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Paonia baseball team leads all-state ballots

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The 2017 high school all-state baseball selections were released recently.

Several athletes from Delta County were honored with selections to the state's elite baseball squads.

In Class 2A the Paonia Eagles collected six top honors with Hotchkiss picking up two honorees.

Class 3A Delta had two players selected to this year's all-state team.

Paonia's list of winners includes First Team players Jaden Miller, Kayden Seriani and Trevor Smith. Miller and Seriani are juniors while Smith is a senior. All three selections are pitchers with Miller also seeing time behind the plate with Seriani having a catcher's designation behind his name as well. Smith and Seriani also play third base.

Honorable Mention players for Paonia included senior Alex Lozano (LF) and juniors Slater Podgorny (2B) and Anders Schopp (RF).

The Eagles also boasted the Class 2A Player of the Year with Seriani's selection and the Coach of the Year stayed in Paonia with Nate Miller claiming that honor.

Hotchkiss' top selection was junior pitcher Jonathan Gonzalez who was a Second Team nominee. The Bulldogs' Honorable Mention selections were sophomore outfielder and pitcher Presley Pene and junior outfielder and pitcher Eli Kirk.

Delta's Justin Violett was a Second Team selection in Class 3A. The senior first baseman and pitcher was joined, on the Honorable Mention list, by senior teammate Blake Reiher, who played second base, shortstop and had four wins as a pitcher for the Panthers.

Brief player-profiles for the season, for all-state selections, are found in today's Scoreboard section below.



Second Team

SR-Justin Violett, 1B, P

3A WSL 3A State

BA-.523, 2nd 14th

HR-5, 1st 2nd

SLG-.984, 4th 4th

RBI-34, 2nd 8th

Runs-33, 4th 13th

OBP-.612, 2nd 9th

Field %-.991, 3rd 9th

Honorable Mention

SR-Blake Reiher, 2B, SS, P

3A WSL 3A State

RBI-27, 4th 18th

Field %-.965, 9th

Runs-34, 3rd 10th

ERA-2.74, 9th

Wins-4, 4th 22nd


First Team

JR-Jaden Miller-Paonia, C, P

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.523, 2nd

HR-4, 3rd 4th

OBP-.582, 4th 11th

SLG-.833, 5th 16th

Runs-45, 2nd 2nd

RBI-31, 4th 6th

Field %-.989, 3rd 6th

JR-Kayden Seriani-Paonia, P, C, 3B

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.553, 2nd 11th

HR-9, 1st 1st

OBP-.633, 1st 11th

SLG-1.065, 1st 3rd

Runs-44, 3rd 3rd

RBI-40, 2nd 2nd

SB, 12, 10th

ERA-0.75, 1st 3rd

Strike outs-125, 1st 2nd

Wins-10, 1st 1st

SR-Trevor Smith-Paonia, 3B, P

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.562, 1st 9th

HR-7, 2nd 2nd

OBP-.606, 2nd 16th

SLG-1.050, 2nd 4th

RBI-49, 1st 1st

Runs-36, 4th 16th

SB-11, 11th

ERA-1.93, 3rd 14th

Strike outs-43, 4th

Wins-7, 2nd 7th

Second Team

JR-Jonathan Gonzalez-Hotchkiss, P, INF

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.402, 16th

SLG-.597, 13th

Runs-33, 4th

RBI-22, 12th

ERA-2.38, 5th

Strike outs-65, 2nd

Wins-6, 4th 17th

Honorable Mention

JR-Eli Kirk-Hotchkiss, OF, P

2A District 3/5 2A State

RBI-16, 16th


ERA-2.88, 6th

Strike outs-48, 3rd

Wins-4, T-5th

SR-Alex Lozano-Paonia, LF

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.522, 3rd

SLG-.695, 7th

RBI-25, 6th

Runs-32, 6th 11th

OBP-.532, 10th

SO-Presley Pene-Hotchkiss, OF, P

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.390, 20th

SLG-.545, 18th

RBI-19, 12th

Runs-28, 8th 24th

JR-Slater Podgorny-Paonia, 2B

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.500, 4th

SLG-.630, 11th

RBI-22, 9th

Runs-46, 1st 1st

OBP-.560, 6th

SB-12, 7th

JR-Anders Schopp-Paonia, RF

2A District 3/5 2A State

BA-.415, 12th


Strike outs-25, 10th

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