P.O. Baseball All-Stars
NATHAN STARLIPER, Greencastle-Antrim, jr., P/OF
Starliper continued Greencastle’s tradition of throwing top-notch pitchers by leading the Blue Devils with a 1.68 ERA through 41 innings. Starliper fanned 48 batters in nine appearances and also had seven RBIs. “Nathan was our workhorse, and the ace on our staff,” Greencastle coach Eric Shaner said. “When we needed a big game, that’s who we turned to. He was one of our leaders which was a pleasant surprise, and he had a couple big hits for us at the end of the season. But his pitching is obviously what sticks out.” Starliper was a Mid Penn Colonial Division first-team player.
JARRETT BIESECKER, Waynesboro, jr., SS
Bisecker picked up right where he left off after a successful sophomore campaign, leading the Indians with a .449 batting average with three RBIs. He also used his speed to rack up 10 stolen bases. Biesecker was near-perfect at short, too, with just two errors on the season. “Jarrett has been fantastic for us,” Waynesboro coach Greg Chandler said. “He’s probably one of the fastest guys in the area and caused headaches with his speed. And on top of that he only had two errors all season at shortstop. He’s really improved on that this season.” Biesecker was named to the Mid Penn Colonial Division first team.
GABE STOTLER, Southern Fulton, fr., OF/P/INF
Stotler made his freshman debut on the Indians’ squad in a big way, leading the team on the mound with a staggering 1.62 ERA, and racked up 37 strikeouts through 34 innings. Stotler also batted .322 with 18 RBIs. “It was a stellar year for him, he worked very hard and he’s a talented young man,” Southern Fulton coach Keith Potter said. “He’s very consistent and he’s a kid I could count on to play anywhere I asked. That was pretty invaluable for us to be able to play him in a lot of different positions, and he produced and did well in all of them.” Stotler was named to the Inter-County Conference South All-Star team.
COLBY MAUN, Shalom Christian Academy, sr., P/INF
Maun led his team to its first MDCC title in a decade thanks to a year’s worth of stand-out performances on the mound and at the plate. Maun batted .478 with 18 RBIs, and earned a 1.36 ERA and 92 strikeouts, all the while working up to a 7-0 record on the mound. “This past season Colby was by far our leader and best player,” Shalom coach Tyler Moody said. “We relied on him both offensively and for his pitching and he really led us to our championship. He’s a great kid off the field as well.”
REMI SPOONHOUR, James Buchanan, jr., P/INF
Spoonhour was a major part of James Buchanan’s historic season with stand-out performances on the mound. He led the Rockets as their ace with a 1.95 ERA, 37 strikeouts and earned a 7-1 record. Spoonhour also batted .409 and brought in 17 runs. “We really expected a lot from Remi this season, but the numbers he put up pitching, we didn’t see that coming,” James Buchanan coach Dave Sanchez said. “He pitched against the best teams and he didn’t really have a bad outing all year. He gave us a chance to win every game.” Spoonhour was named to the Mid Penn Colonial Division first team.
NATE HOLT, Shippensburg, sr., C/P
Despite Shippenburg’s struggles this season, Holt remained constant as a leader on the mound earning a 0.88 ERA as the Greyhounds’ top thrower. Through 39 innings, Holt racked up 31 strikeouts, and also batted .244 with nine RBIs. “Nate had a fantastic year for us,” Shippensburg coach Nathan Rosenberry said. “He have us an opportunity to win every time he was on the mound, and provided great leadership throughout the year. We couldn’t have asked for a better season from him.” Holt earned a Mid Penn Colonial Division first-team nod.
CALEB SCHAEFFER, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., C
Schaeffer stepped in as the Blue Devils starting catcher and played a vital role in keeping G-A’s winning tradition alive. He hit .360 to lead the team at the plate, and had four RBIs for Greencaslte all the while working his way up as one of the power hitters in the middle of the order. “Caleb is a tough, great kid and what he did this year with the bat was very important to our success,” Greencastle coach Eric Shaner said. “He did a great job behind the plate too, and was a tremendous leader.” Schaeffer earned first-team recognition in the Mid Penn Colonial Division.
BRANDEN LYNCH, Southern Fulton, jr., 3B/P
Lynch used his 6-foot-5 frame to put some power in at the plate. He batted .458 and led the Indians with 30 RBIs. He also fared well on the mound, racking up 30 strikeouts and a 3.34 ERA in 29 innings pitched. “People have really expected big things from him for a couple years and this season he was living up to his expectations,” Southern Fulton coach Keith Potter said. “He hit well and produced on the mound; he’s an all-around player. He hit some home runs for us, and was excellent in driving runs in when we needed them.”
KADEN HOOVER, Chambersburg, jr., P/OF
Hoover led the Trojans through another rebuilding season with a .327 batting average and had seven RBIs to lead the team. In 35 innings pitched, Hoover struck out 19 batters and earned an ERA of 3.53. “Offensively he was our go-to guy all year,” Chambersburg coach Scott Folmar said. “There was a stretch in the middle of the season where Kaden was really hot for us and helped us win a couple ball games. He also did a really nice job on the mound, and was pretty much our No. 1 guy all year long.” Hoover was named to the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division second team.
MATT HUSTON, McConnellsburg, sr., P/INF/OF
Huston was the Spartans workhorse throughout the season, throwing 40 innings and racking up a team-leading 3.50 ERA and 31 strikeouts. He also batted .322 as the team’s No. 2 batter and brought in 5 RBIs. “Matt was a leader for our team in many ways,” McConnellsburg coach Brian Ramsey said. “He threw our biggest games on the season and beat Southern Fulton twice and Southern Huntingdon - the two best teams on our schedule. He moved to the leadoff spot half way through the season and accepted that role.” Huston was named to the Inter-County Conference South All-Star team.
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CLAY WOLFE, Waynesboro, sr., P/INF
AUSTIN KOPP, Chambersburg, jr., P/INF
NOAH BROWN, Greencastle-Antrim, sr., 1B/P
JAKE DORTY, James Buchanan, so., P/3B
DYLAN GORDON, Southern Fulton, sr., SS/3B
KYLE HOFFMAN, Waynesboro, sr., P/OF
COLE FUNK, Fannett-Metal, sr., P/SS
COLTEN ZEIGLER, Shippensburg, sr., SF
JONAH STAINS, Shalom Christian, sr., P/UTL
GRAYSON HALL, Forbes Road, so., P/SS
CHASE NOVAK, McConnellsburg, sr., SS/P
Chambersburg — Josiah Picard (so., INF/P), Spencer Seaman (jr., INF/P), Hayden Kissel (sr., INF). Shippensburg — Aaron Ross (jr., C), Brady Kuhn (sr., P), Ethan Stouffer (so., P). Greencastle-Antrim — Tanner Rock (jr.,SS/P), Evan Maun (sr., 1B), Cade Bender (sr., P/2B). James Buchanan — Hunter Reath (jr., 2B), Zane Bray (sr., C), Zach Monniger (sr., P). Waynesboro — Cole Reed (so., utility), Hunter Clever (so., 3B), Derek Buhrman (so., OF). Southern Fulton — Carl Potter (sr., LF/P/1B), Mitch Potter (jr., RF/P), Cooper Grove (jr., 2B/P/CF). McConnellsburg — Brice Feagley (jr., P/OF), Trey Swope (sr., OF), Weston Brunner (so., 3B/OF). Forbes Road — Matt Brown (sr., 3B). Shalom Christian — Logan Martin (so., INF/P).