Four area baseball players have been named first team All-Ohio Division IV by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association.
Earning top honors were pitcher Parker Riley (Lehman Catholic), catcher Rhett Gipe (Newton), infielder Dylan Arnold (Lehman Catholic) and outfielder Jon Niemeyer (Minster).
D-II: All-Ohio baseball teams
Minster (23-7) plays Toronto (27-3) the D-IV state semifinals at 10 a.m. Friday at Huntington Park in Columbus. In the other D-IV state semi it’s Russia (23-7) vs. Dalton (16-11) at 1 p.m. on Friday.
D-III: All-Ohio baseball teams
Player of the year: Michael Kirian, New Riegel.
Coach of the year: Jim Carper, Norwalk St. Paul.
FINAL FOURS: State semifinal pairings
Pitchers: Michael Kirian, New Riegel; Ryan Lane, New London; Wyatt Larimer, Berlin Center Western Reserve; Parker Riley, Lehman Catholic.
Catchers: Nolan Clegg, Toronto; Rhett Gipe, Newton.
First base: Alex Theis, New Riegel.
Infielders: Zach Saffell, Fisher Catholic; Christian Acus, New Miami; Nathan Karaffa, Toronto; Dylan Arnold, Lehman Catholic; Austin Harper, Mohawk.
Outfielders: Kasey Williams, Ayersville; Dan Zdinak, Toronto; Kurt Maxwell, Norwalk St. Paul; Jon Niemeyer, Minster.
Utility: J.R. Wolfe, Crestline.
Pitchers: Treg Jackson, Newton; James Kontur, Lake Center Christian; Nick Thwaits, Fort Recovery.
Catchers: Seth Bailey, Plymouth; Caden Schroeder, McComb.
First base: Bryce Kennedy, Lehman Catholic.
Infielders: Luke Vonderhaar, New Bremen; Traeten Hamilton, Whiteoak; Brett Lowther, Cuyahoga Heights; Caleb Stevens, Riverside.
Outfielders: Ryan Lee, Warren JFK; Devin Pearl, Cardington Lincoln; Andrew Wade, Heritage Christian; Jake Roach, Lake Ridge Academy.
Utility: Tyler Sanford, Riverside.
Malachi Abbott, McComb; Jay Luikart, Hillsdale; Alex Alger, Dalton; Zac McGraw, Ironton St. Joseph; Alek Blevins, South Webster; Drew Mendik, Warren J. F. K.; Justin Ciccone, Berlin Center Western Reserve; Zach Militelo, Fremont St. Joseph CC; David Dietrich, Mohawk; Chayten Overholt, Lincolnview; Briley Harlan, Triad; Kyle Reinbolt, Hopewell-Loudon; Bill Johnson, Shadyside; Spencer Rolsten, Convoy Crestview; Noah Laster, Jackson-Milton; Brandon Wehri, Fort Jennings; Sebastian Lay, Jackson-Milton; Austin Williams, Mogadore; Trey Williams, Hillsdale.