Notable: Shenandoah recruit batted .550 with an area-high eight home runs, 33 RBIs and 31 runs. Laurel Highlands Conference all-star slugged 15 extra-base hits.
Mirror photos by J.D. Cavrich
Mirror baseball first team all-stars include (from left): First row—Northern Cambria’s Josh Bonatesta, Bellwood-Antis’ Danny Beech and Casey Gray, Bedford’s Luke Campbell and Tyler Black. Second row—Tyrone’s Jordan Miller, Central’s Ethan Lewis, Altoona’s Ben Wyland, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Jextin Pugh, Claysburg-Kimmel’s Trey Claar and Northern Bedford’s Eric Grace. Absent from the photo were Philipsburg-Osceola’s Matt Carpin, Central’s Austin Cunningham, Everett’s Kyle Droz and Spencer McInroy, Hollidaysburg’s Brett Hileman and Dom Viduya and Northern Bedford’s Isaac Stern.
Notable: Keyed Bulldogs' run to the District 6 Class A championship game by hitting .470 with five doubles, three triples and two homers. Also went 6-2 on the mound.
Notable: Outstanding all-around athlete hit .516 and scored 30 runs. Stole 36 bases in 40 attempts en route to making first-team all-Mountain League.
Notable: All-state football pick is just as good on the diamond, sporting a .410 batting average with 10 doubles and two home runs. First team ICC North selection.
Notable: Pitt signee hit .448 with eight doubles, four triples and a homer, driving in 18 and scoring 16 times. Saved five games and had 0.52 ERA as Golden Tigers' closer.
Isaac SternIFSr.Northern Bedford
Notable: Shippensburg recruit provided power from shortstop position, belting four doubles, four triples and three homers to go with his .444 batting average.
Josh BonatestaOFSr.Northern Cambria
Notable: Led the area in batting with a .661 average. Also hit for power with nine doubles, four triples and two homers, driving in 35 runs and scoring 32 times. Going to Mount Aloysius.
Notable: Mountain League first-team pick drove in 22 runs for a team that only scored 91. Finished with three doubles, three triples, three homers and a .435 batting average.
Notable: ICC champ Warriors finished 18-2 in large part because their leadoff man hit .565 and had a .667 on-base percentage. Had eight doubles and scored 35 runs.
Notable: Golden Eagles center fielder not only had a .465 average but got on base at a .558 clip. Had four doubles and stole 14 bases en route to making Mountain League first team.
Notable: Inter-County North first team all-star knocked in 28 runs and scored 23, helped by eight doubles, two triples and two home runs. Wound up with a .391 average.
Eric GraceUTISr.Northern Bedford
Notable: All-around star returns to first team. As a hitter, he recorded a .493 batting mark with seven doubles, 19 runs and 23 RBIs. As a pitcher, he was 5-4 with a 2.73 ERA and 51 strikeouts.
Notable: Pitt-Johnstown recruit helped lead Bisons to District 5 Class AA crown by going 4-2 with 40 strikeouts in 39 innings vs. tough LHAC schedule. Entered interdistricts with 0.80 ERA.
Notable: ICC South first-team had great two-way season. Posted 7-0 record with 1.45 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 54 innings. Also batted .444 with three homers and eight doubles.
Notable: Mountain League first-team all-star and PA Nine Baseball Future Game pick struck out 50 in 49 innings in posting a 5-2 record with a 2.00 ERA.
Jextin PughRHPSr.Bishop Guilfoyle
Notable: Binghamton recruit struck out 47 in 27.1 innings, including 19 against Penn Cambria. Three-time first-team pick boasted a 1.54 ERA and allowed one extra-base hit.
Notable: Keyed standout Tiger staff with a 1.48 ERA, finishing with a 5-1 record for District 6 Class AAA runners-up. Only allowed 27 hits in 47.1 innings, fanning 45.
Notable: The first-team returnee's 2.30 ERA looks even better when you consider he pitched against the Lion's toughest opponents. Beat MLB draftee Seth Wagner of Mifflin County, 3-1.
Tyler CrawfordCSr.Cambria Heights
Dominic Milanesi2BSr.Cambria Heights
Adam PolitesSSSr.Northern Cambria
Will Seymour3BSo.Central Cambria
Ray WattUTFr.Bishop Carroll
Catcher: Dylan Conrad, Altoona; Trenton Creppage, Bellwood-Antis; Kasy Hamm, Central; Jake Stover, Everett; Brandon Vocco, Portage; Matt Wiley, Chestnut Ridge
First base: Sean McCauley, Williamsburg; Austin Montgomery, Bedford; Brad Winegardner, Chestnut Ridge
Second base: Jake Belinda, Tyrone; Jed Dishong, Williamsburg; Scott Lucas, Bishop Carroll; Nathan Musselman, Claysburg-Kimmel; Joel Reighard, Altoona; Trent Sipes, Hollidaysburg; Jonathan Wagner, Huntingdon
Shortstop: Zach Cox, Claysburg-Kimmel; Austin McMonagle, Williamsburg; Tyler Potutschnig, Glendale; Evan Price, Portage; Daniel Taylor, Tussey Mountain
Third base: Ryan Norris, Juniata Valley; Reese Potts, Everett; Cameron Strayer, Claysburg-Kimmel
Outfield: Kody Blevins, Bedford; Haden DeGennaro, Bellwood-Antis; Brian Greenwald, Everett; Travis Hickey, Bedford; Johnny Johnson, Juniata Valley; Logan Noon, Chestnut Ridge; Josh Prasko, Northern Cambria; Jordan Rabits, Williamsburg; Michael Runk, Tussey Mountain, Brett Sammarco, Cambria Heights; Jake Schwaderer, Penn Cambria
Utility: Devon Claar, Huntingdon (c-ss-rhp); Kent Stewart, Moshannon Valley (of-3b-c); J.D. Weyant, Chestnut Ridge (ss-rhp)
Pitcher: Dylan Adams, Bishop Guilfoyle (lhp); Nathan Bearer, Cambria Heights (rhp); Danny Bowman, Central Cambria (rhp); Mike Bryja, Portage (rhp); Josh Foster, Huntingdon (rhp); Matt Hample, Tyrone (rhp); Seth Hunter, Bellwood-Antis (rhp); J Johnson, Altoona (rhp); Doug Knisely, Claysburg-Kimmel (rhp); Tanner Perow, Juniata Valley (rhp); Matt Stewart, Bishop Guilfoyle (rhp); Adam Wheland, Williamsburg (rhp)
High honorable mention in bold