; Matthew Holsinger, sr., Carey; Marcus Kerr, sr., Fremont St. Joseph.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Mason McWilliams, Seneca East.
COACH OF THE YEAR — Frank Lamoreaux, Seneca East.
SECOND TEAM
Ben Cramer, sr. & Nate Snavely, soph., Seneca East; Austin Harper, fr. & Austin Shock, sr., Mohawk; Satchel Strahm, jr., Carey; Jacob Frost, sr., North Baltimore; Bryan Scherger, sr., Hopewell-Loudon; Bennett Weickert, sr., Fremont St. Joseph; Trent Whetsel, sr., Fostoria St. Wendelin; Aaron Reinhart, sr., New Riegel; Jacob Aaron, sr., Lakota; Austin Prenzlin, soph. & Drew Ritzler, soph., Tiffin Calvert.
HONORABLE MENTION
TIFFIN CALVERT — Jesse Gase, jr. & Sam Shelt-Palm,, soph. NEW RIEGEL — Austin Mathias, soph. & Alex Theis, fr. CAREY — Jonathon Racheter, fr. & Dylan Musgrave, sr. NORTH BALTIMORE — Levi Newcomer, jr. & Sean Watson, soph. OLD FORT — Jake Wilson, jr. & Maison Steyer, sr. HOPEWELL-LOUDON — Ryan Depinet, sr. & Jordan Stewart, sr. LAKOTA — Madison Jaso, fr. & Jordan Jaso, jr. SENECA EAST — Alex Scheiber, jr. & Braden Nagel, sr. MOHAWK — Grant Gucker, sr. & Derrick Sowers, soph. FREMONT ST. JOSEPH — Josh Kelbley, jr. & Lucas Michael, jr. FOSTORIA ST. WENDELIN — Brady Rutter, sr.; Donovan Scudder, jr.

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