MOUNT VERNON — A team with only two seniors in its starting lineup wasn’t supposed to compete for the Mid-Buckeye Conference title in 2011.
But the Utica Redskins did. And their efforts have helped earn them a clean sweep of the top All-Area awards, as chosen by writers and editors at the Mount Vernon News.
Jeremy Jenkins was the ace on the mound for Utica, which finished 10-4 in MBC play for a second-place finish. His 6-3 win-loss record and 1.19 ERA were enough to earn him the All-Area Pitcher of the Year award. The junior also led the area in strikeouts with 55.
In addition, Jenkins was spectacular at the plate. His .875 slugging percentage, 31 RBIs and seven home runs all led the area. His .466 batting average ranks him in the Top 10.