Brian LauritoCJr.Northern Cambria
Notable: Batted .585 for 10-6 Colts with six doubles and 32 RBIs. Name is already appearing on lists of prospects for 2012 Major League Draft.
Mirror photo by Mark Leberfinger
Altoona Mirror baseball all-stars include (from left): First row—Chestnut Ridge’s Brad Hengst, Portage’s A.D. Maul, Northern Cambria’s Brian Laurito, Tussey Mountain’s Jordan DeLuca and Elliott Chamberlain, Hollidaysburg’s Nathan Pope. Second row—Central’s Tyler Ferguson, Bishop Carroll’s Ryan Woo and Drew McCabe, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jextin Pugh, Bedford’s Marcus Shippey. Absent from the photo were Philipsburg-Osceola’s Drew Bryan and Parker Watson, Altoona’s Christian Helsel, Central’s Lucas Runk.
Notable: Keyed Bisons charge to the District 5 Class A championship and second round of state playoffs with team-best .450 average, nine doubles. Also fanned 51 in relief.
Notable: Mississippi recruit returns to first team for third straight year after leading Lions in batting with a .429 average and six doubles. Scored 18 runs and had team's top ERA.
Notable: VMI signee took part in more double plays than had errors committed and led District 6 Class AA semifinalists with 10 doubles, three triples and 30 RBIs.
Brad Hengst3BJr.Chestnut Ridge
Notable: Led Lions in RBIs (21), doubles (8), triples (2), hits (30), steals (15) and was second on team in runs while batting .526.
Jordan DeLucaOFSr.Tussey Mountain
Notable: Pirates 47th round draft pick and IUP recruit was among area leaders with six homers for District 5 Class A runner-up. Batted .490 with 34 RBIs and 96 career hits.
Notable: After sitting out 2010, came back to post .406 average with whopping 1.219 OPS and 23 steals for PIAA semifinalists while covering tremendous ground in center.
Ryan WooOFSr.Bishop Carroll
Notable: Batted .425 for District 6 Class A champs and PIAA semifinalists with team-high 19 stolen bases. Also 9-3 with 2.58 ERA as a pitcher.
Jextin PughDHSo.Bishop Guilfoyle
Notable: Moved up from second team after continuing his assault on the fences - his four homers this season gives him nine in his career. Also had 24 RBIs and a .559 average.
Drew McCabeUTISr.Bishop Carroll
Notable: Came back from severe knee injury to hit .423 with 10 extra-base hits and team-high 28 RBIs. Second-time first-team pick is on way to Delgado Community College.
Elliott ChamberlainRHPSr.Tussey Mountain
Notable: Pitt-Johnstown recruit was 5-0 with a save in nine appearances, boasting 1.22 ERA with three shutouts and two no-hitters. Also closed career with 40-game hit streak.
Notable: LaRoche recruit equaled team record for single-season wins with nine and became just second Scarlet Dragon to strike out 100 in a year. Returning first teamer.
Notable: Returning first teamer was 9-2 with a 1.27 ERA and 108 strikeouts in just 661/3 innings pitched. No-hit Conemaugh Valley, one-hit Windber and drove in 25 runs.
Notable: Opponents hit just .173 off this UPJ recruit, and he only walked eight more while going 6-0 for Tigers. Posted 1.83 REA and also batted .385.
Notable: Went 6-1 with a 1.58 ERA for 14-6 Mounties, fanning 54 in 482/3 innings pitched. Gave up three earned runs in 202/3 innings pitched against Central.
Jud Bussard1BSr.Chestnut Ridge
Joel PolitesSSSr.Northern Cambria
Nick LassakOFSr.Bishop Carroll
Dan SollenbergerOFSr.Northern Bedford
Bobby GallagherUTISr.Moshannon Valley
Billy EdmistonRHPJr.Juniata Valley
Logan FlukeLHPJr.Northern Bedford
Catcher: Matt Amick, Chestnut Ridge; Seth Carper, Juniata Valley; Tyler Crawford, Cambria Heights; Mitch Gedman, Glendale; Kasy Hamm, Central; Michael Kearney, Penn Cambria; Zack Jasper, Moshannon Valley; Taylor Makin, Bishop Carroll; Rob Smith, Philipsburg-Osceola
First base: Trey Claar, Claysburg-Kimmel; Eric Grace, Northern Bedford; Matt Kyper, Huntingdon; Shane Mallin, Cambria Heights; Jordan Sneed, Altoona
Second base: Jordan Baum, Hollidaysburg; Tyler Ickes, Claysburg-Kimmel; Dylan Link, Bishop Carroll; Mike Marcinko, Philipsburg-Osceola; Dom Milanesi, Cambria Heights; Cody Patterson, Juniata Valley; Presley Swope, Tussey Mountain; Luke Wiley, Chestnut Ridge
Shortstop: Austin Cunningham, Central; Jordan Mills, Everett; Evan Price, Portage; Jake Stern, Northern Bedford; Jordan Swope, Tussey Mountain; Adam Wheland, Williamsburg
Third base: Alex Corle, Northern Bedford; Josh King, Bishop Carroll; Grant Stewart, Moshannon Valley
Outfield: J.D. Dorminy, Tyrone; Casey Grove, Williamsburg; David Ormsby, Juniata Valley; Tobias Patterson, Bellwood-Antis; Devin Weyandt, Claysburg-Kimmel
Utility: Zak Ambrisco, Central Cambria (1B-RHP); Mitchell Brown, Central Cambria (2B-OF); Nate Negri, Huntingdon (SS-3B)
Designated hitter: Joe Glass, Hollidaysburg; Caleb Vescovi, Cambria Heights
Pitcher: Jordan Fuller, Penn Cambria (RHP); Cody Lee, Philipsburg-Osceola (RHP); Ryan Robinette, Bedford (RHP)