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Five Pinecrest players named to All-Region 8-A baseball team
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Pinecrest Academy freshman Ryan McCarthy was one of five Paladins players named to the All-Region 6-A baseball team. - photo by Micah Green

Five Pinecrest Academy baseball players were named to the All-Region 8-A team.

Anthony Carco was the lone first team selection for the Paladins. The senior shortstop hit .449 with two home runs and 14 RBIs this season. Carco was also the team’s closer. He had a 0.60 ERA in 11 2/3 innings with 16 strikeouts.

Todd Mahaffey, Ryan McCarthy, Andres Perez and Matthew Walters were all named to the second team.

Mahaffey, a senior pitcher, had a 2.97 ERA in 40 innings with 35 strikeouts.

McCarthy, a freshman outfielder, batted .396 with a team-leading five home runs and 20 RBIs.

Perez, a sophomore catcher, hit .268 with 20 RBIs while throwing out 62 percent (13-for-21) of baserunners.

Walters, a sophomore outfielder, batted .382 with a home run and 12 RBI.

Pinecrest went 13-10 overall and 9-9 in the region this season.