2016 All-Area Baseball Team
Gavin Kandrick, Skyline
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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