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2014 All-News-Herald Team PHOTO GALLERY

  • Andrew Coleman - Carlson
  • Brian Gubbini- Riverview
  • Anthony Saenz - Inter-City
  • Cam Ernest - Flat Rock
  • Brady Tanguay - Trenton
  • Brendan Lyons - Woodhaven
  • Cody Montroy - Trenton
  • Elijah Scott - Huron
  • Grant Dukus - Trenton
  • Cody Serafin - Kennedy
  • Domenic Fusco - Cabrini
  • Jerry LaBell - Trenton
  • Jake McLeod - Kennedy
  • Jake Przybylo - Woodhaven
  • Jordan Thayer - Woodhaven
  • Joe Leeming - Anderson
  • David Archer - Riverview
  • Kyle Francek - Carlson
  • Joshua Blaszczak - Richard
  • Lorenzo Galati - Grosse Ile
  • Jason Doyle - Grosse Ile
  • Mark Cash - Huron
  • Peyton Harding - Cabrini
  • Steven Plyler - Grosse Ile
  • Steve Glenn - Lincoln Park
  • Troy Konwinski - Allen Park
  • Terrance McLain - Truman
  • Tyler Hall - Anderson
Grant Dukus, Trenton

Dukus teamed up with teammate Jerry LaBell to form a solid 1-2 punch at the top of the Trojans’ rotation this year. In 13 games, and a total of 62.1 innings pitched, Dukus had a 1.01 ERA, earned an 8-2 record and struck out 40 batters in what was his senior season. At the plate, he hit .330 in 100 at-bats, drove in 17 runs and tied for third on the team with 32 runs scored.

Jake McLeod, Kennedy

McLeod finished at the top of most offensive categories for the district champion Eagles and also provided solid defense in the outfield. The all-league and all-district senior finished 2014 with a team-high .340 batting average in 100 at-bats, drove in 18 runs, led the Eagles in extra-base hits (12) and runs scored (28) and was second in stolen bases (19).

Brady Tanguay, Trenton

In his second year as the starting second baseman, Tanguay was yet another big reason why the Trojans won a league, a district and a regional title in 2014. The junior all-league selection committed only seven errors, while offensively he hit .357 in 112 at-bats, led the team in runs scored (39) and was third on the team in stolen bases (22-for-25). He also had a knack for bunting his way on base at any given time.

Jerry LaBell, Trenton

As a senior, LaBell helped guide the Trojans to a league, district and regional title with a 6-2 record on the mound, along with six saves. He led the staff in strikeouts (43) and finished with a 1.33 ERA in 57.2 innings of work. Offensively, LaBell chipped in with 25 RBIs, which was good enough for third best on the team, and he scored 26 runs.

Cody Serafin, Kennedy

As a junior, Serafin helped guide the Eagles to a district title and regional final appearance in 2014. In 42.1 innings pitched, he posted a 1.32 ERA, struck out 42 batters and finished with a 2-1 record. At the plate he hit .287 in 94 at-bats, scored 25 runs, drove in 13 runs and led the team in stolen bases with 20.

Kyle Francek, Carlson

Francek returns to the All-News-Herald team this year, as he followed up his junior season with another strong performance in 2014. At the plate, he hit .325, drove in 12 runs and drew 18 walks. He also swiped 15 bases and scored 24 runs for the Marauders. His year on the mound consisted of a 3-3 record with 29 strikeouts.

Steve Glenn, Lincoln Park

On the mound and at the plate, Glenn made a big impact for the Railsplitters and was a driving force behind their strong year in 2014. The sophomore struck out 22 batters in 25 innings of work during his time on the hill, finished 2-1 with one save and had a 3.92 ERA. At the dish, he drove in 14 runs, scored 12 runs, blasted a home run and drew 21 walks.

Tyler Hall, Anderson

Hall finished off his high school athletic career with another strong season on the mound for the Titans. In 43.1 innings of work, he led the team in strikeouts (37) was second in ERA (1.78) and walked only 15 batters all year. His season at the plate consisted of a .328 average in 58 at-bats for Anderson.

Andrew Coleman, Carlson

In what was his junior campaign, Coleman came up big for the Marauders at the plate and on the mound. As a hitter, his 2014 season featured a .315 average, 25 RBIs and 16 runs scored, while in 36.2 innings of work as a pitcher, he was 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA, 24 strikeouts and only 13 walks allowed.

Joe Leeming, Anderson

Leeming quickly had success on the mound in his sophomore year with the Titans and looks to have a bright future in Southgate. He tossed 41.1 innings and finished with a 1.35 ERA and a 4-3 record, along with 27 strikeouts and only 12 walks allowed. Leeming’s season also featured a .300 batting average in 50 at-bats.

Cody Montroy, Trenton

Just a sophomore, Montroy was a huge part of the Trojans’ 2014 success. The left-handed hitting outfielder led the team in RBIs (31), was second in batting average (.385), second in extra-base hits (11) and also scored 31 runs.

Brendan Lyons, Woodhaven

Lyons was one of the area’s top pitchers in 2014 and had the numbers to prove it when the season wrapped up. In 47.1 innings of work for the Warriors, he had a 1.63 ERA, struck out 49 batters, walked only 10 and finished with a 4-3 record for the year.

Lorenzo Galati, Grosse Ile

Galati was a consistent hitter and fielder for the Red Devils during the entire 2014 campaign. At the plate, the senior hit .340 and regularly came through with clutch RBIs for the team. At his second base position, he only committed two errors, while having played every inning for the Grosse Ile squad this past spring.

Jake Przybylo, Woodhaven

Przybylo spent his junior season as an outfielder for the Warriors and finished up with a strong year at the plate. He came away with a .333 average in 75 at-bats, drove in 12 runs, scored 25 times, stole 13 bases and drew 18 walks.

Troy Konwinski, Allen Park

For the Jaguars, Konwinski helped lead the way with both his bat and his arm in 2014. On the mound he had a 1.04 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 40.1 innings, along with a 3-3 record, one save and 30 strikeouts. On the other side, he hit .375 in 64 at-bats, drove in 12 runs and scored 11 times.

Jason Doyle, Melvindale

It was another strong season for Doyle, who served as the Cardinals’ starting catcher and returns to the All-News-Herald team for 2014. This year, the senior had an 83 percent success rate for throwing out runners trying to steal on him. Offensively, he finished with a .323 average, smacked two home runs and drove in a total of 28 runs.

Jordan Thayer, Woodhaven

Thayer had a big offensive year for the Warriors, in a season where he served as a designated hitter and a third baseman. The senior finished with a .338 average, in 68 at-bats, as well as 15 RBIs, eight extra-base hits and 10 runs scored.

Terrance McLain, Truman

Only a freshman, McLain stood out for the Cougars in 2014. He batted .322, tied for the team lead in hits (19) and in doubles (6) and was 6 for 6 in stolen-base attempts.

Steve Plyler, Grosse Ile

Plyler served as a pitcher and a first baseman for the Red Devils in 2014. The talented, all-district junior finished the season with a .350 batting average and had several strong outings on the mound for the Grosse Ile squad.

Mark Cash, Huron

It was a big year for Cash, who earned first team all-league honors in the Huron League. The junior hit .369, which led the team and tied for the team lead in both hits (31) hits and RBIs (20) and also scored 10 runs. On the mound, he tossed 47.2 innings and had an ERA of 2.02, while striking out 58 batters and allowing only eight walks.

Brendan Miller, Flat Rock

Miller led the Rams this season in two major hitting categories and also spent time on the hill. The junior hit a team-high .356 and topped the squad in RBIs with 18, while also getting seven extra-base hits along the way, including a home run. As a pitcher, he tossed 11 innings, struck out 11, gave up six hits and five earned runs.

Elijah Scott, Huron

Scott picked up second team all-league honors for 2014, a season which the senior shortstop also took on pitching duties for the Chiefs. He finished with a .360 batting average and tied for the team lead in hits (31), while also finishing second on the team in RBIs (16) and runs scored (21) and he hit two homers during the year. Serving as a hurler for the squad, he tossed 34.2 innings, struck out 33 batters and finished with a 3.54 ERA.

Brian Gubbini, Riverview

In his sophomore season with the Pirates, Gubbini began hitting the ball so well that opposing teams had to think twice before pitching to him. He finished the season with a .344 average and reached base 18 times courtesy of walks.

Domenic Fusco, Cabrini

For the Monarchs this spring, Fusco was the kind of offensive weapon any team would love to have. The senior finished with a .400 batting average, was second on the team in stolen bases with 25 in 27 attempts, he knocked in 15 runs, drew 24 walks and scored 28 times.

David Archer, Riverview

Down the stretch, Archer made the most of his senior year with the Pirates and in his last four outings on the mound allowed only one run total. For the season, he finished with a 4-2 record and 1.7 ERA, while also earning a .311 average at the plate.

Cam Ernest, Flat Rock

As a junior with the Rams, Ernest was a leader with his bat and his arm. He was second on the team in batting average with a .329 and in RBIs with 15. As a pitcher, he tossed 32.1 innings and finished with a 2.61 ERA and a team-high 17 strikeouts.

Payten Harding, Cabrini

Harding jumped onto the varsity baseball scene as a freshman this spring and made a big impact for the Monarchs right away. He finished with a .378 average, tied for the team lead in RBIs with 21, hit eight doubles and blasted a homer. On the mound, he posted a 4-1 record with 32 strikeouts, a 1.81 ERA and finished two complete games. Also, his only loss of the season was to Division 2 baseball powerhouse St. Clair.

Josh Blaszczak, Richard

Blaszczak was a middle infielder for the Pioneers this season and the sophomore was the squad’s most productive offensive player. The All-Catholic selection led the team in batting average (.315), hits (24) and in total bases. He primarily hit leadoff, but was occasionally moved down to the No. 3 spot.

Anthony Saenz, Inter-City

In his final year with the Chargers, Saenz helped guide the squad to their ninth consecutive district championship. While at Inter-City, he was well known as a strong defensive catcher and a team leader. At the plate this year, he hit .338, which was third on the team, and he was tied for second in RBIs with 17.

Honorable Mentions:

Trenton: Ryunosuke Ando, Solomon Markus, Quinn Preston, Kyle Kasenow and Dru Doree

Roosevelt: Michael Bennett, Andrew Hogge and Marcial Gomez

Kennedy: Matt Woloszyk, Aaron Ajrouche and Jalen Bartos

Woodhaven: Nolan Schewe, Remington Sancho and Robert Oliver

Lincoln Park: Joel Santos and Javontae Campbell

Carlson: Steve McIsaac and Kyle Howard

Melvindale: Skylar Slotka and Koby McGill

Richard: Nick Gee and Jake Lipetzky

Anderson: Jonah Peryam

Grosse Ile: Eric Smorch

Riverview: Beau Yaremko

Cabrini: Jared Hicks

Inter-City: Josh Estell

















Last Updated: 8/5/2014 8:47:18 PM EST

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