Baseball: All-Hillsborough County Team
First team Nick Adams, Tampa Prep, P: The senior helped the Terrapins reach the 3A final four and finished with a 10-2 record, a 1.78 ERA and 60 strikeouts. Jimmy Herget, Jefferson, P: Was 7-3 with a 1.30 ERA, 76 strikeouts. The Saladino Tournament MVP, a senior, was drafted by the Atlanta Braves (40th round). Trey Oest, Durant, P: The senior was 9-3 with a 0.48 ERA and 87 strikeouts for the region finalist Cougars.Lance McCullers, Jesuit, P: The Gatorade National Player of the Year, and No. 41 pick in the MLB draft, was 12-0, with a 0.11 ERA, 107 strikeouts. The senior also had a .277 batting average, 24 runs, 20 RBIs and nine stolen bases. Chris Toney, Brandon, P: The Eagles most consistent weapon, the senior had an outstanding season, going 11-1, 0.91 ERA, 85 strikeouts for state finalist Brandon. Nolan Schultz, Jesuit, C: The senior handled a pitching staff with a sub-1.00 ERA, while adding a .449 batting average, 21 runs and 30 RBIs for the 5A final four Tigers. Oscar Mercado, Gaither, INF: The junior had a .382 batting average, 28 runs, 28 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. Keon Barnum, King, INF: The senior had a .414 batting average, 26 runs, 15 RBIs, five home runs and eight stolen bases. He was selected in the supplemental first round of the MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox. Richie Martin, Bloomingdale, INF: He had .438 batting average, 25 runs, 19 RBIs, six doubles and 21 stolen bases. The senior was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 38th round. Adrian Chacon, Jesuit, INF: The junior had a .342 batting average, 20 runs, 27 RBIs, four home runs as a third baseman for the Tigers. Matt Frey, Gaither, OF: The senior hit .394 for the Cowboys adding 14 runs, 23 RBIs and four home runs. Brycen Gladbach, Bloomingdale, OF: The senior finished with a .316 average with 27 runs, 15 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. Diamond Johnson, Hillsborough, OF: Only a sophomore, he added a lot of speed to a good hitting Terriers offense with 17 stolen bases, while hitting .403 with 22 runs and 14 RBIs. Dylan Drawdy, Riverview, UT: The senior was 9-3 with a 0.85 ERA and a 102 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .347 with 21 runs, 19 RBIs, 3 home runs and nine doubles. Collin Woody, Wharton, UT: The senior had a 9-2 record with a 1.82 ERA and 75 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .350 with 23 runs, 20 RBIs, four home runs, 10 doubles and five stolen bases. Ryan Valdes, Alonso, UT: The senior had a .345 batting average, seven home runs, 20 runs, 15 stolen bases and also had seven saves on the mound. Second team Cody Crouse, Bloomingdale, Jr., P Evan Gainey, Gaither, Sr., P Trent Thompson, Berkeley Prep, Jr., P Chris Williams, Steinbrenner, Sr., P Collin Woody, Wharton, Sr., P Eric Schindler, Freedom, Sr., C Pete Alonso, Plant, Jr., IF Vincent Miniet, Jesuit, Jr., IF Tuck Neuhaus, Wharton, Jr., INF Corbin Olmstead, Jefferson, Sr, INF Paulie Russo, Tampa Catholic, So., IF Nolan Schrenker, Bloomingdale, Sr., IF Ryan Anderson, Brandon, So., OF Hayden Kelley, Gaither, Sr., OF Zach Hessinger, Cambridge Christian, Jr., OF Luke Helms, Tampa Catholic, Sr., UT John Safe, Hillsborough, Sr., UT Tyler Danish, Durant, Jr., UT Honorable mention Alonso: Juan Bracamonte. Armwood: Shawn Queen, Darryl Richardson, Eric Striker. Berkeley Prep: Dante Bosnic, Destin Nichols, Bubba Olivera, Victor Pelligrino, Zack Sutton. Bloomingdale: Justin Ambrosino, Garrett Lorenzo, Sean Moore, Austin Wilson. Brandon: Michael Caballero, Miguel Fajardo, Jordan Feist, Eric Hinostroza, Tyler Raymond, Adam Sass, Austin Sullivan. Brooks-DeBartolo: Michael Alfonso, Davyon Dozier, Shane Jeffcoat, Jose Lopez, Ronal Perdomo, Brenden Rivera. Cambridge Christian: Nick Eicholtz, Levi Gilcrease, Matt Mullins, Jake Purcell. Carrollwood Day: Bryce Benedict, Colin Campbell, Alec Clement, Alex Gionis, Dominiq Sicardo, Jack Syron. Durant: Chaz Fowler, Luke Heyer. East Bay: Sam Carillo, Emmanuel Rodriguez. Freedom: Johnny Keigher, Kyle Schindler. Gaither: Jose Gonzalez, Randy Oliva, Alex Milne, Josh Mollett, Edward Pastrana. Hillsborough: Toni Jones, Nick Winston. Jefferson: Nelson Maldonado. Jesuit: Joey Altieri, Max Beermann, Ricky Escobar, John Kilichowski, Conor O'Brien, Leland Saile, Spencer Trayner. King: Ian Lynch, Brett Morales, Devin Pedro. Leto: Chris Miranda-Carr. Middleton: Ronald Blaylock, Taylor Byrd, Leon Cusnic, Dexture McCall. Newsome: Erik Dowse, Tyler Packanik, Dayne Wade. Plant: Kyle Tucker, Kyle Woodford. Plant City: Kevin Long, Cody Smith. Riverview: Mike Botto, Chris Gauthier, CJ Lowe, Justin Rose, Zach Rowe. Robinson: Josh Jenkins, Brad Whiteside. Sickles: Corey Johnson, Jack Machonis, Sam Machonis. Steinbrenner: Cole Gordon, Jesse Haney, Sammy May, Stone Ramsey, Chase Turner. Strawberry Crest: Wes Carter, Matt Lemon. Tampa Bay Tech: Deontea Williams. Tampa Catholic: Joseph Burruezo, Billy Endris, Dre Leal, Derek Martin. Tampa Prep: Nick DeTringo, Peter Dragna, Matt Fulton, Tyler Jarrell, Durin O'Linger. Wharton: Alex Kranick, Danny Molino, Shaun Rubin, Zack Zaversnik.
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