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Diamond gems: Presenting the 2022 All-Main Line baseball teams

The Main Line high school baseball scene this past spring featured a number of strong teams, including Friends Schools League champion Friends’ Central (21-9 overall, 12-0 league), Inter-Ac champion Malvern Prep (25-4 overall), PAISAA tournament champion Haverford School (17-10) and Episcopal Academy (16-4 overall, 8-2 Inter-Ac). Shipley (13-9) made it to its seventh consecutive Friends’ Schools League tournament championship final.
Other local baseball teams that enjoyed solid seasons were Archbishop Carroll (13-8), Lower Merion (11-9), Radnor (10-10) and Barrack Hebrew Academy (8-3).
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 2022 All-Main Line high school baseball teams:
FIRST TEAM
Roman Tozzi, Archbishop Carroll – Senior pitcher/outfielder, a first team All-Catholic League selection, posted a 5-1 record and 1.65 ERA, allowing only 23 hits and 34 innings and striking out 46 batters. Also batted .333 in 36 at bats, with seven doubles, 14 runs scored and five stolen bases.
Zach Stearns, Archbishop Carroll – Senior catcher, a first team All-Catholic League selection, batted .457 with 16 hits (six of them doubles), seven stolen bases and 10 RBIs. Will be playing baseball for Montclair State.
Aaron Heller, Barrack Hebrew Academy – Senior pitcher/shortstop was the Cougars’ MVP, batting .500 with 14 hits, six extra-base hits, 12 stolen bases and 10 RBIs. Posted an 0.86 ERA in 21 innings, striking out 50 batters.
TJ Cadden, Episcopal Academy – Junior shortstop, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, batted .329 with 23 hits, five doubles, 13 RBIs, 20 runs scored, 14 stolen bases and a .425 on-base percentage.
Jake Jacszcz, Episcopal Academy – Senior outfielder/pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac pick, batted .357 with 25 hits (seven for extra bases), 19 RBIs, 22 runs scored and 17 stolen bases. Also was an effective hurler (2-0, two saves, 1.50 ERA).
Derek Boyd-Volz, Episcopal Academy – Junior pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, posted a 6-1 record and 1.60 ERA, striking out 37 batters in 35 innings and holding opponents to a .173 batting average.
John Fitzpatrick, Friends’ Central – Senior pitcher, an all-FSL selection and the Phoenix’s co-MVP (one of three), posted a 1.35 ERA in 51 innings, striking out 61 batters. The West Chester University commit had a 16-8 career record for the Phoenix.
Dylan Posencheg, Friends’ Central – Senior outfielder, an all-Friends Schools League pick and team co-MVP, batted .407 with 35 hits, nine doubles, 34 runs scored, four home runs, 24 stolen bases (in 24 attempts) and a .500 on-base percentage.
Sam Burman, Friends’ Central – Senior outfielder, an all-Friends Schools League pick and team co-MVP, batted .440 with 35 RBIs, eight doubles, four home runs, 35 runs scored and a .547 on-base percentage. Headed for Hofstra, he is Friends’ Central’s all-time leader in RBIs (108) and is second on all-time list in hits (106).
Mark Quatrani, Haverford School – Junior catcher, an All-Inter-Ac selection and the Fords’ MVP, batted .389 with 16 extra base hits, 25 RBIs, and a .569 on-base percentage. Scored more than 20 runs and was considered a standout defensive catcher.
Colby McNeely, Haverford School – Senior pitcher/outfielder, an All-Inter-Ac pick, batted .323 with 21 hits, 12 runs, four home runs and five doubles. Posted a 1.90 ERA in 33 innings, striking out 37, and both his pitching and his clutch hitting were crucial to the Fords’ PAISAA title.
Ilan Tauber, Lower Merion – Senior pitcher/outfielder and team captain, an All-Central League selection, batting .366 with 13 runs scored, eight stolen bases, nine runs scored and a .490 on-base percentage. Struck out 48 batters in 39 innings pitched, and held opponents to a .186 batting average.
Jadan Smith, Malvern Prep – Senior outfielder, the Inter-Ac’s Most Valuable Player, batted .500 with 40 hits (15 of them for extra bases), 15 stolen bases, 23 RBIs, 39 runs scored, 21 walks and a .613 on-base per-centage.
Trey Tiffan, Malvern Prep – Junior infielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, batted .422 with 38 hits (16 of them for extra bases), 38 RBIs, five home runs, a .500 on-base percentage and a .747 slugging percent-age.
Charlie Oschell, Malvern Prep – Junior pitcher, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, recorded a 1.50 ERA in 47 innings pitched, striking out 56 batters and posting a 6-2 record on the mound with one save.
Jack Pachella, Radnor – Senior infielder, a first team All-Central League pick at first base, batted .397 with 25 hits (14 of them for extra bases), 23 runs scored, 19 stolen bases and a .481 on-base percentage.
Tommy Ball, Shipley – Senior shortstop, a first team All-FSL selection, batted .400 with seven extra base hits, 16 RBIs, 10 walks, an on-base percentage of .512 and an OPS of 1.097. A two-year Carpenter Cup pick, he is headed to Macalester College.
Fran Turner, Shipley – Junior outfielder/pitcher, a first team All-FSL and Carpenter Cup pick, batted .400 with 21 runs scored, 13 RBIs, 14 walks, five doubles, four triples, an on-base percentage of .5106 and an OPS of 1.110. On the mound he posted a 1.52 ERA in 18 13 innings, with two wins and a save, striking out 20 batters.
SECOND TEAM
Archbishop Carroll – Harold Ivery, senior outfielder.
Conestoga – Jayce Tharnish, senior infielder; Jon Quici, junior outfielder.
Devon Prep – Josh Freiling, junior catcher; Jake Kenney, senior pitcher.
Episcopal Academy – Alex Barrist, sophomore second baseman; Jake Fant, senior catcher; Tyler Beaulieu, sophomore outfielder.
Friends’ Central – Lucca Frattone, junior pitcher; Derek Francis, senior infielder/catcher; Julian Abreu, junior infielder; Luke Buscaglia, senior shortstop; Jon Aman, senior outfielder.
Harriton – Max Randazzo, senior pitcher; Zaden Mahrt, junior shortstop.
Haverford High – Ethan Mahan, junior pitcher/outfielder
Haverford School – Connor Scanlan, sophomore infielder; Jake LaRocca, senior outfielder; Ian White, sophomore pitcher/designated hitter.
Lower Merion – Drew Hollowell, junior first baseman/third baseman/shortstop; Matt Rinaldi, junior shortstop.
Malvern Prep – Ryan Cochran, senior infielder; Tague Davis, sophomore pitcher/first baseman; Tom Dickinson, junior infielder; Cam Marcum, junior pitcher.
Radnor – Patrick Mannix, senior infielder; Austin Marx, senior outfielder; Will Reger, senior pitcher; Dante Hopson, junior designated hitter.
Shipley – Jake Vickers, senior first baseman; Sam Chairman, senior catcher/designated hitter.
HONORABLE MENTION
Archbishop Carroll – Chris Tomlinson, senior infielder.
Episcopal Academy – Alec Riley, senior pitcher.
Haverford High – Joe Barnes, junior pitcher; Evan Boebert, junior pitcher/outfielder.
Haverford School – Fred Jordan, sophomore pitcher; Kevin Reavey, sophomore pitcher; Jac Campbell, junior pitcher; Mike Dean, junior pitcher.
Malvern Prep – Ryan Davis, senior outfielder.
Radnor – Jack Condran, senior outfielder; Travis Church, freshman catcher/infielder.
Shipley – Dylan Colvin, junior outfielder/pitcher.

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