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Area baseball well represented in Class A

June 15, 2010
Staff and Wire Reports

A total of 18 area high school baseball players were selected to the Class A All-State team released on Monday by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

State semifinalists East Hardy led the way with a pair of players making the first team as senior infielder Kolby Foltz and sophomore pitcher Jamie Miller earned top honors.

Kolby Foltz hit .452 with five home runs and 34 RBIs for the Cougars this season, while Miller was 8-3 on the mound with 86 strikeouts.

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East Hardy infielder Tyler Kerr was a second team selection and was joined on the unit by Moorefield's Korey Reed and Trevor Sites, Pocahontas County's Reid Harper and Pendleton County's Tyler Gardiner. Sites was named the captain of the second team.

Tucker County's Brendan Miller, Tygarts Valley's J.D. Brown, East Hardy's Kollin Foltz, Moorefield's Josh Thorne and Pendleton County's Colin Mitchell and Philip Harper were special honorable mention team selections.

Area honorable mention team members include: Tygarts Valley's Richie Rosencrance, East Hardy's Korey Foltz, East Hardy's Stephen See, Pocahontas County's Steve Halterman and Moorefield's Claude Drummond.

Weirton Madonna's Max Nogay, who was a big part of Madonna's Class A state championship football team and a state wrestling champ at 171 pounds, capped off his senior season by being named a repeat captain in Class A.

Nogay, who is headed to West Virginia University in the fall on a baseball scholarship, was also named the captain of the Class A football team in December.

Nogay hit .454 with 11 home runs and 48 RBIs. He added eight doubles, a triple and stolen 14 bases. Never one to succumb to the pressure, he hit .625 with three runs and drove in two runs at the state tournament. Joining him on the first team were teammates Eddie Nogay and sophomore Logan Linder.

Eddie Nogay, one of four first-team pitchers, was 8-2 with a 2.91 ERA in 58.2 innings pitched. The senior right-hander was 23-6 in his career on the mound, always asking for the ball in the big games.

Linder, one of four utility picks, was 5-1 with a 1.84 ERA and in 53.2 innings pitched. He also hit .416 with three home runs.

Max Nogay was joined by Buffalo pitcher Jason Lewis, Charleston Catholic pitcher Sam Wood, Gilmer County outfielder Josh Burton and infielder Travis Hurley from state runner-up Man as returning first-team players. Evan Riggins accompanied Hurley as representatives for the Hillbillies.

Outfielder Bo McKown secured a spot along with Wood for the Irish after a season in which he hit .443 with 13 doubles and 28 RBIs.

Williamstown saw catcher Logan Flanagan and outfielder Collin Miller seize first-team spots.

Even Baire, whose own catcher, Lou Comis (a second-team pick) opened the eyes of state baseball fans with a walk-off homer in the state semifinal and another long ball in the final.

Flanagan hit .356 with 30 RBIs and added 19 assists defensively, while Miller hit .593 with eight home runs and drove in 54.

Clarksburg Notre Dame infielder Nolan Tucci (.511, 11 HR, 40 RBIs) and utility picks Cameron Belmont (.422, 2 HR, 41 RBIs) of Valley-Fayette and Drew Weis of Fayetteville (.353, 4 3B, 4 HR) rounded out the first-team squad.



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