2018 All-Area Baseball Team
Hunter Entsminger, Sherando
The junior posted nine RBIs, 10 runs scored and 13 steals, and on the mound was 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA. Entsminger was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 4C.
Chase Hart, Strasburg
The sophomore first baseman led the area in RBIs (24) and doubles (10) and ranked fourth in batting average (.421). Hart was first team All-Bull Run District and second team All-Region 2B.
Justin King, Strasburg
The senior second baseman tied for the area lead in average (.423) and had a home run, five doubles and nine RBIs. King was first team All-Bull Run District and second team All-Region 2B.
Frank Ritter III, Sherando
The senior shortstop hit .352 and led the Warriors with 16 RBIs, 17 steals and 19 runs. Ritter also had four doubles and a triple. He was a second team All-Northwestern District (Class 4) pick.
Hunter Wines, Warren County
The senior third baseman hit .385 and led the Wildcats with 19 RBIs. Wines added two doubles, a triple and 16 runs. He was a second team All-Northwestern District and All-Region 3B pick.
Payne Bauer, Sherando
The sophomore led the Warriors in average (.358), homers (2), doubles (4), triples (3) and runs scored (19). Bauer was first team All-Northwestern District (Class 4) and second team All-Region 4C.
Luke Estep, Central
The senior was a first team VHSL Class 2 all-state pick and led the area in average (.423), triples (5), runs (24) and steals (28). He was 6-0 on the mound with a 2.31 ERA and 64 strikeouts.
Austin Miller, Strasburg
The senior was second in the area with a .422 batting average and hit a team-best two home runs to go along with 19 RBIs. Miller was first team All-Bull Run District and second team All-Region 2B.
Andrew Daugherty, Central
The junior was first team All-Bull Run District and second team All-Region 2B in his first year as a starter after posting a .349 batting average with three doubles, a triple, 10 RBIs and 18 runs scored.
Ronnie Dodson, Warren County
The junior hit .388 with a home run, four doubles, two triples, 13 RBIs and 11 runs scored. Dodson was a second team All-Northwestern District (Class 3) and All-Region 3B selection at catcher.
Jacob Dodson, Warren County
The senior was 6-2 on the mound with the area’s fourth-best ERA (2.08) and 58 strikeouts in 60 2/3 innings. Dodson was first team All-Northwestern District and second team All-Region 3B.
Kelan Hoover, Central
The sophomore, who started the year at the JV level, led the area with 65 strikeouts in 50 2/3 innings and was 6-1 with a 1.80 ERA. Hoover was second team All-Bull Run District and All-Region 2B.
Sean Semones, Central
In his second season as head coach, Semones led the Falcons to their second straight regional tournament. Central’s 18 wins were among the highest in program history.
C — Corey Keller, Strasburg
IF — Trenton Little, Skyline
IF — Conner McCollum, Warren County
IF — Trevor Sager, Strasburg
IF — Sam Shifflett, Central
OF – Tad Dean, Sherando
OF — Jacob Good, Warren County
OF — Cameron Harmon, Strasburg
DH — Dylan Johnson, Warren County
UT — Jared Rice, Central
P — Hunter Entsminger, Sherando
P — Tyler Somers, Stonewall Jackson