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Guth Named D9and10Sports.com Baseball Player, Pitcher of the Year; Fultz Jr., Walters Honored; All-D10 Teams Named

Franklin's Luke Guth.

WARREN, Pa. – Luke Guth put together one of the best seasons in District 10 history in helping Franklin to the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals, and for those efforts, the junior pitcher/shortstop is the D9and10Sports.com District 10 Baseball Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

The Vanderbilt commit went 6-1 with a 1.17 ERA, recording an astounding 129 SO, which led the state of Pennsylvania among teams that entered stats on MaxPreps. He had two games where he struck out 19 batters, a game with 18 strikeouts, and in the first round of the PIAA playoffs, tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out 16 in a 3-0 win over South Park.

When he wasn’t pitching, Guth was at shortstop and amassed a .449 average with 19 RBIs, eight stolen bases, and 14 extra-base hits, including 10 doubles.

Joining Guth as major award winners are Cathedral Prep’s Jason Fultz Jr. (Rookie of the Year) and Saegertown’s Scott Walters (Manager of the Year).

Fultz, a freshman third baseman/pitcher, was second in RBIs for the D10 4A champion Ramblers with 31 RBIs to go along with a .424 average, six doubles, and four home runs. He also struck out 30 and amassed a 1.79 ERA in 15 ⅔ IP.

Cathedral Prep’s Jason Fultz Jr. was named the D9and10Sports.com Rookie of the Year. Photo Prep-Villa athletics.

Walters, meanwhile, helped guide the Panthers to a 19-3 record and the District 10 Class 1A title. The Panthers scored nine or more runs in game 15 times. The Panthers lost just once to a District 10 opponent (9-5 to Rocky Grove), and lost in the PIAA quarterfinals, 7-1, to eventual PIAA Class 1A champion DuBois Central Catholic.

Scott Walters. Submitted photo

In addition to the major award winners, an All-District 10 first and second teams were named. The teams consist of a catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, three outfielders, two utility spots, and two pitchers.

2022 D9and10Sports.com All-District 10 Baseball First Team

   

C – Cole Constable, Jr., Cathedral Prep – .441 average, 1.432 OPS, 9 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 28 RBIs
1B – Joey Fazzone, Sr., Hickory -.429 avearge, 1.230 OPS, 5 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 30 RBIs
2B – Luca Bertolasio, Jr., Hickory – .526 average, 1.41 OPS, 7 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 22 RBIs, 18 SB
SS – Luke Costello, Soph., Cathedral Prep – .448 average, 1.292 OPS, 6 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 34 RBIs, 9 SB
3B – Brett Galick, Jr., Slippery Rock – ..365 average, 1.244 OPS, 9 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 36 RBIs, 8 SB
OF – Carson Wible, Sr. Franklin, – .522 average, 1.513 OPS, 13 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 29 RBIs, 5 SB
OF– Reid Courtwright , Jr., North East -.312 average, 1.306 OPS, 6 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 15 RBIs, 2 SB
OF – Aaron Burkhardt, Sr., Rocky Grove – .500 average, 1.426 OPS, 7 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 16 RBIs, 16 SB
UTL– Dan Snyder, Sr., McDowell – .473 average, 1.283 OPS, 8 2B, 1 HR, 22 RBIs; 2.15 ERA, 29 ⅓ IP, 45 SO, 16 BB, .186 BAA
UTL – Clay Wiesen, Sr., Hickory – 1.532 OPS, .479 average, 7 2B, 3HR, 22 RBIs, 18 SB
P – Luke Guth, Jr., Franklin – 6-1, 1.17 ERA, 54 IP, 129 SO, 10 BB,.118 BAA; .439 average, 1.263 OPS, 10 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR, 19 RBIs, 8 SB
P – Henry Shaffer, Jr., Saegertown – 7-1, 0.58 ERA, 48 IP, 80 SO, 12 BB, .149 BAA; .583 average, 1.553 OPS, 11 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 27 RBIs

2022 D9and10Sports.com All-District 10 Baseball Second Team

C – Eddie Dolansky, Soph., Fairview – .338 average, .934 OPS, 3 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 12 RBIs, 27.3% CS
1B – Brock Cunningham, Sr., Cambridge Springs – .426 average, 1.299 OPS, 7 2B, 2 HR, 23 RBIs, 6 SB
2B – Dom Serafino, Sr., Wilmington – .450 average, 1.104 OPS, 8 2B, 15 RBIs, 5 SB
SS – Devin Gruver, Jr. West Middlesex – .379 average, 1.136 OPS, 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 27 RBIs, 16 SB
3B – Jason Fultz, Fr., Cathedral Prep – .424 average, 1.257 OPS, 6 2B, 4 HR, 31 RBIs
OF – Matt DeSimone, Soph., Youngsville – .674 average, 1.629 OPS, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 15 RBIs
OF – James Thomas, Sr., Sharpsville – .438 avearge, 1.125 OPS, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 32 RBIs, 14 SB
OF – Jake Hower, Fr., McDowell- .429 average, 1.045 OPS, 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 28 RBIs, 6 SB
UTL – Wyatt Barzak, Sr., Cochranton – .455 aveage, 1.331 OPS, 11 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 20 RBIs, 4 SB; 6-3, 1.49 ERA, 56 ⅓ IP, 121 SO, 25 BB, .154 BAA
UTL – Shane Thompson (Slippery Rock) – .413 average, 1.024 OPS, 8 2B, 1 3B, 28 RBIs, 5 SB; 5-0 1.95 ERA, 43 IP, 56 SO, 21 BB, .196 BAA
P – Jake Manendo, Jr., Mercyhurst Prep – 6-2, 1.58 ERA, 62 IP, 84 SO, 10 BB, .165 BAA
P – Brady Walker, Jr., Meadville – 5-2, 1.77 ERA, 47 ⅓ IP, 58 SO, 12 BB, .169 BAA

Player of the Year – Luke Guth, Jr., Franklin
Pitcher of the Year – Luke Guth, Jr., Franklin
Rookie of the Year – Jason Fultz Jr., Fr., Cathedral Prep
Manager of the Year – Scott Walters, Saegertown

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