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Monsignor Martin Baseball Preview

Bishop Timon

Head Coach: Jeff Ralabate

Assistant Coaches: Jehrid Steger, Bill Goc, Zac Hayes

2018 Varsity Record: 7-7 MMAA record

Key Players Returning: Sean Hayes, Jeremy Glinski, James Fino, Manny McClain

New Players to watch out for: Jack Martello, Jake Reid, Brian Hilmey

Key Losses due to Graduation: Chris Fisher, Matt Shalloe, Matt O’Brien, Sean Jordan, Javier Morales, Pat Whelan, Steve Reinhardt

Players committed to Playing in College: Sean Hayes- Undecided, 

Jeremy Glinski- Daemen

Cardinal O’Hara High School

Head Coach: Joseph Winkelsas

Assistant Coaches: David Harwell, Shawn Turri, Bob Brennan

2018 Varsity Record: 2 – 12

Key Players Returning: Mathew Buckley, Joe Turri, Kevin Wojcinski, Alex Kubiniec

New Players to watch out for: Mateo Curtis, Steve Weiss, Rob Reszel

Key Losses due to Graduation: Cam Sloma, Michael Didas, Aiden O lay

Players committed to Playing in College: None

Canisius High School

Head Coach: Justin Santonocito

Assistant Coaches: Dale Podlas

Key Players Returning: Jack Arnold, Brian Herrman, Tyler Coy, Thurman Thomas, Dan Tocco

New Players to watch out for: Christian Cabrera, Jacob LaDuca, Vincent Mauro, Thomas Riker, Evan Reiman, Chris Rowan

Key Losses due to Graduation: Jack Collins, Jake Podlas

Players committed to Playing in College: None


Head Coach: Brian Brazee (2nd Year)

Assistant Coaches: Larry Desautels

2018 Varsity Record: 6-12

Key players returning: Matt Raiff (Sr. OF, All-Catholic in 2018), Rob Maulucci (Sr. C/INF/RHP), Cam Bauer (Jr. SS/RHP), Billy Locke (Jr. RHP/3B), Cam Ricotta (Jr. INF/RHP), Pat Berdysiak (So. OF/INF/RHP)

New players to watch out for: Junior Billy Locke returns to the pitching staff after a serious knee injury limited his time in 2018. We have several freshman who will make an impact this year including Ryan McCarthy (1B/RHP), Jackson de Riszner (INF/OF/RHP), Matt Alberti (INF/OF), Luke Blandino (C/RHP), and Joe Blackley (OF).

Key losses due to graduation: The big loss is Ryan Peterson (1B/LHP) who is now at NCCC. His leadership and presence on the mound and in the lineup will be missed but we have more depth than we’ve had in recent years. TJ Banaszak and Cavan Derrigan were also solid contributors that will be missed.

Any additional information: With 6 returning starters and several freshman who can play, we expect to compete in every game. The future is bright with a strong freshman class coming in next year as well.

Players committed to playing in college: Matt Raiff – undecided, likely prep school

St. Francis High School

Head Coach: Paul Bartell

Assistant Coaches: John Catanzaro, Gary Kaczor, Martin Szymanski

2018 Varsity Record: 17-6, Georgetown Cup Champs, #2 in WNY Large Schools

Key Players Returning: Hitch Edwards ‘19 (IF, P), Gavin Krawiec ‘19 (RHP, OF), Mike Hartman ‘19 (LHP), Caine Gregorie ‘19 (1B, C), Taylor Vogel (RHP, Utility),  David Belsito ‘20 (C, 1B)

New Players to watch out for: Mike Heilig ‘20 (RHP, 3B), Jake Sgroi ‘20 (OF), Alex Dzimian ‘20 (IF, RHP) Peyton Consigli ‘21 (OF, RHP)

Key Losses due to Graduation: Cole O’Connor (Niagara University), Ty Syta (LeMoyne University), Andrew Michalski (SUNY Cortland), Justin Kirst (Wentworth College), Ben Heilig (Hilbert College) , Matt Devine, Peyton Kellner

Any Additional Information: Brett Hilton ‘19, who had the game winning hit in the Georgetown Cup Finals in 2018, suffered a season ending knee injury and unfortunately will not be able to play this high school season. Brett is expected to play in college as well.

Pitching and defense will likely be our strengths while we look to see who steps up offensively after losing many of our key offensive players to graduation.  (5 of whom went on to play college baseball).

Players committed to Playing in College:

Hitch Edwards ‘19- St. Bonaventure University (DI)

Caine Gregorie ’19- Gannon University (DII)

Mike Hartman ’19- ECC or Mercyhurst Northeast (JUCO)

Gavin Krawiec ’19-Niagara University (DI)

Other Possibles: Taylor Vogel ’19, Brett Hilton ‘19

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute

Head Coach: Paul Nasca

Assistant Coaches: Glenn Toughey, Jim Bartkowski, Chris Koller

2018 Varsity Record: 17-11 (12-2)

Key Players Returning: Will Carlone, Vince Capolupo, Cade Dick, Sam Murphy, Will Hearn, Mike Merrell, Alex Depczynski and Elliot Widenor

New Players to watch out for: Tino Turello, Nick DiCarlo, Mitchell Floccare

Key Losses due to Graduation: Alex Zulia, Nick Falbo, Ryan Sutherland and Alex D’Anniballe

Any Additional Information: St. Joe’s will play traditional powers Cathedral Prep, McQuaid Jesuit, The Aquinas Institute as well as local powers, Orchard Park and Clarence. St. Joe’s will play the bulk of our non-league schedule down in Myrtle Beach during its spring trip. St. Joe’s returns 4 All Catholics in Carlone, Capolupo, Dick and Murphy. Carlone was also All-WNY

Players committed to Playing in College:

Will Carlone – Virginia Commonwealth

Will Hearn – Siena College

Vince Caploupo – Baldwin Wallce

Mike Merrell – Alleghany College

St. Mary’s of Lancaster

Head Coach: Mike Wagner

Assistant Coaches: Chris Nowak

2018 Varsity Record: 16-7

Key players returning: Cole Laskowski, Brady O’Brien, Chris Nieno, Trent Rumley

New players to watch out for: Trent Rumley, Tyler Kerl, Tyshawn Johnson

Key losses due to graduation: Christian Szablewski, Matt Cieski, Frank Propis, Ben Maurwoski, Pat Basil

Any additional information: Going to Cal Ripken for Spring Training

Players committed to Playing in College: Cole Laskowski-NCCC

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