The Platte Canyon High School baseball team was elevated throughout the season by the play of senior Josh Rummelhart. It wasn’t just in Bailey, however, that Rummelhart’s exploits on the field garnered notice.
Rummelhart, the only senior who lettered for the Huskies this season, was easily voted in as a First Team All Conference selection by opposing coaches in the Class 2A Frontier Conference at a post-season meeting held May 15 in Idaho Springs.
In addition to posting a .531 batting average in 42 plate appearances, Rummelhart tacked on 26 stolen bases from the leadoff position in the order. Rummelhart also anchored the Huskies defensively, catching the vast majority of innings throughout the season and also making numerous appearances on the mound.
Other Huskies, who will all be returning in 2020, also turned in impressive individual performances this spring.
Junior shortstop Brandon Patterson was exceptional defensively, while also managing a .344 average with 11 hits, 13 RBI, two home runs and scoring 15 runs in 44 plate appearances. Patterson also stole 14 bases for the Huskies.
Junior pitcher and catcher Hunter Hewitt had 24 plate appearances and hit for an average of .526 with 10 hits and nine runs scored. Hewitt, who appeared in nine games, also picked up a win on the mound and recorded 26 strikeouts in just 14 innings pitched.
Junior Austin Hart also appeared in just nine games but posted a .556 average at the plate in 18 at-bats. Hart knocked in nine runs and stole 14 bases. Hart also struck out 26 batters in eight appearances on the mound.
The Huskies also benefitted from exceptional play all season from freshman Allan Hardey. Hardey batted .476 in 26 plate appearances with a pair of home runs to his credit. Hardey also led the Huskies in innings pitched at 26, striking out 19 batters along the way.