COACH OF THE YEAR
Brad Klingbeil, North Royalton
After serving as an assistant coach for 10 seasons under two different leaders, Klingbeil led the Bears to their first state tournament appearance in his first season as head coach.
P Cameron Varga (PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 6-4, Sr.
The Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year threw his fifth no-hitter of the season in the state semifinals. Selected by the Rays in the second round (he later signed), Varga set a national record this season by striking out 33 consecutive batters.
P Frank Frate, North Royalton, 6-4, Sr.
The All-Northeast Ohio Conference River Division selection posted a 9-0 record. He pitched six scoreless innings in the team’s state tournament semifinal win.
C Dalton Bollinger, Riverside (De Graff), 6-1, Sr.
The two-time Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division IV First-Team All-Ohio selection finished his prep career on the top 20 list for hits and batting average in Ohio high school baseball history.
1B Jarod Yoakam, Marysville, 6-2, Sr.
Yoakam batted .397 with 30 RBI and eight doubles. The University of Cincinnati signee helped the Monarchs post a 19-9 overall record.
2B Drew Otten, Coldwater, 5-7, Sr.
The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division III First-Team All-Ohio selection went 4-for-4 and tallied one RBI and scored two runs in the team’s Division III regional final win.
SS Ryan Luciano, Memorial (Campbell), 5-8, Jr.
The All-American Conference first-team selection batted .403 this season. A contact hitter, Luciano only struck out five times the entire season.
3B Joe Weisenseel, St. Edward (Lakewood), 5-6, So.
Weisenseel batted .383 and recorded a .475 on-base percentage in 24 games. The underclassman recorded 27 runs and 13 RBI.
OF Jeff Paul, St. Henry, 6-3, Sr.
The Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year posted a .419 batting average while tallying 37 RBI and 26 runs.
OF Josh Tarter, Carlisle, 6-0, Sr.
The Southwestern Buckeye League MVP batted .515 and posted a .609 on-base percentage. He scored 31 runs and tallied 36 RBI.
OF Peyton Brown, Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse), 6-1, Jr.
As the team’s leadoff hitter, Brown batted .410 and posted a .510 on-base percentage. The junior served as the catalyst for the Generals this season.
P Mike Martin, Independence, 6-0, Sr.
P Jeremy Randolph, Miamisburg, 5-11, Sr.
C Jared Bailey, Crestwood (Mantua), 5-11, Jr.
1B Evan White, Lincoln (Gahanna), 6-3, Sr.
2B Colton Nealeigh, Greenville, 6-2, Sr.
SS Blaze Glenn,Toronto, 5-10, So.
3B Tyler Gullett, Keystone (LaGrange), 6-2, Sr.
OF Tavin Howard, Briggs (Columbus), 6-0, Sr.
OF Jack Schaaf, Springboro, 6-2, Sr.
OF Nick Fabian, St. Ignatius (Cleveland), 6-2, Sr.