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CCAA 2 East Pre Season Profiles

Ellicottville

Head Coach: Chris Mendell

Assistant Coaches: Robert Sawicki, Jason Marsh

2017 Varsity Record: 6-10

Starters Returning: 6

Key Players: Griffin Chudy, Austin Grinols, Frank Neff, and Steven Rowland

Key Losses due to Graduation: Preston Hutchinson, Chad Boldt

Goals for Season: Be competitive in a very difficult league

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

Franklinville Central

Head Coach: Mark Blecha

Assistant Coaches: Reed Mitrowski, Harley Butler

2017 Varsity Record: 12-6

Starters Returning: Brock Blecha, Jacob Peters, Ben Mooney, Isaac Kopp, Conner Burrell

Key Players: Brock Blecha, Isaac Kopp, Jake Peters, Ben Mooney, Conner Burrell

Key Losses due to Graduation: Dooley Brennan, Caleb Palmatier, Zak McMurray

Players to watch out for that should be on everyone’s radar and are not yet: Brock Blecha, Jacob Peters, Ben Mooney

Goals for Season: Win the division first, then make a strong playoff push

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Caleb Palmatier at JCC

Frewsburg Central

Head Coach: Jay Grann

Assistant Coaches: Bill Hair, Kane Brink, Chris Yost, Brett Johnson

2017 Varsity Record: 13-8

Starters Returning: Reid Bjork, Mark Mammoser, Tim Wright, Trent Gray, Nolan Brink, Aaron Hair

Key Players: Reid Bjork, Aaron Hair, Mark Mammoser, Trent Gray

Key Losses due to Graduation: Cordell O’Brien, Caleb Caldwell, Jake Peterson

Goals for Season: Sectional Title

Players committed to playing in college and where if known? N/A

North Collins

Head Coach: Scott Gill

Assistant Coaches: Casey Bucco

2017 Varsity Record: 15-6

Starters Returning: Brandon Zielinski, Tanner Loretto, Anthony Novoa, Nick Woronowski

Key Players: All returning starters are key to our team success.

Key Losses due to Graduation: Dylan Winter, Harley Mehnert, Josh Schmit, Nathan Turnbull, Dylon Mercado

Goals for Season: We talk and stress the expectation of each day. Putting in work, extra reps, the willingness to do what other teams are not. Our work ethic cannot be ordinary.  For us to compete and work together as one.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Brandon Zielinski (NCCC)

Pine Valley Panthers

Head Coach: Chris Buczek

Assistant Coaches: Jacob Cuthbert

2017 Varsity Record: overall: 6-10 league: 4-6 – lost in the semi-finals to North Collins

Starters Returning: 7

Key Players: Dakota Loop, Brody Sercu, Corey Ellis, Kevin Hunt, Trent Mihalko, Stephen Crisanti, Zach Mansfield.

Key Losses due to Graduation: Mathew Hunt, Austin Butcher

Goals for Season:

  1. Get better each day…. With the weather the way it is it will be important to work on a lot of things in the gym and prepare for everything without being out on the field. If we can mentally be prepared to play baseball then hopefully the guys returning to the team will be able to physically play baseball when its time.

  2. Compete, many times last year we made mistakes which pulled us out of games. We didn’t get timely hits and left a lot of opportunities out on the field. This year it’s our goal to show up and be competitive and leave it all on the field each day.

  3. Enjoy each day they get to be baseball players.

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

*Cattaraugus/Little Valley did not send in a Pre-Season Profile Form

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