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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery 2021 Baseball All-Area Teams

North Penn pitcher Mike Lennon delivers to the plate against Boyertown. (Austin Hertzog - MediaNews Group)

La Salle brought home plenty of hardware this spring. The Explorers won the Philadelphia Catholic League regular season and postseason championships, the District 12-6A crown and the PIAA-6A state title.

The Explorers weren’t the only team in the area to find success this season.

North Penn and Hatboro-Horsham both reached the District 1-6A semifinals and qualified for states, where the Knights reached the semifinals.

Dock Mennonite and Archbishop Wood both qualified for the state playoffs in the 2A and 5A classifications, respectively.

Lansdale Catholic arguably had its best season in program history and Plymouth Whitemarsh won a second consecutive Suburban One League championship.

These team achievements were backed by strong individual performances. The top players are recognized as members of the Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery 2021 Baseball All-Area teams.

First Team

Pitchers

Ryan Albin, Archbishop Wood: The left-hander helped the Vikings reach the Philadelphia Catholic League championship game and the second round of the PIAA-5A state playoffs. Albin, the PCL MVP and Pitcher of the Year, threw 6.2 innings in Wood’s 4-0 win over Oxford in the first round of states.

Mike Lennon, North Penn: Lennon went 5-2 for North Penn in 2021. He struck out 55 batters to 15 walks across 55.2 innings. He allowed 54 hits and posted a 1.63 ERA.

Ryan Marler, La Salle: Marler went a perfect 5-0 with a 0.98 ERA for the PIAA-6A state champions and was a big reason why the Explorers raised the trophy in June, throwing back-to-back complete games in the state semifinals and championship. He also picked up the win in the PCL championship game.

Infielders

Joe Jaconski, Plymouth Whitemarsh: Jaconski hit .464 with eight home runs in 21 games for the Colonials this spring. He totaled 29 RBI, 35 runs scored, 27 walks and 17 stolen bases compared to six strikeouts in 88 plate appearances.

Paul Moretski, Lansdale Catholic: Moretski led the Crusaders to their first winning record in a decade and first PCL playoff win in program history. He led the team with a .429 average and 1.085 OPS. The lefty also led the way with 29 hits, 23 RBI and 27 runs scored. On the mound, Moretski went 6-2 with a 1.96 ERA and struck out 89 batters in 60.2 innings.

Mason Sermarini, La Salle: Sermarini was the PCL Offensive Player of the Year for the league and state champs. He hit .517 with 26 RBI.

Michael Trommer, Archbishop Wood: Trommer was a first team All-PCL selection as an infielder and pitcher. He hit over .600 with more than 30 RBI while going 8-2 on the mound.

Outfielders

Andrew Kohl, Central Bucks West: Kohl was a first team All-SOL Colonial selection for the Bucks. Kohl provided plenty of power in the CB West lineup.

Nolan McCloskey, Methacton: McCloskey hit .442 for the Warriors with 17 runs scored. He posted a .552 OBP in 19 games.

Jeff Sabater, North Penn: Sabater led North Penn’s everyday players with a .419 average and paced all Knights with 31 hits and 25 runs scored. He went 21-for-21 stealing bases.

Catcher

Evin Sullivan, North Penn: Sullivan hit .368 and led the Knights with three home runs and 23 RBI. Behind the plate he helped pitchers Mike Lennon and Dylan Brown dominate during the District 1 and PIAA playoffs.

Second Team

Pitchers

Dylan Brown, North Penn

Jacob Horton, Souderton

Joe Rauscher, Plymouth Whitemarsh

Infielders

Luke Cantwell, Archbishop Wood

Anthony Ehly, Abington

Jesse Jaconski, Plymouth Whitemarsh

Jake Whitlinger, La Salle

Outfielders

Bobbly Croyle, Pennridge

Jack Elwell, Hatboro-Horsham

Joey Gale, Archbishop Wood

Catcher

Alex Neeld, Archbishop Wood

Honorable Mention

Abington: Alex Dardaris, Cody Frazier, Henry Tyler

Archbishop Carroll: Chris Tomlinson, Roman Tozzi

Archbishop Wood: Aiden Myers

Central Bucks West: James Carbone

Cheltenham: Jacob Sterman

Germantown Academy: Eddie Copper

Hatboro-Horsham: Trey Porter, Jimmy Tooley

La Salle: Connor Bogansky, Kevin Kell

Lower Moreland: Mason Tammaro

Norristown: James Keyes

North Penn: Justin Egner, Ryan Sullivan

Plymouth Whitemarsh: Luke Gartland

Pope John Paul II: Brendan Kenning

Quakertown: Justin Butler, Vinny Pellegrini, Brandon Pierce

Souderton: Shanley Wall

Springfield Montco: Nathan Dennis, Andrew Kennedy, Jack O’Malley, Joe Smith

Upper Dublin: Tristan Cairnes, Kyle Rizzo

Upper Merion: Brad Zielinski

Upper Moreland: , Kevin Davis, Sean McAfee, Greg Wiley

Wissahickon: Joe Hornig, Ben Junker

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