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ECIC III Baseball Preview

Cheektowaga High School

Head Coach: Matt Glowacki (2nd season)

Assistant Coaches: Brad Perrin (2nd season), Chris Newman (2nd season)

2018 Varsity Record: (3-13)

Key players returning: Senior- Zachary Karp (P/1B), Senior – Alex Sparbel (P/INF)

New players to watch out for: Senior – Paul Portorreal

Key Losses due to Graduation: Luke Mortellaro, Tom Zolnowski

Players committed to Playing in College: Taivaughn Roach– Alfred University (Football)

Depew High School

Head Coach: Dennis Crawley Jr

Assistant Coaches: Tony Sekuterski

2018 Varsity Record: 16-5

Key players returning: Joe Pagano(12) , Dante DiRienzo(12) , Zac Buck(12) , Jake

Wentland(12) , Joshua Goss(12) , Ethan Krakowski(12)

New players to watch out for: Luke Kuczmanski (9)

Key losses due to graduation: AJ Hammer , Ryan Haak and Tom Burgio

Any additional information: Have 8 of 10 starters back , Very tough non league

schedule that i am looking forward to seeing how we can compete with the big

boys .

Players committed to playing in college: Joe Pagano (Clarkson University ), Ethan Krakowski (ECC)

East Aurora

Head Coach: Stephen Sokolski 25th year

2018 Varsity Record: 8-8

Key players returning: Alex Baase-4 year starter First team ECIC III

Nate Mucci 3 year starter-First team ECIC III

Key losses due to graduation: Tyler Phillips, Kellen Whittmann, Lucas Maclearen

Players committed to playing in college:  Nate Mucci – FLCC

Iroquois

Head Coach: Marv Matteson

Assistant Coaches: Jim Snyder- JV, George Glinsboeckel- Modified

2018 Varsity Record: 8-4

Key players returning: Calvin Gawlik- 4 year Starter- SS, Tyler Birdd- 2nd, Cory Day- CF, Nick Bowen- INF- P, Nick Partsch- INF-P, Bryce Yorke- INF, Billy Quinn- INF-P, Owen Hovey, Birch Herring Jackson

New players to watch out for: Ben Plonka- INF-P, Jakob Pachucinski- OF-P

Any additional information: 14 Players on Varsity. 10 of them are pitchers

Lake Shore

Head Coach: Danny Conrad

Assistant Coaches: Bob Kowal

2018 Varsity Record: 12-2

Key players returning: Nate Lockwood-12 (Div III Pitcher of the Year), Spencer Kwilos-11 (2nd team all division), Zach Evans-11 (honorable mention), Nate Styles-11.

New players to watch out for: David Pignone-11, Brian Rechin-11, Nick Wilson-11, Brennen Hering-10.

Key losses due to graduation: Jon Wilson (2nd team All WNY, Div III Player of the Year), Aaron Freeman (1st team all division), Jackson Kwilos (2nd team all division), Ryan Utley (1st team all division), Bryce Toth (1st team all division)

Any additional information: Last year’s team won the division at 12-0. Lost in the 1st round of the playoffs to Amherst.

Players committed to playing in college: Nate Lockwood-ECC

Maryvale

Head Coach: Ryan Mohr (4th Season)

Assistant Coaches: Justin Magda, Hunter Desiderio, Steve Wellenc, Paul Tripi, Peyton Longo- Scorekeeper

2018 Varsity Record: 15-9 (9-3 ECIC III) Section 6 Class A Champions

Key players returning:

Sr- Ryan Smith (SS,P)

  1. 1st Team ECIC 3 All Star

  2. .326 BA 10 RBI,

  3. .946 FP on 111 chance

  4. Hit walk of single in A2 semi-final win over Starpoint

JR- Connor Desiderio (P,OF)

  1. 1st Team ECIC 3 All Star, Honorable Mention All WNY

  2. 2.65 ERA with a record of 5-2 with 5 saves

  3. Winning pitcher in sectional semi-final and had saves in both A-2 and overall class A Championship

So- Carson Harper (P, OF)

  1. Saw extensive time on the mound and defensively as a freshman

  2. Will be relied upon to help lead a pitching staff that lost 4 seniors

8th– Dalton Harper (C)

  1. 2nd Team ECIC 3 All Star

  2. .294 BA 12 RBI

  3. .985 FP on 148 chances

  4. Had 2 RBI games in class A2 final and in Class A Final

Sr- Jonah Law, Blake Borycki, and Colin Papa

  1. All 3 will be relied upon offensively and on the mound

New players to watch out for: Jr- AJ Wellenc(1B), Jr- Donovan McCoy (OF),

Jr- Evan Peters (IF), Jr- Will Mendofik(OF), So-Austin Pralow (IF,P)

Key losses due to graduation: Zach Amato, Mark Bailey, Dante Caruana, Hunter Desiderio, Alex DiRado Simon Krywcun, DeAnte Mecca, and Paul Tripi

Any additional information: With a lot of new faces we will be looking to build confidence and experience as the season goes on and hope to be playing our best baseball come sectional time.

Players committed to Playing in College: Ryan Smith (Finger Lakes CC)

Pioneer

Head Coach: David Buncy

Assistant Coaches: Bill Connelly, Justin Uhteg

2018 Varsity Record: 6 -13

Key players returning: SR Cole Rogers Catcher, SR Jason Corbett P/OF, SR Blake Morris INF, JR Dylan George P/OF , SO INF Blaine Morgan, So INF Bryce Hediger

New players to watch out for: Jason Corbett comes back to the program after moving to Florida for a year. Jason is a very versatile player who can play any infield position and will slot in as a number 1 or 2 starter.

Key Losses due to Graduation: Marcus Macwilliams

Any additional information: Nice combination of experience and youth. Captains Cole Rogers and Blake Morris are both three year starters. We have a nice group of Sophomores and Freshman ready to contribute lead by Bryce Hediger who works extremely hard in the off season is sitting in the low to mid 80s and should be a permeant fixture in the middle of the lineup building off his .350 season last year as a Freshman. Also looking for JR Dylan George coming off a .325 season to anchor down CF and provide quality innings on the hill. We return 7 starters.

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