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Calvin Hunter Leads Four Eagles On All-City Baseball Squads

Posted on: June 10, 2018

Junior Calvin Hunter was one of four Milford High School baseball players to earn all-city accolades from the Southwest Ohio Coaches Association as he was selected to the first team. Joining Hunter in earning honors were sophomore Zach Byron on the second team, along with seniors Mitch Mierke and Dylan Stewart as honorable mention choices.

 

Also a first team All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference selection, Hunter was one of a slew of multi-threat talents for the Eagles, proving to be a dangerous weapon at the plate and on the mound in his first varsity campaign. At the dish, Hunter led the Eagles with a .394 batting average and a .577 slugging percentage on the strength of eight doubles, a triple and a home run, along with 18 RBI. On the hill, Hunter posted a perfect 4-0 record and a 1.08 ERA in five starts, striking out 30. He also crafted a complete game shutout in a late season win over Clinton-Massie.

 

Byron was also a first team all-league choice. In his first season of varsity action, Byron was the ace of a talented Milford pitching staff, ranking among the league leaders with five wins and 34 strikeouts. He finished the year with a 5-1 record and a 1.87 ERA in nine starts. He also combined on three shutouts throughout the year.

 

Yet another first team All-ECC choice, Mierke’s story was almost the same as Hunter’s as he was stellar both hitting and pitching. Offensively, Mierke ranked just behind Hunter in hitting with a .355 average, totaled eight doubles and two triples, along with 20 RBI and seven stolen bases. As a hurler, Mierke was also a perfect 4-0 with a 1.34 ERA in six appearances. His strikeout-to-walk ratio was a stellar 22 to 2.

 

Stewart was Milford’s fourth All-ECC first team choice. He ably manned the most difficult position on the field, catcher, for the Eagles again this year. As a hitter, Stewart hit a solid .318 with six doubles, one triple and eight RBI. Often batting lead-off, Stewart led the Eagles with 10 stolen bases. Behind the plate, Stewart threw out 15 of 34 base runners attempting to steal, while helping Milford to league-best 2.73 team ERA.