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Diamond gems: Presenting 2017 All-Main Line baseball teams

Malvern Prep, which posted a 25-6 record and captured the PAISAA tournament championship, led a field of strong Main Line high school baseball teams that strectched across a variety of local leagues this spring.
In the Central League, Harriton (15-5, 12-4) finished in first place; in the Friends’ School League, Shipley (18-10, 10-2) won the league championship, challenged strongly by Friends’ Central (17-5, 11-1); and in the Catholic League, Archbishop Carroll (14-6) finished first.
Haverford School (19-14), led by a monster season by catcher Bryan Hyland (46 RBI’s), also had a strong 2017 campaign.
Devon Prep (13-9) was runnerup in the PIAA District 1 2A tournament. Barrack Hebrew Academy (12-5) also enjoyed a successful season.
The All-Main Line high school baseball teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2017 All-Main Line high school baseball teams:

FIRST TEAM
James Kelly, Archbishop Carroll – Senior pitcher was voted both Catholic League’s Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year. Posted a 6-2 record and 2.00 ERA, striking out 48 batters in 49 innings, while walking only 16. Will play baseball for LaSalle University.
Max Hitman, Archbishop Carroll – Freshman shortstop batted close to .300 while displaying fine defense and standout all-around play. A second team All-Catholic League selection, he is a highly-touted Division I college prospect.
Simon Gordon, Barrack Hebrew Academy – Senior outfielder and pitcher was Cougars’ MVP, batting .542 with 22 runs scored, 20 RBI’s, 14 steals, six doubles and four triples. Also posted 4-1 rcord on the mound with 1.45 ERA. Was All-Penn Jersey League and All-Tri County League selection.
Angus Mayock, Conestoga – Senior pitcher was a strong presence on the mound for the Pioneers, posting a 1.18 ERA in 29 2/3 innings pitched, striking out 32 batters. Will play baseball for University of Connecticut.
Tyler Wright, Devon Prep – Junior second baseman displayed a wide range of skills, batting .478 with eight stolen bases, eight doubles and 14 RBI’s. A first team All-Bicentennial League selection.
Andrew Czachor, Devon Prep – Sophomore shortstop, a first team All-Bicentennial League selection, batted .490 with seven doubles, 16 RBI’s and a .581 on-base percentage.
Kyle Virbitsky, Episcopal Academy – Senior pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, struck out 97 batters in 66 innings, allowing only 42 hits while posting a 2.05 ERA and winning seven games. Is heading to Penn State.
Jack O’Reilly, Episcopal Academy – Sophomore middle infielder, a first team All-InterAc selection, batted .380 with an excellent on-base percentage of .503, scoring 25 runs and knocking in 27 runs in 112 plate appearances.
Alec Andrews, Friends’ Central – Senior pitcher/designated hitter was Phoenix’s co-MVP and a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection. Posted a 6-1 record with a 0.95 ERA and WHIP of 1.11 while striking out 69 batters in 44 1/3 innings. Batted .341 with 16 RBI’s, four home runs, and a 1.048 OPS.
Chris Annas, Friends’ Central – Senior center fielder/pitcher was Phoenix’s co-MVP and a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection. Batted .358 with on-base percentage of .500, stealing 16 bases, scoring 16 runs and knocking in 13. Struck out 38 batters in 29 1/3 innings and posted 2.39 ERA.
Jonah Frankel, Harriton – Junior pitcher, a first team All-Central League selection, posted a 7-2 record and 1.15 ERA, striking out 46 batters in 49 1/3 innings.
Will Hoffman, Harriton – Senior was first team All-Central League catcher. Second-year captain batted .348 with nine doubles and 13 RBI’s.
Dylan Resnick, Haverford High – Senior right fielder, a first team All-Central League selection, was Fords’ co-MVP. Batted .351 with seven doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI’s. Is second all-time at Haverford in career hits (70).
Bryan Hyland, Haverford School – Senior catcher and co-captain, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second year (and a three-time Carpenter Cup pick) was the Fords’ MVP, batting .447 with 46 RBI’s, eight home runs, 25 extra base hits and a .500 batting average with runners in scoring position. In his four-year career with the Fords, he collected 115 hits, scored 104 runs and batted .385. Will play for Cornell University.
David Hogarth, Haverford School – Senior shortstop and co-captain, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection and two-time Carpenter Cup pick, batted .381 with 37 hits, 25 runs scored, 14 RBI’s and a .461 on-base percentage. Displayed excellent defense at shortstop and joined the career 100 hit club at Haverford. Is headed to William & Mary.
Chris Newell, Malvern Prep – Sophomore outfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Friars’ Co-Most Valuable Player. A multi-talented player, he batted .453 with 48 hits, eight doubles, six triples, 39 RBI’s, 17 stolen bases, a slugging percentage of .670 and an OPS of 1.148.
Billy Corcoran, Malvern Prep – Junior pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Friars’ Co-Most Valuable Player. Posted a 5-2 record with a 1.33 ERA, striking out 43 batters in 47 1/3 innings, allowing only 11 walks and 25 hits for a WHIP of 0.76.
Jimmy Kingsbury, Malvern Prep – Senior pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, posted a 5-2 record and 1.44 ERA, striking out 49 batters in 43 2/3 innings, while allowing only 12 walks and 30 hits for a WHIP of 0.96.
Charlie Connolly, Radnor – Senior pitcher posted a 4-2 record and 2.62 ERA, striking out 57 batters in 40 innings pitched. Received second team All-Central League honors. Will play baseball for the U.S. Naval Academy next year.
Gerard Sweeney, Shipley – Junior third baseman was Gators’ co-MVP, batting .453 with 31 RBI’s, 27 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples and two home runs. A first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection and a Carpenter Cup pick for the third straight year.
Cole Humes, Shipley – Junior pitcher/center fielder was Gators’ co-MVP, batting .358 with nine extra-base hits, 17 stolen bases and 22 runs scored Posted a 6-2 record and 1.51 ERA, striking out 67 batters in 46 1/3 innings while walking only 14 and yielding only 26 hits. A first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection and a Carpenter Cup pick for the second year.

SECOND TEAM
Archbishop Carroll – Cole Chesnet, junior catcher.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Jared Shotel, junior first baseman.
Conestoga – Ryan Buck, junior pitcher; Luke Turner, senior designated hitter/third baseman; Jacob Marcus, junior pitcher; Ben Tatsuoka, senior outfielder.
Devon Prep – Jimmy Loftus, senior first baseman; Nick Ramanjulu, junior pitcher; T.J. O’Reilly, senior outfielder.
Episcopal Academy – Isaiah Payton, junior middle infielder/pitcher; Adam Robinson, junior outfielder.
Friends’ Central – Nick Tuverson, junior pitcher/first baseman; Ben Kollender, sophomore catcher; Dane Greisiger, junior third baseman.
Harriton – Lorenzo Solon, senior shortstop; Don DiLoreto, senior pitcher/infielder.
Haverford High – Drew Fowler, senior catcher.
Haverford School – Tyler Dunbar, senior pitcher; Tommy Toal, senior infielder; Justin Meyer, junior infielder/pitcher.
Lower Merion – Alex Hurowitz, senior pitcher; Jake Stoller, junior shortstop.
Malvern Prep – Jack Carpenter, senior first baseman; Shane Muntz, senior catcher; Connor Dillon, junior infielder/pitcher; Jalen Wade, senior pitcher.
Radnor – Sean Mullarkey, sophomore shortstop; Pat Lofton, junior pitcher; George Hoysgaard, sophomore catcher.
Shipley – Evan Johnson, sophomore outfielder; Jack Dougherty, senior pitcher/outfielder/infielder.

HONORABLE MENTION
Conestoga – Max Anastasio, junior first baseman; Luke Czeipel, junior catcher.
Episcopal Academy – Dylan Everly, senior outfielder/first baseman; Cam Van Hoorebeke, senior designated hitter.
Friends’ Central – Ben Kenney, senior outfielder/first baseman.
Harriton – Eddie May, sophomore utility; Sam Nichtberger, senior center fielder; John Laughtenbach, senior first baseman.
Haverford High – Luke Marmer, senior second baseman; Chris Trainor, senior center fielder.
Haverford School – Isaiah Winikur, junior outfielder; Calvin Costner, sophomore outfielder/pitcher; Logan Keller, sophomore outfielder.
Shipley – Blake Rodack, junior infielder/pitcher; Ian Humes, junior infielder; Dillon Bevan, freshman pitcher.

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