2017 All-Area Baseball Team

Gavin Kandrick

First Team

Gavin Kandrick, Skyline

Catcher

The senior batted .380 with a homer, four doubles, a triple, 15 RBIs and 13 runs scored. Kandrick was a first team All-Conference 28 selection and a second team All-Region 3A East pick.

Pearce Bucher, Sherando

Pearce Bucher

Infield

The junior third baseman led all public school players with a .449 batting average and 28 RBIs. Bucher was a Group 4A second team all-state selection by the VHSL and the VHSCA and first team All-Region 4A West.

Nick Dotson, Stonewall Jackson

Infield

The junior led the Generals with a .422 batting average and 21 RBIs and had a homer, seven doubles and 18 runs scored. Dotson was a Group 1A second team pick by the VHSL and VHSCA.

Nick Dotson

Cole Holsinger, Stonewall Jackson

Infield

The senior batted .325 with two homers, 12 doubles, 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored. He also pitched to a 7-3 record, a 1.95 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 61 innings. Holsinger was a VHSL Group 1A first team all-state pitcher.

Frank Ritter III, Sherando

Infield

Cole Holsinger

The junior shortstop batted .356 with six doubles, two triples, 10 RBIs, 20 runs scored and 12 steals from the lead-off spot. Ritter was a first team All-Conference 21 West and All-Region 4A West selection.

Dylan Campbell, Strasburg

Outfield

The senior led the Rams with a .423 batting average, eight doubles and 19 runs scored and had 11 RBIs. Campbell was a first team All-Conference 35 and All-Bull Run District pick and second team All-Region 2A East.

Luke Estep, Central

Frank Ritter

Outfield

The junior led the Falcons in batting average (.397), doubles (5), RBIs (22) and runs scored (14) and was the area leader in triples (5) and home runs (3). Estep was a Group 2A second team all-state pick by the VHSL and VHSCA.

Adam Miller, Sherando

Outfield

The senior led the Warriors in doubles (8), runs scored (27), steals (17), pitching wins (6) and strikeouts (53) and ranked in the area’s top 10 in batting average (.429) and RBIs (18). Miller was a Group 4A first team all-state pick by the VHSCA.

Dylan Campbell

Ronnie Dodson, Warren County

Designated hitter

The sophomore batted .371 with a home run, six doubles and 10 runs scored and led Warren County with 17 RBIs. Dodson was a second team All-Conference 28 selection at designated hitter.

Hunter Entsminger, Sherando

Utility

The sophomore catcher/pitcher batted .315 with three triples and 15 RBIs and led the area with a 0.20 ERA and three saves in 34.2 innings pitched. Entsminger was a second team All-Conference 21 West pick at utility and pitcher.

Cory Clinedinst, Strasburg

Pitcher

The senior ranked third in the area with a 1.82 ERA and was fourth with 55 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched. Clinedinst was a first team All-Bull Run District and All-Conference 35 selection.

Cameron Ford, Warren County

Pitcher

The senior was 6-4 with a 1.71 ERA and led the area with 74 strikeouts in 65.2 innings pitched. He batted .446 with 12 doubles, 17 RBIs and 23 runs scored. Ford was the Bull Run District Player of the Year and second team All-Region 3A East.

Mike Lenox, Stonewall Jackson

Coach

In his sixth and final season as the Generals’ head coach, Lenox guided Stonewall to its first regional tournament appearance in 22 years and the program’s first state championship game appearance.


Second Team

C – Hunter Entsminger, Sherando

INF – Cameron Ford, Warren County

INF – Josue Rosario, Central

INF – Dylan Vann, Stonewall Jackson

INF – Hunter Wines, Warren County

OF – Quentin Diggs, Skyline

OF – Myles McPartland, Sherando

OF – Austin Miller, Strasburg

DH – Tyler Kitchen, R-MA

UT – Jacob Dodson, Warren County

P – Cole Holsinger, Stonewall Jackson

P – Adam Miller, Sherando

Luke Estep

Adam Miller

Ronnie Dodson

Hunter Entsminger

Cory Clinedinst

Cam Ford

Mike Lenox