Members of the 2009 Div. III baseball all-stars are, top row, from left, player of the year Ryky Smith, Eastern York; Chris Davis, Bermudian Springs; Mitch
Members of the 2009 Div. III baseball all-stars are, top row, from left, player of the year Ryky Smith, Eastern York; Chris Davis, Bermudian Springs; Mitch Deaner, Littlestown; Nate Emlet, Bermudian Springs and Chris Farscht, York Suburban; middle row, from left, Mark Holloway, Eastern York; Matt Koontz, Littlestown; Jason Mitchell, Kennard-Dale; Jordan Painter, York Suburban and Matt Ruth, York Suburban; bottom row, from left, Jordan Shenk, Kennard-Dale; Jaron Shimmel, Eastern York; Dylan Stoops, Eastern York; Nate Topper, Littlestown and coach of the year Bob Bonner, Bermudian Springs. (Daily Record/Sunday News photo illustration)
The Daily Record/Sunday News has unveiled its 2009 Div. III baseball all-stars

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR


   Ryky Smith, Eastern York: The sophomore shortstop was sizzling with a .500 batting average, helping the Golden Knights to a 12-9 finish and a third-place finish in Division III of the YAIAA standings. Smith also had 10 doubles as the Knights' No. 3 hitter. With 16 RBIs and eight steals to his credit this season, things may only get better for the sophomore.
 

ALL-STARS


   Chris Davis, Bermudian Springs: Davis, a junior outfielder, was a key talent for first-year coach Bob Bonner. Davis hit .397 with 20 runs. He also had a .500 on-base percentage.
   Mitch Deaner, Littlestown: A junior outfielder, Deaner hit .413 with 23 runs and 12 RBIs.
   Nate Emlet, Bermudian Springs: The junior pitcher was 6-1 with a 0.91 ERA for Bermudian. He had 41 strikeouts but gave up only six earned runs in 46 innings pitched.
   Chris Farscht, York Suburban: As a junior, Farscht hit .448, scored 14 runs and drove in 15 runs. The infielder paced a Suburban team that finished a game behind Bermudian Springs in Division III of the YAIAA.
   Mark Holloway, Eastern York: The Eastern catcher had 22 RBIs to go with a .288 batting average and two home runs.

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   Matt Koontz, Littlestown: The junior infielder hit .400 with 22 RBIs. He also stole 10 bases.
   Jason Mitchell, Kennard-Dale: Mitchell's .425 batting average gave the Rams a complement to Jordan Shenk. Mitchell, who played catcher and shortstop, also had eight runs and nine RBIs for the Rams.
   Jordan Painter, York Suburban: Painter was a tough out, finishing the season with a .490 batting average. An infielder, he also scored 15 runs and had 15 RBIs for the Trojans.
   Matt Ruth, York Suburban: Suburban's designated hitter hit .351 and, like teammate Jordan Painter, had 15 runs and 15 RBIs.
   Jordan Shenk, Kennard-Dale: The Rams' senior left fielder was one of the area's top hitters with a .446 batting average.
   Jaron Shimmel, Eastern York: Playing center field and leading off, Shimmell hit .453 and scored 26 runs. He was terrifying for opposing pitchers and catchers with 15 stolen bases. He also walked 23 times.
   Nate Topper, Littlestown: A senior infielder, Topper hit .304 with 16 RBIs. He struck out only five times this season.
   Dylan Stoops, Eastern York: Eastern's junior pitcher was 5-3 with a 2.07 ERA and 70 strikeouts. He also has a win over seventh-seeded Susquenita in a district play-in game to his credit.
   Honorable mention: Joe Lee, York Suburban; Dan Dennison, Bermudian Springs; Brad Wilson, Kennard-Dale; Brett Lookingbill, Littlestown.
 

COACH OF THE YEAR


Bob Bonner, Bermudian Springs: How do you replace last year's coach of the year in Division III? Try coaching your team back to a division title and win the honor yourself. That's what Bonner did, guiding the Eagles to another division title, finishing 11-3.
 
-- Matt Goul