PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Thomas, Dallastown: Thomas filled multiple roles for the Division I champions: The senior supplied both a reliable, top-of-the-rotation arm and a consistently productive bat.
As a pitcher, the southpaw went 6-2 in the regular season with a 1.24 ERA. He was just as overpowering at the plate, where he batted .396 and knocked in 15 runs. Thomas had seven extra-base hits, including a home run and a triple. Thomas will play Division I baseball at Rider next spring.
C, Paul Smith, Spring Grove: One of the Rockets' senior captains, Smith racked up a .386 batting average, 24 RBIs and seven extra-base hits. He struck out just six times in 72 plate appearances.
C, Levi Rentzel, Central York: The senior compiled a .317 average and .397 on-base percentage, hitting mostly out of the five-hole. Rentzel also chipped in 14 RBIs.
P/IF, Austin Calaman, Dallastown: The other half of Dallastown's one-two pitching combo, Calaman (5-1, 1.84 ERA) also could swing the bat. The junior swatted his way to a .428 batting average and drove in 27 RBIs.
IF, Ben Reigart, Spring Grove: The senior shortstop set a school record with 32 hits in the regular season, en route to a .471 batting average, 25 runs and 18 RBIs. Reigart smashed 13 extra-base hits, including four triples and a home run.
IF, Roy Walker, Central York: The junior second baseman led the team in runs (18) and stolen bases (6) out of the leadoff spot, while also posting an impressive .433 average and a .493 on-base percentage.
IF, Dalton Miller, Red Lion: The senior posted a .436 average and cracked 10 extra-base hits, including two triples and two home runs. Miller's 23 RBIs were the most on the team, 10 more than his next closest teammate.
OF, Parker Bean, South Western: The towering sophomore supplied much of the pop in South Western's lineup. Bean launched two home runs in an April 14 game against Spring Grove, and bashed another long ball in a late-season loss to Waynesboro.
OF, Austin Allison, Central York: Allison turned in a fine senior campaign, in which he hit .364 with a 463 on-base percentage and 16 runs scored. Allison also played a stellar center field; he made one error all year.
DH, Derek Pitzer, Dallastown: Despite dealing with an injury much of the season, Pitzer's production remained steady. He collected 20 RBIs, blasted a pair of home runs and finished with a .368 average.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Don Trout, Dallastown: The Wildcats (15-5, 12-3) topped the YAIAA Division I standings from start to finish this season. Dallastown later lost to York Catholic in the league tournament title game, and fell victim to a difficult first-round draw in the District 3 playoffs against eventual tournament runner-up Manheim Township.
Dan Royer, Central York; Josh Luckenbaugh, Dallastown; Ryan Leader, Dallastown; Tyler Hoover, Red Lion; Devin Gohn, Red Lion; Drew Landis, Red Lion; Keith Pappas, South Western; Jack Kercher, South Western; Eric Moul, South Western; Luke Rohrbaugh, Spring Grove; Jake Molison, Spring Grove; Jake Hoover, Spring Grove; Levi Krause, Spring Grove; Allen Rohrbaugh, Spring Grove; Derrick Schnetzka, Spring Grove; Jose Padilla, William Penn; Estarlin Bejaran, William Penn; Lesabiel Castro, William Penn.
-- John Clayton