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ECIC II Pre Season Profiles

Amherst Central High School

Head Coach: Brian Davis

Assistant Coaches: Chris Dolce, Mike Webster

2017 Varsity Record: (5-11 overall) (3-9 ECIC Division II)

Starters Returning: Joe Dugan (IN/P), Duncan MacDonald (IN/P), Ben Nagy (IN/P), Jake Lajeunesse (IN/P), Ben Incontro (IN)

Key Players: Duncan MacDonald (IN/P), Ben Nagy (IN/P), Jake Lajeunesse (IN/P), Andrew Willett (IN)

Key Losses due to Graduation: Will Grisko (OF), Zach Tojek (OF), Brian Fulford (C)

Goals for Season: Win ECIC Division II Regular Season Championship; Win the Class A2 Finals


Hamburg Bulldogs

Head Coach: Derek Hill

Assistant Coaches: Adam O’Shei, Ryan Turner

2017 Varsity Record: 10-11

Starters Returning: Jake Storey, Dylan Crowley, Kyle Borrello, Ryan Hornstrom

Key Players: Jack Migliore, Jake Storey, Dylan Crowley, Kyle Borrello, Ryan Hornstrom

Key Losses due to Graduation: Devon Crowley, Josh Wicinski, Aidan Johnson, Patrick Hart, Ben Miller

Goals for Season: Play the game with energy and enthusiasm, Show consistent growth throughout the season, Playing our best baseball late in the season.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? None

Starpoint Spartans

Head Coach: Tim Racey

2017 Varsity Record: 13-5 ECIC Division 3 Champions

Starters Returning:

Luke Kenyon SR- C-SUNY Fredonia baseball commit. Hit over .400

Adam Rankie-JR SS/P Gave up on 3 ER’s all year.

Aaron Chase-JR SS/P Starting QB since 9th grade. Hit over .400

Jake Walters-SR- 3B-SP-leading scorer on the basketball team

Kyle Harrington-SR-CF-Closer LeMoyne Commit-soccer

Donnie Voss-SR- RF

Cole Saraf-SR-2B

Joe Dell’Oso-SO- #3 Ranked LHP in his class PBR-NYS

Kyle Schreader-1B- 2 Team ALL State Football-Buff St. commit

Key Losses due to Graduation:

ECIC 1st team Joe Chenz and All-WNY Hon Men. Austin Meenaghan

Goals for Season:

Compete for a league title.  8 pitchers. Lots of depth.  Biggest team in years

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Luke Kenyon SR- C-SUNY Fredonia baseball commit

Sweet Home Panthers

Head Coach: Jon Campolo

Starters Returning: This year the Sweet Home baseball team has 5 returning starters, as well as 2 call ups from the end of last year. We are also returning 3 pitchers that were in the rotation last year.

Key Players:

Two year starter and senior Tyler Edholm: OF, 2B

Two year starter and senior Anthony Frascatore: LF,CF, P

Two year starting pitcher and senior  Josh Bystrak: P, 3B

Evan Bezak senior  DH, and 1B

Starting pitcher and senior Brian Lovering: P, 2B

Utility player and senior Mike McKeehan: P,OF, 3B

Starting pitcher last year and junior Keith Murphy: P, 1B, OF

Starting catcher and sophomore Shawn Romanowski: C, 3B

Call ups from last year and sophomores Austin Romanowski: P,SS,2B,3B

and Kyle Neudorf:P, SS, 3B,2B

Strengths: Speed, 3 returning starting pitchers, and a strong hitting team

West Seneca East

Head Coach: David Giancola

Assistant Coaches: Austin Spindler, Joe Godzala, Matt DiFlavio

2017 Varsity Record: 5-12

Starters Returning: 7

Key Players:

Josh Sheehan – Sr. – P/1B – 2-time 1st-Team All-League; Honorable Mention ALL-WNY; 42 Ks, 23 IP, 1.12 ERA; .380 BA

Vinny Cenname – Sr. – P/1B – 2nd Team All-League 28Ks, 25IP

Adam Stradtman – Sr. – SS – Hon. Mention All-League

Cam Wypior – So. – P/3B – Hon. Mention All-League

Adam Wojciechowski – Jr. – C/P

Alex Yunke – Sr. – C/3B

Cole Lewis – Sr. – OF/3B

Dom LaGambina – Sr. – OF/IF

Dylan Deneka – Sr. – OF/IF

Key Losses due to Graduation: Matt Klos, Justin Gospodarski

Goals for Season: Contend for Division and Sectional Title

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Josh Sheehan – Alfred State

Vinny Cenname – NCCC

Williamsville East

Head Coach: Jerry Gasz (49th Season)

Assistant Coach: Bill Wolf

2017 Season: Division 11 and 1 Overall 15 and 4

Starters Returning: 7

Key Players: Charlie Mack, Joe Mack, Nick Kieffer, Andrew Collura ,Brian Comerfprd, Drew Elliott, Gunnar Weppner (all had post-season honors,

Key Loses: Mike Steffan and Jack Rubins

Goals for Season: To three peat and win the Division, the Section and the State Title. We return 15 players plus 2 players who missed the season last year. We also have 6 talented players from the JV.

Players committed to playing college ball: Charlie Mack (Clemson), Joe Mack (verbally committed to Clemson as a Freshman), Brian Comerford (St. Lawerence), Jett Terwilliger (NCCC),Nick Kieffer (St. John Fisher), Andrew Collurra (?)

Williamsville South

Head Coach: Chris Murphy

Assistant Coaches: Kraig Kurzanski

2017 Varsity Record: 14-6 (8-4 ECIC 2) – Section 6 Class A-1 champions

Starters Returning: Nick Torgalski, Nick Huber, Matt Jacobs, Josh Foster(P)

Key Players:

Seniors

Nick Torgalski 2B Leadoff hitter

Nick Huber P/OF

Matt Jacobs C

Josh Foster P

Underclassman

Owen Birkman (soph)

Key Losses due to Graduation: 13 seniors graduated including three year starters John Genau, Ryan Burns, Mitchell Binda

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