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CCAA 1 East Pre Season Profiles

Allegany Limestone Gators

Head Coach: Eric Hemphill

Assistant Coaches: Troy Allen

2017 Varsity Record: 14-6

Starters Returning:   Seniors – Sean McAfee(OF), Roman Napoleon(OF), Collin Strade(C), Tommy Moran(OF), Grant Davis(1B)   Sophmore – Logan Klice(UTIL)

Key Players:   Collin Strade will be in his 3rd year as a starter and takes on the leadership role of the club.

Key Losses due to Graduation: Zach Hemphill, Sean Conroy, Ryan Schlosser

Goals for Season: Our goals are to compete every day in a competitive league and be playing our best baseball come playoff time. We then would like to challenge for the C title again.

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?   None at this time

Gowanda

Head Coach: Tim Smith

Assistant Coaches: Brian Denea

2017 Varsity Record: 15-7

Starters Returning: Andrew Kruszka, Cayleb Davis, Matt Smuda, Tanner Olson, Zack Smith, Justin Kohn

Key Players: All of the above plus transfer Trevor Mercado

Key Losses due to Graduation: Matt Kruszka (NCCC), Connor Halftown, David Poff, Brian Gernatt, Jacob Quiter

Goals for Season: Compete for a Sectional Championship and League Championship

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Trevor Mercado – ECC

Olean Huskies

Head Coach: Les DeGolier

Assistant Coaches: Sean Finch

2017 Varsity Record: 17-2

Starters Returning: Dylan Vincent, Lucas Chapman, Zach Parr, Nick Crandall, Josh Miles, Darryn Capito, August Brainard-Brunelle

Key Players: Dylan Vincent, Zach Parr, Lucas Chapman, Nick Crandall

Key Losses due to Graduation: Garrett Boldt, Dell Butler, Justin Retchless

Goals for Season: keep momentum going from last year, compete for a section title, play sound defense and have productive plate appearances up and down the line-up

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Dylan Vincent – Canisius College

Randolph Central School

Head Coach: Nate Armella

Assistant Coaches: Brent Brown, Jon Peterson

2017 Varsity Record: 7-7 Overall/4-6 CCAA East-1

Starters Returning: Jake Brown, Tommy Chapman, Devin Foster, Dakota Donaldson, Josh Brown, Dominic Horton

Key Players: Jake Brown, Tommy Chapman, Josh Brown, Devin Foster, Isaac Hind, Dakota Donaldson

Key Losses due to Graduation: Jake Beaver, Dylan Williams, Kaleb O’Neill

Goals for Season: Be competitive in an extremely tough league, finish season with a winning record, carry some momentum into playoffs.

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Jake Brown – Jamestown Community College

Salamanca Central High School

Head Coach: Mike “Smitty” Smith

Assistant Coaches: Grey Nannen

2017 Varsity Record: 0-14

Starters Returning: 7

Captain Hunter McAuley Junior 1st base

Captain Austin Reyes Senior Pitcher/OF

Lucas McKenna Freshman SS

Jarret McKenna Sophmore Infield Carson Hoag Senior OF

Key Losses due to Graduation: Zander Edstrom

Goals for Season:   Learning to win. We have the potential to play 500 ball this year in a tough league.  We are still limited in numbers as we rebuild the program our modified numbers are good.  We look to restore pride in Salamanca Baseball.

*PORTVILLE DID NOT SEND IN A PRE SEASON PROFILE FORM

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