More Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star selections are slowly but surely being released to the public. The baseball and softball teams have both been announced, with voting being performed by coaches from around the league. Elizabethtown Area High School had 10 players selected between them, with seven being named to the first team.
The baseball team featured four selections in total. Senior Austin Denlinger and junior Nick Kreider were both named to the first team as infielders. Denlinger, who made the second team last season, was the best all-around player at the plate for the Bears this season. He led the team with 27 runs, ranked second in RBIs with 17 and was third in both hits with 23 and in batting average at .383. Denlinger will continue his playing career at York College.
Kreider was tops in batting average at .423 and also tied for the team lead in extra base hits at 5 (all of them doubles). He was also fourth in both hits (22) and RBIs (9).
Juniors Cole Livingston and Cole Patrick also made the second team. Livingston was named as an infielder; he was second on the team in both hits (25) and runs (15). Patrick was selected as a pitcher. He had the most innings pitched for the Bears at 43, also striking out the most batters (27) and having the second best ERA on the team (3.09).
The Lady Bears softball team had six players honored, five of them making the first-team. Freshman Kristin Geesey was named as a pitcher. She pitched in all but two games for Elizabethtown, finishing with a 10-8 record. Geesey also struck out 53 batters and allowed just 18 walks. She also finished in the top five for both hits and RBIs on the team as a whole.
Sophomore twins Haylee and Hayden Calaman also made the first team at catcher and shortstop, respectively. Haylee was among the top three on the Lady Bears in hits, while Hayden led the team in RBIs. Fellow sophomore Alyssa Hamilton also was honored in the outfield; she led the team in runs and walks, also placing in the top three for hits.
Senior Jocelyn Zook rounded out the first team at second base. Junior Bethany Burton was also awarded an honorable mention as an outfielder. Zook was a first-team All Star last season, while Burton and Haylee Calaman were each on the honorable mention list.
Elizabethtown now has a total of 19 all stars among all of its spring sports teams, with boys tennis and both track and field teams yet to be announced. Nine are first-teamers, the others being senior Narvin Chhay (setter, boys volleyball) and sophomore Kate Weissend (midfield, girls lacrosse). The second-teamers and honorable mentions consist of senior Kimmy Bucher (attack, girls lacrosse), senior Austin Kreiser (outside hitter, boys volleyball), senior Brice Reiman (outside hitter, boys volleyball), senior Isaiah Shickley (attack, boys lacrosse), junior Sami Shutt (defense, girls lacrosse), sophomore Duncan Keller (goalkeeper, boys lacrosse) and freshman Jett Kelly (defense, boys lacrosse).