Thursday, June 28, 2012

2012 Vermont North South Game Rosters Announced

The rosters for the 2012 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association North-South Senior All-Star game have been announced today by the coaching staffs of each squad.

The annual doubleheader will be held this Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Saint Peter's Field in Rutland. Game one first pitch is slated for 11 a.m. and admission to the twinbill is free.

Coaching the North All-Stars will be Tim Albertson of CVU and Chris Richard of Essex. 

The North roster:
Phil Comeau, Frank Grady of Burlington
Brendan Davitt of CVU
Matthew Atwood, Danville
Dave DeFreest and Joe Selvis, Harwood
Casey Covey, Marshall Hastings and Connor Kelley, Middlebury
Jay Flanagan, Montpelier; Tommy Nelson, Ian Shaw, Mount Abraham
Nate Stewart, North Country
Zach Daley and Billy Whaley, Northfield
Ryan Davis, Peoples Academy
Matt Bouvier, South Burlington

Leading the South All-Stars are Kevin Bellomo of Rutland, Al Plante of Mount Anthony and Bellows Falls' Dick Forbush and Bob Lockerby

Members of the South:
Jeremy Kilburn, Cooper Long and Matt Marchia, Bellows Falls
Tim Rumrill, Black River
Tommy Heydinger, Jamie Martell and Soren Pelz-Walsh, Brattleboro
Riley Kevil and Jake Oliver, Burr & Burton
Dan Brown and Derick Hernandez, Fair Haven
Jacob Walker, Green Mountain
Josh Maniery, Mill River
Tyler Kunzmann, Russell Krebs and Nick Solari of Mount Anthony
Sam Major, Rutland
Kirk Pelham, Springfield
Jon Dedell, Woodstock

2012 Marble Valley League All-Stars

The Marble Valley League (MVL) Coaches Association picked All-Star teams at the end of this season. These picks are in addition to the regular MVL All-Stars.

Each MVL league (A, B, and C) picked a player of the year and players at each position to represent a full team. Each player is listed in alphabetical order by position.

Please note, players are listed as presented from each league meeting. Please report any errors to Adam Provost ( ) for corrections.

Congratulations to the players listed below on very successful seasons!

C League:

Player of the Year: Brett Kelley, Poultney

Pitchers: Tyler Bathalon, West Rutland; Alex Hawley, Arlington; Dale Nesbitt, Twin Valley; Tim Rumrill. Black River; Matt Sanborn, MSJ.
Catchers: Jacob Cook, Poultney; Colin Lozizo, Twin Valley.
3B: Brendan Groh, West Rultand; Tyler Rice, Poultney.
SS: Gunnar Beach, Arlington; Joey Callahan, West Rutland; Colin Gilbert, MSJ.
2B: Oldean Dwyer, Arlington; Noah Schmidt, Black River.
OF: Justin Carter, MSJ; Sean Shepardson, Poultney; Nick Clufo, Black River.

B League:

Player of the Year: Jeremy Kilburn, Bellows Falls

Pitchers: Drew Barnum, Caleb Bristol, Leland and Gray; Cooper Long, Bellows Falls; Jon Dedell, Woodstock; Brett Fuller, Springfield; Ethan Hill, Windsor; Logan Little, Chester; Brett Patterson, Otter Valley.
Catcher: Kirk Perham, Springfield.
3B: Jim Winslow, Otter Valley.
SS: Doug Avellino, Woodstock.
2B: Zach Rawling, Bellows Falls.
1B: Zach Cole, Woodstock.
OF: Kyle Cushing, Windsor;  Brandon Reilly, Leland and Gray; Jake Potaine, Springfield
DH: Thomas Roberts, Otter Valley.

A League:

Player of the Year: Tyler Kunzmann, Mt Anthony

Pitchers: Ryan Bellomo, Rutland; Dan Brown, Fair Haven; Tommy Heydinger, Brattleboro; Russell Krebs, Mt Anthony; Josh Maniery, Mill River; Jake Oliver, Burr and Burton; Sawyer Olsen, Brattleboro; Jake Stalcup, Burr and Burton
Catcher: Jamie Martell, Brattleboro;
3B: Ryley Kevil, Burr and Burton
SS: Soren Pelz-Walsh, Brattleboro
2B: Wade Green, Mt Anthony
1B: James MacDonald, Fair Haven; Sam Major, Rutland
OF: Derrick Hernandez, Fair Haven; Zach Fuller, Mill River; Mitch Magarian, Burr and Burton; Nick Solari, Mt Anthony

2012 Underclass Showcase Wrapup

High School juniors into their senior year in 2012-13 as well as a few sophomores from all over Vermont came to Castleton State on June 15, 2012 to show their skills in front of a collection of college coaches in our showcase.

The event helps these players get evaluated and allows college coaches to network on players skills and abilities. Each player will receive a summary that they can use and potentially pass on to college coaches.

Each pitcher threw on a radar gun and was evaluated for speed, accuracy, and mechanics. Each infielder and outfielder was evaluated for arm strength, speed, range, and mechanics. All participants were timed in the 60 yard dash. The event culminated with an open scrimmage format at the end of the day.

Close to 50 Juniors and sophomores attended this year's event. We'll continue to refine this great program. Many thanks to all the players who came out for the event and to the coaches who helped organize. Also many thanks to the umpires that staffed the scrimmage and to the Castleton State baseball program for the use of Spartan Field.

Best of luck to you in your Summer seasons!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mountain, Capital and Metro League All-League Teams

2012 Mountain All-League Teams:

Co-players of the year: Devon Rollins, Winooski; Joey Hostetter, Peoples.

First team:
BFA-Fairfax: Alex Chapman; Kris Wehner. Danville: Matt Atwood, Brett Elliott, Pat Morrissey. Enosburg: Cody Couture. Peoples: Avery Cochran, Ryan Cross, Ryan Davis, Joey Hostetter. Richford:Brett McAllister. Winooski: Devon Rollins.

Second team:
BFA-Fairfax: Asa Hoover, Thomas Hakey. Danville: Kyle Johnson, Scott Remick.Enosburg: Devon Parent. Lake Region:Derik Messier, Kyle Perry. Peoples: Alex Duca, Mike Jaquish. Richford: Hayata Segikagi. Winooski: Cory Chaplin, Nick Cusson-Ducharme.

Honorable mention:
BFA-Fairfax: Kyle Combs, Tyler Meunier, Ben Pomichter, Zac Roy. Enosburg: Colton Boylan. Lake Region: Matt Messier.Peoples: Kiley Moody, Dillon Quad.Richford: Matt Farrar. Winooski: Kyle Bigelow, Cody Hemingway, Winooski.

2012 Capital All-League Teams:

Player of the year: Billy Whaley, Northfield.

First team:
Harwood: David Defreest. Lamoille: Nate Lynch, Jack Thompson.Lyndon: R.J. Trucott. Northfield: Billy Whaley, Zach Daley, Brandon Pedley. Randolph: Jacob Sprague.

Second team:
Harwood: Matt Fischer. Lamoille: Nick Lynch, Brandon Williamson. Oxbow: Andrew Lyman, Oxbow. Montpelier: Jordan Mureta. Northfield: Theo Tillas. Randolph: Ross Casell. Thetford: Joe Fielder. U-32: Calvin McEarthron, U-32.

Honorable mention

Harwood: Joe Selvis, Dylan MacIaasc. Lamoille: Josh Aither. Lyndon: James Shufelt. Montpelier: Jay Flanagan. Northfield: Jeremy Quelch. Randolph: Ben Jickling. Thetford: Alex Goodman.

2012 Metro All- League Teams

Coach of the Year: Tim Albertson, CVU
Player of the Year: Cody Sharrow, senior, Mt. Mansfield

First team
Pitchers: Zach Tandy, senior, Colchester; Curt Echo, senior, CVU; Devin Hayes, junior, Vergennes; Matt St. Amour, junior, Missisquoi; Steve Jurkiewicz, junior, Essex; Will Coles, senior, South Burlington; Will Conroy, junior, and Tim Rensch, senior, Rice.
Infielders: Tommy Nelson, senior, Mt. Abraham; Jack Valley, senior, Essex; Reece Tanguay, senior, Essex; Taylor Raftery, senior, BFA St. Albans;  Matt Roy, senior, Colchester; Davis Mikell, junior, and Drew Nick, senior, CVU.
Outfielders: Caleb Lothian, junior, Missisquoi; Darren Callan, junior, BFA St. Albans; Luke Dolan, junior, Mt. Mansfield; Jared Cayia, senior, Colchester; Jeff Badger, senior, CVU; Paul Valgoi, sophomore, South Burlington.
Catchers: Nate Stewart, senior, North Country; Nick Ouellette, senior, Mt. Abraham; Charlie Boardman, junior, Rice.
DH: Mike Schreiner, senior, BFA St. Albans.

Second team:
Pitchers: Charlie Stapleford, junior, Vergennes; Brandon Streeter, junior, BFA St. Albans; T.J. Wesson, senior, Mt. Mansfield; Sean Callahan, junior, Colchester.
Infielders: Kevin Guild, senior, Essex;  Skyler Bushey, senior, BFA St. Albans; Grant McKinstrie, senior, Mt. Mansfield; Cory Benoit, junior, Colchester; Tucker Kohlasch, senior, CVU; Josh Rylant, junior, Burlington; Tommy Fitzgerald, sophomore, Rice; Marshall Hastings, senior, Middlebury.
Outfielders: Collin Burns, senior, Colchester; Brendan Davitt, senior, CVU; Kevin Prim, senior, Burlington; Phil Comeau, senior, Burlington; Ryan Boera, junior, Burlington; Matt Baechle, sophomore, South Burlington; Tyler Provencher, junior, Middlebury.
Catchers: Kirk Fontana, junior, CVU; Ben St. Clair, junior, Mt. Mansfield
DH: Tim Jones, senior, CVU; Josh St. Clair, junior, Mt. Mansfield.

Honorable mention:

Matt Palmer, Ryan Connor, BFA St. Albans; Zach Hatin, Burlington; Devin Dessormeau, David Lacroix, Colchester; Dylan Ireland, Lawrence Halvorson, CVU; Luke Salerno, J.T. Begnoche, Essex; Ryan Nichols, Milton; Casey Covey, Connor Kelley, Middlebury; Elijah Eaton, Kevin LeBlanc, Missisquoi; Greg Gosselin, Adin Pendris, Mt. Mansfield; Ian Campbell, Ian Shaw, Mt. Abraham; Wyatt Prue, North Country; Tim Bolger, Cameron Bourbeau, Rice;  Tyler Abate, Matt Bouvier, South Burlington;  Griffin Comerci, Lincoln Lemieux, St. Johnsbury; T.J. Kennison, Mitchell Yazavoni, Spaulding; Colin Babcock, Collin Curler, Vergennes.

Friday, June 15, 2012

South Senior Game Tryouts

South All-Star Tryouts are as follows:

June 23 and 25, 5pm (for both dates) at St Peter's Field, Rutland.

Head Coach: Kevin Bellomo
Contact info:

cell: 802-345-9240

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

North Senior Game Tryouts

North Senior Game tryouts will be held on June 25th at 5pm at Rice Memorial High School.

Contact Tim Albertson via email ( ) for more details. 

Junior Showcase Reminder


WHO: Current High School Juniors

WHAT: An opportunity to display your skills and participate in a controlled game for New England and Northeast region baseball coaches

WHERE: Spartan Field, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt.

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 COST: no fees, compliments of the VBCA

Friday, June 8, 2012

Updated Championship Schedule

Friday's DIII State Championship Game Postponed To Sunday (7:30 p.m.)

Due to severe inclement weather forecast for the Burlington area, Friday's VPA Division III State Championship game between Northfield and Blue Mountain has been postponed. It will be played at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at historic Centennial Field

Revised VPA State Baseball Championship Schedule:

Saturday, June 9, 2012:
 D-II   12:00 p.m.   Missisquoi vs. Vergennes
 D-I    4:00 p.m.     Champlain Valley vs. BFA St. Albans

Sunday, June 10, 2012:
D-IV   4:00 p.m.    Danville vs. Mount St. Joseph's
D-III   7:30 p.m.    Blue Mountain vs. Northfield 

Bruce Bosley

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Championship Weekend Schedule 2012

Championship Weekend Schedule at Historic Centennial Field, Burlington VT!

Any changes or cancelations will appear here at on the VPA web site.

Friday 6/8: 

D III: 7pm 
Northfield vs Blue Mountain

Saturday: 6/9: 

D II: 12pm 
Missisquoi vs Vergennes

D I: 4pm 
BFA St Albans vs CVU

Sunday 6/10:

D IV: 4pm
Danville vs MSJ

Thursday, May 24, 2012

2012 Underclass Showcase


WHO: Current High School Juniors and Sophomores

WHAT: An opportunity to display your skills and participate in a controlled game for New England and Northeast region baseball coaches

WHERE: Spartan Field, Castleton State College, Castleton, Vt.

WHEN: 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2012 COST: no fees, compliments of the VBCA

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Clinic Agenda 2012


Annual Spring Coaches Clinic and State Meeting
March 2012


Friday and Saturday, March 9th & 10th

Friday, March 9th –

Coaches Round Table at 7:30pm at the Holiday Inn in Rutland (
Rooms available at a reduced rate.

Contact Mike Brown, Jeff Stetson, or Adam Provost for more information.

Saturday, March 10th –

Coaching Clinic at Castleton State College's Spartan Athletic Complex
9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:15 Two sessions – Nutrition/Fitness with Castleton Strength
Coach Al Jean; Pitching with Castleton State's Pitching Coach Bob
Godlewski in Jeffords Auditorium (the old Black Science building)

10:30-12:00 Castleton State Baseball Team Practice with Spartans Head
Baseball Coach Ted Shipley. Coach Shipley will emphasize creating a
competitive indoor practice.

12:00-12:30 Bruce James on Rules and Regulations

12:30-1:30 VBCA State Association Meeting

$25 Clinic Fee per person
Make checks payable to VBCA.
Fees accepted at the door.

VBCA Meeting March 10 @ Castleton State College


Annual Spring Coaches Clinic and State Meeting
March 2012

The annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association spring clinic and state association meeting is March 10 at Castleton State College. See following page for details. Baseball coaches of every level of play are encouraged to attend. The clinic fee is $25 per person.

We encourage high schools to become a member of the VBCA. Membership dues are $25 per school. Membership entitles your school's coaches and senior baseball players for post-season All-Star consideration.

Please share this notification with other baseball coaches in your community and encourage them to attend. We look forward to talking baseball with you at Castleton State College in March.

Thank You,
Mike Brown