North Penn, Soud­er­ton squads each have two first team­ers

Springfield Sun - - SPORTS - By Ed Mor­lock emor­lock@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @emor09 on Twit­ter

The 2017 high school base­ball sea­son has come to a close.

Plenty of area schools made me­mories that will last a life­time.

North Penn and Hat­boro-hor­sham are con­fer­ence cham­pi­ons, Dock Men­non­ite is a dis­trict cham­pion and Up­per Me­rion had its best sea­son this decade.

New ri­val­ries were cre­ated by schools switch­ing con­fer­ences within the Sub­ur­ban One League or mov­ing to the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

Through it all there were plenty of mem­o­rable per­for­mances by play­ers. The ones who had the big­gest im­pact are rec­og­nized as mem­bers of the 2017 Re­porter/ Times Her­ald/mont­gomery Al­larea teams.

First Team Pitch­ers

COLIN KENNEDY, HAT­BORO-HOR­SHAM » Colin Kennedy was a part of Hat­boro-hor­sham’s dev­as­tat­ing one-two punch on the mound along with Brian Edg­ing­ton. Kennedy helped pitch the team to six con­sec­u­tive shutouts at the end of the reg­u­lar sea­son dur­ing a 12-game win streak to claim the Sub­ur­ban One League Amer­i­can Con­fer­ence ti­tle. Kennedy posted a 0.60 ERA in 12 ap­pear­ances. In 58.1 innings, the se­nior al­lowed 35 hits. He struck out 67 bat­ters, walked 14 and sur­ren­dered just nine runs — five earned. CON­NOR LARKIN, SPRING-FORD » Con­nor Larkin was Spring­ford’s best pitcher this sea­son and was se­lected as the Pi­o­neer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Player of the Year. Larkin went 7-1 in 10 ap­pear­ances for the Rams. He gave up 17 hits in 52 innings of work. He struck out 86 bat­ters to 16 walks and posted a .80 ERA. One of his best games of the sea­son was a no-hit­ter in a dis­trict play­back game against Down­ing­town East to keep Spring-ford’s sea­son alive. JAMES KELLY, ARCH­BISHOP CAR­ROLL » James Kelly was named the Philadel­phia Catholic League Most Valu­able Player and Pitcher of the Year af­ter a dom­i­nant se­nior sea­son. Kelly went 6-2 in nine ap­pear­ances to lead Arch­bishop Car­roll to a third place fin­ish in the PCL reg­u­lar sea­son. He posted a 2.00 ERA to go along

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