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Friday, December 13, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
September 12, 2013
Saint Michael's College, Lyndon State Name New Head Baseball Coaches
Two Vermont collegiate programs will have new head coaches with Matt Rodovick rejoining Saint Michael's College as its head baseball coach and Tom White was named the new mentor at Lyndon State.
Named to the post on August 9, Rodovick was a member of the Saint Michael's coaching staff during parts of the three previous years, and last season was on the staff at Plattsburgh State. He served as the Purple Knights interim head coach in the spring of 2012 guiding the team to 11 victories that year, the program's first back in the Northeast-10 Conference since 1998. The 11 wins included an upset of nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce, 5-3. A native of Stamford, Vermont who is a graduate of Springfield College, he also has been the pitching coach for the Colchester Cannons American Legion program the last three seasons.
Click HERE for the press release on Rodovick from the SMC Athletics website:
White, who was named the Hornets head coach on August 16, comes to Lyndon State after serving as a three-year assistant at D-III Plymouth State College primarily as the team's recruiter and hitting coach. His contributions played a significant role in Plymouth's most recent 20-win season and runner-up finish in the powerful Little East Conference. Prior to that he was a high school coach in Reading, Mass. A native of Lisbon, N.H., White is a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College where he was a baseball and soccer standout. In addition to his coaching duties at Lyndon, White will also serve as a counselor and recruiter with the Lyndon Admissions Department.
Click HERE for the full release on White from the Lyndon State athletics website.
Executive Director, VBCA
Posted by Adam Provost at 6:28 PM
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Vermont Senior All-Stars Meet Saturday, August 10 in Doubleheader
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Many of the finest high school baseball seniors in the state make up the rosters for the 2013 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association North-South Senior All-Star game, announced today by the coaches of both squads. The annual doubleheader will be held this Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Saint Peter's Field in Rutland. Game one first pitch is at 11 a.m. and admission to the twinbill is free.
Coaching the North all-stars will be Roy Sargent of Missisquoi and George Ringer of Vergennes. Assisting them will be Brooks Sturtevant of Missisquoi and Peter Stapleford of Vergennes. The North roster is made up of: Kris Wehner, BFA Fairfax; Davis Mikell, CVU; Caleb Lothian and Matthieu St. Amour, Missisquoi; Greg Gosselin and Monte Green, Mount Mansfield; Jacob Sprague, Randolph; Charlie Boardman, Rice Memorial; Dylan Watts, Spaulding; and Devin Hayes, Charlie Stapleford and Wade Steele, Vergennes. Sargent stated that another player or two could be added on Friday.
Leading the South is Kevin Bellomo of Rutland who is assisted by Bellows Falls' Bob Lockerby and Tim Mitchell of Otter Valley. Members of the South squad are: Evan Parro of Brattleboro; Robert Englund, Jake Stalcup and Zach Stewart, Burr and Burton; Dakota Euber and Matt Graziano, Fair Haven; Justin Devoid and Dylan Terino, Hartford; Justin Owen, Brett Patterson, Tom Roberts and Jim Winslow, Otter Valley; Zach Bahan, Cameron Bow and Weston Lozier, Mount Anthony; Ryan Bellomo and Austin Cozzins, Rutland; and Tyler Bathalon, West Rutland.
August 8, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Annual North-South Senior Baseball All-Star Game Slated For Saturday, August 10
RUTLAND, Vt. -- The annual VBCA North-South Senior All-Star Game will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013 at St. Peters Field in Rutland (rain date is Sunday, August 11). First pitch of game one of the doubleheader is at 11 a.m. and admission to the twinbill is free.
Leading the South senior all-stars will be Rutland's Kevin Bellomo who will be assisted by Bob Lockerby of Bellows Falls and Tim Mitchell of Otter Valley. Heading up the North coaching staff will be Roy Sargent of Missisquoi Valley and he will be assisted by George Ringer of Vergennes. Also on the North staff will be Brooks Sturtevant of Missisquoi Valley and Peter Stapleford of Vergennes.
Rosters will be announced on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.
Posted by Adam Provost at 3:03 PM
Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Below are the 2013 All-League Teams and Awards, selected by each league's coaches (updated July 15, 2013). Coaches of other leagues: please send complete all-league teams to Bruce Bosley at firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Marble Valley League All-Stars and Awards
2013 A Division Coach of the Year: Tony Cirelli, Burr and Burton
2013 B Division, Coach of the Year: Tim Mitchell, Otter Valley
2013 C Division, Coach of the Year: Dan Williams, Poultney
2013 Marble Valley League A Division, First Team
Zach Bahan, Mt. Anthony
Ryan Bellomo, Rutland
Dan Blanchard, Mill River
Cameron Bow, Mt. Anthony
Robert England, Burr and Burton
Dakota Euber, Fair Haven
Matt Graziano, Fair Haven
Pat Mumford, Mill River
Noah Rizio, Burr and Burton
Jake Stalcup, Burr and Burton
Zach Stewart, Burr and Burton
Dylan Terino, Hartford
Matt Upright, Mt. Anthony
2013 Marble Valley League B Division, First Team
Dougie Avellino, Woodstock
Drew Barnum. Leland and Gray
Tyson Boudro, Windsor
Jake Cavacas, Green Mountain
Ethan Hill, Windsor
Ryan Kelley, Otter Valley
Mike LaBeau, Bellows Falls
Michael Muther, Springfield
Justin Owen, Otter Valley
Brett Patterson, Otter Valley
Thomas Roberts, Otter Valley
Zach Wilkins, Leland and Gray
Jim Winslow, Otter Valley
2013 Marble Valley League C Division, First Team
Tyler Bathalon, West Rutland
Brandon Davenport, Poultney
Olden Dwyer, Arlington
Colin Gilbert, MSJ
Brandon Groh, West Rutland
Alex Hawley, Arlington
Brett Kelley, Poultney
Kyle Miles, Proctor
Sam Molner, Twin Valley
Joey Noble, Black River
Lincoln Pritchard, MSJ
Matt Sanborn, MSJ
Sean Shepardson, Poultney
2013 All-Mountain League Baseball Teams and Awards
2013 Mountain League Player of the Year: Kris Wehner, BFA-Fairfax, Sr.
2013 All-Mountain League, First Team
Alex Chapman, BFA-Fairfax
Alex Duca, Peoples Academy
Brett Elliott, Danville
Asa Hoover, BFA-Fairfax
Derrick Langlois, Winooski
Ian Machia, Enosburg
Brett McAllister, Richford
Matt Messier, Lake Region
Ben Pomichter, BFA-Fairfax
Kris Wehner, BFA-Fairfax
2013 All-Mountain League, Second Team
Colton Boylan, Enosburg
Jacob Bray, Winooski
Kyle Combs BFA-Fairfax
Thomas Hakey, BFA-Fairfax
Nick Jettie, Enosburg
Kyle Johnson, Danville
Evan McGregor, BFA-Fairfax
Jake Mills, Danville
Kiley Moody, Peoples
Pat Morrisey, Hazen
2013 All-Mountain League, Third Team
Eli Appleton, Hazen
Dustin Bathalon, Lake Region
Cam Caforia, Enosburg
Jacob Cunningham, Richford
Jesse Larose, Enosburg
Luther Larsen, Hazen
Colton Laura-Bumps, Danville
Jake Learned, Winooski
Eric Remick, Danville
Zac Roy, BFA-Fairfax
2013 Capital League All-Stars
2013 All-Capital League, First Team:
Ross Caswell, Randolph
Davis Guyer, Lyndon
Ben Jickling, Randolph
Nick Jickling, Randolph
Zach Laperle, Randolph
Nate Lynch, Lamoille
Nick Lynch, Lamoille
Dylan MacIsaac, Harwood
Jacob Sprague, Randolph
Jack Thompson, Lamoille
2013 All-Capital League, Second Team:
Ben Brooks, Lyndon
Matt Fischer, Harwood
Riley Fitzgerald, Lamoille
Nolan Howard, Thetford
Dominic Moreno, Harwood
Brandon Pedley, Northfield
Mackenzie Poirier, Randolph
Luke Russell, Harwood
Nate Severance, Lamoille
Nat Swyer, Montpelier
2013 Capital League All-Stars, Honorable Mention:
Dylan Bailey, Tyler Atwood, Harwood; Eric Hoadley, Lamoille; Matt Valentine, Lyndon; Brandon Bova, Montpelier; Sully Caster, Andrew Lyman, Oxbow; Andrew Cawley, Jordan Eastman, Aiden Cleaves, Thetford.
2013 All-Metro League Baseball Team and Awards
2013 Metro League Awards
Coach of the Year: Chris Richard, Essex
Player of the Year: Charlie Boardman, Rice, Sr., C/RHP
Most Runs Batted In: Charlie Boardman, Rice (28)
Most HR: Charlie Boardman, Rice (4)
Most Strikeouts-pitching: Will Conroy, Rice (79)
Most Stolen Bases: Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi (22)
2013 All-Metro First Team:
1B: Connor Bradley, South Burlington, So.
2B: Tyler Warren, Essex, Sr.
3B: Joey Robertson, Essex, So.
SS: Josh Baez, Essex, Sr. ; Nick Berno, BFA St. Albans, Jr.
DH: Justin Ward, Essex, Sr.
C: Ben St. Clair, Mt. Mansfield, Sr.; Wade Steele, Vergennes, Sr,
OF: Dylan Callan, BFA St. Albans, Sr.; David Lacroix, Colchester, Sr: Jonathan Palmer, Essex, Jr.; Josh St. Clair, Mt. Mansfield, Sr.; Matt Baechle, So. Burlington, Jr.;
Pitchers: Ryan Connor, BFA St. Albans, Jr.; Davis Mikell, Champlain Valley, Sr.; Sean Callahan, Colchester, Sr.; Luke Salerno, Sr., Steve Jurkiewicz, Sr., Essex; Matt St. Amour, Missisquoi Valley, Sr.; Will Conroy, Rice, Sr.; Devin Hayes, Vergennes, Sr.
2013 All-Metro Second Team:
1B: Noah Lipman, Burlington, Jr.; Kevin Guild, Spaulding, Sr.
2B: Cory Benoit, Colchester, Sr.; Colin Hanson, South Burlington, Sr.
3B: Josh Rylant, Colchester, Sr.; Cameron Bourbeau, Rice, Jr.
SS: Tommy Fitzgerald, Rice, Jr.; Nick Richer, Vergennes, Sr.
C: Kirk Fontana, Champlain Valley, Sr.; Hudson Seman, Essex, Sr.; David Laroche, Missisquoi Valley, Jr.; Cody Alexander, Mt. Abraham, Sr.
OF: Darren Callan, BFA St. Albans, Sr.; Ryan Boera, Burlington, Sr.; Luke Dolan, Mt. Mansfield, Sr.; Max Smith, Jr. and Paul Valgoi, Jr., South Burlington; Jordan Godfrey, Spaulding, So.
Pitchers: Rayne Supple, So., Dylan Ireland, Sr. and Kyle Stanley, Jr., Champlain Valley; Devin Dessormeau, Colchester, Sr., Sawyer Kamman, Mt. Abraham, Jr.; Greg Gosselin, Mt. Mansfield, Sr.; Jarrett Bridges, Jr. and Colton Hudson, So., St. Johnsbury; Patrick McMackin, So. Burlington, So.; Charlie Stapleford, Vergennes, Sr.
2013 All-Metro Honorable Mention:
Doug Saffo, Josh Waite, BFA St. Albans; Holden Ackerman, Holden Jones, Burlington; Hayden Smith, Champlain Valley; Brandon Arel, Cassidy Moore, Colchester; Jeremy LeClair, Frank Puleo, Essex; Taylor Patterson, Tyler Provencher, Middlebury; Elijah Eaton, Caleb Lothian, Missisqoui; Austin Lafayette, Mt. Abraham; Josh Fitgerald, Greg Gosselin, Mt. Mansfield; Anthony Philip, Tim Shea Jr., Rice; Zach Hale, Moises Nurko, St. Johnsbury; Jason Gaines, Gabe Simpatico, South Burlington; Matt Goldsworthy, Josh Kennison, Spaulding; Zach Ouellette, Justus Sturtevant, Vergennes
Posted by Adam Provost at 4:51 PM
Friday, June 14, 2013
VBCA Members Needed for 2013 VPA State Championships
Updated Championship Schedule (all games at historic Centennial Field):
Division IV: No. 1 South Royalton (16-1) vs. No. 3 Danville (12-6), 7 p.m. Friday
Division II: No. 1 Burr and Burton (17-2) vs. No. 2 Otter Valley (18-1), 7 p.m. Saturday
Division III: No. 1 BFA-Fairfax (18-0) vs. No. 2 Randolph (16-3), 4:30 p.m. Monday
Division I: No. 1 Essex (16-2) vs. No. 3 Champlain Valley (15-4), 7 p.m. Monday
A reminder that the VBCA will need its members to volunteer at the 2013 VPA Baseball State Championships this weekend at historic Centennial Field. Coaches are needed to staff the t-shirt table and sell 50-50 raffle tickets at all four state title games. This is a great source of revenue for the VBCA and members are needed to help at any or all the games. The Vermont Lake Monsters have assured us that this season the t-shirt table will be in a prominent spot where coaches will be able to watch the games.
If anything, please come out to see the tremendous improvements to historic Centennial Field. Among them are new plastic seats in the concrete grandstand areas, new dugouts, new box seats (cutting down the room behind home plate by at least 15 feet), new bullpens, new field surface and the new video scoreboard will be in use for all four games.
If you're driving from out of town and you are concerned about the weather, please call Bruce Bosley at 802-324-8334.