After leading his team to a District 10 Class A Championship and an appearance in the state playoffs, Eisenhower sophomore Casey Vincent was named Region 4 Player of the Year as voted on by the region's coaches.
Vincent, who throws right-handed and bats left, posted a 7-1 record on the mound with a 0.69 earned run average in eight starts. He also led the Knights offensively with a .424 batting average and two home runs.
Vincent was joined on Region 4's first team by teammate Kyle Hunt (.418), with whom he split duties at shortstop, and Youngsville outfielder Bryce Sherrard.
Eisenhower’s Casey Vincent
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
All for one
Warren’s starting lineup prepares to take the field before a District 10 Class AAA playoff game against Grove City at Slippery Rock’s Jack Critchfield Park. Nine Dragons were named to the Region 7 All-Star team on Friday.
Sherrard hit .356 as a junior for the Eagles this season.
Warren had 11 representatives on the Region 7 all-star list including first-teamers Jason Stanton at first base, Ryan Gustafson in the outfield, Derek Reagle at designated hitter, and Tanner Stanz at pitcher.
Gustafson led all regular starters with a .439 average and a .522 on base percentage while driving in 17 runs for the Dragons. Reagle hit .410 with 10 RBI and Stanon finished with a .271 average and 10 RBI.
On the mound, Stanz had a team-high 44 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings while walking just eight. The junior righty finished with a record of 4-1 and a 1.85 ERA.
Stanz also received second-team honors at shortstop as did catcher Todd Fasenmyer, second baseman Tanner Teconchuk, third baseman Matt Hultquist, outfielder Austin Schwanke, and pitcher/utility player Collin Fantaskey.
Stanz batted .317 with 14 RBI, Fasenmyer hit .306, Teconchuk had an average of .362 with 10 RBI and a .474 on base percentage, Hultquist hit .292 with 15 RBI and two home runs, and Schwanke drove in a team-high 18 runs while batting .369 with a .431 on base percentage.
Fantaskey had a 0.68 earned run average with a record of four wins and one loss on the mound for the Dragons. Offensively, the senior hit .368 and stole 26 bases.
Youngsville had three players named to the second team in Region 4 with catcher Jake Marino, first baseman Tyler Lehman and pitcher/utility player Aaron Hoover all earning postseason honors.
Marino led the Eagles with a .543 average and 10 RBI in the leadoff spot. Hoover drove in 16 runs with an average of .362, and Lehman hit .283 with a home run and seven RBI.
Harbor Creek senior Isaac Mattson won both Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year in Region 7 while Franklin's Zach Guth won Pitcher of the Year in Region 4. Here is the complete list of region all-stars:
Region 4 All-Stars
C - Nate Cardy Franklin 12
1B - Zach Guth Franklin 11
1B - Mike Yokoff Iroquois 12
2B - Alex Huff Franklin 10
3B - Ryan Madden Franklin 12
SS - Ethan Rapp Titusville 12
OF - J.J. Bleday Titusville 10
OF - Clayton Maxon Franklin 12
OF - Bryce Sherard Youngsville 11
OF - Dylan Carpin Iroquois 11
U - Kyle Hunt Eisenhower 11
P - Zach Guth Franklin 11
P - Casey Vincent Eisenhower 10
C - Jake Marino Youngsville 12
1B - Tyler Lehman Youngsville 12
2B - Seth Mehlenbacher Titusville 11
3B - Zach Richards Titusville 10
SS - Joe Desko Franklin 11
U - Aaron Hoover Youngsville 11
P - Ethan Rapp Titusville 12
P - Aaron Hoover Youngsville 11
Region champion - Franklin
Region player of the year - Casey Vincent, Eisenhower
Region pitcher of the year (Harry Farnbaugh Award) - Zach Guth, Franklin
Note: There are no all-region DHs in Region 4.
Region 7 All-Stars
C - Patrick Brennan Harbor Creek 12
1B - Jason Stanton Warren 12
2B - Mike Steadman Fort LeBoeuf 12
3B - Chris Laird General McLane 12
SS - Josh Greggs Fort LeBoeuf 10
OF - Ryan Gustafson Warren 12
OF - Evan Dillen General McLane 11
OF - Ryan Kaschalk Harbor Creek 11
OF - Peter Solberg General McLane 11
DH - Joe Karpenko Corry 12
DH - Derek Reagle Warren 10
U - Isaac Mattson Harbor Creek 12
P - Isaac Mattson Harbor Creek 12
P - Tanner Stanz Warren 11
C - Todd Fasenmyer Warren 12
1B - Paul Jones General McLane 11
2B - Tanner Teconchuk Warren 12
3B - Matt Hultquist Warren 11
SS - Tanner Stanz Warren 11
OF - Cy Carroll Fort LeBoeuf 12
OF - Austin Schwanke Warren 12
OF - Garrett Zajac Corry 12
U - Collin Fantaskey Warren 12
P - Collin Fantaskey Warren 12
P - Sean Rutkosky Harbor Creek 11
Region champion - Warren
Region player of the year (Paul Foust Award) - Isaac Mattson, Harbor Creek
Region pitcher of the year - Isaac Mattson, Harbor Creek