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BASEBALL: 2013 All-News-Herald team (PHOTOS)

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Meet the 2013 All-News-Herald Baseball Team:

Kyle Agius, Riverview: The senior outfielder had a solid season at the plate for the district champion Bucs and collected 21 hits for a .328 batting average. On the hill, Agius went 4-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 31 strikeouts.

David Archer, Riverview: Archer had a strong junior campaign with a .352 batting average and a 4-1 record with three saves and a 1.60 ERA on the mound.

Justin Armatis, Roosevelt: The all-league senior led the Bears’ pitching staff with a 5-3 record and a microscopic 0.96 ERA. He struck out 45 batters in 51 innings and also hit .311 at the plate.

Luke Barber, Inter-City: Thrust into the role as Inter-City’s No. 1 starting pitcher, Barber never blinked. He also stood tall at the plate, batting .438 32 hits, 23 runs, 18 steals and 23 runs batted in.

Jalen Bartos, Truman: The sophomore third baseman was a sure glove on the hot corner for Truman this spring and contributed at the plate with a .341 batting average. Bartos led the Cougars with 21 RBIs, was second on the team in hits (31) and compiled a 2-1 record on the mound with a 2.93 ERA in 28.2 innings.

Gabe Becker, Anderson: The senior moved from backup catcher to shortstop this season and did not disappoint. The three-year varsity player hit .397 and drove in 15 runs on his way to earning all-league laurels.

Kyle Best, Gabriel Richard: A three-year starter for Richard, Best batted .440 and was the team MVP. He played several positions during the season and earned all-Catholic League and all-district honors.

JT Conti, Trenton: Conti put together another solid season for the Trojans in his senior campaign and led Trenton in batting (.359), on-base percentage (.485), hits (37), doubles (12), RBIs (32) and steals (28).

Robbie DeBlander, Cabrini: The junior outfielder just got better and better as the as the 2013 season progressed. He batted .353, but hit over .500 over the course of the Monarch’s last 10 games. He had 18 hits, 190 runs and 10 stolen bases.

Marcus Doughten, Kennedy: The senior helped bolster Kennedy’s pitching staff with a 4-3 record with 35 strikeouts and a 2.13 ERA in 42.2 innings of work. At the plate, Doughten hit .338 with a .416 on-base percentage with 26 hits, 14 RBIs and one home run.

Tyler Donahey, Kennedy: One of the best contact hitters around, Donahey put together a stellar senior campaign with a .397 batting average and reached based half the time with a .500 on-base percentage. He finished the season with 29 hits, 20 runs and 15 RBIs for the district champion Eagles.

Jason Doyle, Melvindale: The junior catcher returns to the All-News-Herald team after another solid spring season. Doyle hit .329 with 22 RBIs and showcased his arm by throwing out 75% of runners attempting to steal.

Daniel Eubank, Baptist Park: The top pitcher for Coach Brian Williams’ Wildcats, Eubank piled up more than 100 strikeouts this season, including one 17-strikeout single-game performance. A team captain, Eubank was also one of the team top hitters and a main base-stealing threat.

Kyle Francek, Carlson: Francek was Carlson’s top pitcher this season after posting a 5-1 record with a 2.08 ERA with 36 strikeouts. The junior also saw time on the infield and collected 31 hits and 28 runs with a .310 batting average at the plate.

Daniel Gonzalez, Lincoln Park: The senior was the most consistent hitter for the Rails this season and led the team with a .361 batting average. Gonzalez collected 22 hits, scored 15 runs and tallied 14 RBIs on the season.

Erik Hicks, Cabrini: A multiple-year workhorse for Coach Doug Sombati, Hicks, who pitched event big game for the Monarchs was 5-3 with six complete games. He fanned 71 and allowed just 19 earned runs in 67 innings. For his career, Hoicks batted .350 with 19 doubles and 50 RBIs.

Ramon Hollis, Carlson: The senior was Carlson’s most dangerous hitter and tallied a team-high 36 hits and 23 stolen bases with a .367 batting average.

Evan Kraatz, Inter-City: The junior centerfielder batted .507 with 35 hits, 35 runs scored and 25 stolen bases. He helped the Chargers win their eighth consecutive district title.

Logan Lambdin, Huron: The senior outfielder was a monster at the plate for Huron this spring and earned all-league, all-region and Monroe all-region recognition as a 12th-grader. Lambdin hit .400 with 24 hits, 16 runs, nine RBIs and nine stolen bases for the Chiefs.

Josh Lockwood, Anderson: The senior hurler was dominant on the bump for Anderson this season and compiled a 7-0 record with a 1.41 ERA, which was good enough for all-Downriver League and all-district recognition.

Jake Makowski, Allen Park: The senior was one of the top pitchers in the area with a 4-4 record and an impressive 1.92 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 51 innings of work. Makowski hit .288 with a .403 on-base percentage and tallied 30 hits, 23 RBIs, seven doubles and one home run.

Kyle Roberts, Allen Park: The junior hit the ball to all fields and was no stranger to the base paths in Allen Park this year after hitting an impressive .384 with a .459 on-base percentage. Roberts collected 28 hits and 18 RBIs for the co-Downriver League champs.

Tyler Shumake, Anderson: The senior catcher impressed in his third season on the varsity ballclub and earned all-league honors after batting .321 with 12 RBIs.

Wes Sorenson, Trenton: Sorenson was Trenton’s top pitcher this season and despite his 2-3 record, the senior tallied 45 strikeouts and a 1.78 ERA in 35.1 innings. At the plate, Sorenson hit .346 with 20 RBIs, 14 runs and three home runs.

Zach Tallman, Woodhaven: Tallman earned All-Downriver League honors for his work behind the plate this season and was one of Woodhaven’s top hitters once again this season. The senior hit .360 with a .495 on-base percentage and collected 27 hits, 16 RBIs, 10 steals and two home runs this season.

Joe Vitale, Riverview: The senior outfielder was a leader for the district champion Bucs and provided a steady bat and a reliable glove for Riverview this spring. Vitale led the Bucs in batting average (.397), hits (30) and steals (11).

Matt Woloszyk, Kennedy: The junior first baseman was one of the top performers in the powerful Kennedy offense and hit .361 with 30 hits and 14 RBIs. On the mound, Woloszyk compiled a 4-2 record with a 2.22 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 41 innings.

Honorable Mention: Allen Park: Jim Howell, Dylan Pippin, Trevor Simms; Anderson: Tyler Hall; Carlson: Zach Kohn, Troy Roberts, Garland Sutton; Huron: Joe Fabrizio, Jason Kirby, Niko White; Kennedy: Brett Hall, Eric Hall, Jake McLeod, Cody Serafin; Melvindale: Spencer Bingham, Kress Medina, Skylar Slotka; Riverview: Tyler Chase; Roosevelt: Hunter Shurtz, Tyler Thorington; Trenton: Nate Donovan, Garret Vandenberg; Truman: Devin Goodwell, Hunter Hanson, Justin Littleton, Colin Sweet, Dylan Woolley; Woodhaven: Brad Connochie, Andrew Dayfield; Cabrini: David Szczsney, Mike Kuschel, Nathan Fryz, Nick Shirey, Domenic Fusco; Baptist Park: Gabriel Bewley, Anthony Kaminski, Evan Pardo, Aaron Smith; Inter-City: Nathan Estell, Anthony Saenz; Gabriel Richard: Anthony Szpaichler, Patrick McBride.

Coaches of the year: Corey Farner, Kennedy; Dave Fast Anderson.

Last Updated: 6/21/2013 12:27:29 PM EST