Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Exposure Widens for Vermonters At Successful Fourth Annual VBCA Junior Showcase

July 1, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. -- For the fourth straight year the annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase was a success as the underclass athletes worked out in front of coaches from 21 collegiate programs. This year's showcase was held Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Castleton State College's Spartan Field.

Fifty Vermont high school baseball student-athletes displayed their skills and participated in a simulated and controlled game for over 20 New England and Northeast region college baseball coaches from 21 different programs from all three NCAA divisions and a junior college. 

Coaches from the following collegiate programs were on hand to evaluate the prospects: Castleton State, Lyndon State, Norwich, Saint Michael's, Siena, Fairfield, Plattsburgh State, Wheaton, Endicott, Nichols, St. Lawrence, Clarkson, Franklin Pierce, Assumption, St. Joseph's (Maine), Keene State, Union, Skidmore, RPI, Union and Western Oklahoma State.

Among the highlights of the prospects skills were:  fastest 60-yard time: Curtis Gauthier (Williamstown, OF/LHP);  top catcher POP time: Ethan McCollister (Union 32, C) and Andrew Gonyaw (North Country, C); top pitcher-velocity, Henry Conroy (Rice Memorial, RHP); and top pitcher-accuracy, Joe Brown (Poultney, RHP). Three junior hurlers at the showcase averaged 84 mph or better in their outings: Conroy, Derek Sanderson (Colchester, RHP/SS) and Sam Mikell (Champlain Valley, RHP/3B).

Special thanks for their efforts for the fourth annual showcase go out to: Ted Shipley of host Castleton State College for the use of his program's facility; veteran Vermont umpires Larry Riegert and Denny Barnard for donating their time; Tim Mitchell of Mitchell Tees in Brandon; and the many head coaches and assistants from VBCA member schools for volunteering at the showcase.

For the third straight season nearly 90 former Vermont high school players from all four divisions statewide were represented on 2015 NCAA Division I, II and III baseball rosters. Many of the freshmen and sophomores on the 2015 rosters participated in the first two VBCA Junior Showcases.

For more information, please contact Bruce Bosley, VBCA Executive Director at:

Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Vermont High School Baseball All-League Teams and Awards

2015 Vermont State Champions:
Division 1: Rice Memorial (18-2)
Division 2: Lamoille Union (18-2)
Division 3: BFA Fairfax (19-1)
Division 4: Blue Mountain Union (14-5)

Click HERE for past state champions on (courtesy of Paul Stanfield)

2015 Capital League All-Stars:

Co-Capital Players of the Year: Dylan Bailey, Harwood; Riley Fitzgerald; Lamoille

All-Capital League, First Team:
Dylan Bailey, Harwood
Jon Blakeney, Thetford
Alex Delhagen, Randolph
Riley Fitzgerald, Lamoille
Leland Goodenough, Randoph
Josh Guyer, Lyndon
Eric Hoadley, Lamoille
Kody Jones, Lamoille
Adam Lamson, Harwood
Tristan Longmoore, Oxbow
Eddie White, Oxbow

All-Capital League, Second Team:
Connor Baker, Randolph
Jordan Hansen, U-32
Nick Jickling, Randolph
Sawyer Ladensack, Harwood
Ethan McCollister, U-32
Jorge Rosado, Montpelier
Jayden Royer, Lamoille
Matt Samhalter, Thetford
Aidan Trombley, Lamoille
Chris Underhill, Oxbow

Honorable Mention:
Sam McGinty, Harwood; Nate Selby, Reid Somners, Lamoille; Eric Gerders, Northfield;  Connor Brown, Noland Howard, Thetford; Jackson Root, Justin Vincent, U-32

2015 Mountain League All-Stars:

2015 Mountain League Player of the Year: Matt Messier, Lake Region

All-Mountain League, First Team:
Nick Audet, Peoples Academy
Cam Caforia, Enosburg
Alex Chapman, BFA Fairfax
Kyle Combs, BFA Fairfax
Jacob Cunningham, Richford
Dillon Gile, Lake Region
Asa Hoover, BFA Fairfax
Deli Hue, Richford
Tucker Judkins, Peoples Academy
Caleb Laroche, Enosburg
Evan McGregor, BFA Fairfax
Matt Messier, Lake Region
Kiley Moody, Peoples Acadeny

All-Mountain League, Second Team: 
Alec Burns, Enosburg
Kunny Doan, Richford
Jake Hakey, BFA Fairfax
Jackson Hussey, Hazen
Cameron Kelley, Peoples Academy
Matt Larose, BFA Fairfax
Colton Loura-Bumps, Danville
Connor Johnson, Danville
Derek Richardson, Hazen
Noah Swainbank, Enosburg

Honorable Mention:
Jared Quick, Tanner Benoit, BFA Fairfax; Tyler Wells, Travis Grosse, Danville; Nate Murray, Enosburg; Denver Bodette, Lake Region; Jeremy Small, Peoples Academy; Kyle Doan, Richford; Mark Billado, Winooski.

2015 All Metro Division All-Stars and Awards
Coaches of the Year: Tim Albertson, Champlain Valley; John Learned, Milton
Player of the Year: Rayne Supple, RHP/SS, Champlain Valley

Statistical Awards (regular season only):
Most RBI: Joey Robertson, Essex (26)
Most HR: Colin Myrick, North Country (8)
Most Stolen Bases: Anthony Phillip, Rice (22)
Most Strikeouts (pitching): Will Hesslink, Rice (68)

All-Metro Division, First team
C: Sean Remillard, Rice
1B: Shea Ireland, Champlain Valley
2B: Richard Walker, Missisquoi Valley
3B: Joey Robertson, Essex
SS: Colin Myrick, North Country
DH: Tyler Tatro, BFA-St. Albans
OF: Brandon Arel, Colchester
OF: Connor Bradley, South Burlington
OF: Anthony Phillip, Rice
OF: Deagan Poland, Champlain Valley
Pitchers: Henry Conroy, Rice; Will Hesslink, Rice; Tyler Lamphere, Milton; Patrick McMackin, South Burlington; Will Potter, Champlain Valley;  Derek Sanderson, Colchester

All-Metro Division, Second team
C: Jacob Gaboriault, Essex; Kyle Leggett, Mt. Mansfield
1B: Nathan Peura, Mt. Mansfield
2B: First team only. 
3B: Austin Purinton, Rice. 
SS: Elijah Baez, Essex
DH: Holden Ackerman, Burlington
OF: Spencer Lieberman, South Burlington
OF: Ian Walsh, Missisquoi Valley
OF: Luke Covey, Milton
OF: Brian Godard, Essex 
OF: Josh Flory, Spaulding
Pitchers: Sam Mikell, Champlain Valley; Eddie Hockenbury, South Burlington; Zach Mazuzan, Burlington; Noah Baez, Essex; Rob Chase, Colchester; Mark Connor, BFA-St. Albans

Honorable Mention:
Matt Sanders, Levi Stanley, BFA-St. Albans;  Jack Lenihan, William Ackerman, Burlington;  Dan Poodiack, Landon Carpenter, Champlain Valley; Jared Antoniak, Jared Rylant, Colchester; Maverick King, Jeremy LeClair, Essex; Kyle Apgar, Logan Bean, Milton; Logan Day, Ryan Marquis, Missisquoi Valley;  Ernie Brouillard, Michael Jerome, Mt. Abraham; Alec Pelton, James Gaboriault, Mt. Mansfield; Andrew Gonyaw, Nick Sicard, North Country; Chris Jansen, John Boardman, Rice; Garrett MacDonald, St. Johnsbury;  Theo McDowell, Henry Cunningham, South Burlington;  Zach McWain, Cameron Flinn, Spaulding; Hunter O'Connor, Vergennes

2015 Marble Valley League All-Stars

All-MVL A Division, First Team: 
Jordy Allard, Hartford
Jordon Godfrey, Rutland
Jon Iris, Burr and Burton
Andy Kenosh, Rutland
Skylar LaFerriere, Rutland
Shea Mooney, Mount Anthony
Noah Normyle, Mount Anthony
Jacob Perkins,  Hartford
Codi Smith, Hartford
Griff Stalcup, Burr and Burton
Coach of the Year: Jarrod Grassi, Hartford

Honorable Mention:
Tyler Kraehling, Adam Maitland, Burr and Burton; Hunter Perkins, Hartford; Austin Condo, Carson Cushman, Pat Powers, Mount Anthony; Dylan Hotchkiss, Rutland.

All-MVL B Division, First Team: 
Ryan Darling,  Mill River
Carson Fullam, Bellows Falls
Ethan Illingworth, Bellows Falls
Ian Misencik, Fair Haven
Pat Mumford,  Mill River
Lincoln Pritchard,  Mill River
Russell Simonds, Windsor
Austin Stack, Bellows Falls
John Winslow, Otter Valley
Coach of the Year: Gary MacDonald, Mill River

Honorable Mention:
Brady Illingworth, Zach Streeter, Bellows Falls; Taylor Kyhill, Nathan Bathalon and Sam Eaton, Fair Haven; Mike Morgan, Mill River; Emmett Thurston, Otter Valley; Conner Gould, Nick LeBeau, Windsor.

All-MVL C Division, First Team: 
Joe Brown, Poultney
Josh Donna, Leland & Gray
Joe Epler, Green Mountain
Connor Hill,  Poultney
Kyle Kemp, Green Mountain
Corey Nystrom, Leland & Gray
John Peloso, Leland & Gray
Ben Tubbs,  Springfield
Kyle White, Springfield
Coaches of the Year: Dan Williams, Poultney; Rich Saypack, Springfield

Honorable Mention:
Kyle Cyr, Green Mountain; Alex Field, Poultney; Lack Tubbs, Springfield; Joe Bianchi, Woodstock.

All-MVL D Division, First Team: 
Derrick Almond, Proctor
Jeremy Avoli, West Rutland
Eric DeBlasio, Mount St. Joseph
Jonah Farrow, Mount St. Joseph
Kyle Miles, Proctor
Sam Molner, Twin Valley
Kyle Murdock, Twin Valley
Joey Noble, Black River
Josh Smith, West Rutland
Ethan Van Guilder,  Black River
Josh Wasilewski, Mount St. Joseph
Coach of the Year: Jacob Downey,  Mount St. Joseph

Honorable Mention: 
Adam Sears, Arlington; Rye Greineder, Black River; Nate O'Shea, Shane Protivansky, Mount St. Joseph; Tyler Carrington, Proctor; Brett Swanson, Twin Valley; Matt Bathalon, Taylor Lio, Hunter Mason, West Rutland.

2015 Central Vermont League All-Stars: 

All-CVL First Team:
Ben Beaudin, Williamstown
Bryden Bonasera, Chelsea
Taylor Call, Concord
Ben Cole, Williamstown
Tyler Davis, Blue Mountain
Kolin Huntington, Rivendell
Caleb Martin, Twinfield
Dalton Mcdougall, South Royalton
Hunter McLaughlin, Williamstown
Mark Puffer, Blue Mountain

Honorable Mention:

Matthew Page, Blue Mountain; Buddy Durkee, MaCaden Lyford, Camden Morrison,  Chelsea; Logan Quimby, Concord; Brandon Locke, Craftsbury; Dashiel Fukushima, Rivendell; Kevin Kingsbury, Ben Wardwell, Rochester; Sam Berk, Keanan Thompson, South Royalton.