Caleb Alter (Princeton)
Junior left fielder
The little left fielder makes a big presence for the Tigers. A unanimous TRAC East All-Conference selection, Alter batted .344 with 13 runs scored, seven RBIs, seven doubles and a triple.
Ben Bernabei (St. Bede)
The St. Bede senior received unanimous TRAC East All-Conference honors for his many contributions to the Bruins. He compiled the second most innings pitched (37.2) on the Bruins staff, going 1-2 with a 2.23 ERA and 49 strikeouts. At the plate, he led the Bruins with 23 RBIs, eight doubles, one triple and one homer, batting .277.
Kane Clendenen (St. Bede)
The senior infielder carried the second-highest average in the Bruins lineup and area, batting at a cool .435 clip. He shared team honors with 29 runs scored and knocked in 14 runs. He was named Second Team TRAC East All-Conference. Clendenen will play for Div. II Purdue Northwest University.
Jimmy DeAngelo (Hall)
The winning pitcher of the 2018 2A state championship game, the senior right-hander came back better than ever for an encore performance. The unanimous TRAC East All-Conference pick went 8-0 with an 0.87 ERA, striking out 56 in 48.1 innings. He was the co-leader for Hall in batting average (.418) and RBIs (29) with an area-high four home runs, 32 steals and 41 runs scored. He also had seven doubles. He will play for Parkland College next year.
Dylan Grammer (St. Bede)
It was safe to say there were many Grammar lessons given on the area diamonds this spring. The slender St. Bede right-hander dealt for a 7-3 record with a 3.10 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. He was a unanimous TRAC East All-Conference selection.
James Mautino (Hall)
Senior center fielder
The multiple-threat senior spent most of the season batting leadoff for the Sweet 16 Red Devils, finishing at cleanup for sectionals. He batted .345 with 39 runs scored with 18 RBIs, seven doubles, one triple and 30 stolen bases. The speedy center-fielder was a unanimous TRAC East All-Conference selection. He will pursue a football career at Aurora University.
Chance Resetich (Hall)
The senior shortstop was the glue to the Red Devils’ defense on their return to the Sweet 16, playing “outstanding defense,” according to coach Tom Keegan. He was a steady contributor at the plate, batting .352 with 27 runs scored, 29 RBIs and eight doubles. He also pitched in with a 2.40 ERA in 11.2 innings. Resetich was named Second TRAC East All-Conference. He will play for Black Hawk College.
Owen Rossler (Princeton)
Sophomore first baseman
The Big O carried a big bat in the middle of the Tigers’ lineup. He led the Tigers with a .407 average, 14 RBIs, five doubles and two home runs. The First Team TRAC East first baseman blasted a home run out of the park at the LumberKings Stadium in Clinton, Iowa. Rossler also chipped in 18 innings on the mound, good for a 3.18 ERA and 18 strikeouts.
Trez Rybarczyk (Hall)
There was no sophomore jinx for the Red Devils catcher, who made a name for himself on Hall’s 2018 state champion team. He shined defensively with a strong arm behind the plate, one that was often called upon to pitch (2-2, 2.17). He batted .377 with an area-high 38 RBIs and nine doubles to go with two home runs and 19 steals.
Mateo Sanchez (St. Bede)
The Bruins shortstop is as slick as they come in the field. The Second Team TRAC East All-Conference selection was also the top area batsman, carrying a .438 average. Sanchez scored 29 runs with 13 RBIs, four doubles and one homer.
Conner Dickens (Princeton)
The ace of the Tigers pitching staff went 4-2 with a 2.29 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 36.2 innings. He received Second Team TRAC East All-Conference as an infielder, batting .310 with 17 runs and 18 hits, all singles.
Payton Plym (Hall)
The sophomore had a big season upon his promotion to the varsity, batting .415 with 25 RBIs and five doubles as a Second Team TRAC East infielder. He also went 3-0 with a 2.72 ERA on the mound.
Matt Hultz (Hall)
Junior first base
The Red Devils’ junior first baseman earned First Team TRAC East honors, batting .320 with 12 runs scored, 17 RBIs, four doubles and a homer.
Trevor Mooney (St. Bede)
Mooney batted .355 with 11 runs scored, 16 RBIs, four doubles and one homer for the Bruins.
Alec Bulac (Hall)
The young right-hander had a super sophomore season on the mound, going 6-1 with a 0.72 ERA.
Bureau Valley: Tyler Gustason (Sr., P-IF), Seton Younggren (Sr., OF-P).
Hall: Brayden DeBates (Jr., OF), Cole Wozniak (Jr. OF).
LaMoille-Ohio: Luke Lovgren (Sr. P-IF).
Princeton: Jacob Burns (So., P-OF), Braden Murfin (Sr., P), Beck Robbins (Sr., IF).
St. Bede: Demetruis Schupp (Sr., C).