COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area had two young men selected to the 2012 All-Ohio baseball squads, as voted on by a panel of statewide coaches.
Southern senior Ryan Taylor and Gallia Academy junior Justin Bailey were both chosen in their respective divisions after each helped lead their teams to district-level competition.
Taylor was a second-team selection as a pitcher in Division IV, while Bailey was a second-team honoree in Division II as a pitcher.
Taylor and the Tornadoes completed the 2012 campaign with a 27-1 overall mark while going unbeaten in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division. Southern won its sectional and district titles before falling to Newark Catholic in the regional semis.
Bailey and the Blue Devils completed the 2012 season with a 22-7 overall record and won their second straight Southeastern Ohio Athletic League championship. GAHS won its sectional title and a district tournament game against Hillsboro before falling to Miami Trace in the district championship game.
Both Taylor and Bailey werealso part of teams that set their respective school’s record for wins in a season.
Pitcher: Taylore Cherry, Vandalia-Butler; Mitchell Stephens, Grove City; Adam Schaly, Ashland.
Catcher: Cassidy Brown, Walsh Jesuit; Ray Guerrini, Mayfield.
First Base: Cale Giddings, Pickerington North.
Infield: Jacob Bosiokovic, Delaware Hayes; Deion Tansel, Anthony Wayne; Xavier Turner, Sandusky; Luke Wolford, Olentangy Orange.
Outfield: Aaron Huesman, Dublin Jerome; Kyle Nowlin, Harrison; Tom Stoffel, Northmont; Hunter Smith, Perrysburg.
Utility: Connor Morris, Amherst Steele.
Player of the year: Jacob Bosiokovic, Delaware Hayes.
Coach of the year: Terry Dickten, Centerville.
Pitcher: Brian Burkhart, Moeller; Mike Conrad, Lakota East; Cameron Knott, Willoughby South.
Catcher: Jordan Garcia, Fremont Ross; Drew Nankivell, Grove City.
First Base: Dylan Holmes, Thomas Worthington.
Infield: Zak Farmer, Lakota West; Zach Beckner, Lebanon; Ty Amann, Moeller; Steve Duby, Maumee.
Outfield: Austin Jones, Dresden Tri-Valley; Mitch Longo, Mayfield; Nate Lynch, Talawanda; Stephen Scaccia, Willoughby South.
Utility: Jack Rose, Brecksville Broadview Hts.
Josh Meyers, Anthony Wayne; Jake Chipka, Anthony Wayne; Austin Mooney, Dublin Scioto; Tyler Greiner, Brunswick; Cory Nager, Mayfield; Spencer Iacovone, Moeller; Dan Popio, Boardman; Tyler Kent, Grove City; Marty Ramirez, Toledo Start; Eric Lauer, Midview; Joel Yeagkey, Avon.
Pitcher: Logan Bowles, Canton South; Johnny Crawford, Wapakoneta; Anthony Kidston, Defiance.
Catcher: RyLee Rogers, Cambridge; Zach Stery, Lexington.
First Base: Lou Peterlin, Lake Catholic.
Infield: T.J. Alas, St. Francis DeSales; Zak DeCamp, St. Francis DeSales; J.T. Luevano, Willard; Nate Squires, Jonathan Alder.
Outfield: Jacob Brobst, ishop Watterson; Daulton Mosbarger, Bellefontaine; Austin Skaggs, New Richmond; Nick Squires, Jonathan Alder.
Utility: Robert Ziegler, Defiance.
Player of the year: Anthony Kidston, Defiance.
Coach of the year: Tom Held, Defiance.
Pitcher: Justin Bailey, Gallia Academy; Carter Langdon, Tippecanoe; Greg Stagani, Richmond Edison.
Catcher: Sam Petrie, Willard; Jake Trejo, Wauseon.
First Base: Jordon Mally, River Valley.
Infield: Michael Adams, River View; Jacob Horsley, Sheridan; Joe San Felippo, Oberlin Firelands; Ty Suntken, Wauseon.
Outfield: Grant Beam, Big Walnut; Derek Hug, Bryan; Joseph Gonzalez, West Holmes; Dymonte Thomas, Marlington.
Utility: Luke Parker, Chillicothe Unioto.
Zach Corcoran, Waverly; Nathan Rice, Alliance; Zac Crislip, Springfield Shawnee; Tanner Sanders, Clermont NE; Aaron Gase, Big Walnut; Andy Thorpe, Monroe; Brandon Holt, Ravenna; John Weniger, Woodridge; Alex Kurowski, Holy Name; Alex Young, Indian Creek.
Pitcher: Jacob Banks, Cin. Hills Christian Academy; Zach Farmer, Piketon; Zach Roe, Buckeye Trail.
Catcher: Matt Smith, Johnstown-Monroe; Sam Young, Hillsdale.
First Base: Adam Moodt, Grand Valley.
Infield: Ryan Gromley, Batavia; Zack Jansen, Madeira; Alex Leach, Carlisle; Drew Steinhour, Ontario.
Outfield: Andrew Benintendi, Madeira; Jerrod Collins, Zane Trace; Zach Ratcliff, Columbus Academy; Jeff Vanscoder, Elmwood.
Utility: Brian Mallernee, Oak Harbor.
Player of the year: Andrew Benintendi, Madeira.
Coach of the year: Russel Bell, Grand Valley.
Pitcher: Kevin Kline, Patrick Henry; Anthony Korinek, Independence; Doug Lowe, Triad.
Catcher: Kyle Auger, Portsmouth West; Ronnie Thomas, Northmor.
First Base: Ted Andrews, Cin. Hills Christian Academy.
Infield: Adam Bricker, Portsmouth West; Mitchell Lake, Grand Valley; JP Sorma, Independence; Alex Turner, Carlisle.
Outfield: Tyler Beal, Ontario; Dylan Ogle, Coshocton; Matt Smith, Fredericktown; Colton Young, Triad.
Utility: Kenny Kerr, Summit Country Day.
Ethan Bruns, Versailles; Ryan Rock, Elyria Catholic; Graham Burrow, Tuslaw; Jeromy Rockafellow, Grand Valley; Brad Frohman, Canton Central Catholic; Alek Stonerock, Westfall; Cody Herman, Manchester; Adam Wroblewski, Milan Edison; Randal Muhlenkamp, Coldwater; Kirk Yates, Adena.
Pitcher: Keegan Long, Edon; Tyler McKenney, Tinora; Adam Niemeyer, Minster.
Catcher: Clay Pittman, Tinora; Alex Ratchen, Hopewell-Loudon.
First Base: Spenser Sninchak, Toronto.
Infield: Ryan Arington, Cincinnati Christian; Ryan Ferrell, Seven Hills; B.J. Miller, Berlin Hiland; Tyler Tyree, Hopewell-Loudon.
Outfield: James Coates, Warren JFK; Justin Herrnstein, Buckeye Central; Joel Hilgefort, Fort Loramie; Lee Pierron, Marion Local.
Utility: Jacob Zeiter, Buckeye Central.
Player of the year: Ryan Arington, Cincinnati Christian.
Coach of the year: Brian Rothrock, Hopewell-Loudon.
Pitcher: Jimmy Lough, Newark Catholic; Logan Sendelbach, Hopewell-Loudon; Ryan Taylor, Racine Southern.
Catcher: Dalton Bollinger, De Graff Riverside; Dylan Litman, Rittman.
First Base: DJ Hemm, Lehman Catholic.
Infield: Tyler Erwin, Buckeye Central; Reeve Hoover, Cincinnati Country Day; Adam Moreau, Ottawa Hills; Michael Smith, Mowrystown Whiteoak.
Outfield: Tanner Cavelage, Delphos St. John; Jalen Dancer, North Central; Brody Flegal, Edgerton.
Utility: Tyler Hooser, Rittman.
Gage Beaber, Gibsonburg; Troy Janashak, Cuyahoga Heights; Brandon Benroth, Columbus Grove; Matt Jay, Columbus Grove; Brandon Burke, Continental; Devin Mangas, Leipsic; Zach Butler, Plymouth; Nick Russell, Middletown Springfield; Gage Carraher, Mowrystown Whiteoak; Travis Schroeder, Leipsic; Brendan Cox, Warren; Joey Serrer, Bethel; Billy Diehm, Seneca East; Ian Sevenich, Leetonia; Matt Holden, Convoy Crestview; Alex Smith, Lehman Catholic; Lance Horner, Rittman; Ben Weber, Lehman Catholic; Vince Infante, Warren JFK.