JA diamond standouts


Pioneers earn All-MOAC baseball, softball

By Chris Miles - cmiles@civitasmedia.com



Jonathan Alder senior Kayla Fredendall was selected to the All-MOAC first team this season.


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Jonathan Alder junior Preston Eisnaugle, left, was a first team All-MOAC selection and the league’s Player of the Year


Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography

It’s time as a member of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference is coming to an end, but not before the Jonathan Alder baseball and softball players picked up All-MOAC postseason honors.

The Pioneers baseball squad (18-5, 11-1) which won yet another MOAC championship placed a total of four players on the all-league first team, including Player of the Year Preston Eisnaugle.

Eisnaugle, a standout shortstop, hit .519 this regular season with a .759 slugging percentage and 28 hits.

Joining him on the first team were Cal Duckworth, Ian Gehres and Hunter Maynard.

Austin Hurley and pitcher Logan Smith (6-0, 0.88 ERA) were second team selections, while Cole Schrock was named all-league honorable mention.

Softball

The Lady Pioneers (17-4, 9-3) failed to win a MOAC championship, finishing behind North Union and River Valley, but still had some impressive individual performances, including four of the team’s top hitters placing among the top eight in the league.

Catcher Kayla Fredendall, a senior headed to Appalachian State University, was a first team selection along with senior teammate Chloe Grove.

Fredendall hit .547 with 16 of her 35 hits being extra-base hits. Grove hit .529.

Junior Katelyn Perkins and freshman Emily Walker were second team picks, while freshman Jillian Jakse was an honorable mention selection.

Walker hit a team-best .576 with 38 hits, while starting every game at shortstop. Perkins won 14 games and has a 2.77 ERA.

Jakse hit .516 while starting at first base for the Lady Pioneers.

Jonathan Alder senior Kayla Fredendall was selected to the All-MOAC first team this season.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/05/web1_DSC_0935.jpgJonathan Alder senior Kayla Fredendall was selected to the All-MOAC first team this season. Chris Miles | The Advocate

Jonathan Alder junior Preston Eisnaugle, left, was a first team All-MOAC selection and the league’s Player of the Year
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2017/05/web1_ja-preston.jpgJonathan Alder junior Preston Eisnaugle, left, was a first team All-MOAC selection and the league’s Player of the Year Jay Gehres | Gehres Photography
Pioneers earn All-MOAC baseball, softball

By Chris Miles

cmiles@civitasmedia.com

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