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Baseball: Beggars Pizza/SouthtownStar 2013 All-Area Baseball Team

Derek Bangert Lockport

Derek Bangert, of Lockport

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Updated: July 19, 2013 6:04AM



Here is the 2013 Beggars Pizza/SouthtownStar 2013 All-Area Baseball Team.

FIRST TEAM

Derek Bangert

Lockport, Sr., C

Numbers: .377, 8 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR, 44 RBI.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue selection; will attend Heartland Community College.

Kevin Biondic

Brother Rice, Jr., Inf.

Numbers: .413, 14 2B, 2 HR, 22 runs, 36 RBI.

Notable: All-Catholic League Blue selection; pitched Rice to 1-0 win over then-undefeated Lincoln-Way North.

Brad Bohlen

Marian Catholic, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .417, 18 2B, 3 3B, 28 runs, 46 RBI.

Notable: All-East Suburban Catholic Conference pick; will attend Northern Kentucky.

Austin Cangelosi

Sandburg, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .417, 3 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 40 runs, 24 RBI, 22 SB.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue selection; will attend Indiana.

Matt Cole

Rich Central, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .531, 13 2B, 4 HR, 33 runs, 51 RBI.

Notable: All-Southland Conference pick; will attend Alcorn State.

Mike Costanzo

St. Rita, Jr., LHP

Numbers: 10-3, 1.86 ERA, 101 K, 79 IP, 51 H.

Notable: All-Catholic League Blue pick; verbally committed to Austin Peay.

Dan Durkin

Andrew, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .422, 12 2B, 4 HR, 45 runs, 34 RBI.

Notable: Returning All-Area selection; will attend Michigan State.

Jason Gasser

Mount Carmel, Sr., OF

Numbers: .413, 9 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 33 runs, 32 RBI, 11 SB.

Notable: Catholic League Blue Player of the Year; member of Caravan’s Class 8A state championship football team.

Eric Hall

Richards, Sr., OF

Numbers: .401, 12 2B, 11 HR, 35 runs, 40 RBI.

Notable: All-South Suburban Red pick; will attend University of Dubuque.

Mike Kornacker

St. Laurence, Jr., Inf.

Numbers: .421, 11 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 36 RBI.

Notable: Also was 7-1 with 0.97 ERA on mound; All-Catholic League Blue pick; verbally committed to Purdue.

Jeremy Kravetz

Mount Carmel, Sr., LHP

Numbers: 9-3, 1.33, 79 IP, 16 BB, 48 K.

Notable: All-Catholic Blue pick; will attend Kansas.

Mike Miller

Lincoln-Way North, Sr., RHP

Numbers: 8-0, 0.97, 58 IP, 32 H, 22 BB, 68 K.

Notable: Two-time All-Area pick; will attend Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Sean O’Meara

Chicago Christian, Jr., OF

Numbers: .388, 11 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 54 runs, 42 RBI, 12 SB.

Notable: Led Knights to Suburban Christian Conference championship; All-Suburban Christian Conference selection.

Ryan Pellack

Lincoln-Way North, Sr., C

Numbers: .400, 15 2B, 3 HR, 30 RBI, 16 runs.

Notable: Was a 2012 All-Area selection; will attend St. Xavier.

Kevin Smith

Lincoln-Way North, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .381, 15 2B, 3 HR, 30 runs, 37 RBI.

Notable: Was 8-1 with a 1.46 ERA on mound; All-SouthWest Suburban Red selection; will attend Creighton.

SECOND TEAM

Tyler Banovich

Bremen, Jr., Inf.

Numbers: .577, 10 2B, 1 HR, 40 runs, 24 RBI.

Notable: All-South Suburban Blue selection; QB on football team.

Cody Bohanek

Marist, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .413, 5 2B, 4 3B, 22 runs, 28 RBI.

Notable: Returning All-Area selection; All-East Suburban Catholic Conference pick.

Nolan Bullock

Rich Central, Sr., OF

Numbers: .472, 8 2B, 3 3B, 8 HR, 36 runs, 32 RBI.

Notable: All-Southland Conference pick; hit two walk-off grand slams in one week.

David Cronin

Sandburg, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .423, 5 2B, 31 runs, 21 RBI.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue selection; will attend UIC.

Mike Farnan

Stagg, Sr., OF

Numbers: .453, 12 2B, 5 HR, 36 runs, 25 RBI.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Red selection.

Beau Filkins

Mount Carmel, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .425, 5 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 27 runs, 15 RBI.

Notable: All-Catholic League Blue pick.

Jesse Forestell

Homewood-Flossmoor, Soph., C

Numbers: .500, 5 2B, 1 HR, 25 RBI.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue pick.

Bob Kametas

Oak Lawn, Sr., RHP

Numbers: 8-0, 0.88 ERA, 552/3 IP, 26 BB, 70 K.

Notable: MVP of South Suburban Red; hit .346 with 3 HR, 23 RBI; will attend St. Joseph’s College.

Phil Kunsa

Providence, Jr., OF

Numbers: .333, 11 2B, 8 HR, 22 runs, 33 RBI.

Notable: All-Catholic League Blue pick.

Zach Lewis

St. Laurence, Sr., RHP

Numbers: 6-2, 0.78 ERA, 532/3 IP, 28 hits, 22 BB, 73 K.

Notable: Also hit .406 with 14 2B, 6 HR, 40 RBI; All-Catholic Blue pick; will attend Wabash Community College.

Evan Martens

Lockport, senior, RHP

Numbers: 10-1, 2.08 ERA, 74 IP, 16 BB, 77 K.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue pick; will attend Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.

Luke Morgan

Lincoln-Way West, Jr., Inf.

Numbers: .441, 10 2B, 1 HR, 25 runs, 22 RBI.

Notable: Also recorded four saves on mound; All-SouthWest Suburban Red pick.

Marty Napleton

St. Rita, Sr., Inf.

Numbers: .388, 13 2B, 1 HR, 17 runs, 24 RBI.

Notable: Will attend St. Joseph’s College; goalie on St. Rita’s Kennedy Cup and state championship hockey teams.

Mike Papierski

Lemont, Jr., C

Numbers: .398, 9 2B, 3 HR, 34 runs, 24 RBI.

Notable: All-South Suburban Blue pick; will attend LSU.

Evan Sandmann

Lincoln-Way East, Jr., Inf.

Numbers: .451, 7 2B, 1 HR, 33 runs, 25 RBI.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue selection.

HONORABLE MENTION

Cameron Simek, Andrew; Ryan Krob, Argo; Brian Musielak, Brother Rice; Christopher Cockle, Crete-Monee; Mark Martin, Evergreen Park; Jake Latz, Lemont; Cody Caballero, Lemont; Brad Bass, Lincoln-Way Central; Josh Handzik, Lincoln-Way North; Ryan Weitendorf, Lincoln-Way East; Eric Duzan, Lockport; Brian Richard, Oak Forest; Jerry Houston, Mount Carmel; Jake Godfrey, Providence; Charlie Zeschke, Richards; Jalen Purchase, Rich Central; Brad Wood, St. Laurence; Jeremy Dryier, Shepard.



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