Warren will have four All-Southeastern Ohio Athletic League honorees in its lineup when it plays Cadiz Harrison Central in an Ohio Division II regional semifinal baseball game at Gant Municipal Stadium at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Pitcher Danny Pannell and center fielder Lance Schafer each was named to the All-SEOAL first team while catcher Gunnar Smith and shortstop Ethan Estes both were honorable mention.
Pannell, a 6-foot-1 right-hander and Muskingum University recruit, currently owns an 8-2 mound mark with a 1.86 ERA. In 56-1/3 innings of work, he has 50 strikeouts and 33 walks.
Schafer is Warren's junior leadoff hitter, and is batting .397 with one home run, 8 doubles and 11 stolen bases.
Smith, Pannell's battery mate, has team-highs in homers (2) and runs batted in (21) to go along with a .356 batting average.
Estes is hitting .357 with 15 RBIs.
2013 All-SEOAL Baseball team
Player, School Yr Pos
Nolan Taylor, Chillicothe 11 SS
Justin Bailey**, Gallipolis 12 P
Jimmy Clagg*, Gallipolis 12 1B/P
John Faro, Gallipolis 12 OF
Gus Graham, Gallipolis 11 OF/P
Ty Warnimont*, Gallipolis 11 C
Tyler Neal*, Jackson 11 2B
Nathan Parks, Jackson 11 C
Tyler Shortridge, Jackson 10 P/OF
Tyler Spriggs, Jackson 10 SS/C
Josh Mutzner, Logan 12 OF
Levi Porter*, Portsmouth 12 P
Brody Shoupe, Portsmouth 9 C
Brandon Wedebrook, Portsmouth 11 P/SS
Danny Pannell, Warren 12 P
Lance Schafer, Warren 11 OF
Player of the Year: Ty Warnimont, Gallipolis
Coach of the Year: Rich Corvin, Gallipolis
Honorable mention: Austin Elliott and Jalen Mischal*, Chillicothe; Gage Childers and Cody Russell, Gallipolis; Aaron Abrams and Hunter Sexton, Jackson; Colton Taulbee and Colt Woolever, Logan; Jacob Albrecht and Tanner Poage, Portsmouth; Ethan Estes and Gunnar Smith, Warren
*-denotes previous season(s) named to All-SEOAL team. Clagg, Faro, Abrams, Shortridge, Albrecht, Wedebrook and Smith were honorable mention in 2012
Team selected by vote of league coaches. Each team was permitted two automatic honorable mention selections.
2013 All-SEOAL Softball team
Player, School Yr Pos
Rylie Boullion**, Chillicothe 12 P
Bri Dawes*, Chillicothe 10 SS
Chi Smitley, Chillicothe 11 1B
Violet Pelfrey, Gallipolis 11 P
Maggie Westfall*, Gallipolis 11 OF
Kelly Hughes*, Jackson 12 Inf-OF
Kacee Jenkins*, Jackson 10 P
Kari Jenkins*, Jackson 12 1B
Nicole Beck, Logan 11 OF
Morgan Robinette, Logan 11 3B
Justice Swords, Portsmouth 11 1B
Peighton Williams*, Portsmouth 10 SS
Brandi Douglass, Warren 11 C
Kaylee Higgins, Warren 10 P
Kendra Lynch*, Warren 11 SS
Hailey Murdock, Warren 11 OF
Arrianne Schetter, Warren 10 1B
Player of the Year: Kendra Lynch, Warren
Coach of the Year: Rachelle Pallini, Warren
Honorable mention: Haylee Large and Hannah Ray, Chillicothe; Kendra Barnes and Chelsy Slone, Gallipolis; Sam Humphreys and Whitney Wills, Jackson; Faith Freeman* and Alyssa Zaayer, Logan; Lacey Benner and Wesleigh Jackson, Portsmouth; Riley Benson, Warren
*-denotes previous season(s) named to All-SEOAL team. Smitley, Humphreys, Wills, Robinette, Swords, Benson and Murdock were honorable mention in 2012
Team selected by vote of league coaches. Each team was permitted two automatic honorable mention selections; not all teams chose two players.
Mark Farr-coached Warren has a 15-9 overall record going into Sweet 16 competition. If the Warriors win Thursday, they'll play in a regional final on Friday with a berth in next week's state tournament at stake.
Warren has never advanced to state in baseball.
On the girls' softball side, the All-SEOAL team will feature six Warren honorees.
Shortstop Kendra Lynch, catcher Brandi Douglass, pitcher Kaylee Higgins, center fielder Hailey Murdock, and first baseman Arriane Schetter each made the first team, while left fielder Riley Benson was an honorable mention.
Lynch, a junior and all-league pick last year, was named the Player of the Year. She finished the season with a batting average near the .500 mark.
Warren boss Rachelle Pallini was honored as the SEOAL Coach of the Year.
Benson, the lone senior on the Warren roster, received her high school diploma before last Friday's district final game against Jackson in McDermott. The SEOAL champion Warriors suffered a 6-3 loss to the Ironladies, and finished the spring campaign with a 20-4 overall mark.
The SEOAL baseball and softball teams were selected by vote of the league coaches. Each team was permitted two automatic honorable mention selections. Not all teams chose two players.