The 2013 All-Somerset County High School Baseball Team has been announced, as voted by the county's coaches.
North Star standout Tony Strasiser was named Most Valuable Player while the Cougars' Chris Evans garnered Coach of the Year honors.
The 6-foot-6 Strasiser batted .625 (40-for-64) with a .730 on-base percentage, seven home runs, 47 runs, 41 RBIs and 26 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he compiled a 5-0 record with 40 strikeouts in 20 innings.
A natural athlete, Strasiser was also a standout wide receiver for the North Star football team.
Strasiser is joining a WVU baseball program that finished 33-26 in its first year competing in the Big 12 Conference.
With a talented and experienced team that featured players such as Strasiser, Brantley Rice and Shane Supanick, who were also named to the all-county first team, Evans led North Star to an impressive 21-1 record this season.
The Cougars captured the District 5 Class A championship before falling to Bishop McCort in the first round of the PIAA state playoffs.
Evans was also voted the county's coach of the year last season after guiding North Star to the District 5 title and PIAA semifinals when the Cougars competed in Class AA.
His assistant coaches were Mike Blucas, Tyler Revak and Zach Vena.