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Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast baseball team

Player of the Year: J.P. Gates, Sr., Nature Coast
Pitcher of the Year: Gunnar Hoglund, Sr., Fivay

Coach of the Year: Frank Vitale, Nature Coast
In his fourth season as Sharks head coach, Vitale led the team to its first Class 5A state tournament. Nature Coast also won its third straight district championship. It helps to have a shutdown pitcher like J.P. Gates, but the Sharks were more than just one player. They won a school-record 26 games and brought baseball to the attention of a school used to mostly football success.

First team
P Jackson Short, Sr., Hernando
P Jakob Mattos, Sr., Mitchell
P Ryan Ricardo, Sr., Land O'Lakes
P Jack Jasiak, Jr., Springstead
C Derick Stager, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin
INF Kevin Tomas, Sr., Springstead
INF Connor Morgan, So., Hernando
INF Justin Koehler, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin
INF Zach Henderson, Sr., Mitchell
OF Jordan Garcia, Sr., Mitchell
OF Zach Funkhouser, Sr., Nature Coast
OF Thomas Delfel, Sr., Fivay
DH Brandon Frangione, Sr., Nature Coast
Util Cam Diaz, Sr., Bishop McLaughlin

Second team
P Nick Jennings, Jr., Land O'Lakes
P Hunter Gillespie, So., Bishop McLaughlin
P Garrett Hester, Jr., Pasco
P Drew Brown, Sr., Zephyrhills
C Brandon Riera, Sr., Nature Coast
INF Anthony Urso, Sr., Hernando
INF Brennan Cross, Sr., Nature Coast
INF Avery Schaub, Jr., Fivay
INF Dylan DuPhily, Fr., Hernando
OF Kyle Murphy, So., Mitchell
OF Tyler Adler, Sr., Central
OF Edgar Vasquez, Sr., Land O'Lakes
DH Colton Bierly, Sr., Wesley Chapel
Util Jonathan McMath, So., Nature Coast

Honorable mention
Academy at the Lakes: Jordan Oladokun, Andrew Kilfoyl; Bishop McLaughlin: Bryce Carroll, Preston Perez; Central: Justin Fribbley, Trevor Adler; Cypress Creek: Matt Snyder; Fivay: Tyler Derner, Josh Grimmer, Jatniel Erazo-Hernandez; Hernando: Austin Legg, Carson Lashley; Hernando Christian: Hunter Looper; Hudson: Sam Roush; Land O'Lakes: Ethan Frasca; Mitchell: Jackson Miller, Mike Risener; Nature Coast: Chase Davis; Pasco: Liam Wynne; Ridgewood: Tucker Hauschen; River Ridge: Kyle Chiger, Travis Hawks; Springstead: Jake Rice; Sunlake: JT Lambeta, Ryan Rodriguez; Weeki Wachee: Collin Greer; Wesley Chapel: Dariel Fregio, Matt Severson; Zephyrhills: Kolbe Lupinek

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