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ECIC IV Pre Season Profiles

Alden Central School

Head Coach: Joe Olaf

Assistant Coaches: N/A

2017 Varsity Record: 14 – 5

Starters Returning: Bryan Cybulski (SS) , Adam Wood (OF) , Lucas Jurek (P)

Key Players: Bryan Cybulski, Adam Wood, Lucas Jurek, Alex Rzepka

Key Losses due to Graduation: None

Goals for Season: Keep the winning tradition alive.

Players committed to playing in college and where if known? n/a

Cleveland Hill High School

Head Coach: Michael Hamner

Assistant Coaches: Steve Maranto and Jared Prince ( Modified)

2017 Varsity Record: 2-11 (2-10 League)

Starters Returning: Brett Kochanski, Travis Hay, Eric Osswald, Sean Jones, David Grant, Jared Dietl

Key Players: Brett Kochanski, David Grant, Travis Hay, Sean Jones, Alex Rojek, Devon Grant, Jared Dietl

Key Losses due to Graduation: Tyler Phillips, Trevor Lewis, David Steiner, Mike Gozdziak, Mitchell Dietl

Goals for Season: To continue to build a hard working team that is a tough opponent for any team we play. To show what a great group of young men we have not only on the baseball field but also in the classroom as well as in the community.

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Brett Kochanski Canisius David Grant will probably play at the college level somewhere next year as well

Depew High School ( Wildcats )

Head coach – Dennis Crawley Jr

Asst coach – Tony Sekuterski

2017 Record – 10-7 ( lost B1 Championship to Alden 6-3 )

Returning Starters – Anthony Hammer(12) , Joe Pagano(11) , Zac Buck (11) , Josh Goss (11) , Sean Miller (11) , Ryan Haak (12) , Dante DiRienzo (11)

Key Players – Anthony Hammer , Zac Buck , Joe Pagano , Dante DiRienzo and Sean Miller

Key losses – Aaron Potter , Jon Wolf and Brendan Hejmanowski

Goals – To continue to build a  ” Program ” and teach the young men the proper way to play the game and Hopefully go a step further then we did last year.

College commit – Anthony Hammer ( NCCC )

Eden Jr./Sr. High School

Head Coach: Eric Cooper   

Assistant Coaches: Brian LoTempio, Matthew Haier

2017 Varsity Record: 12 Wins, 6 losses

Starters Returning: Evan Kelly, Colton Stetz, Gavin Musielak

Key Players: Colton Stetz, Gavin Musielak, Evan Kelly, Brett Schmitz, Marty Barnack

Key Losses due to Graduation: Sawyer Overhoff, Joe LoTempio

Goals for Season: Win ECIC IV and Class B

Holland Dutchmen

Head Coach: Allan Bett

Assistant Coaches: N/A

2017 Varsity Record: 7-7

Starters Returning: Josh Ratajczak, Cory Scull, Tyler Scheffler, Nolan Perry, Parker Bray, Griffin Smith, Jaxon Smith

Key Players: Scheffler, Perry, Ratajczak, Bray

Key Losses due to Graduation: Pierce Gardon, Dylan Taylor

Goals for Season: Be competitive in league play and sectionals.

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

John F. Kennedy

Head Coach: Casey Snyder and P.J. Odrobina

Assistant Coaches: N/A

2017 Varsity Record: 3-12

Starters Returning: Mike Nawojski, Mark Konczal, Jake Braniecki, Mitchell Fischer, Zach Zotara, Justin Gerace, Jax Lighten, Jason Leonarczyk

Key Players: Jake Braniecki, Mark Konczal, Mike Nawojski, Mitchell Fischer

Key Losses due to Graduation: None

Goals for Season: Win the division and win the section

Lackawanna Steelers

Head Coach: Jeff Otremba

Assistant Coaches: N/A

2017 Varsity Record: 3-9

Starters Returning: C/SS Zach Plehinger, OF/P Alex Rodriguez, SS/P Danny Elvers, INF/P Drew Kowalski, !B Eddy Bender, P/3B Cris Swiatek, OF Alec Sweet, 2B Andrew Sarick

Key Players: Cris Swiatek, Alex Rodriguez, Zach Plehinger, Danny Elvers, Eddy Bender, Matt Rodriguez (8th grade)

Key Losses due to Graduation: none

Goals for Season: To be on top of division, have successful Florida trip/experience, and to go further than any Lackawanna team in last 30 years

Players committed to playing in college and where if known?

Alex Rodriguez( Titans 16u), only jr…..Matt Rodriguez Titans, Cris Swiatek and Danny Elvers ( Tiatns collegiate 21U and possibly Royal Printing)…. All have desire and potential to play next level but are not committed to a place yet

Tonawanda Warriors

Head Coach: John Frank

Assistant Coaches: Garrett Gardner, Jordan McGregor, Brian McCarthy

2017 Varsity Record: 15-3   ECIV IV Champs

Starters Returning: Seniors – Anthony Angelo, Tyler Buczkowski, Josh Mouton. Juniors – Josh Allen, Owen Baker, Jake Eiss, Jake Witkopf. Sophomore – Austin Schroeder

Key Players: SS/P Anthony Angelo , OF/P Tyler Buczkowski, and 3B/P Austin Schroeder

Key Losses due to Graduation: OF/P Noah Mouton

Players to watch out for that should be on everyone’s radar and are not yet:

3B/P – Austin Schroeder, OF/P – Jake Witkopf

Goals for Season: Compete for a chance to win the division, improve every day, and make a run in the Sectionals.

*EDEN DID NOT RETURN A PRE-SEASON PROFILE FORM

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