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CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CCAA) Division 1 Baseball Preview

CHAUTAUQUA-CATTARAUGUS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CCAA) Division 1 Baseball Preview

School Name:   Allegany-Limestone Gators

Head Coach:   Eric Hemphill

Assistant Coaches:   Troy Allen and Zach Hemphill

2021 Varsity Record:   1-12

Key Players Returning:   Sr – Maddox DeLong  P,SS, Sr – Mason Fisher  P,3B,

Sr – Nolan Donovan  1B, Soph – Sean Conroy   OF

New Players to watch out for:

Jr – Andrew Giardini   C, 3B, Jr – Andrew Forrest    2B, SS

Key Losses due to Graduation:

Weston Stevenson, Jayden Gustafson

Any Additional Information:

The Gators will look to have a bounce back year in 2022.  Many players gained valuable experience at the Varsity level last year and need to put it to use as they grow on the field.

The Gators will host their first ever tournament on April 1 and 2 including Cuba-Rushford, Portville and Wellsville

School Name:  Dunkirk

Head Coach:  Frank Jagoda

Assistant Coaches:  GM Eric Gloss, Steve Zatorski, Donnie ” Stick ” Stoyle,

Ryan Corbett

2021 Varsity Record:  11-1 League Champion, 16-4 overall

Key Players Returning:  2021 Pitcher of the year-Javi DeJesus Sr.,

1st team Allstar OF Alex Ahlstrom Sr., 2nd Team Pitcher Nick Zatorski Sr.,

2nd Team Pitcher Scott Korzenski Sr., Nathan Pakulski C, Jack Lanski P

Bryson Travis utility

New Players to watch out for:  Marcel Carter OF Sr., Brady Corbett inf. P Jr.,

Tyler Karin inf. P Jr., Zach Zentz P. Soph.

Key Losses due to Graduation:  Philip Messina 5 year starting C POY. Cayuga CC

Michael Norton 1st team all star OF Cayuga CC

Donovan Lockett 1st team all star  Jamestown CC

Any Additional Information:  Dunkirk currently has 6 players playing college baseball.  Traveling to Myrtle Beach April 8-16.  Coach Frank Jagoda closing in on school record for career wins currently held by Al Stuhlmiller at 360. Jagoda has 357.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Alex Ahlstrom Finger Lakes CC

Scott Korzenski Mowhawk Valley CC

School Name: Falconer Falcons

Head Coach: Trevor Delahoy

Assistant Coaches: Brett Johnson

2021 Varsity Record: N/A

Key Players Returning: Jackson Roth, Jake Swanson, Jayden Bellardo, Adam Boardman, Devon Wood

New Players to watch out for: Branston Lindquist, Gage Swanson, Dalton Caldwell

School Name:  Fredonia

Head Coach:  Tim Cowan

Assist Coaches:  Jim Rush, Scott Herdzik

2021 Varsity Record:  9-9 Overall  ( 5-7 CCAA West 1 )

Key Players Returning:  Gabe Schrader, Sr, SS/RHP ; Owen Ludwig, Sr, RHP;  Simon Davis, Sr, OF ;  Trevor Persch, Sr, OF/1B ;  Owen Rush, So, INF/RHP

New Players to Watch Out For:  Micah Davis, Jr, OF ;  Matt Cash, Jr, Utl ;  Nathan Sercu, So, INF/RHP ;  Andrew Cowan, Fr, C

Any Additional Information:  Fredonia returns its top 3 pitchers (Ludwig, Schrader, and Rush) from last season.  Season opener is Sat, April 2nd at St. Francis (11am).

Players Committed to Playing in College and Where, if known:  Gabe Schrader – Medaille College; Owen Ludwig – *deciding between multiple WNY schools

School Name: Gowanda

Head Coach: Tim Smith

Assistant Coaches: Brian Denea, Ryan Boutelle

2021 Varsity Record: 11-9

Key Players Returning: John Ondus, Gavin Phillips, John Smuda

New Players to watch out for: Bryan Zynda

Key Losses due to Graduation: None (Zero Seniors in 2021)

Any Additional Information:

  1. Gowanda returns all players from the 2021 Class C Sectional Championship team.

  2. Gavin Phillips – 2nd Team ALL WNY and CCAA League POY.

  3. Gowanda moves back to the “Old” CCAA league with Dunkirk, Fredonia, Allegany Limestone, Olean, Falconer, Southwestern, and fellow newcomer Jamestown.

School Name:    Jamestown High School

Head Coach:  David Roehmholdt

Assistant Coaches:  Mike Navarro, Cody Crandall

2021 Varsity Record:   2-13

Key Players Returning:  Juan Matos, Mason Chapman, Colin Melendez, Nick Miraglia

New Players to watch out for: Caleb Bane, Darius Freeney, Brandon Lobb, Sean O’Brien

Key Losses due to Graduation: Ayden Bonta, Kyle Dean, Owen Maggio, Kam Melendez, Riley Piazza, Chris Navarro, Joseph Roehmholdt

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Juan Matos-undecided

School Name: Olean

Head Coach: Les DeGolier

Assistant Coaches: Nick Fratercangelo, Sean Finch, Aaron Meyers

2021 Varsity Record: 10-5

Key Players Returning: Railey Silvis, Ethan Smucinski, Thomas Bates, Dominick Henzel, Lucas Brushingham

New Players to watch out for: Aaron Vincent, Cal Vogtli, Ryan Isenburg

Key Losses due to Graduation: Jason Brooks and Adam Spencer

Any Additional Information: 2021 B1 runner-ups

School Name: Southwestern Central School

Head Coach: Jared Brown

Assistant Coaches: Derek Houser, Noah Weinstein

2021 Varsity Record: 7-7

Key Players Returning: Aidan Kennedy, Dustin Hendrix, Spencer Kane, Max Marshall, Lucas Gilbert, Jameson Walsh, Jayce Neal, Kenyon Davidson, Josh Truver

New Players to watch out for: Brody Larson, Judd Harris

Key Losses due to Graduation: Nate Johnson, Calvin Ricker

Any Additional Information: Looking to compete and win a very challenging CCAA League

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