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All Area Greater Chicago

3/31/2009

NICK RATAJCZAK
Ratajczak was the best-hitting second baseman in the
area last season, batting .491 with 19 doubles, six
triples and two homers. He also drove in a team-high
55 runs for the state semifinalists.

JUSTIN RINGO
Stagg seriously needs to print new record books.
Ringo set school marks for batting average (.533),
home runs (15), on-base percentage (.654), slugging
(1.200) and walks (37) last year.

JACK DeANO
DeAno put up a tremendous line in 2008, going
7-1 with a 1.03 ERA and helping Wheaton North
reach the state semifinals. He tossed a team-high
61 innings and gave up just 45 hits.

IAN KROL
The Arizona recruit is the area's most dominant
pitcher, with a 17-2 career record, a 1.05 ERA and
202 strikeouts in 120 innings. Krol pitched
Neuqua Valley to a state title in 2007.

Coach's Take

AN AREA COACH ON NICK RATAJCZAK:
"He's like a lefty Dustin Pedroia. He gets up and
shoots the ball to the opposite field, he hits line
drives, he knows how to get on base, and defensively
he can make all the plays."