The 2022 season is complete and teams in the Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery area found plenty of success.
Souderton, Hatboro-Horsham and Upper Moreland won Suburban One League championships. The Indians won the Colonial Division, the Hatters, who also qualified for the state playoffs, won the Liberty Division and the Golden Bears won the Freedom Division.
Upper Dublin finished two games behind Hatboro-Horsham in the SOL Liberty, but elevated its play in the postseason. The Cardinals won the first district championship in program history and advanced to the state quarterfinals. They won all three district playoff games and their state playoff win in their final at-bat.
In the Philadelphia Catholic League, Archbishop Wood and La Salle both won District 12 championships. The Vikings, who finished second in the PCL, reached the state semifinals for the first time in program history. The Explorers advanced to the state quarterfinals.
From the Bicentennial Athletic League, Dock Mennonite Academy and Jenkintown won District 1 titles. Dock defeated Bristol, 16-1, in the 2A championship while Jenkintown beat Faith Christian Academy, 1-0, in 1A.
These team accomplishments were made possible by strong individual players. The top player are recognized with All-Area honors.
Cole Fisher, Hatboro-Horsham: The senior-right hander went 6-0 for the Suburban One League Liberty Division champs. Fisher, who threw a no-hitter, posted a 1.15 ERA in 48 2/3 innings. He struck out 64 batters to 16 walks while allowing 31 hits.
Kevin Kell, La Salle: The Explorers ace allowed just 18 hits in 40 1/3 innings during his senior season. He struck out 69 batters with a 0.868 ERA. At the plate, Kell hit .309 with four doubles, one triple, one home run and 15 RBIs.
Will McCausland, Souderton: McCausland went 8-1 in 12 appearances with a 0.58 ERA. In 60 1/3 innings, the right-hander struck out 110 batters to 15 walks and 24 hits. The senior threw a no-hitter this season after losing a no-hitter with two outs in the seventh inning in his previous start.
Nick Harley, Upper Dublin: Harley hit .431 for the District 1-5A champions. The senior first baseman hit 10 doubles, one triple and three home runs with 21 RBIs.
Jesse Jaconski, Plymouth Whitemarsh: Jaconski hit .411 with four home runs and 15 RBIs. The senior, who’s started since his freshman year, added six doubles, one triple and 10 stolen bases.
Aiden Myers, Archbishop Wood: Myers hit .391 with 24 runs scored and 21 RBIs. The senior shortstop added five doubles, one triple and three home runs while going 12-for-12 stealing bases.
Michael Trommer, Archbishop Wood: Trommer was a driving force behind the Vikings run to a District 12-5A championship. The senior earned first team All-Philadelphia Catholic League honors as both an infielder and pitcher as Wood reached the state semifinals for the first time in program history. He hit .358 with four doubles, four home runs and 21 RBIs while going 7-1 on the mound with a 1.74 ERA.
Aidan Bretschneider, La Salle: Bretschneider hit .409 and knocked in 21 runs this spring. The senior left fielder had three doubles, four triples and two home runs while stealing 14 bases.
Trey Porter, Hatboro-Horsham: Porter won the triple crown in the Suburban One League Liberty Division. The junior hit .488 with six home runs and 26 RBIs. Porter added six doubles, 36 runs and 21 stolen bases.
Grayson Weikel, Faith Christian Academy: Weikel hit .583 for the Lions with 35 hits in 18 games. The sophomore had six doubles, one triple and three home runs with 40 RBIs.
Kyle Rizzo, Upper Dublin: Rizzo hit .431 during Suburban One League Liberty Division play with a 1.199 OPS. The senior set the table for the District 1-5A champions in the leadoff spot while excelling defensively at keeping the ball in front of him and throwing runners out.
Dylan Brown, North Penn
Tristan Cairnes, Upper Dublin
Eddie Copper, Germantown Academy
Brendan Kenning, Pope John Paul II
Nate Lapp, Dock Mennonite Academy
Nick Lombardo, Upper Dublin
Deven Ross, Dock Mennonite Academy
Jack Elwell, Hatboro-Horsham
Nolan McCloskey, Methacton
Shanley Wall, Souderton
Michael Miller, Plymouth Whitemarsh
Abington: Anthony Ehly, Matt Worek
Archbishop Carroll: Zach Stearns, Roman Tozzi
Archbishop Wood: Sean Slowinski
Central Bucks West: Cole Fehrman, Max McGlone
Dock Mennonite Academy: Zack Frederick, Brayden Kratz, Sam Laux, Zack Neff
Faith Christian Academy: Peyton Curry, Brendan Gallagher, Lincoln Hower, Brendon Moyer, Colin Moyer,
Germantown Academy: Michael Von Zuben, Aidan Zakarewicz
Hatboro-Horsham: Will Bruner, Nick Katherine, Noah Schlosser
Jenkintown: Jeff Staples
Lower Moreland: Donato Incollingo, Ethan Jaro, Michael Penisi
Methacton: Jake Chapman, Kross Howarth
Norristown: Matt Leary, TJ Picard
North Penn: Jack Picozzi
Pennridge: Matt Atchley, Jaden Morgan
Plymouth Whitemarsh: Luke Gartland
Pope John Paul II: Chase Frantz
Souderton: Justin Dicesare, Chris McKenna, Jackson Morrisette, Luke Pollock
Springfield (Montco): Daniel Matthews
Upper Merion: Nick Hutchinson, Brad Zielinski
Upper Moreland: Sean Dallahan, Kaleb Powell, Jimmy Torpey, Shawn Townsend
Wissahickon: Nate DeVincent, Ben Junker
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