Monday, July 22, 2024

Eight from CVC included on 2024 All-Ohio Baseball Team

Eight Chagrin Valley Conference players were named All-Ohio by the Ohio Baseball Coaches’ Association.

Leading the charge was Perry junior catcher Owen McKoon, who earned first-team honors in Division II after leading the Pirates to the Division III regional championship round. McKoon batted .454 (34-for-74) with seven doubles, four triples, two home runs, 36 runs scored, 32 runs batted in, and 21 stolen bases.

Lutheran West senior Adam Flachbart was a second-team honoree in Division II.

Flachbart batted .506 (39-for-77) with 11 doubles, four triples, one home run, 40 runs scored, 24 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.

Beachwood junior pitcher Josh Rosenblitt, Kirtland senior shortstop Trip Thaler and junior outfielder Tyler Turk, and Perry juniors Cade Henderson, a third baseman, and Luke Sivon, an outfielder, each were named second team in Division III.

Rosenblitt went 5-2 on the mound with a 0.90 earned run average. He threw five complete games and allowed just six earned runs with 87 strikeouts to just 15 walks in 46 1/3 innings of work.

Thaler batted .404 (38-for-94) with seven doubles, three triples, 36 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 22 stolen bases.

Turk hit .392 (29-for-74) with 10 doubles, 23 runs scored, 22 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.

Henderson batted .408 (31-for-76) with five doubles, one triple, 14 runs scored, 34 RBI, and three stolen bases.

Sivon hit .397 (29-for-73) with one double, 30 runs scored, 18 RBI, and 30 stolen bases.

Kirtland senior pitcher Gino Blasini was named honorable mention in Division III.

He finished the season 8-1 with a 1.87 ERA with eight complete games, 15 earned runs allowed, and 61 strikeouts to just 13 walks in 56 1/3 innings.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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