Monday, May 30, 2016

2016 VBCA Junior Showcase To Be Held Thursday June 16 at Castleton

Previous showcases have widened exposure for many Vermont high school underclass student-athletes  

The fifth annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Castleton University's Spartan Field in Castleton, Vermont. Vermont high school baseball student-athletes who are in the 11th grade in 2015-16 will have the opportunity to display their skills and participate in a controlled game for New England and Northeast region collegiate baseball coaches. Juniors will have first priority for the 50 spots available in the showcase. If spots open up for sophomores (grade 10 in 2015-16), it will be by invitation only.

The showcase will be administered by VBCA member coaches.

On-field registration for the student-athletes begins at 11:30 a.m. with the first showcase workouts beginning at noon. Rain date for the event is the following week. The cost per student-athlete is $25, payable to the VBCA.  Student-athletes can contact their coach for more information and for registration forms. 

Other questions- and other requests for registration forms- can be sent to Bruce Bosley, VBCA executive director, at or The deadline for registration is June 13, 2016. 

The fourth annual VBCA Showcase was held in June 2015. Nearly 50 underclass student-athletes displayed their skills in front of coaches from over 20 collegiate baseball programs at all levels from throughout the Northeast, and one from the southwest.

Over 70 former Vermont high school players were represented on 2016 NCAA Division I, II and III, and USCAA four-year baseball rosters. Several earned all-conference honors and participated or will participate with schools advancing to the NCAA Baseball Championship.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Vermont To Host 2016 Twin State Baseball Classic at Lyndon State College

Contact: Bruce Bosley, executive director, VBCA:

The 2016 Twin State Baseball Classic pitting many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire will be held at Lyndon State College's Skip Pound Field on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association and Lyndon State will be the hosts for this year's twin-bill.

Last year the Twin State Baseball Classic returned after an 11-year hiatus with Vermont and New Hampshire splitting a pair of games at Holman Stadium in Nashua, N.H. 

Home of the D-III LSC Hornets, Skip Pound Field has undergone several renovations over the last few years including a new infield surface and mounds, warning tracks, a new scoreboard, dugouts and bathrooms. Lyndon State College is easily accessible to I-91, I-93, US Routes 5 and 2. 

First pitch of game one of the doubleheader (two seven-inning games) will be at 11 a.m. The Vermont squad will be the top seniors from the all four divisions of the state while for the at least one more year, the Granite State will be made up of New Hampshire's top seniors from its Division III and IV. 

Head coach for the Green Mountain State will be Mike Brown of BFA Fairfax, a LSC alum. Joining him on the Vermont staff will be Scott Blood of Blue Mountain, Bob Lockerby of Bellows Falls and Marcel Girouard of Burlington. The Vermont roster will be announced in early June.

Co-sponsor of the event is the New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association led by Brent Demas, a Vermont-native who is the head coach at Londonderry High.

Friday, May 20, 2016

70-plus Vermonters on Four-Year Collegiate Rosters During 2016 Season

Contact: Bruce Bosley, VBCA 

Seventy-plus former Vermont high school baseball players were student-athletes and coaches on NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III, and USCAA (four-year) collegiate baseball rosters for the 2016 season. 

The list includes six Vermonters on NCAA Division I programs (two in the ACC) and six former Vermont high school or collegiate products as NCAA head coaches. In all divisions, several student-athletes played on teams that earned spots in the NCAA Baseball Championship tournaments including Castleton (Vt.) University, champions of the D-III North Atlantic Conference (the 2016 D-I field will be announced in late May). Earlier this month the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland won the 2016 USCAA national title winning the College World Series in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Several Vermonters were team captains or earned all-conference honors. A complete honor roll will be posted on later this spring.

The list was compiled by the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association. The student-athletes and coaches come from 42 different Vermont high school programs representing all four VPA divisions, and come from all areas of the Green Mountain State.

If you know of any others on four-year collegiate rosters, please e-mail Bruce Bosley, executive director of the VBCA, at or  

NCAA Division I:
Clemson: Mike Triller, Sr, OF, Rutland;  
Fairfield: George Molner, Sr., RHP, Twin Valley (Wilmington);  
Siena: Ryan Bellomo, So., RHP, Rutland; 
St. John's: Matthew Messier, Fr., RHP, Lake Region (North Troy);
South Dakota St.: Cody Sharrow, Sr., IF, Mt. Mansfield (Jericho).
Wake Forest: Rayne Supple, Fr, RHP, Champlain Valley (Shelburne)

NCAA Division II:
Saint Michael's: Curt Echo, Sr., RHP, Champlain Valley (Shelburne);  Zach Lanzillo, So., LHP, Mt. St. Joseph (Rutland); Joey Robertson, IF/OF, Essex

Bowdoin: Kyle Stanley, So., RHP, Champlain Valley (Shelburne);
Castleton: Ethan Hanson, Sr, RHP, South Burlington; Conner Johnson, Sr., RHP, Fair Haven (Castleton); Sam Spencer, Sr., RHP, Mt. Mansfield (West Bolton); Nick Swim, Jr, IF, BFA St. Albans;  Zach Bahan, Jr., 3B, Mt. Anthony (Shaftsbury); Dylan Watts, Jr., IF, Spaulding;  Michael LaBeau, Jr., RHP, Bellows Falls; Luke Salerno, Jr., RHP, Essex; Steve Jurkiewicz, Jr., LHP, Essex; Devin Hayes, Jr., RHP, Vergennes; Zach Dichard, So., IF, South Burlington; Aaron Smith, So., LHP,  Middlebury; Dylan Bailey, Fr., IF, Harwood (Duxbury); Tyler Davis, Fr., RHP, Blue Mountain (Groton); Brandon Davenport, Fr., C, Poultney; Skylar LaFerriere, Fr., C, Rutland, Pat Mumford, Fr., OF, Mill River (Chippenhook); Deegan Poland, Fr. OF, Champlain Valley (Williston); Charlie Stapleford, Fr., RHP, Vergennes;
Colby-Sawyer: Justin Devoid, Jr., 1B, Hartford (Quechee); Doug Avellino, So., IF, Woodstock;
Endicott: Nick Berno, So., IF, BFA St. Albans; 
FDU Florham: Jake Alercio, Fr., IF, Rutland;
Fisher: Scott Bigelow, Sr., RHP, Spaulding (Montpelier)
Hamilton: David Rose, Sr., IF, Burlington;
Husson: Darik Messier, Sr., 1B, Lake Region (North Troy); Alex Chapman, Fr., OF/LHP, BFA Fairfax (Westford); Dylan Covey, Fr., OF, Milton, Sean Remillard, Fr., C, Rice Memorial (Fairfax);
Keene State: Kevin Guild, Sr., RHP, Essex; Noah Rizio, So., RHP, Burr and Burton (Manchester Center); 
Lasell: Brandon Arel, Fr., OF, Colchester;
Lesley: Aaron Rhodes, Jr., OF, Rutland; 

Lewis and Clark (Oregon): Holden Jones, Fr., RHP, Burlington; 
Lyndon State: Reese Tanguay, Jr., IF, Essex (Essex Junction);  Shane LaCroix, Jr., RHP, St. Johnsbury; Nate Stewart, Jr., C, North Country (Newport); Devon Rollins, Jr., IF, Winooski; Ian Machia, So., IF, Enosburg (Montgomery); Ben Brooks, So., OF/P, Lyndon Institute; Colin Clark, So., OF, Rutland; Davis Guyer, So., RHP, Lyndon Institute; David Laroche, So., C, Missisquoi Valley (Franklin); Josh Laroche, So., OF, Missisquoi Valley (Franklin); Zach Hale, So., IF/RHP, St. Johnsbury; Josh Kennison, Fr., RHP, Spaulding (Barre); Wyatt Prue, Fr., 1B, North Country (Westfield)
UMass Dartmouth: Sean Callahan, Jr., RHP, Colchester; 
Maine-Farmington: Brett Elliott, So., RHP, Danville; 
Middlebury: Mark Dickerson, Sr., RHP, Mt. Abraham (Bristol); Jake Stalcup, Jr., RHP, Burr and Burton (Manchester);
New England College; Brighton Bischofberger, So., RHP, Green Mountain (Londonderry); Colby Howe, Fr., LHP, Bellows Falls;
Nichols: Ross Caswell, So., C, Randolph; 
Norwich: Billy Whaley, Sr-inj., RHP/1B, Northfield; Brandon Pedley, Jr., C, Northfield; Kyle Lamorey, Jr., SS, Northfield; Kyle Farquharson, Jr., RHP, Blue Mountain (So. Ryegate);  Leland Goodenough, Fr.-inj, C, Randolph; Chris Leach, Fr., C, Vergennes;
Plattsburgh State: Kyle Combs, Fr., IF,/RHP, BFA Fairfax; Jordan Godfrey, Fr., IF, Rutland; 
Rensselaer (RPI); Patrick McMackin, Fr., RHP, South Burlington;
Rivier: Eddie Soucie, Sr., RHP, Blue Mountain (South Ryegate);
U. Rochester: Will Conroy, Jr.-inj, OF., Rice Memorial (Shelburne); 
St. Lawrence:  Frank Grady, Sr., RHP, Burlington;
College of St. Joseph: Derek Osborne, Sr., RHP, Springfield; Tyler Kunzmann, Jr., RHP/1B, Mt. Anthony (Bennington); Russ Krebs, Jr., RHP, Mt. Anthony (Bennington); Brett Patterson, So., RHP, Otter Valley (Brandon);  Lincoln Pritchard, Fr., OF/RHP; Mill River (Clarendon);  
Skidmore: Hayden Smith, So., C, Champlain Valley (Williston); Will Potter, Fr., RHP/IF, Champlain Valley (Charlotte);
Thomas (Me.): Casey Covey, Sr., C, Middlebury;  Ezra Caron, Fr., OF, Mt. Anthony (Pownal);
Worcester Poly (WPI): Rob Chase, Fr., RHP, Colchester (Grand Isle); Shea Mooney, Fr., IF, Mt. Anthony (Bennington)

Head Coaches: 
Amherst:  Brian Hamm, head coach, Middlebury College
Fairfield: Bill Currier, head coach, Essex (UVM);  
MIT: Andy Barlow, head coach, Burlington (UVM); 
Norwich: Frank Pecora, head coach, Northfield; 
Saint Michael's, Greg Wells, int head coach, Essex (American);
Wentworth: Steve Studley, head coach, Castleton; 
Assistant Coaches: 
Endicott: Taylor English, Spaulding (Endicott);
Fairfield: Mike Cole, (UVM); Dan Gasparino,  (UVM);
Keene State: Cagney Brigham, Enosburg (Castleton); 
Lyndon State: Greg Mehuron,  Harwood (Colby Sawyer); Sam Matthews, St. Johnsbury (Lyndon St.)
Middlebury: Mike Phelps, Middlebury (Castleton); 
Norwich: Paul Morgan, Essex (Williams); John Rhoades, Woodstock
College of St. Joseph's: Cam Curler, Vergennes (Castleton); Patrick Riley, Hartford (Castleton)
Plattsburgh St.: Matt Meunier, Colchester; 
Saint Michael's, George Buteau, Burlington (SMC); Len Whitehouse,  Burlington;
Southern New Hampshire:  Zach Labarron,  Mt. Anthony (SNHU);
Thomas (Me.): Matt Eisenhuth, Leland and Gray;