PikeView senior Kevin Cottle rounds out the pitching staff. Cottle, whose team came up one game short of a state tournament spot, had a 9-2 record with a 2.39 ERA and 86 strikeouts entering the Class AA Region 3 championship game.
Strand has a pair of teammates on the first team in senior infielder Fletcher DeVaul and senior utility player Matt Robbins. DeVaul was the starting shortstop for the Polar Bears, batting .511 with 26 RBIs, eight doubles and only four strikeouts.
Robbins played every position in his four seasons, according to coach Steve Naternicola. He batted .391 as a senior with 39 runs, 21 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he was 5-2 with 65 strikeouts, 12 walks and a 1.79 ERA in 43 innings. Robbins was a first-team pick as a Class AAA utility player in 2012.
Joining DeVaul in the infield are Independence's Wyatt Adkins and Drew D'Angelo. Adkins batted .386 with 10 doubles with 40 runs and 30 RBIs and combined with D'Angelo for 19 double plays this season. D'Angelo batted .524 with 20 doubles and 54 runs.
Robert C. Byrd's Colton Bonnett, a second-team utility player as a sophomore in 2012 when his team was Class AAA, earned first-team Class AA honors in the infield this season. Bonnett batted .467 with 22 RBIs and 32 stolen bases as a shortstop.
Fairmont Senior's Robbins was one of four utility players on the 15-member first team. Others chosen for utility spots were Oak Glen junior Vincent Haddox, Ritchie County senior D.J. Burgess and Bridgeport senior Troy Anderson.
Haddox had a 5-4 record with a 2.02 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 652/3 innings. He batted .526 with 31 RBIs and four home runs.
Burgess batted .471 with three home runs and 41 RBIs. He also had a 5-3 record and two saves with a 1.83 ERA. He pitched 46 innings and struck out 40 batters.
Anderson batted .355 with 47 RBIs and 10 doubles for the Class AA semifinalist Indians. He started at pitcher in the state tournament semifinal against Fairmont Senior.
The first-team catcher is Wyoming East's Zack Whitten. A member of East's 2012 Class AA state title team, he batted .544 as a senior with 35 RBIs and 26 stolen bases.