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Ohio Insider: 2015 Division I All-State

Graphic: Taylor Wilhelm; Photos: Dylan Hefflinger

By Dylan Hefflinger
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

The 2015 season was my fourth season with PBR Ohio and as with each of the previous three years, I couldn't ask for a better job. Yeah the weather could be better in March and April, but seeing these kids battle through the conditions that Ohio brings is great.

Being able to finish the season at the home of the Cleveland Indians AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers is a dream that all high school baseball players hope to be able to accomplish. Huntington Park is one of the finest minor league venues in all of baseball and the OHSAA and Clippers organization have done a great job of running the state final four.

Personally I want to thank all of the players, coaches, parents, media members and fans who have helped PBR Ohio and myself with coverage across the great state of Ohio.

In 2016, PBR Ohio will continue to be your one-stop spot for high school baseball news in Ohio and will look to bring you even more. Thanks again! Can't wait for the 2016 season to begin!

For all of you that are playing this summer, have a blast, work hard and use this time to make yourself better. For everyone going to play at the collegiate level, good luck! Represent your family, school and yourself as the best student-athlete you can be. For all that are just going to college or going straight to a job after high school, I wish you luck in all your future endeavors.

Below we at PBR Ohio look to bring to you our first-time All-State selections, including the 2015 All-State Elite 25, which is the "Top 25 players of the 2015 season, with some September call-ups".

To view the 2015 All-State Elite 25, click here.

To view the other Divisions All-State Teams, click below.
Division II
Division III
Division IV

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PBR Ohio 2015 Division I All-State

Division I Player of the Year:

Grant Macciocchi, Moeller, 2015
2015 Season: The future Missouri Tiger was part of a 1A-1B punch for the Division I state champion Moeller Crusaders. During the season Macciocchi was dominant, but when the lights were the brightest this righty star would glow the brightest. Macciocchi was lights out in the Division I State Championship game. The hard-throwing righty went the distance (5 innings), allowing just three hits while shutting out a strong Westerville Central offense. Utilizing a fastball that got up to 91 MPH, the righty struck out four in the contest. At the plate, the future Tiger went 3-6, lacing two singles, a triple and a sac fly. The cleanup hitter for the Crusaders scored a run and drove in a tournament high five runs. Statistics wise, the future Tiger was the head of the class as you can see...
2015 Statistics:
Pitching: 65 IP, 10-0, 0.97 ERA, 76 Ks, 4 SHO.
Hitting: 27-65, .415 Avg, 3 2B, 3 3B, 15 R, 18 RBIs, 8 SB

Division I Position Player of the Year:

Cam Comer, Olentangy Liberty, 2015
2015 Season: This future Virginia Cavalier was pitched around as much as anyone in the state, as you can see with his 31 walks on the season. Despite being pitched around all season, the left-handed hitting catcher posted some outstanding numbers as you can see...
2015 Statistics: 37-81, .457 Avg, 8 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 41 R, 24 RBIs, 16 SB, 31 BB

Division I Pitcher of the Year:

Gavin Lyon, Westerville Central, 2016
2015 Season: The future Ohio State Buckeye had a season to remember with his Westerville Central Warhawks teammates. The Warhawks went 26-7 on the season, falling to the eventual Division I state champion Moeller Crusaders in the state title game. However in the game before that, this righty was stellar on the mound in the state semifinal win over St. Ignatius. Lyon went 5.1 innings, allowing four runs (two ER) on 9 hits and a walk while striking out an impressive 12 batters.On the mound throughout the season, this righty posted some gaudy numbers as you can see...
2015 Statistics: 57.1 IP, 9-0, 0.49 ERA, 111 Ks, 22 BBs

Division I Coach of the Year:

Greg Pickard, Wadsworth

2015 Season: Greg Pickard and the Wadsworth Grizzlies finished the 2015 season with a 27-1 record, winning its first 27 games. Despite falling to perennial power Walsh Jesuit in the tournament, the Grizzlies had a season to remember in 2015.