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Gov. Mifflin’s junior stars headline BCIAA all-star baseball team

Headlined by state and county champions, the 2024 Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association baseball all-star team features eight seniors and three juniors.

The all-star team is voted on by BCIAA coaches.

Junior pitcher and shortstop Bryce Detwiler was named Player of the Year after helping Gov. Mifflin win its first state championship with a 2-1 win over Hollidaysburg. He is joined on the team by teammates Ethan Grim, a junior pitcher, as well as Travis Jenkins, a junior catcher.

Wilson coach Bill Underwood was named Coach of the Year after leading the Bulldogs to their first BCIAA title since 2019 with a 10-3 win over the Mustangs. Senior pitcher and Penn State commit Matt VanOstenbridge was selected for the second consecutive year and fellow senior Nick Fiorini rounds out the first-team selections for the Bulldogs.

BCIAA 2024 Baseball All-Star Team

Cameron Burr, Muhlenberg, Sr.

The second baseman/pitcher, a three-time selection, hit .349 with four doubles, two triples, 19 runs and 21 stolen bases. He pitched 48.1 innings and threw 65 strikeouts while compiling a 1.58 ERA with a 4-3 record for the Muhls who went 14-9 as a team and advanced to the District 3 Class 5A consolation semifinals.

Roman Cieless, Twin Valley, Sr.

First time selection infielder and pitcher finished with a 472 avg, 34 hits, seven doubles, one home run, a 1.136 OPS and 22 runs.

Bryce Detwiler, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

A repeat selection and first time Player of the Year recipient, Detwiler struck out the side in the seventh inning to seal the Mustangs first state championship. Heading into the state final Detwiler was batting .458 and finished the season leading the team in home home runs (8), triples (3), doubles (24) and RBIs (34). He scored a run and went 1-for-3 with a double in the state final. Detwiler also earned 10 victories on the mound.

Gov. Mifflin's Bryce Detwiler celebrates his grand slam home run with teammates that gave the Mustangs a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning against Exeter at Rulon Griffith Field. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Gov. Mifflin’s Bryce Detwiler celebrates his grand slam home run with teammates that gave the Mustangs a 6-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning against Exeter at Rulon Griffith Field. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Nick Fiorini, Wilson, Sr.

A senior center fielder and first-time selection, Fiorini batted .402 AVG with 10 doubles, two home runs, 30 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Wilson's Nick Fiorini celebrates his game-winning RBI single against Gov. Mifflin in the bottom of the ninth inning as Jack Gabel runs in from third base at Wilson West on April 15. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Wilson’s Nick Fiorini celebrates his game-winning RBI single against Gov. Mifflin in the bottom of the ninth inning as Jack Gabel runs in from third base at Wilson West on April 15. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Ethan Grim, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

A first-time selection, Grim earned the victory in the state final against Hollidaysburg and,over six innings, threw 11 strikeouts, allowed just two hits and one earned run. He ended the season with a Berks-leading 113 strikeouts, an ERA of 1.76 and an 8-3 record. At the plate, heading into the state final where he went 0-3, Grim was batting .425 had 34 hits, one home run, one triple and 10 doubles. Reached his 200th career strikeout in the Mustangs’ 10-0 win over Whitehall in a PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal.

Gov. Mifflin junior Ethan Grim pitches against Hollidaysburg in the PIAA Class 5A championship game at Penn State. Mifflin won 2-1. (Photo courtesy Bill Snook)
Gov. Mifflin junior Ethan Grim pitches against Hollidaysburg in the PIAA Class 5A championship game at Penn State. Mifflin won 2-1. (Photo courtesy Bill Snook)

Travis Jenkins, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

First-time selection at catcher who was a consistent threat on the defensive side. Picked off two runners in the Mustangs’ 7-2 win over Selinsgrove in the PIAA semifinals. Heading into the state championship where he went 0-for-3 with an RBI, Jenkins was batting .373 with 38 hits, eight doubles, two triples and three home runs.

Gov. Mifflin catcher Travis Jenkins, trying to tag out Mechanicsburg's Reese Rizutto during the District 3 championship game this year, is hitting .373 with three home runs for the Mustangs this season. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Gov. Mifflin catcher Travis Jenkins, trying to tag out Mechanicsburg’s Reese Rizutto during the District 3 championship game this year. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Alex Kelsey, Exeter, Sr.

An outfielder and pitcher, and a repeat selection, Kelsey batted .527 with 29 hits, 13 RBIs, 29 runs scored, two doubles and six triples for the Eagles.

Ryker Jones, Wyomissing, Sr.

First time selection at third base and pitcher, threw 21.2 innings, compiled a 3-1 record with a 3.23 ERA and 14 strikeouts. At the plate, Jones, a Princeton commit for football, batted .397, had a .493 on base percentage, a 1.335 OPS, an .841 slugging percentage, 25 hits, six doubles, five triples, four home runs, 23 RBIs and 25 runs.

Parker Nein, Berks Catholic, Sr.

A pitcher and first time selection, pitched to a 5-2 record with a 2.29 ERA and 41 strikeouts. At the plate, he hit .397 with a .443 OBP, a .903 OPS, a .460 slugging percentage, 25 hits, four doubles, 20 RBIs and 17 runs scored for the District 3 quarterfinalist Saints.

Paul Petersen, Oley Valley, Sr.

A repeat selection at shortstop who hit .515 with a .595 OBP, 35 hits, 21 RBIs, 18 runs scored, one triple, 11 doubles. As a pitcher, threw 31 strikeouts, compiled a 6-3 record and had 1.84 ERA.

Matt VanOstenbridge, Wilson, Sr.

A pitcher and Penn State commit compiled a 7-1 record with one save, 28 hits, 11 runs, seven earned runs, 21 walks, 80 strikeouts and a..821ERA over 59.2 innings pitched. Reach 200 career strikeouts in a 6-3 win over Twin Valley in the Berks semifinals.

Wilson's Matt VanOstenbridge pitches against Gov. Mifflin in the Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys' baseball championship at FirstEnergy Stadium. (BILL UHRICH - READING EAGLE)
Wilson’s Matt VanOstenbridge pitches against Gov. Mifflin in the Berks County Interscholastic Athletic Association boys’ baseball championship at FirstEnergy Stadium. (BILL UHRICH – READING EAGLE)

Coach of the Year

Bill Underwood, Wilson, coach

Led the Bulldogs to an 18-8 record as well as appearances in the District 3 Class 6A semifinal round and the PIAA 6A quarterfinal round, in addition to the Berks title.

Best of the Rest

All-BCIAA Division I

Gavin Miller, Exeter, Jr.

Carter Redding, Exeter, Jr,

Matt Koehler, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

Dylan Barrett, Gov. Mifflin, Jr.

Shane Rosenberry, Muhlenberg, Sr.

Ethan Weiler, Muhlenberg, Jr.

Jansen Paredes, Reading, Soph.

Jack Gabel, Wilson, Soph.

Christo Hunsicker, Wilson, Jr.

Tommy Hunsicker, Wilson, Sr.

Ben Kulp, Wilson, Soph.

Honorable mention: Brenton Feathers, Exeter, Soph. Jake Hafer, Exeter, Soph., R.J. Weaver, Gov. Mifflin, Soph. Joey Berg, Gov. Mifflin, Sr. Branson Adams, Gov. Mifflin, Jr. Eli Keller, Muhlenberg, Jr. Joelian Zapata, Reading High, Sr. David Garcia, Reading High, Soph. C.J. Fernandez, Wilson, Sr. Cooper Kennedy, Wilson, Sr.

All-BCIAA Division II

Riley Civiello, Conrad Weiser, Sr.

Evan Rittle, Conrad Weiser, Jr.

Chase Yenser, Daniel Boone, Soph.

Liam Hilburt, Fleetwood, Sr.

Dalton Young, Fleetwood, Sr.

Aiden Soumas, Fleetwood, Sr.

Nate Seidel, Fleetwood, Sr.

Paul Colombo, Twin Valley, Sr.

Owen Rhoads, Twin Valley, Sr.

Kevin Eden, Twin Valley, Sr.

Jon Oxendine, Twin Valley, Sr.

Honorable mention: Gavin Wagner, Conrad Weiser, Sr. Evan Miller, Conrad Weiser, Jr. Sam Arnold, Conrad Weiser, Jr. Anthony Cizmarik, Daniel Boone, Sr. Blake Jeitles, Daniel Boone, Jr. Nick Cizmarik, Daniel Boone, Sr. Wylie Loy, Fleetwood, Soph. Nick Noll, Fleetwood, Jr. Ben Vaughan, Twin Valley, Jr. Kooper Zdimal, Twin Valley Jr. Luke Wagner, Twin Valley, Jr.

All-BCIAA Division III

Trey Stricker, Berks Catholic, Jr.

Dillon Walls, Berks Catholic, Soph.

Dennys Rodriguez, Berks Catholic, Jr.

Maxx Mace, Berks Catholic, Sr.

Tyler Shuey, Hamburg, Jr.

Gryffin Cappellano, Oley Valley, Soph.

Sean Hoffman, Oley Valley, Sr.

Tim Fries, Oley Valley, Soph.

Colby Crills, Schuylkill Valley, Sr.

Birkley Ziegler, Wyomissing, Jr.

Noah Rauenzahn, Wyomissing, Soph.

Honorable mention: Mikey Fidler, Berks Catholic, Jr. Aidan Curley, Berks Catholic, Soph. Michael Bradley, Berks Catholic, Sr. Ricky Clark, Hamburg, Jr. Colin Remmel, Oley Valley, Sr. Chase Kegerise, Oley Valley, Soph. Nate Firek, Oley Valley, Sr. Bodie James, Schuylkill Valley, Jr. Julian Kemmerer, Schuylkill Valley, Sr. Ryan Graham, Wyomissing, Soph. Derek Macrina, Wyomissing, Jr.

All-BCIAA Division IV

Aiden Romberger, Antietam, Jr.

Jacob Degler, Antietam, Fr.

Nate Fronheiser, Brandywine Heights, Sr.

Matt Sterner, Brandywine Heights, Jr.

Aiden Lieb, Brandywine Heights, Sr.

Kole Schuler, Kutztown, Sr.

Colin Diehl, Kutztown, Jr.

Colten Mathias, Kutztown, Jr.

Colin Hamm, Kutztown, Sr.

Jarred Baer, Tulpehocken, Jr.

Nick Becker, Tulpehocken, Sr.

Honorable mention: Jakob Shrem, Antietam, Soph. Aiden Rumpeltin, Antietam, Fr. Ayden Grillo, Antietam, Soph. Connor Frisch, Brandywine Heights, Sr. Ashton Dunn, Kutztown, Jr. Chase Sleboda, Kutztown, Jr. Chase Schuler, Kutztown, Soph. Chris Bergstrom, Kutztown, Soph. Weston Cambell, Tulpehocken, Sr. Aaron Wilson, Tulpehocken, Soph. Aidan Schwalm, Tulpehocken, Jr.


Source: Berkshire mont

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