Beacon Journal baseball all-star team Hoban, Revere, Manchester, STVM, Tallmadge, Walsh
The Beacon Journal baseball all-star team for the 2021 season includes a state champion pitcher from Archbishop Hoban and multiple players from Revere and Walsh Jesuit.
Hoban senior right-hander Dylan Snyder joined a group of seniors, juniors and freshmen in the starting lineup to lead the Knights (24-9) to the Division II state title at Canal Park. Hoban finished the season with a 16-game winning streak that included sectional, district and regional titles.
Snyder was Hoban’s ace and earned a spot on the Beacon Journal baseball all-star team with an 8-1 record, a 1.33 ERA and 77 strikeouts in 63⅓ innings. He is set to continue his academic and baseball careers at Baldwin Wallace University.
Student-athletes from all Summit County schools, plus Highland and Wadsworth are eligible for selection to the all-star teams.
Walsh Jesuit teammates Henry Kaczmar, Erik Stern, Ryan Piech and Jake Armsey have been selected to the baseball all-star team after guiding the Warriors (28-4) to a Division I state semifinal appearance.
Walsh Jesuit won Division I sectional, district and regional titles to advance to Canal Park.
Kaczmar, a junior shortstop and University of Michigan recruited, earned first-team All-Ohio honors in Division I. He compiled a .568 batting average with 54 hits in 95 at-bats, scored 46 runs, had 42 RBIs and hit four home runs, two triples and a single-season school record 18 doubles.
Stern was a standout senior hitter and pitcher for Walsh. He finished the season with a .427 batting average, 35 hits, 28 runs, nine doubles, two triples, one home run, 30 RBIs and went 6-0 on the mound with a 0.00 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 40⅔ innings.
Piech, a sophomore and Xavier recruit, compiled a 10-2 record with a 0.87 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 56⅓ innings. He earned second-team All-Ohio honors in Division I.
Armsey, a senior and South Carolina Upstate recruit, batted .446 with 37 hits, 43 runs, 12 doubles, one triple, two home runs and 26 RBIs.
The other seven players selected to the Beacon Journal baseball all-star team are Revere teammates Ryan Shimek and Justin Fischer, Tallmadge senior Devin Norton, Copley senior Jack Mathey, Manchester junior Kenton Duty, St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Andrew Morse and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy junior Andrew Hendrickx.
Shimek and Fischer helped lead Revere (22-8) to a Suburban League American Conference title and a Division II district final appearance.
Shimek, a junior, was named the SLAC Player of the Year. He finished the season with a .405 batting average, 34 hits, six doubles, three triples, three home runs, 25 RBIs, 28 runs and 11 stolen bases.
Fischer, a senior, was named the SLAC Pitcher of the Year and threw a no-hitter against Kent Roosevelt. He concluded the season 8-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 49⅔ innings, and was a honorable mention All-Ohio in Division II.
Norton, a Malone recruit, guided Tallmadge (17-10) to a Division II district final appearance as a hitter and pitcher. He had a batting average over. .320 with 26 hits and two home runs; and went 5-3 on the mound with a 0.81 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 51⅓ innings. He no-hit Pepper Pike Orange in a victory, and had a no-hitter through seven innings in what turned into an extra-inning loss to Lakewood St. Edward.
Morse, a slick fielding shortstop and Walsh University recruit, batted. 410 with 25 hits, five triples, 15 runs, 14 RBIs and 20 stolen bases for STVM. He received honorable mention All-Ohio honors in Division II.
Duty was tabbed as an honorable mention Division III All-Ohio player with a .519 batting average as Manchester’s leadoff hitter. He totaled 28 singles, 11 doubles, two triples, 18 RBIs, 34 runs and 20 stolen bases.
Mathey posted a .458 batting average with 38 hits, 22 runs, 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBIs. He is set to play at Ohio Dominican University.
Hendrickx, a Kent State recruit, had a .464 batting average, 39 hits, 15 doubles, three triples, 22 RBI, 25 runs and 12 stolen bases. He also pitched 42 innings, had a 2-3 record with a 2.33 ERA and 89 strikeouts.
Hendrickx was named the Principals’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year and struck out a CVCA school-record 17 batters in a no-hitter win against Manchester in May.
Hoban teammates Nolan Holmgren, Noah LaFine, Michael Ciavolella, Caleb Kepler, Dylan Feltovich, Parker Falkenstein, Dillon Walsh and Shawn Parnell were selected as honorable mention players.
The other honorable mention selections are: Walsh’s Mason Eckelman, Joey Canzoni, Kasey Kish, Andrew Gormley, Justin Bremner and Alejandro Covas; Green’s Trenton Autz, Jacob Rollyson and Brady Rollyson; Revere’s Eric Colaco, Aiden Weiland and Rico Levak; Tallmadge’s Seth Yacobucci and Orion Kroah; Highland’s Ethan Smith, Mitchell Good and Nathan Meikle; Copley’s Tyler Walker and Nate Floyd; Barberton’s Camren Vessels; Hudson’s Sam Scharville, Jack Florig, Drew Lightner and Johnny MacKay; Wadsworth’s Peter Jelenic, Connor Stewart and John Allen; Stow’s Connor McCartney and Caleb Shorter; Twinsburg’s Jeremy Tonelli; Firestone’s Augie Carpenter and Howie Ryder; Ellet’s Chase Merring STVM’s Mikey Eickhoff; CVCA’s Trevor Vojtkosky; Manchester’s Jadon Johnston and Kenmore-Garfield’s Gavin Miller.
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