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Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery 2022 Baseball All-Area Teams

Souderton pitcher Will McCausland gets the sign from his catcher during a game against Neshaminy. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

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.

First Team

Pitchers

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.

Hatboro-Horsham’s Cole Fisher

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.

La Salle’s Kevin Kell pitches against Bonner-Prendergast Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Ed Morlock – MediaNews Group)

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.

Souderton’s Will McCausland pitches during a game against Neshaminy. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

Infielders

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.

Upper Dublin’s Nick Harley plays defense against Abinton. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

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.

Archbishop Wood shortstop Aiden Myers makes a play during a PIAA-5A semifinal game against Selinsgrove on Monday, June 13, 2022. (Ed Morlock – MediaNews Group)

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.

Archbishop Wood pitcher Michael Trommer pitches against Selinsgrove in a PIAA-5A semifinal game Monday, June 13, 2022. (Ed Morlock – MediaNews Group)

Outfielders

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.

La Salle’s Aidan Bretschneider celebrates after hitting a three-run triple against St. Joseph’s Prep Monday. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

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.

Hatboro-Horsham’s Trey Porter led the Suburban One League Liberty Division in batting average, home runs and RBIs this season. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

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.

Catcher

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.

Upper Dublin’s Kyle Rizzo went 3-for-5 with two RBI Monday. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

Second Team

Pitchers

Dylan Brown, North Penn

Tristan Cairnes, Upper Dublin

Eddie Copper, Germantown Academy

Infielders

Brendan Kenning, Pope John Paul II

Nate Lapp, Dock Mennonite Academy

Nick Lombardo, Upper Dublin

Deven Ross, Dock Mennonite Academy

Dock Mennonite Academy’s Deven Ross turned two double plays against Delone Catholic in the first round of the PIAA-2A playoffs. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

Outfielders

Jack Elwell, Hatboro-Horsham

Nolan McCloskey, Methacton

Shanley Wall, Souderton

Souderton’s Shanley Wall kneels on third base after advancing on a wild pitch against Neshaminy. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

Catcher

Michael Miller, Plymouth Whitemarsh

Honorable Mention

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

Wissahickon’s Ben Junker slides safely into second base. (Ed Morlock/MediaNews Group)

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