Four Gladiator Baseball members receive All-District recognition

Image: Italy Gladiator pitcher Justin Buchanan earned 1st Team All-District in 2A Region II District 15 as a senior.

Italy Gladiator pitcher Justin Buchanan earned 1st Team All-District in 2A Region II District 15 as a senior. (Barry Byers)

The Italy Gladiators, under first year head coach Josh Ward and first year assistant Randy Parks, had four team members recognized on the 2011-2012 2A Region II District 15 All-District list. Pitchers Justin Buchanan and Caden Jacinto headed up a Gladiator pitching staff that led the district in fewest hits and walks allowed. Buchanan was the district leader in strikeouts.

Jacinto, along with teammate Cole Hopkins, will lead the way next season for Italy combining with teammates, Reid Jacinto, Chase Hamilton, Justin Wood and John Byers to form a talented foundation for Coach Ward to build upon.

2012 Gladiator Baseball All-District Honorees:

1st Team:

  • Justin Buchanan / Senior / Pitcher

Honorable Mention:

  • Cole Hopkins / Junior / 1st Base
  • Caden Jacinto / Junior / Pitcher
  • Ross Stiles / Senior / Catcher

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