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PRESS PHOTO BY BOB FORDNick Henry was named to the All-Colonial League First Team as an outfielder. He was one of four Tigers to earn selection to the first team. PRESS PHOTO BY BOB FORDNick Henry was named to the All-Colonial League First Team as an outfielder. He was one of four Tigers to earn selection to the first team.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Carter Welch earned a place on the Colonial League All-Star First Team as a pitcher and got an honorable mention as a first baseman. PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Carter Welch earned a place on the Colonial League All-Star First Team as a pitcher and got an honorable mention as a first baseman.
PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Rafe Perich was named a Colonial League First Team All-Star for his play at short stop. PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Rafe Perich was named a Colonial League First Team All-Star for his play at short stop.

Four Tigers make baseball first team

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

The Colonial League released its all-star team last month during the league championship tournament.

The first team was made of mostly of players from Northwestern Lehigh and Notre Dame (Green Pond) as all but three players selected to the first team were not part of the two league finalists.

The Tigers’ Derek Holmes, Rafe Perich, Nick Henry and Carter Welch all earned first-team honors, while teammates Nathan Goodolf and Connor Snyder were named to the second team. Welch, who made first team as a pitcher, earned honorable mention as a first baseman.

Notre Dame’s Steven Luke, who earned a spot on the first team at first base and as a pitcher, was named this year’s league MVP.

The following is a list of this year’s All-Colonial League baseball team.

FIRST TEAM

Catcher - Derek Holmes (Sr., Northwestern)

First base - Steven Luke (Sr., Notre Dame GP)

Second base - Nick Vonelli (Sr., Notre Dame GP)

Third base - Collin Quintano (Fr., Notre Dame GP)

Short stop - Rafe Perich (So., Northwestern)

Outfield - Stephen Hoyer (Sr., Southern Lehigh), Ben Gormley (Sr., Notre Dame), Nick Henry (So., Northwestern)

Designated hitter - David Platt (Jr., Palisades)

Utility - Quinn Warmkessel (So., Salisbury)

Pitchers - Steven Luke (Sr., Notre Dame GP), Carter Welch (So., Northwestern)

SECOND TEAM

Catcher - Cole Schiffer (So., Catasauqua)

First base - Jake Welsh (Sr., Palisades)

Second base - Brandon Binn (Jr., Saucon Valley)

Third base - Nathan Goodolf (Jr., Northwestern)

Short stop - Josh Herman (So., Notre Dame GP)

Outfield - Chris Andrews (Jr., Southern Lehigh), Eric Nothstein (Sr., Palmerton), Dean Vermilyea (Jr., Wilson), Noah Raso (Jr., Wilson)

Designated hitter - Conner Snyder (Jr., Northwestern)

Utility - Ethan Saxe (Jr., Bangor)

Pitchers - Ryan King (Jr., Palmerton), Andrew Lievendag (Sr., Southern Lehigh)

HONORABLE MENTION

Catchers - Patrick Morrissey (Sr., Saucon Valley), Kyle Oechsle (Sr., Palisades)

First base - Carter Welch (So., Northwestern)

Second base - Andrew Lievendag (Sr., Southern Lehigh)

Third base - Austin Strunk (So., Saucon Valley), Jacob Danser (Sr., Wilson)

Short stop - Brandon Hess (Sr., Northern Lehigh)

Outfield - Ryan Gibki (Sr., Notre Dame GP), Tyler Roe (Sr., Palmerton)

Pitchers - Wyatt Yaindl (So., Southern Lehigh), Alec Snyder (Jr., Wilson)

MVP

Steven Luke (Sr., Notre Dame GP)