SHILLING, COSSETI NAMED ALL-AREA
North Penn, Souderton squads each have two first teamers
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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Perkiomen Valley’s Nate Yoder steals second base as Wissahickon’s Matt Shilling waits for throw.
La Salle’s Andrew Cossetti celebrates a home run against Archbishop Wood in the PCL playoffs.