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Nine from area earn District 9 first team

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated May 22, 2018 at 11:29 PM

Nine area high school baseball players were voted to the first team over four divisions on the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association District 9 teams, it was announced Monday night.

Because of the uneven number of schools in the district based on size, the district splits the schools into four equal groups, thus some players are listed in divisions they did not compete in during the OHSAA tournament.

Below is a breakdown by division which area kids made first, second or honorable mention:

DIVISION I

Norwalk’s Roth on first team

Among the area selections to the first team in Div. I was Norwalk senior Jacob Roth and Bellevue senior Bryce Ray.

In 25 games for the Truckers (13-12), Roth batted .397 with 11 doubles, a home run and six RBIs. He scored 33 runs, and was 1-2 with a 2.26 ERA on the mound in eight appearances (three starts). Roth also struck out 19 batters in 21 2/3 innings.

Earning a spot on the second team was Norwalk’s Quinn Hipp. In 25 games, Hipp finished with a .447 average, three doubles and 22 RBIs. Also on second team was Bellevue’s Mitchell Wells.

Area honorable mention selections in Div. I included Norwalk’s Austin Christman and Nate Adelman, and Bellevue’s Kayden Vogel and Daniel Burris.

DIVISION II

Edison pitching duo on first team

The 1-2 pitching combination of Bryce Roberts and Caden Cooper highlight the area selections to the Div. II first team.

Last week, the pair put together near-identical performances to help the Chargers (14-9) win a district championship in Div. III.

In a 5-0 win over Oak Harbor on May 17 in a district semifinal, Roberts threw a complete-game shutout. In seven innings, he allowed just four hits with 10 strikeouts and a walk on 74 pitches. Two days later, Cooper went seven scoreless innings and allowed just one hit in the 3-0 win over Bucyrus Wynford in the title game. He also struck out 10 and walked one on 74 pitches.

Willard’s Narcicio Resendez was a second-team selection, while his teammates Alec Gardner and Austin Adelman were honorable mention. Edison’s Cody Scott and Caleb Bissell also earned honorable mention honors.

DIVISION III

FC trio each on first team

In Div. III, the Plymouth duo of Seth Bailey and Treven Lane were both first-team selections, as was Western Reserve’s Devin Good.

Bailey and Lane have helped lead the Big Red (18-10, 10-4) to their first regional semifinal in 35 seasons. Plymouth faces North Baltimore at 2 p.m. Thursday in a Div. IV game at Patrick Henry High School.

Bailey is batting .444 with seven doubles, three triples, a home run and 29 RBIs in 26 games for Plymouth. Lane is hitting .382 with six doubles and 30 RBIs, and on the mound is 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA. He has 42 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings of work.

In 26 games, Good hit an impressive .485 with six doubles and 15 RBIs for the Roughriders.

Earning second team was New London’s Peyton Wilson, who hit .393 with nine doubles, four home runs and 24 RBIs in 21 games.

Honorable mention selections included Plymouth’s Walker Elliot and Jarrett Miller, Western Reserve’s Matt Perkins and Payton Studd — and New London’s Derek Smith and Keaton Houghtlen.

DIVISION IV

Carper, Seidel both first team

Another pair of Firelands Conference standouts earned first team in Div. IV.

First baseman and St. Paul senior Luke Carper was first team after helping the Flyers to the FC title outright, 20 wins, a state ranking and a district title game appearance. In 24 games, Carper hit .366 with eight doubles, a home run and 22 RBIs.

Also on first team was South Central’s Isaiah Seidel. He made 10 starts for the district runners-up Trojans, going 8-1 with a 1.52 ERA. He struck out 99 batters in 60 innings of work. In 24 games, Seidel batted. 364 with four doubles and 18 RBIs.

Earning second team honors for St. Paul included Kurt Maxwell (.368, 30 RBIs), Gavin Starcher (.438, 18 RBIs) and Nick Lukasko (5-0, 1.66 ERA). Ben Lamoreaux (.423, 23 RBIs) was also second team for South Central.

Earning honorable mention from the area was St. Paul’s Brandon Saldusky and Noah Good, along with South Central’s Simon Blair.

The senior District 9 All-Star games will be played at 7 p.m. May 29 at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky. The format will have teams separated by counties with three games played simultaneously. Crawford/Wyandot will face Richland county, while Erie/Ottawa will face Huron/Ashland county teams — and Seneca/Hancock will face Sandusky/Wood/Lucas county.

All-Northwest District 9 OHSBCA teams

DIVISION I

First team: Andrew Murphy, Anthony Wayne; Bryce Ray, Bellevue; Cal Rickert, Mansfield Madison; Mikey Haynes, Clyde; Ben Vore, Lexington; Jared Strickler, Lexington; Jacob Roth, Norwalk; Payton Faris, Perrysburg; Brennen Hunt, Ashland; Nick Schneider, Anthony Wayne.

Second team: Quinn Hipp, Norwalk; Robby Webb, Clyde; Braden Theis, Anthony Wayne; Mitchell Wells, Bellevue; Brock Nartker, Anthony Wayne; Devin Cavanagh, Perrysburg; Donavan Magill, Tiffin Columbian; Austin Baslam, Lexington; Sam Myers, Perkins; Riley Sendelbach, Columbian.

Honorable mention: Austin Christman, Norwalk; Nathan Adelman, Norwalk; Trey Ickes, Fremont Ross; Garrett Schneider, Fremont Ross; Anthony Jolly, Perkins; Dylan Nason, Perkins; Brycen Light, Ashland; Tyler Croskey, Ashland; Kayden Vogel, Bellevue; Daniel Burris, Bellevue; Anthony Kyle, Perrysburg; Bryan Mitchell, Perrysburg; Steve Haugh, Anthony Wayne; Carter Holck, Anthony Wayne; Noah Henley, Mansfield Sr.; Jakobe Reese, Mansfield Sr.; Braden Brown, Columbian; Jermaine Harris, Sandusky; Ben McCroskey, Sandusky; Jaycob Stone, Madison; Shawn Roper, Madison; Cayden Rollins, Clyde; Jared Colvin, Clyde; Josh Aiello, Lexington; Owen Murray, Lexington.

Player of the Year: Andrew Murphy, Anthony Wayne.

Coach of the Year: Mark Nell, Anthony Wayne.

DIVISION II

First team: Avery Fisher, Ontario; Bryce Roberts, Edison; Gavin Bailey, Clear Fork; Mason Montgomery, Vermilion; Aric McAtee, Oak Harbor; Jake Gleason, Ontario; Caden Cooper, Edison; Dylan Beekman, Shelby; Ridge Clark, Vermilion; Jared Lind, Clear Fork.

Second team: Arik Schneider, Upper Sandusky; Andrew Cacchio, Ontario; Thomas Staab, Clear Fork; Ethan Pigg, Galion; Kyle Fitzpatrick, Port Clinton; Tanner Elliot, Shelby; Narcicio Resendez, Willard; Jared Ochs, Huron; Hunter Auck, Clear Fork; Noah Creed, Ontario.

Honorable mention: AJ Blubaugh, Clear Fork; Jalen Sheriff, Clear Fork; Luke Smith, Ontario; Nolan Hatfield, Ontario; Sterling Benko, Vermilion; Evan Ozmun, Vermilion; Dylan Sheets, Fostoria; Trey Groves, Fostoria; Trevor Ley, Bucyrus; Ben Seibert, Bucyrus; Clay Schulte, Oak Harbor; Hunter Lacer, Oak Harbor; Carter Brooks, Shelby; Seth Wasilewski, Shelby; Cameron Payne, Galion; Spencer Keller, Galion; Alex Koskela, Port Clinton; Jose Rangel, Port Clinton; Reid Witter, Huron; Nick Lenyo, Huron; Jevon Dible, Upper Sandusky; Bean Sheaffer, Upper Sandusky; Alec Gardner, Willard; Austin Adelman, Willard; Cody Scott, Edison; Caleb Bissell, Edison.

Player of the Year: Avery Fisher, Ontario.

Coach of the Year: Jeff Fisher, Ontario.

DIVISION III

First team: Trey Bame, Carey; Bo Smith, Seneca East; Zach Kreais, Hopewell-Loudon; Brayden Wentling, Carey; Seth Bailey, Plymouth; Wyatt Smith, Bucyrus Wynford; Treven Lane, Plymouth; Warren Fussner, Crestview; Devin Good, Western Reserve; Parker Brown, Mohawk.

Second team: Caleb Stone, Wynford; Jake Hall, Seneca East; Tallen Kennedy, Margaretta; Seth McElree, Riverdale; Easton Roark, Carey; Peyton Wilson, New London; Travis Milligan, Hopewell-Loudon; Blake Sweet, Crestview; Ty Clark, Crestline; Rickie Lacy, Seneca East.

Honorable mention: Trey Combs, Mohawk; Kedryk Leeth, Mohawk; Drayton Burkhart, Crawford; Trevin Fairchild, Crawford; Dillon Foltz, Crestline; Logan Ronk, Crestline; Wayne Frey, Riverdale; Johnathan Walters, Riverdale; Walker Elliot, Plymouth; Jarrett Miller, Plymouth; Grant Frederick, Carey; Jordan Dasher, Carey; Payton Studd, Western Reserve; Matt Perkins, Western Reserve; Derek Smith, New London; Keaton Houghtlen, New London; Nic Stimpert, Crestview; Jay Oswalt, Crestview; Jordan White, Lakota; Tyler Wehrle, Lakota; Noah Smith, Wynford; Jordan Imbody, Wynford; Cody Balliet, Hopewell-Loudon; Bailey Breidenbach, Hopewell-Loudon; Kainon Ruffing, Seneca East; Hunter Martin, Seneca East; Bryctyn Hedden, Margaretta; Isaac Fenwick, Margaretta.

Player of the Year: Trey Bame, Carey.

Coach of the Year: Joey Roark, Carey.

DIVISION IV

First team: Jacob Webb, Old Fort; Josh Dentinger, Buckeye Central; Levi Gazarek, North Baltimore; Grant Vera, Tiffin Calvert; Alec Zoeller, New Riegel; Isaiah Seidel, South Central; Luke Carper, St. Paul; Jeb Grover, Lucas; Adrien Frank, Mansfield St. Peter’s; J.J. Fischer, St. Mary C.C.

Second team: Kurt Maxwell, St. Paul; Cole Noftz, New Riegel; Adam Flores, North Baltimore; Kaleb Wilkinson, Old Fort; Ben Lamoreaux, South Central; Dylan Filliater, Fremont SJCC; Gavin Starcher, St. Paul; Nick Lukasko, St. Paul; Connor Kennedy, Tiffin Calvert; Tristan Martinez, Arcadia.

Honorable mention: Payton Phenicie, Buckeye Central; Brady Biglin, Buckeye Central; Logan Black, Fremont SJCC; Garrett Michael, Fremont SJCC; Vinny Will, SMCC; Everett Samstag, SMCC; Nathan Schemine, Mansfield St. Peter’s; Jacoby King, Mansfield St. Peter’s; Joel Golias, Mansfield Christian; Adam Stephan, Mansfield Christian; Eli Palmer, Arcadia; Kaidn Scott, Arcadia; Nick Reinhart, New Riegel; Ben Dryfuse, New Riegel; Brandon Saldusky, St. Paul; Noah Good, St. Paul; Tyler Purfey, North Baltimore; Logan Meronk, North Baltimore; Payne Young, Old Fort; Ryan Miller, Old Fort; Nolan Wucscher, Tiffin Calvert; Trenton Cooper, Tiffin Calvert; Simon Blair, South Central.

Player of the Year: Jacob Webb, Old Fort.

Coach of the Year: Marty Gazarek, North Baltimore.

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