Horns, Skiers on all-league baseball team | AspenTimes.com

Horns, Skiers on all-league baseball team

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
The Basalt Longhorns congratulate senior pitcher Nick Calabro after he collected his 100th strikeout of the season,
Sheryl Barto/Special to The Aspen Times |

After another season advancing to the state high school baseball playoffs, the Basalt Longhorns were honored with four all-conference selections this year.

Senior Pitcher Nick Calabro was voted to the All-Western Slope League baseball team in balloting by the conference coaches.

Junior Noah Schoenberger was voted to the all-league infield.

Basalt senior Tim Johnson was picked on the outfield all-star team.

And BHS senior Tucker Jenkins was voted to the all-conference team as a utility player.

The Aspen Skiers landed one player on the All-Western Slope League baseball team — Max Marolt.

Marolt, who played multiple positions this year (including catcher and pitcher), was voted to the all-star team as an outfielder. He led Aspen with a .491 batting average this year. He also drove in a team-high 21 runs.

Marolt will attend Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, next year and play baseball.

Calabro also will play college baseball next season.

The Longhorns’ ace will attend the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Ore., to study engineering.

“We talked about what he’ll need to do (to pitch in college),” Basalt coach Bud Hickman said, including work on a changeup or split-finger fastball.

Hickman said Calabro will need to supplement his fastball and curve ball with a changeup of some sort.

Hickman said Calabro also was voted to the all-state honorable mention squad as picked by the state’s Class 3A coaches.

The Basalt senior started 13 games this season, throwing eight complete games. He had one shutout and a 2.53 ERA with a 6-4 record.

He totaled more than 100 strikeouts for the playoff-bound Longhorns.

Calabro also hit .362 for the Longhorns, with two home runs.

Schoenberger led the Basalt team with a .424 average this season.

He drove in 20 runs and hammered three homers.

Jenkins, who will attend Southeastern University in Lakeland, Fla., also plans to play college baseball next season. He hit .385 this season.

Johnson, who played in the Western Slope 3A-4A All-Star Game in Rifle last weekend, will attend the University of Colorado next year. He hit .357 for Hickman and the Longhorns this season.

Senior Trent Walker of Cedaredge was voted the player of the year for 2014.

Gunnison’s Tom Percival was named the coach of the year.

Other all-league infielders included Brady Wilson of Olathe, Tanner Nieslanik of Roaring Fork, Brevin Book of Gunnison, Jacob Mazza of Olathe, Colton Yost of Moffat County and Calvin Corey of Olathe.

Other all-league outfielders included Peter Williamson of Cedaredge, Tyler Beach of Cedaredge, Taylor Miller of Gunnison and Jake Wallin, also of Gunnison.

All-league catchers were Travis Quinn of Gunnison, Tristan Waddell of Cedaredge and Mario Hightower of Olathe.

Utility all-stars included Aaron Henrie of Cedaredge and Greyson Kenner of Coal Ridge.

The all-league pitchers, in addition to Calabro, included Trent Walker of Cedaredge and Nick Romero of Gunnison.

Roaring Fork’s Alex Fisher was an all-league honorable mention selection this year.

dstrode@aspentimes.com


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