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All-State Baseball: Pennsylvania

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:11 AM ET
By ESPNHS

With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Pennsylvania.

We've broken down the state's top 20 players into two teams -- one of position players and one of pitchers. Keep in mind, these preseason selections were determined by a combination of in-season performance and recruit rankings.

See all 51 all-state baseball teams.

POSITION PLAYERS


Preston Bare, Palmyra, OF, Senior
Also a star running back, he hit 10 HRs and posted 37 RBIs last year.

Joey Casselberry, Methacton, 1B/RHP, Senior
His .494 average and 32 RBIs helped team reach state quarters.

Joe DeCarlo, Garnet Valley, SS/3B, Senior
Tough, speedy player has signed with the Georgia Bulldogs.

Christian Helsel, Altoona Area, SS/RHP, Senior
One-time TCU pledge switched and signed with Ole Miss.

Max McDowell, Norwin, C/OF, Senior
UConn recruit batted .556 and scored 30 runs last spring.

Dan Rosenbaum, Chestnut Hill, 3B/RHP, Senior
Drove in 28 runs and sported a 2.31 ERA on the mound.

John Sansone, Neshannock, OF, Senior
Good luck getting this guy out; he batted .651 last season.

Von Walker, Central Mountain, OF, Junior
Posted a .550 average with 23 RBIs and 27 runs as a sophomore.

Scott Williams, Conestoga, C, Senior
Virginia recruit belted his way to a .492 average and 20 RBIs last year.

Matt Zerishnek, Bishop Canevin, OF, Senior
Good bat and a keen eye helped him post a .651 on-base rate.


PITCHERS


Vince Apicella, Northern York, LHP, Senior
Led team to state title last season; likely out this year with foot injury.

Jake Drossner, Council Rock North, LHP, Senior
Maryland recruit is a 6-foot-4 southpaw with a good fastball.

Alain Girman, Serra, RHP/OF, Senior
Perfect on the bump, sporting a 24-0 record entering this season.

Joey Gorman, Neumann-Goretti, RHP, Senior
St. Joseph's recruit was the leader for a 22-1 Saints team last year.

Karl Keglovits, Nazareth, RHP, Senior
Played in 2011 Area Code Games last summer; headed to N.C. State.

Kenny Koplove, Penn Charter, RHP/SS, Senior
Duke recruit making the ESPNHS All-State team for the third time.

Brendan McKay, Blackhawk, LHP/OF, Sophomore
Boasted a 0.80 ERA and a 6-0 mark as a freshman last spring.

Jared Price, Twin Valley, RHP, Senior
Powerful righty struck out 96 batters in 71.1 innings last year.

Jextin Pugh, Bishop Guilfoyle, RHP/1B, Junior
Multi-talented star posted a 2.45 ERA and batted .560.

David Rosenberger, Allentown C.C., LHP, Senior
Star lefty was nearly unhittable until elbow tendinitis cut year short.


OTHER TOP PLAYERS

Frank Alexander, Wyoming Valley West, RHP/OF, Senior
John Armbrust, Garden Spot, SS/RHP, Senior
Nick Bateman, Malvern Prep, OF, Senior
Parker Bean, South Western, OF, Junior
Dan Black, Cedar Crest, RHP, Senior
A.J. Bogucki, Boyertown, RHP, Junior
Cole Boozel, Mt. Union, RHP, Junior
Austin Calaman, Dallastown, RHP, Senior
Russell Clark, Pine-Richland, C/3B, Senior
Shaun Corso, Hempfield, SS/3B, Junior
Jacob Cryts, Blue Mountain, RHP/OF, Senior
Shane Dressler, Red Land, 1B, Junior
Luke Emling, Solanco, OF, Senior
Dylan Evans, Pen Argyl, OF, Senior
Preston Falascino, Sacred Heart, SS, Junior
Todd Fennick, Laurel, 3B, Senior
Logan Fullmer, Cedar Crest, RHP, Senior
Matt Gosik, W.C. Rustin, OF, Senior
Ben Hartz, Shady Side, OF/LHP, Senior
Kaden Hepler, West York, RHP, Senior
Brett Hileman, Hollidaysburg, 3B/RHP, Junior
Dan Hoy, Germantown Academy, OF, Senior
Saige Jenco, State College, LHP, Senior
Christian Kerns, Ellwood City, Senior
Nick Kolat, Norwin, 3B, Senior
Alex Kowalczyk, Downingtown East, C, Senior
Brandon Kulp, Quakertown, RHP, Senior
Jamie Lauria, Cathedral Prep, OF, Senior
Ben Legath, Westmont Hilltop, RHP/1B, Senior
Stephen Liu, Gateway, OF/C, Senior
Anthony Marks, Montour, OF, Senior
Jon Mayer, Northern York, C, Senior
James McCarthy, Liberty, SS, Senior
Joe McCarthy, Scranton, OF, Senior
Collin McGee, Schuylkill Haven, C/3B, Senior
Chris Melillo, LaSalle, C/1B, Junior
Joe Monica, Waynesburg, RHP, Senior
Tyler Morris, Warwick, OF, Junior
Ben Nolan, Bethel Park, C/RHP, Senior
Jake Pribanic, Norwin, 1B, Junior
Joe Ravert, Malvern Prep, RHP/1B, Senior
Matt Rowland, Chestnut Hill, SS/3B, Junior
Greg Schneider, Thomas Jefferson, RHP, Senior
Marcus Shippey, Bedford, RHP, Senior
Matthew Smith, Seneca Valley, RHP/OF, Senior
Sam Sorenson, Red Land, RHP, Senior
Roy Walker, Central York, 2B, Senior
Von Walker, Central Mountain, OF, Senior
Cole Weachock, Minersville, OF, Senior
Devin Wenzel, Fleetwood, SS, Senior