In addition to Conor Larkin being named The Pottstown Mercury’s 2017 Baseball Player of the Year, The Mercury released its 2017 All-Area Baseball selections on Friday evening. Among the selections are First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention. See below:
All-Area First Team
|Pitchers||Brock Helverson||Perkiomen Valley|
|Logan Mabry||Pope John Paul II|
|Catcher||Brendan Rivoli||Daniel Boone|
|Designated Hitter||Ethan Hellberg||Spring-Ford|
|Infielders||Nolan Graber||Upper Perkiomen|
|Josh Fulmer||Owen J. Roberts|
|Christian Wagner||Pope John Paul II|
All-Area Second Team
|Pitchers||Tyler Strechay||Perkiomen Valley|
|Zach Brightbill||Daniel Boone|
|Designated Hitter||Anthony Rota||Boyertown|
|Infielders||Joe Gorla||Perkiomen Valley|
|Colt Narciso||Pope John Paul II|
|Nick Guadarrama||Perkiomen School|
|Ryan Schwab||Pope John Paul II|
|Devon Garner||Daniel Boone|
|Andrew Fisher||Owen J. Roberts|
All-Area Honorable Mention
|Daniel Boone||Joey Moyer
|Hill School||Danny Monzo|
|Owen J. Roberts||Brian Siket
|Perkiomen School||Chris Pow
|Perkiomen Valley||Matt Szczesny
|Pope John Paul II||Dan Cirino
|Upper Merion||Mike Hutchinson
Coach of The Year
Ryan Hinkle, Perkiomen Valley
Hinkle, in his fifth year at helm, led the program to its first ever PIAA playoff appearance where the Vikings picked up a win in the opening round. Mixing in strong pitching with timely hitting, Perk Valley was 10-3 in games decided by two runs or less and out-scored opponents 112-80 on the year.
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