IR, Tech players earn All-State baseball honors

STATEWIDE – A pair of Indian River and Sussex Tech baseball players made the cut for the 2018 Delaware Baseball Coaches Association All-State squads.

Tech seniors Matt Warrington (Second Team) and Brady Parks (Honorable Mention) each capped their high school career by earning All-State honors for the Ravens.

Indian River senior Cole Hitch and junior J.J. Killen each earned All-State honors for the Indians, while second-year head coach D.J. Long won the Henlopen South Coach of the Year award.

The full list of All-State honorees, which includes 18 Henlopen Conference players, can be found below:

First Team

P: David Erickson, Cape Henlopen senior
P: Dominic Velazquez, Dover sophomore
C: Marshall Awtry, Conrad senior
1B: Nick Zegna, Newark senior
2B: Ryan Speed, Hodgson senior
3B: Kevin Buglio, Newark Charter senior
SS: Zack Gelof, Cape Henlopen senior
OF: Austin Elliott, Cape Henlopen senior
OF: Javon Fields, Appoquinimink senior
OF: Nicholas Hertzfeld, DMA senior
DH: Noah Finocchiaro, St. Georges junior
Utility: Joey Silan, Caravel senior

Second Team

P: Ryan Insley, William Penn senior
P: Austin Elliott, Cape Henlopen senior
P: Aaron Holiday, Caravel senior
P: Jacques Dubecq, St. Mark’s senior
C: Zach Pritchard, William Penn sophomore
1B: Gabe Rincon, Delmar sophomore
2B: Luke Johnson, Cape Henlopen sophomore
3B: Josh Maguire, Salesianum senior
SS: Brian Gilardi, St. Mark’s senior
OF: Mike Dellose, Archmere junior
OF: C.J. Wilkerson, William Penn junior
OF: Bryce Greenly, Milford senior
DH: Dominic Petrucci, DMA senior
U: Matt Warrington, Sussex Tech senior

Honorable Mention

P: Wyatt Nelson, Wilmington Friends sophomore
P: Chad Reichhold, Milford sophomore
P: Luke Wootten, Middletown senior
P: Jody Mullen, Wilmington Friends junior
C: Anthony Frenchette, Salesianum senior
C: Cole Hitch, Indian River senior
C: Brandon Karpinski, Brandywine senior
1B: Brett Brooks, St. Elizabeth senior
1B: Jake Hansen, Conrad senior
1B: Brady Parks, Sussex Tech senior
1B: Brandon Ferrera, McKean senior
2B: Colin Smith, DMA junior
2B: Will Davis, Wilmington Friends sophomore
3B: Shawn Haut, Hodgson sophomore
3B: Dominic Velazquez, Dover sophomore
SS: Nate Thomas, St. Elizabeth senior
SS: Matt Hammond, William Penn junior
OF: Jake Gelof, Cape Henlopen sophomore
OF: Jake Walls, Middletown senior
OF: Brad Kaden, Caravel senior
OF: Zach Dale, Cape Henlopen senior
OF: Aiden Riley, St. Georges junior
DH: Caden Oplinger, Milford senior
DH: Michael Barter, Polytech senior
Utility: J.J. Killen, Indian River junior
Utility: Mason Keene, Middletown sophomore

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