Baseball: Post-Tribune All-Area Teams
By Mark Lazerus 648-3140 or email@example.com June 23, 2012 10:48PM
Updated: August 23, 2012 9:54AM
Catcher: Jake Wright, KV SENIOR
By the numbers: .557, 34 R, 41 RBI, 12 SB
Raves: Led the state with 59 hits and got on base 67 percent of the time.
First Base: Devin Bafia, Valparaiso senior
By the numbers: .388, 24 RBI; 8-4, 2.95 ERA
Raves: Earned the pitching win in all three sectional games against Chesterton, CP and Portage.
Second Base: David Bolla, Wheeler senior
By the numbers: .480, 43 R, 17 RBI, 23 SB
Raves: Finally healthy, he put up monster numbers; split time at second base and shortstop.
Shortstop: Kody Alayon, Noll senior
By the numbers: .494, 35 R, 26 RBI, 4 HR, 14 SB
Raves: A repeat first-teamer after another year as the best player in the Greater South Shore Conference.
Third Base: Gabe Acevedo, Portage senior
By the numbers: .526, 7 HR, 48 RBI
Raves: Had 94 RBI over the past two seasons; was even more productive after losing Tony Cheky’s lineup protection.
Outfield: Chase Fieldhouse, LC senior
By the numbers: .440, 32 R, 35 RBI, 4 HR
Raves: Had a ridiculous .613 on-base percentage, as many coaches refused to even pitch to him.
Outfield: Greg Fadell, Wash. Twp. senior
By the numbers: .481, 45 R, 36 RBI, 5 HR, 25 SB
Raves: A terrific defensive center fielder with tremendous range; tied the state record with 12 triples.
Outfield: Zach DeFries, KV senior
By the numbers: .450, 42 R, 34 RBI
Raves: Half of the Kougars’ unrivaled 1-2 hitting punch; also tied the state record with 12 triples.
Pitcher: Jimmy McNamara, LC senior
By the numbers: 10-1, 0.82 ERA, 124 K in 76.2 IP
Raves: Capped his remarkable career with a three-hit shutout in the state title game.
Pitcher: Taylor Lehnert, LC senior
By the numbers: 11-0, 0.65 ERA, 111 K in 75 IP
Raves: The No. 1 on any other team in the state, came up huge in relief at semistate, striking out seven straight.
Pitcher: Zac Ryan, Andrean junior
By the numbers: 9-1, 1.49 ERA, 70 K; .427 avg, 36 R, 26 RBI
Raves: Georgia-Tech bound star was the best combination pitcher/hitter in the region.
Utility: Damon Wallace, Hebron senior
By the numbers: .472, 50 hits
Raves: A big-time player whether he was in the outfield, at first base or on the mound. (Or the basketball court.)
Catcher: Zach Mantel, Lake Central senior
By the numbers: .259, 10 R, 18 RBI, 3 HR
Raves: Threw out 71 percent of would-be base-stealers.
First Base: Nick Naspinski, Wheeler senior
By the numbers: .433, 25 R, 37 RBI
Raves: Made just two errors at first all season
Second Base: Jake Lindeman, CP senior
By the numbers: .368, 30 R, 28 RBI; 8-1, 1.94 ERA, 37 K
Raves: Struck out just five times in 124 PAs.
Shortstop: Tyrus Joseforsky, Hobart soph.
By the numbers: .416, 35 R, 2 RBI, 15 SB
Raves: His 42 hits were three shy of the school record.
Third Base: Garrett Walter, S. Central senior
By the numbers: .519, 34 R, 35 RBI, 8 HR
Raves: Hit four homers in one day at two-game regional.
Outfield: Kyle Hernandez, Hebron senior
By the numbers: .390, 42 RBI
Raves: Hebron’s all-time leader in hits and RBI.
Outfield: Jesse Wilkening, Hanover freshman
By the numbers: .472, 34 R, 28 RBI; 1-1, 3.62 ERA
Raves: Had a hit in every single game but one.
Outfield: Andrew Brown, Portage senior
By the numbers: .398, 2 HR, 22 RBI
Raves: Team captain and emotional leader for Indians.
Pitcher: Zach Plesac, Crown Point junior
By the numbers: 8-2, 1.08 ERA, 92 K; .298 BA, 33 RBI
Raves: Ace gave up just nine earned runs all season.
Pitcher: Jake Post, Chesterton senior
By the numbers: 5-4, 2.21 ERA, 70 K in 58 IP
Raves: Only pitcher to beat LC; drafted by the Pirates
Pitcher: Joe Dougherty, Morgan junior
By the numbers: 9-3, 1.83 ERA, 102 K in 80 IP
Raves: Beat Washington, Boone, and South Central twice.
Utility: Jesse Smith, Griffith junior
By the numbers: .275, 18 R, 21 RBI; 4-4, 2.96 ERA
Raves: Started at five of six infield spots, made two errors
Andrean: Nick Tobye, Mike Brosseau, Mark Pishkur. Bishop Noll: Cody Moskovsky, Danny Oseguera, Danny Pobereyko. Boone Grove: Dean Hill, Cody Poynter. Chesterton: Bobby Humphreys. Clark: Enrique Zamora. Crown Point: Joe Hopman, Bobby Morgan. East Chicago: Luis Perez. Griffith: Garrett Litke. Hanover: Zac Maciejewski, Dan Stum. Hebron: Cody Hayes, Kyle Joyce, Brad Stooksbury. Highland: Jordan Minch. Hobart: Nick Bokun, C.J. Komosa, Brandon Murray. Kouts: Max Everaert, Jake Moore. LaCrosse: Jared Dyjak, Jimmy Rippe. Lake Central: Ryan Burvan, Adam Fulk, Nick Kellams. Lake Station: Kris Suleksi, Chris Szoztek. LaPorte: Wally Dickman, Francis Silfa. Lowell: Danny DeBoer, Myles Siedentopf. Merrillville: Aaron Dye. Michigan City: Andrew Ray. Morgan Twp.: Ryan Klikus. Munster: Scott Jerge, Colin Mudroncik, Chris Slivka. North Newton: Brandon Propes, Chad Schultz. Portage: Dave Jercha, Zach Simmons, Kris Springman. Rensselaer: Ryan Lattimore, Kirby Spangler, Jake West. River Forest: O’Shea Owens, Jason Temple. South Central: Adam Clindaniel. Valparaiso: Joey Gallinatti, John Olejniczak. Washington Twp.: Justin Landgrebe. Wheeler: Tyler Crussen, Matt Ittersagen, Jesse Kellar. Whiting: Matt Dvorscak, Justin Jendreas.