2016 All-Area Baseball Team

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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

Cam Ford

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.

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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

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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

Frank Ritter

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.

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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