Introducing the 2018 Post-Tribune Baseball All-Area Team First Team

Introducing the 2018 Post-Tribune Baseball All-Area Team First Team

By Mike Hutton
Post-Tribune
June 29th 2018

 

First Team

Jake Armentrout

School: Wheeler.

Year: Senior.

Position: Outfielder.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Committed to Xavier.

Ty Bothwell

School: Boone Grove.

Year: Senior.

Position: Pitcher.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Won Class 2A state championship game against Southridge. Committed to Indiana.

Key stats: Went 10-2 with a 0.42 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings. Hit .349 with 30 RBIs.

Jake DeFries

School: Crown Point.

Year: Senior.

Position: Infielder.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Committed to Indiana Tech.

Key stats: Hit .385 with a homer and 11 RBIs. Had a .482 on-base percentage and a .925 fielding percentage.

Michael Doolin

School: Andrean.

Year: Junior.

Position: Pitcher.

Accolades: Named 2018 Post-Tribune Baseball Player of the Year. Selected all-conference. Committed to Vanderbilt.

Key stats: Went 11-1 with a 0.70 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 79 2/3 innings. Hit .327 with nine doubles and 35 RBIs.

Steven Fowler

School: Highland.

Year: Senior.

Position: Infielder.

Accolades: Selected all-conference.

Key stats: Hit .419 with 22 RBIs. Had only two errors in his last 200 chances.

Nick Fushi

School: Andrean.

Year: Senior.

Position: Outfielder.

Accolades: Committed to Ball State.

Key stats: Hit .348 with team-best 11 doubles, two triples,  two homers, and 35 RBIs.

Conner Hoffman

School: Lake Central.

Year: Senior.

Position: Infielder.

Accolades: Named conference position player of the year. Committed to Purdue Northwest.

Key stats: Hit .390 with two homers and 29 RBIs. Had a team-best .991 fielding percentage.

Will Malekovic

School: LaPorte.

Year: Senior.

Position: Catcher.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Committed to Ivy Tech.

Key stats: Hit .379 with 22 RBIs.

Austin Peterson

School: Chesterton.

Year: Senior.

Position: Pitcher.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Committed to Purdue.

Key stats: Went 7-2 with a 1.05 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings.

Kyle Schmack

School: South Central.

Year: Junior.

Position: Infielder.

Accolades: All-conference.

Key stats: Hit .494 with 11 homers and 51 RBIs.

Clay Thompson

School: Andrean.

Year: Senior.

Position: Outfielder.

Accolades: Selected all-conference. Committed to Oakland.

Key stats: Went 9-1 with a 1.64 ERA and 77 strikeouts. Hit .366 with 35 runs and 33 RBIs.

Chris Torres

School: Chesterton.

Year: Senior.

Position: Utility.

Accolades: Was winning pitcher in both regional games. Committed to Wabash Valley.

Key stats: Hit .348 with a homer and 10 RBIs. Went 6-0 with a 1.80 ERA and 59 strikeouts.