USATODAYhss.com/Cleveland staff announces honorees
Now that the dust has settled on the 2015 Ohio high school baseball season, we’re excited to unveil our American Family Insurance ALL-USA Northeast Ohio Postseason Baseball Team.
The first and second-team honorees were selected by USATODAYhss.com/Cleveland staff members.
Pitcher: Walsh Jesuit senior Ryan Feltner – The Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year served as a co-captain for the Warriors. He was drafted in the 25th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
Pitcher: Berlin Hiland senior Clyde Yoder – The Hawks’ ace pitcher posted an 8-0 record while striking out 89 opposing batters and maintaining a 0.60 ERA.
Pitcher: Canton Central Catholic senior Patrick Murphy – The standout pitcher surrendered one hit and struck out nine opposing batters in the Crusaders’ win over previously unbeaten Wheelersburg in a Division III state tournament semifinal. CCC would go on to win the championship.
Catcher: West Branch senior Jake Smith – Smith, a first-team all-state selection by the Ohio School Baseball Coaches Association, led the Warriors with his offensive ability and play behind the plate. He batted .413 and threw out 12-of-13 would-be base stealers.
First Base: Lakewood senior Max Lavisky – The two-time West Shore Conference MVP posted a .495 batting average while recording 16 doubles and 18 RBIs.
Second Base: Aurora senior Andrew Weber – The standout middle infielder’s impressive defensive play and clutch hitting – particularly in the regional tournament – helped the Greenmen advance to the state tournament.
Shortstop: Wadsworth senior Riley Campbell – Strong at the plate and in the field, the speedy middle infielder batted .405 while tallying 39 runs scored and 29 stolen bases.
Third Base: Lexington senior Evan Lee – Patient and effective at the plate, the talented infielder posted a .521 batting average while recording 27 RBIs and 27 runs.
Outfield: Canton South senior D.J. Wilson – The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association Division II Player of the Year was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the fourth round of the MLB Draft, after batting .545 and recording 30 RBIs and 30 stolen bases in his final prep season.
Outfield: Revere senior Sam Sustersic – The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state selection owns two program records – most career doubles and home runs.
Outfield: Elyria Catholic junior Sean Darmafall – The patient and productive hitter batted .452 while scoring 39 runs and driving in 24 runs from atop the Panthers’ lineup.
Pitcher: St. Clairsville senior pitcher Zuke Jacob – The dominant pitcher set the program record for the lowest single-season ERA (0.22) this past season en route to setting the program record for the lowest career ERA (0.77)
Pitcher: Wadsworth senior pitcher Nick Bebout – Dominant on the mound and at the plate, Bebout compiled a 9-0 record and a 0.89 ERA. He posted a .309 batting average and hit four home runs
Pitcher: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin senior Ryan Falls –The Lions’ ace pitcher for the past two seasons, Falls struck out batters with regularity again this spring.
Catcher: Rittman junior Ty Ramsier –The talented catcher posted a .395 batting average while scoring 34 runs and driving in 25 runs.
First Base: Benedictine Collin Pecoraro – The first-team All-North Coast League selection and all-district honoree led the Bengals.
Second Base: St. Vincent-St. Mary Ian Dillard – Steady in the field and at the plate, Dillard posted a .358 batting average while amassing 24 runs and 26 RBIs.
Shortstop: Aurora senior shortstop Matt Carpenter – The gifted middle infielder compiled a .423 batting average and recorded 32 runs scored and 18 RBIs.
Third Base: Elyria senior Marques Inman – The West Virginia University signee posted a .400 batting average while amassing 10 doubles and driving in 20 runs. He also stole 12 bases.
Outfield: Hudson senior Mac Schoenman – The first-team Ohio Baseball Coaches Association all-state selection compiled a .451 batting average while scoring 19 runs and driving in 13 runs.
Outfield: St. Ignatius senior Sam Fuller – The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state selection’s timely hitting and solid defensive play in center field helped the Wildcats advance to the state tournament. In the team’s state semifinal loss to Westerville Central, he went 3-for-3 at the plate and registered two stolen bases.
Outfield: Gilmour Academy senior Ethan Pawlak – The Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state honoree batted over .500 this spring and registered 28 RBIs.
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