Thursday, June 25, 2009

O-R All-star baseball team

Baseball Player of the Year
Matt Pierpont, Canon-McMillan
Senior, P/SS
Batted .596 (34-for-57) with 18 doubles, 22 runs scored, two HR, 26 RBI. Went 6-2 with 38K, 1 save. Signed with Winthrop University.

First team
Evan Bukowski, Trinity
Senior, C/P
Section 4-AAA co-MVP. Batted .313 (21-for-67) with 16 runs, seven doubles, 19 RBI. Went 5-1 with a 1.17 ERA, 34 K and 1 save.
Ben Carson, California
Senior, P/IF
Batted .485 (32-for-66) with four triples, 3 HR and 26 RBI. On-base percentage was .583. Went 5-3 with a 1.14 ERA and 63 K. Signed with George Mason.
Alex Frey, Trinity
Senior, P/OF
Lefty pitcher went 6-1 with a 1.14 ERA. Teams batted .141 against Frey, who struck out 83 in 49 IP. Batted .306 (18-for-62) with 14 runs. Will play at Youngstown State.
Chuck Gasti, Carmichaels
Senior, SS/P
Batted .535 (38-for-71) with 6 HR, 32 runs, 5 3B, 9 2B and 19 RBI. Went 5-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 44 K. Signed with Cleveland State.
Jack Hareza, Peters Township
Senior, IF
Rebounded from injury which formed Hareza to miss his junior year. Batted .404 (23-for-57) with 12 RBI and 13 runs.
Joe Havrilak, Trinity
Junior, OF
Batted .484 (31-for-65) with 35 runs, 10 SB and 16 RBI. Hits seven 2B, three HR and had a .607 on-base percentage.
Joby Lapkowicz, Carmichaels
Senior, P/OF
Went 7-1 with 117 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings and a 0.84 ERA. Batted .475 (29-for-61) with 19 RBI, four 3B and nine 2B. Signed with Slippery Rock.
Jason Paris, Chartiers-Houston
Senior, SS/P
Slick fielder batted .466 with 21 runs and 25 RBI. Went 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA. Signed with Clarion.
Eric Poland, Washington
Senior, P/3B
Batted .481 (25-for-52) with five 2B, six HR and 27 RBI. Went 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 23 K.

Second team
Mike Hull, Canon-McMillan, Jr.
Derek McIlvaine, Chartiers-Houston, Jr.
Sean McKnight, Trinity, Sr.
D.J. Michalski, Canon-McMillan, Jr.
Billy Musgrove, Carmichaels
J. Jay Paskert, Washington, Jr.
Andrew Paul, Peters Township, Sr.
Josh Snatchko, Fort Cherry, Sr.
Jeff Tarley, Beth-Center, Soph.


Anonymous said...

I think Frey was the Player of the Year, I also think he should receive serious consideration for Athlete of the Year. First Team All Section Football, Basketball starter and team captain, Player of the Year in Section in baseball, and first team all section.Captain of all three sports!

Anonymous said...

matt pierpont is a better all around baseball player than frey. who cares about the other sports when the award in question is the baseball player of the year. as far as baseball goes, the talent isn't even close. and i'm not from canon mac either.

Anonymous said...

Frey should be ATHLETE of the year no question. But Pierpont was a fair choice for baseball player of the year.

Anonymous said...

ok lets all congradulate frey for being athlete of the year- guess i don't have to wait and see

SC Wildcats said...

Pierpont as player of the year is a bit of a joke. He was not even the most valuable player on his own team. That honor belonged to D.J. Michalski. And the idea of Pierpont riding last year's momentum is also a joke. He was not even the premium name on that team. Murphy, Dittmar, Hull, Douglas, and Hayden all overshadowed Pierpont. Not to say Pierpont did not perform well, but he was a "role" player on that team.

This is 3 years in a row that the O-R has ignored the character of the individual in selecting their P.O.Y. Maybe Canon-Mac should send Pierpont a paycheck since apparently he ran all of the practices and subsequently ran the team into the ground!

mike_kovak said...

It is Player of the Year. Not Humanitarian of the Year.

Anonymous said...

I think Frey and his family should spend more time on his game and less time on here touting him. Clearly the only ones that think he should win are him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Don't start on Frey and his family. If you know them they are good people. For as long as I have known them they keep their mouths shut and let their kids enjoy sports. Kids will be kids. We have all done things that we are not proud of and if he has had a beer then so be it. Be it illegal, don't judge. Nobody that is breathing air today is perfect. Check your hands and that should prove that!

Anonymous said...

I think Pierpoint is going to end up at Duquesne by this time next year. I think his ego requires that he be the big fish in a small pond and there are probably 30 Matt Pierpoint's at Winthrop. Duquesne is a terrible program and he can be a star right away there.

Anonymous said...

Mike nice comment? Maybe you need to have that part in your selection process. It can't hurt.