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Niagara Orleans Baseball Preview

Niagara Orleans Baseball Preview

School Name: Barker

Head Coach: Rob Mucha

Assistant Coaches: Shane Phillips

2021 Varsity Record: 0-12

Key Players Returning: Sr Jaret Black (CF), Jr Aidan Voss (P, SS, C), Sr Drew Sandolfini (P, IF)

Key Losses due to Graduation: Shane Gerhardt (1B)

Any Additional Information: Looking to improve on our defense and on base percentage in order to compete against all the big schools in the N-O league.

School Name: Akron Tigers

Head Coach: Greg Bell (18th year)

Assistant Coaches: Justin Klodzinski (4rd year)

2021 Varsity Record: 12-8 (8-4 N.O. League)

Key Players Returning: Jack Klodzinski – (Sr)  SS, P  1st Team All N.O. in 2021. Hit .400 with 22 SB, 4-1 on the hill..

Andrew Romesser –  (Jr)  U, P, C  Played all 9 positions in 2021 and did not commit an error.

Kyle Swift (Jr) OF Hit .306 in 2021

New Players to watch out for:  Freshmen twins Anthony (C) and Vince Consiglio (OF) and Soph Dawson Stone (1B)

Key Losses due to Graduation:

Mitchell Holtz (NCCC) and Adam Mietz (Alfred U – football) both 1st team All NO selections in 2021.

Jacob Mazza – 2nd Team All N.O. in 2021

Any Additional Information: Klodzinski established himself as one of the best players in the N.O. last season and we will lean heavily on his arm and bat as our young players and first year starters develop.

School Name: Albion Central School

Head Coach:  Bruce Blanchard

Assistant Coaches: Kyle Syck

2021 Varsity Record: 3-9

Key Players Returning: Tyler Gibson -2nd team all league, Javon Jones – 2nd team all league, Amari Jones – honorable mention all league

New Players to watch out for: Caleb Fox-pitcher, Jacob Hughson-outfield Key Losses due to Graduation: Alex Gibson, Austin Aman, Bailey Blanchard

Any Additional Information: Have top two pitchers back with Tyler Gibson and Amari Jones. The team has more depth and competition for starting spots, which should help us be more successful.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Tyler Gibson-Houghton College

School Name: Medina High School

Head Coach: Jon Sherman

Assistant Coaches:  Chris Goyette and Brian Fry

2021 Varsity Record:  16-1

Key Players Returning: Aidan Paul, Xander Payne, Joe Cecchini, Zach Fike

New Players to watch out for: Tyler Kroening, Julio Doval, Brody Fry and Ryleigh Culver

Key Losses due to Graduation:  Brian Fry, AJ Seefeldt, Austin Mosher, Alex Doval

Any Additional Information: Full schedule including games against section V rivals Livonia, Batavia, Leroy and McDowell from Erie Pa.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Zach Fike NCCC,  Xander Payne Cortland, Joe Cecchini Maritime to play football

School Name: Newfane

Head Coach:  Chad Gretz

Assistant Coaches: Ryan Keys, Tyler Gugliuzza

2021 Varsity Record:  4-8

Key Players Returning:  Brady Harrington, Gerhig Wilson, Tyler Baes,  Josh Snyder

New Players to watch out for:  Ben Dickenson, Jonathan Beiter,  Konner Courtemanche,

Joe Fabiano

Key Losses due to Graduation: Tyler Oudette, Cade Littman

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known?

Brady Harrington- Alfred State

School Name: Royalton Hartland JR/Sr High

Head Coach: Jim Heideman

Assistant Coaches: Bob Mettler

2021 Varsity Record: 13-4

Key Players Returning: 

– Sr. Ryan Mettler, SS/P , Sr John Conley OF, Sr Jay Heideman OF/P, Junior-Thomas Russo-SS/P, Soph- Jake Gould 2nd/P, Soph-Brayden Hy 3rd/P, Soph-Ethan Kuzma C, Soph Dawson Draper-OF/P

New Players to watch out for: Soph-Remington Albee 1B  Junior-Zack Walker OF/P

Key Losses due to Graduation: Noah Stern, Hunter Babel

Any Additional Information: Returning a young core group, look to be completive this year.

Players committed to Playing in College and Where if known? Ryan Mettler will be attending Finger lakes Community College

School Name: Wilson

Head Coach: William Atlas

Assistant Coaches: Zach Ganshaw

2021 Varsity Record: 5-8

Key Players Returning: Tyler Johnston, Drew Dabill, Conner Ernest, John Ernest, Luke Atlas

New Players to watch out for: Matt Fox, Aidan Winslow

Key Losses due to Graduation: Mike Miller

Any Additional Information: Interested to see how things go now that we are a C school

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