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2019 HT Prep's Baseball Player of the Year Finalists Named

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Thunder baseball players have a solid showing on the All-Area Finalists List.
2019 HT Prep's Baseball Player of the Year Finalists Named

KEVIN DUBRULE
Venice High, senior
• Shortstop. Statistics: .397 batting average, committed 3 errors.
Committed to West Point.

JAKOB JACKSON
Cardinal Mooney, junior
• Pitcher/outfielder. Statistics: .463 average (31-for-67), 9 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home run 21 runs batted in, .532 on-base percentage, .642 slugging percentage, 10 stolen bases. Pitching statistics: 5-1 record, 0.69 earned run average, 40 innings, 31 strikeouts, 4 earned runs allowed, .199 opponent batting average. State College of Florida commit.

GRANT MCCRAY
Lakewood Ranch High, senior
• Outfielder. Statistics: .500 average, 68 at-bats, 23 runs, 34 hits, 31 runs batted in, 6 doubles, 8 triples, 3 home runs, .571 on-base percentage, .955 slugging percentage, 1.527 OPS, 7 stolen bases, 1.000 fielding percentage.

COACH OF THE YEAR
CRAIG FAULKNER
Venice High
• Guided the Indians to the top seed in the district tournament.

FIRST TEAM

COLIN APGAR
Lakewood Ranch High, junior
• Pitcher. 5-0 record, 1.64 earned run average, 38 ⅓ innings, 27 hits, 11 runs, 9 earned runs, 8 walks, 36 strikeouts.

AUSTIN BRINLING
Out-of-Door Academy, senior
• Center fielder. Statistics: .386 average, .442 on-base percentage, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 21 runs, 11 stolen bases. University of Florida commit.

CLAYTON CALLAN
Venice High, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 3-1 record, 0.56 earned run average, 25 innings, 36 strikeouts.

GEORGE DAVIS
Lakewood Ranch High, senior
• Infielder. Statistics: .441 average, 68 at-bats, 19 runs, 30 hits, 19 runs batted in, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, .494 on-base percentage, .558 slugging percentage, 1.053 OPS, 6 stolen bases.

MICHAEL DORSO
Sarasota High, senior
• Center fielder/pitcher. Statistics: .334 average, .427 on-base percentage, 21 runs, 8 stolen bases. Pitching statistics: 2-2 record, 3 saves, 0.95 earned run average.

MATT GELORME
Lakewood Ranch High, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 6-0 record, 0.52 earned run average, 8 games, 40 ⅔ innings, 19 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned runs, 11 walks, 54 strikeouts.

ZACH GRAHAM
Braden River High, senior
• Infielder. Statistics; .434 average, 6 doubles, 1 home run, 24 runs batted in, 12 runs. Went 10-for-13 in the Sarasota Baseball Classic with 2 doubles and 6 runs batted in.

CALVIN HEDGEPETH
Braden River High, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 3-4 record, 2.24 earned run average, 40 ⅔ innings, 37 hits, 10 walks, 35 strikeouts, 2 complete games.

AUSTIN JENKINS
Southeast High, senior
• First baseman/outfielder. Statistics: .368 average, 68 at-bats, 20 runs, 25 hits, 8 runs batted in, 6 doubles, 1 triple, .449 on-base percentage, .485 slugging percentage, .934 OPS, 22-for-22 stolen bases.

ORION KERKERING
Venice High, senior
Pitcher. Statistics: 5-1 record, 1.41 earned run average, 39 innings, 62 strikeouts.

AUSTEN KESSLER
Out-of-Door Academy, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 6-1 record, 1.42 earned run average, 34 ⅓ innings, 9 runs, 51 strikeouts, .112 batting average against. State College of Florida commit.

PAUL LABRIOLA
Cardinal Mooney, senior
• Pitcher/first baseman. Statistics: .333 average (18-for-54), 4 doubles, 1 home run, 15 runs batted in, .532 slugging percentage, .449 on base percentage. Pitching statistics: 4-1 record, 1 save, 0.93 earned run average, 30 ⅓ innings, 34 strikeouts, 4 earned runs allowed, .174 opponents batting average. Clemson commit.

HARRISON LONG
Sarasota High, senior
• Shortstop. Statistics: .343 average, 8 doubles, 2 home runs, 16 runs batted in, 14 runs, .954 fielding percentage, named to FACA all-star game. Signed to attend Jacksonville University.

MIKE MADIGAN
Saint Stephen’s, senior
• Shortstop/pitcher. Statistics: .453 average, 53 at-bats, 23 runs, 24 hits, 19 runs batted in, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, .561 on-base percentage, .622 slugging percentage, 1.184 OPS, 18 stolen bases. Pitching statistics: 1-1 record, 2.62 earned run average, 6 games, 1 save.

AARON MARTINS
Charlotte High, senior
• Catcher. Florida Gulf Coast University commit.

RICHIE MORALES
Lakewood Ranch High, junior
• Infielder/pitcher. Statistics: .414 average, 70 at-bats, 29 runs, 29 hits, 14 runs batted in, 7 doubles, 3 triples, .500 on-base percentage, .600 slugging percentage, 1.00 on-base percentage, 13 stolen bases. Pitching statistics: 1-0, 0.00 earned run average, 7 appearances, 5 saves, 8 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk, 16 strikeouts.

CADE REICH
Charlotte High, senior
• Pitcher. Top pitcher for the Tarpons.

DANNY RODRIGUEZ
Venice High, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 4-0 record, 1.28 earned run average, 32 innings, 42 strikeouts.

NIKKI THORIN
Riverview High, senior
• Pitcher. Statistics: 3-2 record, 1 save, 1.44 earned run average, 34 innings, 20 strikeouts.

ELI THURMOND
Bradenton Christian, junior
• Pitcher/Catcher. Statistics; .525 average (32 for 61), 18 runs batted in, 7 doubles, 1 home run. Pitching: 2 wins, 2.80 earned run average, 52 ⅓ innings, 35 strikeouts.

BEN TOBIO
Saint Stephen’s, senior
• Catcher. Statistics: .426 average, 47 at-bats, 25 runs, 20 hits, 5 runs batted in, 4 doubles, .542 on-base percentage, .510 slugging percentage, 1.053 OPS, 16 stolen bases.

CONNER WHITTAKER
Sarasota High, sophomore
• Pitcher. Statistics: 4-1 record, 1.80 earned run average, 37 innings, 37 strikeouts, 7 walks.

GEHRIG WRIGHT
Booker High, sophomore
• Shortstop/pitcher. Statistics: .476 batting average, 4 strikeouts. Pitching statistics: 1.89 earned run average, 32 innings, 48 strikeouts, school-record 14 strikeouts in a game.

HONORABLE MENTION

Chase Binkley, Cardinal Mooney
Caden Chamberlin, Cardinal Mooney
Trace Christmas, North Port
Kevin Conway, Charlotte
Tyler Copeland, Cardinal Mooney
Fred D’Ariano, Southeast
Tanner Fairchild, Out-of-Door Academy
Evan Gibbs, Sarasota
Collin Goda, Braden River
Josh Gossett, Lemon Bay
Sam Hardy, Southeast
Uriel Hernandez, Sarasota
Mason Kolbe, Out-of-Door Academy
Tyler Kreissler, Lemon Bay
Ethan Krizen, North Port
Brandon Long, North Port
Jack Milner, Braden River
Satchell Norman, Sarasota
Dylan Robertson, Cardinal Mooney
Orion Roby, Bayshore
Nick Romagnola, Out-of-Door Academy
Aiden Troy, Cardinal Mooney
Ryan Waldschmidt, Braden River
Parker Williams, Bayshore

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