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2018 All-Area Baseball Team

Hunter Entsminger

First Team

Hunter Entsminger, Sherando

Catcher

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

Chase Hart

Infield

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

Infield

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.

Justin King

Frank Ritter III, Sherando

Infield

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

Infield

Frank Ritter

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

Outfield

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

Hunter Wines

Outfield

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

Outfield

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.

Payne Bauer

Andrew Daugherty, Central

Designated hitter

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

Utility

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

Pitcher

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

Pitcher

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

Coach

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.

Second Team

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

Luke Estep

Austin Miller

Andrew Daughterty

Ronnie Dodson

Jacob Dodson

Keelan Hoover

Sean Semones