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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021 3 months ago

Observer All-Area teams: Baseball

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After winning its first state title, TFA gets big honors in this year’s All-Area baseball teams.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

A year after the season was shortened by COVID-19, local high school teams took to the diamond and made the 2021 baseball season one to remember.

From big plays to big games to a first-time champion in The First Academy, the season offered us a lot in the way of entertainment and excitement. This week, we honor the best in baseball with the Observer All-Area teams.
 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

TFA head coach Scott Grove is this year's Observer Coach of the Year.

Ben Barrett, TFA
 

COACH OF THE YEAR: 

Scott Grove, TFA
 

FIRST TEAM

Noah Sullivan, Dr. Phillips, senior

Stats: .357, 14 runs, 23 RBIs, 17 walks, 11 doubles; 56.2 IP, 2.35 ERA, 5-2, 80 strikeouts

Quick hit: As a dual threat for the Panthers, Noah Sullivan led the team in multiple categories.
 

Isaac Sewell, TFA, junior

Stats: 87 IP, 1.13 ERA, 14-0, 112 strikeouts

Quick hit: Isaac Sewell dominated on the mound for TFA and led the area in both record and strikeouts.
 

Braden Holcomb, Foundation, sophomore

Stats: .431 average, 35 runs, 33 RBIs, 12 extra-base hits (eight home runs), 19 stolen bases

Quick hit: Braden Holcomb led the Lions in every big category at the plate.
 

Jayden Colon, Legacy, junior

Stats: .552 average, 32 runs, 32 RBIs, 13 extra-base hits, 26 stolen bases

Quick hit: The only hitter to average over .500 on the season, Jayden Colon was among the best at the plate in the area.
 

TFA's Ben Barrett (Photo courtesy of David Jester)

Greg Pettay, TFA, junior

Stats: .396 average, 34 runs, 33 RBIs, 11 extra-base hits (led team in batting), 17 stolen bases

Quick hit: Greg Pettay was one of the few players to snag more than 30 runs and 30 RBIs.
 

Will Ross, West Orange, junior

Stats: 61 IP, 0.57 ERA, 6-2 in 12 appearances, 89 strikeouts

Quick hit: One of the most dominant arms anywhere, Will Ross was the go-to guy for the Warriors.
 

Ben Barrett, TFA, junior

Stats: .333 average, 27 runs, 27 RBIs, eight extra-base hits; 60.2 IP, 1.62 ERA, 10-1, 101 strikeouts

Quick hit: The Observer’s Player of the Year did everything for the Royals, and his seven innings of shutout baseball handed the Royals their first state title.
 

Colby McClure, Legacy, junior

Stats: .313 average, 31 runs, 18 RBIs, seven extra-base hits, 23 stolen bases; 31.2 IP, 3.25 ERA, 3-1, 56 strikeouts

Quick hit: Colby McClure played a big role with his work at the plate and on the mound in helping the Eagles to a 16-8 season.
 

Max McClusky, West Orange, junior

Stats: .301 average, 25 runs, 22 RBIs, 13 extra-base hits, 13 stolen bases

Quick hit: Max McClusky was one of the Warriors’ most consistent forces at the plate, leading the team in multiple categories.
 

SECOND TEAM

Dallas Davis, Dr. Phillips, junior

Stats: .329 average, 22 runs, 11 RBIs, 10 extra-base hits, 20 stolen bases
 

Will Ford, Foundation, sophomore

Stats: .333 average, 22 runs, 23 RBIs, six extra-base hits, 10 stolen bases
 

Trent Kelly, TFA, sophomore

Stats: .354 average, 30 runs, 23 RBIs
 

Foundation Academy's Will Ford

Tyler Blanchard, Dr. Phillips, junior

Stats: 46.1 IP, 0.91 ERA, 52 strikeouts
 

Khadin Bastian, TFA, senior

Stats: .389 average, 17 runs, 26 RBIs, eight extra-base hits
 

Ricky Reeth, West Orange, senior

Stats: .397 average, 24 runs, 21 RBIs, 10 extra-base hits
 

Jack Bellah, Windermere, senior

Stats: 50 IP, 1.40 ERA, 5-2, 42 strikeouts
 

Titan Kamaka, West Orange, junior

Stats: .342 average, 25 runs, 18 RBIs, 11 extra-base hits
 

Jadyn Fielder, Windermere Prep, junior

Stats: .344 average, 20 runs, 11 RBIs, 11 extra-base hits
 

THIRD TEAM

Jaden Oyola, Legacy, junior

Stats: .342 average, 19 runs, 26 RBIs, seven extra-base hits
 

Fabian Romero, Olympia, junior

Stats: .314 average, 18 runs, 12 RBIs
 

Justin Lewis, Olympia, senior

Stats: .303 average, 11 runs, 22 RBIs, nine extra-base hits
 

Olympia's Nico Banez

Adonis Stewart, Legacy, junior

Stats: .343 average, 17 runs, 18 RBIs; 38 IP, 3.68 ERA, 3-3, 47 strikeouts
 

Riley Parker, TFA, junior

Stats: .309 average, 10 runs, 33 RBIs, 15 extra-base hits
 

AJ Goytia, West Orange, sophomore

Stats: .312 average, 18 runs, 15 RBIs, five extra-base hits, 11 stolen bases
 

Ryan Taylor, Windermere, senior

Stats: 318 average, 18 runs, 15 RBIs, eight extra-base hits
 

Julian Arana, Legacy, sophomore

Stats: .386 average, 12 runs, 10 RBIs
 

Nico Banez, Olympia, junior

Stats: .362 average, 23 runs, six RBIs

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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