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DLN ALL-AREA: Baseball First Team, Second Team, Honorable Mention & Coach of the Year

FIRST TEAM
Pitchers
Drew Britt, Jr, Downingtown West
The Whippets hurler had a 8-0 win loss record with five complete games and 57 strikeouts in 55 innings. Britt allowed just 29 hits.

Bill Corcoran, Sr, Malvern Prep
In 41 innings Corcoran struck out 35 batters, compiled a 1.18 ERA and had three saves for the Friars.

Catcher
Shane Muntz, Sr, Malvern Prep
Muntz hit .351 with an on-base percentage of .549 and knocked in 25 runs for the Friars.

Infielders
Eric Grintz, Soph, Downingtown West
Grintz hit a robust .413, with 25 hits, 19 RBIs and had a .500 on base percentage.

Thomas Caulfield, JR, W.C. Henderson
The Warriors shortstop hit .368, with 12 RBIs, 21 hits and a .478 on base percentage.

Jake Geisser, Jr, W.C. Rustin
Geisser hit a lusty .411 with 14 RBIs and pounded out 27 hits.

Connor Munnelly, Jr, Downingtown East
The Cougar first baseman hit .412, pounded out 21 hits and knocked in 14 runs with son base percentage of .551.

Outfielders
Jon Moldoff, Jr, Westtown
The Moose star hit .544 with an on base percentage of .630 with 23 RBIs and pounded out 31 hits.

Chris Newell, Sr, Malvern Prep
Newell had a big year hitting .446 with 37 hits and 29 RBIs for the Friars.

Nick O’Day, Jr, Bishop Shanahan
Arguably the best position player in the Ches-Mont, O’Day hit .424 with 25 hits, scored 23 runs and knocked in 16 from the leadoff spot.

Designated Hitter
Brendan O’Donnell, Soph, Great Valley
The Patriots star hit .500 on 29 hits and knocked in 14 runs for Great Valley.

SECOND TEAM
Pitchers: Aaron Feld, Octorara
Pitchers: Brady Bash, W.C. Henderson
Catcher: P.J. Heintz, Bishop Shanahan
Infielders: Ian Tracy, W.C. Henderson
Infielders: Adam Smith, W.C. East
Infielders: Nate Valenta, Coatesville
Infielders: Stephan Posner, Downingtown West
Outfielders: Matt Greenjack, Avon Grove
Outfielders: Jimmy Loftus, Devon Prep
Outfielders: Mike Mollenhauer, Downingtown West
Designated Hitter: Nick Campana, Downingtown West

HONORABLE MENTION
Spencer Pelligrino, Unionville, Sean Hopkins, W.C. Rustin; Andrew Brady, Avon Grove; Hunter Hall, Mike Weber, Oxford; Tim Lubrano, Octorara; Pete Giombetti, Great Valley; Kevin Wessells, Kennett; Tim Becker, W.C. East; James Vito, W.C. Henderson; Adam Stauffer, Damon Nelson, Coatesville; Tommy Hammett, Sean Peiffer, Hutch Gagnon, Downingtown East, Kevin Dodds, Luke Hight, Bishop Shanahan, J.J. Freeman, Downingtown West.

COACH OF THE YEAR
Fred Hilliard, Malvern Prep
Hilliard led the friars to a 26-5 record, winning 23 of their last 26 games. The Friars took home their second consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools Championship.

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