UCBAC Baseball Postseason All-Star Game/All-Division Teams
The Upper Chesapeake Athletic Baseball Conference hosted its 3rd annual Senior All-Star Baseball Game this past Friday. The game was played at Harford Community College, and ended in 2-2 tie after seven innings of highly competitive baseball.
The South team received a boost in the first inning from catcher Andrew Cotton (Bel Air), who threw out two runners who were trying to steal second base. That didn't prevent the North squad from scoring the first run of the game though, which happened in the bottom of the third inning when Solomon Harris (Elkton) hit a sacrifice fly to score Tyler Yost (Joppatowne).
The North responded right away though, plating an equalizer in the top of the fourth Luke Beyers (Bel Air) knocked in Matt Ferretti (Bel Air) on a groundout to second base.
Cotton continued his strong performance with a two out double in the fifth inning which plated Jordan Holsopple (Edgewood), to give the North its first lead of the game at 2-1.
The South responded in the bottom half of the fifth though. Kyle Goudy (Patterson Mill) got the rally started with a double. He was eventually moved to third base, and came in on a sacrifice fly from Jacob Michael (Patterson Mill) to tie the game.
After a sixth inning in which Blake Melchoir (Harford Tech) struck out the side, the South squad threatened to take the lead in the top of the seventh by getting a runner on. The threat was stopped by catcher Derek Schoff (Rising Sun), who threw out the runner from behind the plate to second base.
For the full rosters of senior all-star squads, click here:2016 All Star Rosters doc (2)
Both teams were selected by the coaches of the respective conferences.
To see selections for both the Chesapeake and Susquehanna Divisions, click here:All Division Teams 2016 (1)
Bel Air, which won the MPSSAA 4A state title, placed four players on the All-Chesapeake Division first team, the most of any team. The team's contingent consisted of seniors Jack Jenkens and Andrew Cotton, as well as juniors Zack Radcliffe and Mike Yetter.
Patterson Mill, which won the Chesapeake regular season division title and was a state finalist in the 1A tournament, had three players get selected to the All-Chesapeake Division first team. The trio included seniors Jacob Michael and Kyle Goudy, as well as sophomore Austin Koehn.
Elkton junior Nick Gregson and Fallston senior Sean Harris rounded out the rest of the first first team.
Bohemia Manor, which finished 11-1 in conference play to win the Susquehanna Division, had the most players selected to the first team with four. Juniors Gage Walklett, Joe Garrett and Will Lorman were joined by sophomore Josh Heath in getting picked for the first team.
Second place Aberdeen, which won the MPSSAA 3A North regional championship, saw three of its players get picked for the first team. Senior Andrew Brndjar was joined by the Smith brothers, Sam (junior) and Jack (freshman) in comprising Aberdeen's selections.
North East had two sophomores get picked for the first team: Eric Steele and Cameron Blankenship. Havre de Grace's Christian Amici rounds out the rest of the first team.
|June 6th, 2016||By: Wick Eisenberg|