2016 All-Area Baseball Team

Gavin Kandrick Rich Cooley/Daily
Cam Ford
Cole Holsinger Rich Cooley/Daily
Adam Miller Rich Cooley/Daily
Frank Ritter
Nate Butler Rich Cooley/Daily
Nathan Miller Rich Cooley/Daily
Tristan Rau Rich Cooley/Daily
Josh Pritchett Rich Cooley/Daily
Ryan Bowers Rich Cooley/Daily
Joseph Rutherford
Michael Usa

First Team

Gavin Kandrick, Skyline

Catcher

The junior batted .444 with five doubles, 16 RBIs and 17 runs scored while helping lead the Hawks to nine wins. Kandrick was a first team all-Conference 28 selection.

Cameron Ford, Warren County

Infield

The junior shortstop batted .322 with a home run, three doubles, 19 RBIs, 14 runs scored and nine stolen bases. Ford was a first team all-Conference 28 selection.

Cole Holsinger, Stonewall Jackson

Infield

The junior shortstop batted .359 with a home run, five doubles, three triples,12 RBIs and 15 runs scored. Holsinger was a first team all-Conference 44 selection.

Adam Miller, Strasburg

Infield

The junior batted .391 with five doubles and 19 RBIs and led the area in runs scored (37). Miller also had a 2.35 ERA on the mound. He was a second team all-Bull Run District pick.

Frank Ritter III, Sherando

Infield

The sophomore shortstop batted .369 and led the area with 10 doubles. Ritter had a home run, 14 RBIs and 21 runs scored. He was a second team all-Conference 21 West pick.

Nate Butler, Strasburg

Outfield

The senior batted .317 with three homers and an area-high 27 RBIs. Butler was a second team all-Region 2A East selection and a first team all-Conference 35 pick.

Nathan Miller, Stonewall Jackson

Outfield

The senior center fielder batted .366 with five doubles, 14 RBIs, 12 runs scored and 12 stolen bases. Miller was a first team all-Conference 44 selection.

Tristan Rau, Central

Outfield

The senior batted .368 with 23 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. Rau was a Group 2A all-state secdon team selection and a first team pick in Region 2A East.

Josh Pritchett, Strasburg

Designated hitter

The junior catcher batted .366 with a home run and seven doubles and ranked third in the area with 21 RBIs. Pritchett also scored 19 runs for the Rams.

Ryan Bowers, Strasburg

Utility

The junior was 6-0 on the mound with a 2.42 ERA and 56 strikeouts. He batted .368 with 17 RBIs. Bowers was a first team all-Conference 35 and all-Bull Run District selection.

Joseph Rutherford, Warren County

Pitcher

The senior went 5-3 with a 1.93 ERA and an area-high 68 strikeouts. Rutherford also led the area with a .467 batting average. He was a second team all-Region 3A East pick.

Michael Usa, Sherando

Pitcher

The freshman was 4-2 on the mound with a 1.28 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched. Usa was a second team all-Conference 21 West selection.

Jeff Smoot, Strasburg

Coach

In his 35th season at Strasburg, Smoot led the Rams to a 15-9 record and the Region 2A East tournament semifinals. Strasburg was one win shy of making its third straight state tournament appearance.

Second Team

Catcher – Robert Rutherford, Warren County

Infield – Matthew Hartzell, Skyline

Infield – Stephen Johnson, Warren County

Infield – Ravyn Rouse, Sherando

Infield – Tyler Somers, Stonewall Jackson

Outfield – Brett Bodenschatz, Sherando

Outfield – Luke Estep, Central

Outfield – Myles McPartland, Sherando

Designated hitter – Dylan Vann, Stonewall Jackson

Utility – Alex Mees, SVCA

Pitcher – Josh France, Warren County

Pitcher – Tyler Tinsman, Sherando

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