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Niagara Frontier League Baseball Preview

Charter School for Applied Technology

Head Coach: Doug Whitehead

Assistant Coaches: Derrick Spinda, Zac Kiblin

2018 Varsity Record: League Record -3 and 13; Overall Record -4 and 18

Key players returning: Connor Spinda, Elijah Mecklenberg. Joe Callanan

Key losses due to graduation: Sho’quan James

Any Additional Information: Eagles will continue to have a somewhat young team . But that young team has some varsity experience . The eagles look forward to being competitive in the NFL this season . The team has worked very hard in offseason in an effort to better their compete level .

Players committed to playing in college: None

Grand Island Vikings

Head Coach: Dean Santorio

Assistant Coaches: Brian Willats, Peter Kuehne, Greg Nicolia

2018 Varsity Record: 14-4 NFL League Champs

Key players returning: Cam Sionko 1st/P , Easton Speer SS/P

New players to watch out for: Logan Sionko, Jack Dlugokinski, Zach Cramer, Jon Simpson

Key losses due to graduation: Art Meaney, Frank DePalma, John Griffin,

Mark Seibert, Derek Callen, Steven Pufpaff

Players committed to playing in college: None

Kenmore East Bulldogs

Head Coach: Leslie Simon

Assistant Coaches: Chad Moser, Cory Martin

2018 Varsity Record: 5-14

Key Players Returning: Aidan Bova, Nate Murdie

Key losses due to graduation: Dan Spors

Any additional information: 6 sophmores, 4 juniors, 4 seniors, hoping to be improved over last year, strong sophomore class, Aidan Bova should be one of the aces on the hill in the NFL

Players committed to playing in college: None

Kenmore West

Head Coach: John Haynes

Assistant Coaches: Matt Harris, Anthony Balistria, Ed Mahoney, Tom Lunghino,

Kendall Bazinet, Ben Bunker, Gary Giglia, Tim Stoerr

2018 Varsity Record: 14-6

Key players returning: Dom Schmidt, Zach LaPlante, Kyle Schmidt, Jack Reilly

Zac Boyes, Matt Chimera

New players to watch out for: Raphael Smith, Mike Miranda, Jairo Santos

Key losses due to graduation: Owen Green, Andrew Fron

Players committed to Playing in College: Dom Schmidt- NCCC, Zach LaPlante- NCCC, Kyle Schmidt- NCCC

Lewiston-Porter Lancers

Head Coach: Mark Waple

Assistant Coaches: Joe Rizzo, Mike Fitzgerald, Kyle Waple

2018 Varsity Record: 12-8 Lost to Maryvale in Class A2 Finals

Key players returning: Juniors – Anthony Dragone, Cooper Krawczak, Nick Carlo, Zach Reed. Sophs Dom Fazzolari, Adam Coppins

Key losses due to graduation: Mat Carden

Players committed to playing in college: Current Seniors are not playing college ball.

Lockport High School

Head Coach: Dan Petock

Assistant Coaches: Jim Conley

2018 Varsity Record: 7-10

Key players returning: Sean McKinney C, Andrew Gault P,3B, Rhees Perry P

New players to watch out for: Colin Kobylanski CF

Any additional information: 2 new artificial fields

Players committed to playing in college: Sean McKinney-Keuka College

Niagara Falls Wolverines

Head Coach: Rob Augustino

Assistant Coaches: James Hutchinson, Brad McLeod, Dave Zona

2018 Varsity Record: 12-7 overall (11-5 NFL)

Key players returning: Captain Treavor Janese, Senior pitcher and Captain Dom Geracitano, Senior CF and 3 year starter

New players to watch out for: Sophomore 1B Aaron Kifer

Key losses due to graduation: Anthony Coty and Anthony Kinney

Players committed to playing in college: 3B Michael Uhrich and Dom Geracitano to SUNY Fredonia

Niagara Wheatfield Falcons

Head Coach: Jim Hagerty

Assistant Coaches: Kevin Gruarin, Matt Anderson

2018 Varsity Record: 13-5

Key players returning: Tom Peltier, Ethan Guthrie, Chris Cacciatore, Ben Salomon, Andrew Stillinger, Adam Liberti, Peyton Siegmann

Key losses due to graduation: James Filippelli

Players committed to playing in college: Tom Peltier – Canisius

North Tonawanda

Head Coach: Eric Partell

Assistant Coaches: Nathan Rarick

2018 Varsity Record: 2-14

Key players returning: Casey Trombley, Liam McMurray, Camerin Holmes

Key losses due to graduation: Max Nieno

Any additional information: Graduated 10 seniors. 2019 roster consists of 5 sophomores, 6 juniors, and 3 seniors. There is a lot of fresh, young baseball talent that will be getting their feet wet at the varsity level. Coach Partell moving up from the JV along with 9 first year varsity players.

Players committed to playing in college: None

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