Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Vermont Announces Twin State Baseball Classic Roster


Annual Game Slated For June 23 in White River Junction, VT  

 

Contact:  Bruce Bosley, executive director, VBCA (bbosley.vbca@gmail.com)

 

Eighteen of the finest senior high school baseball players from Vermont will play for the Green Mountain State against New Hampshire in the annual 2018 Twin State Baseball Classic on Saturday, June 23. The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association announced its roster today.

 

The classic featuring many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire take place Saturday, June 23 at the Maxfield Complex in White River Junction, Vt. Pre-game festivities will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by the first pitch of game one of a pair of seven-inning contests.

 

The Vermont roster is: Leif Bigelow (IF/RHP) and Dan Petrie (C), Brattleboro; Sky Rahill (OF), Burlington; Jay McCoy (IF/OF/RHP), Burr and Burton; Jacob Bortnick (C) and Liam Reiner (RHP/IF), Champlain Valley; Brayden Howrigan (RHP), Enosburg Falls; Tyler Hamilton (IF/C), Hartford; Jake O'Brien (IF/RHP), Harwood; Nick Fitzgerald (RHP/IF) and Nate Selby (C/IF), Lamoille; Brandon Brunell (RHP/IF), Lyndon Institute; Dustin Whitcomb, IF/RHP, Mount Abraham; Jake Choiniere (C) and Jasper Rankin (OF), St. Johnsbury; Sammy Premsagar (SS/RHP), South Burlington; Seth Balch (RHP/OF), Windsor; and Owen Tarleton, IF/RHP, Woodstock.

 

Coaches for the Green Mountain State will be Mike Czok of Randolph, Shawn French of Oxbow, Marcel Girouard of Burlington and Jason Tarleton of Woodstock.

 

The Twin State Baseball Classic returned after an 11-year hiatus in 2015 with Vermont and New Hampshire splitting three doubleheaders the past three seasons with all six games decided by one run.

 

The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association would like to thank the Town of Hartford (Vt.) Recreation Department and the Hartford High School athletic department for assisting in hosting this year's classic. The VBCA would also like to thank the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation for its generosity.  


Monday, June 4, 2018

2018 VBCA Underclass Showcase To Be Held Thursday June 21 at Castleton

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

The seventh annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Junior Showcase will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Castleton University's Spartan Field in Castleton, Vermont. Vermont high school baseball student-athletes who are in the class of 2019 (junior in 2017-18) will have the opportunity to display their skills and participate in a controlled game for New England and Northeast region collegiate baseball coaches. 

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 $40, payable to the VBCA.  Student-athletes can contact their coach for more information and for registration forms. Have players dressed and ready to play. T-shirts and batting helmets will be provided. Also any catchers need to bring their gear and all student-athletes should bring a water bottle.

Other questions- and requests for registration forms- can be sent to Bruce Bosley, VBCA executive director, at bbosley.vbca@gmail.com or bosleyb@comcast.net. The deadline for registration is June 18, 2018.  Click HERE to download the registration form in PDF.

The sixth annual VBCA Showcase was held in June 2017. Fifty underclass student-athletes displayed their skills in front of coaches from over 20 collegiate baseball programs at all levels from throughout the Northeast.

Close to 60 former Vermont high school players were represented on 2018 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. Nearly all of these student-athletes participated in previous VBCA events.