Medina Journal-Register — A quartet of players from champion Albion head the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League baseball squad.
Albion, which compiled a 12-2 record to win a second straight N-O title, is represented by junior pitcher Connor Barleben, junior catcher John Warne, senior infielder John Page and junior first baseman Steven Stauss.
Medina and Akron, which shared the runner-up position at 10-4 both placed two players on the first team as did Roy-Hart. The Mustangs are represented by senior outfielders Tyler Colonna and Jake Cotriss, the Tigers by junior utility player Tommy James and senior outfielder Austin Mietz and Roy-Hart by senior outfielder Ryan Farewell and freshman infielder Andy Xapsos.
Rounding out the first team are Newfane junior pitcher Josh Kneeland and Wilson senior outfielder Michael Thompson.
Kneeland, Cotriss, Mietz, Thompson, Warne and James were all second team All-League honorees a year ago.
Barleben hit .386 this season for Albion with two doubles, four triples, one home run and 10 RBIs. On the mound, he posted a 5-1 record with 51 strikeouts and an earned run average of .095.
Warne, a three year starting catcher for the Purple Eagles, hit .429 with three doubles, three triples and eight RBIs.
Page hit .458 with three doubles, one triple, oe home run, 18 stolen bases and 10 RBIs. On the mound he went 4-1 with 29 strikeouts and a 1.44 era.
Stauss hit .449 with six doubles, two triples and 15 RBS.
Colonna hit .405 for Medina with five doubles, one home run and 14 RBIs while Cotriss hit .40 with one double, two triples, 14 stolen bases and five RBIs.
James hit .408 for Akron with four doubles, one home run and 17 RBIs. On the mound, he went 6-2 with 49 strikeout and an era. of 2.83.
Mietz hit .367 with one double, five triples, two home runs and 14 RBIs.
Farewell hit .57 for Roy-Hart with three doubles, one triple, one home run and 13 RBIS and Xapsos hit .386 with three doubles, three triples and 12 RBIs. On the mound, Frwewell had 35 strikeouts in 33 innings.