Iseman, Taylor lead Kent's all-star contingent in baseball

Kent County junior Peyton Taylor, left, and sophomore Noah Iseman have landed on the first team of the All-North Bayside all-star baseball teams, selected by the league coaches.

WORTON — Underclassmen Noah Iseman and Peyton Taylor, co-MVPs for 9-9 Kent County, have been named to the elite All-North Bayside Conference first team in all-star voting by the division’s head baseball coaches.

Senior outfielder Dylan Hill was placed on the second team, and four other Trojans received honorable mention.

Iseman, a sophomore first baseman, batted a team-leading .532 this spring. He also led Kent County in on-base percentage (.656), slugging percentage (.702) and RBI (24). He had one home run and it was a dandy, a grand slam in the 11-7 victory at North Dorchester.

Opposing pitchers did not want to face the left-handed swinging Iseman, who drew a team-high 16 walks.

He boasted a .958 fielding percentage, committing only two errors in 48 total chances.

Taylor, a junior, earned all-star recognition as a pitcher and the Trojans’ starting second baseman.

He batted .491, with an on-base percentage of .554 and a slugging percentage of .649. He led the team in hits (28), triples (2) and runs scored (27) and tied with Iseman for the team lead in doubles (5).

On the hill, Taylor (3.50 ERA) pitched 38 innings in eight games and faced 174 batters — all team highs. His line included 41 strikeouts and 12 walks.

This was a breakout year for Hill, who batted .328 and clubbed a pair of home runs among his 19 hits. He tied for second on the team with 16 RBI.

As a starting outfielder, Hill made only one error in 23 chances. His .957 fielding percentage was third on the team behind Iseman and senior Donnie Forgan.

Forgan played error-free as the Trojans’ everyday catcher. He batted .278 with 16 RBI.

Junior Kenny Fowler earned his all-star mention as Kent’s shortstop. He batted a robust .320 with three extra-base hits and 11 RBI.

Sophomore Ian Walters was a utility player for the Trojans, appearing in 17 games. He batted .278, had a fielding percentage of .884 and led the team with five stolen bases in six attempts.

Junior Buddy Welch appeared in 17 games, either at third base or on the hill. He struck out 25 batters and pitched 27 1/3 innings — second on the team behind Taylor.

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