Juniors to show talents

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Adam Schroeder and Dylan Reichley have helped make a name for Seton Catholic High School athletics in both baseball and basketball.

The junior duo helped set school records in wins for both sports and earned winning seasons in the past two baseball seasons, as well as a sectional title in 2011. The sectional championship and winning seasons were the first in any sport at the school.

Now both have a chance to add to the name they have made for themselves in baseball and attract college scouts.

Schroeder and Reichley were invited to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association junior showcase this weekend in Jasper, Ind., along with Richmond High School’s Alex Lyons, Hagerstown’s Cole Bartlett and Union County’s Jullian Snyder, Austin Fuller and Ryan Niehoff.

“It’s great. I’m happy for them. They deserve it,” Seton coach Jason Howard said, noting that Schroeder’s older brothers David and Evan Schroeder also got the honor. “It’s good for the school, good for them. Adam’s following in his brothers’ footsteps. Both David and Evan went to it so it’s neat to see.”

Schroeder batted .324 with 15 RBIs this spring, while also earning a 2.76 ERA and striking out 84 from the mound.

Reichley led the team with a .375 batting average and knocked in 25 runs.

The showcase is part of the IHSBCA North-South All-Star weekend and hopes to give players exposure to college coaches and scouts.

“I think most of those guys there could play baseball at the next level,” Howard said. “This is kind of what they’re going to be competing in day in and day out.”

Lyons went 4-2 for the Red Devils on the mound, earning a 4.06 ERA and striking out a team-high 34, tied with Cody Hofer.

He also batted .345 with a home run and 10 RBIs while splitting time at first with Hofer.

“To be recognized by a college or a pro scout is always a honor,” RHS coach Josh Amyx said. “He’s put in a lot of time and work especially in this offseason. We’re looking forward for a good showing for him.”

Bartlett led the Tigers to an outright Tri-Eastern Conference title with a school-record 99 strikeouts, while also batting .475 with 35 RBIs.

The Patriots reached the regional final behind a .408 batting average and 0.71 ERA from Snyder.

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