Franklin’s Keely, Haynes, Rakow Named All-D10 Small School in Baseball by Erie Times-News; All-Region Teams Named

| June 17, 2019

ERIE, Pa. (EYT) – Franklin made school history in baseball this past season reaching the PIAA Class 3A semifinals after claiming the District 10 title, and the Knights were rewarded for that success with three players on the Erie Times-News District 10 Small School All-District 10 Team.

(Photo (from left): Kaden Keely, Ian Haynes and Connor Rakow. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

Earning All-District honors were junior third baseman Ian Haynes, senior outfielder Kaden Keely and senior shortstop Connor Rakow.

Rakow and Haynes also received major District 10 Region 2 Awards as well with Haynes named the Region 2 Pitcher of the Year and Rakow named the Region 2 Player of the Year. Both players were also first-team Region 2 selections – Haynes as a third baseman and pitcher and Rakow as a shortstop – along with teammates Bubba Rhoads (first base), Tyus Wood (second base), Zach Taylor (outfield) and Keely (outfield).

Earning second-team Regions 2 honors for the Knights were Marc Knox (designated hitter) and Kolton Banfi (utility player and pitcher).

Rocky Grove had four All-Region selections including a pair of first-team choices in third baseman Nick Sanner and pitcher Tyler Knupp. Second-team honorees for the Orioles included outfielder Seth Wilson and designated hitter Travis Knupp.

Oil City also had four players honored at five spots on the Region 6 All-Star teams with Colby Rybak earning first-team honors at shortstop and second-team honors as a pitcher. Isaiah Kerr joined Rybak on the first team earning the honor in the outfielder while AJ Angros (first base) and Christian Cole (outfield) were named second-team selections.

For the complete All-District and All-Region teams, click here.

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