Monday, March 2, 2020

Jack Leggett Featured Speaker at 2020 VBCA Clinic March 7


Jack Leggett Featured Speaker at 2020 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Clinic March 7

The 2020 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Clinic and State Association Meeting will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the South Burlington High School Auditorium in South Burlington, Vt. (550 Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vt. 05403). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the clinic will begin at 9 a.m. 

This years's featured speaker is Jack Leggett, the former legendary collegiate coach at Clemson, Vermont and Western Carolina. A native of South Burlington, Leggett began his coaching career as head coach at UVM at age 23 before moving south to Western Carolina and then on to Clemson where he led the Tigers to six trips to the College World Series. Since 2018 he has been the manager of the USA Baseball National U-18 Team. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Coach Leggett's website is: https://www.jackleggett.com/

Baseball coaches at all levels are invited to attend. The clinic fee is $25 per person for high school, collegiate, American Legion and AAU travel team coaches. A special rate for Little League and amateur coaches (i.e. Babe Ruth and volunteers) is $15, compliments of the VBCA.

All high school and amateur coaches are encouraged to become a member of the VBCA, an organization that promotes, publicizes and enhances baseball in the state of Vermont. Membership dues are $25 per school or amateur team. High School membership entitles your school's coaches and senior baseball players for post-season all-star consideration as well as participation in the annual VBCA Underclass Showcase.  

Please share this notification with other baseball coaches in your community and encourage them to attend. For more information and a registration form, please contact VBCA executive director Bruce Bosley at bbosley.vbca@gmail.com or bosleyb@comcast.net, or Jeff Stetson of the VBCA at jstetson@anesu.org




Sunday, February 23, 2020

2019 Vermont All-League Teams and Awards

(originally posted 6-30-19)

2019 Vermont All-League Teams and Awards

contact: Bruce Bosley (bbosley.vbca@gmail.com)
(note: selections and names/spellings provided by league coaches)

2019 VPA State Champions:
Division I: Champlain Valley
Division II: Fair Haven
Division III: White River Valley
Division IV: Black River

2019 Capital Division All-Stars and Awards: 
Players of the year: Aidan Cudhea, Thetford; Owen Kellington, Union 32.
First Team All-Stars:
Harwood: Chase Reagan, Charlie Zschau. Lake Region: Keith Herman, Parker Perron. Lamoille: Garrett Martin. Lyndon: Drew Dudas. Montpelier: Nicholas Beavins. Oxbow: Cody Grant. Randolph: James Grandy. Thetford: Jake Colby, Aiden Nichols.
Second Team All-Stars:
Harwood: Bobby Kelly. Lake Region: Dylan Gagnon. Lamoille: Jake Vance. Montpelier: Micah Blomberg. Oxbow: Jameson Schranm. Randolph: Zachary Whittmore. Thetford: Seth Boyce, Ryan Pepe. Union 32: Carter Petzel.

2019 Central Vermont League All-Stars:
All-League:
Blue Mountain: Jared Cushing, P/IF. Rivendell: Zach Gould, OF/P/IF; Dylan Ricker, IF/P. White River Valley: Jake Hewitt, IF/P; Zeb Perreault, C. 
Honorable Mention:
Rivendell: Ty Newman, IF/OF/P. Sharon: Josh King, OF/P. White River Valley: Jacob Berry, IF; Logan Martin, IF/P; Timber Russell, P/IF. 

2019 Lake Division All-Stars and Awards:
Coach of the year: Dwight Burkett, Vergennes.
Player of the year: Jeff Stearns, Vergennes.
First Team All-Stars:
BFA-Fairfax: Justis Orton; Middlebury: Wyatt Cameron, Sean Deering; Milton: Andrew Harvey, Jake Laware; Missisquoi: Avery Feeley, Kyle Gilbert; Spaulding: AJ Castellanetta, Jalen Lewis; Vergennes: Jarrett Muzzy, Tucker Stearns.
Second Team All-Stars:
BFA-Fairfax: Michael Roy, Avery Russin; Middlebury: Hale Hescock; Milton: Matt Brault; Missisquoi: Jackson Porter, Colby Theberge, Patrick Walker; Mount Abraham: Parker Hines, Nolan Whitcomb; Vergennes: Rob Bicknell, Aidan Gardner, Cooper O'Brien. 
Honorable Mention:
BFA-Fairfax: Trevor Gaudette; Middlebury: Jordy Stearns; Milton: Spencer Bidwell, Ian Jennings; Missisquoi: Kevin Adams; Mount Abraham: Jakson Gepfert; Vergennes: Barrett Barrows.

2019 Marble Valley League All-Stars and Awards:
Division A All-Stars:
Ben Simpson and Justin Aker, Rutland; Kyle Hamilton, Hartford; Brenden Gilbeault and Tyler Millerick, Brattleboro; Charlie Gratton, Mount Anthony; Chandler Pouk, Joey McCoy and Ethan Senecal, Burr and Burton. 
Honorable mention: John Morgantini, Burr and Burton; Hunter Beebe and Adam Newton, Brattleboro; Bradie Krawzcyk, Caleb Hay and Thomas Pietryzk, Mount Anthony; Ethan Coarse and Zach Bates, Rutland.
Coach of the Year, Ed Lewicki, Burr and Burton.
Division B All-Stars:
McGregor Vancor, Bellows Falls; Josh Beayon, Patrick McKeighan, Reilly Shannon and Nate Hudson, Otter Valley; Robert Slocum, Windsor; Brady Clark and Dylan Merrow, Springfield; Parker Morse, Dylan Lee and Brett Huntley, Fair Haven. 
Honorable mention: Jack Brown, Bellows Falls; Alex Polli, Otter Valley; Justin Smith and Jordon Place, Windsor; Aubrey Ramey, Andrew Lanthier and Aaron Szabo, Fair Haven; Jake Stepler and Greg Otis, Springfield.
Coach of the Year, Bob Lockerby, Bellows Falls.
Division C All-Stars:
Owen Spann and Sam Mitchell, Woodstock; Christian Thomsen, Leland & Gray; Jacob DeBonis and Ryan Alt, Poultney; Rex Hill, Dylan McCarthy, Ty Merrill and Reid Hryckiewicz, Green Mountain. 
Honorable mention: Spencer Gibbs and Cayden Capman, Poultney; Nick Davis, Kaie Quiggley and Dylan Greenwood, Leland & Gray.
Coach of the Year, Matt McCarthy, Green Mountain.
Division D All-Stars:
Jack Lane, Wil Stewart and Taylor Therriaut, Arlington; Jacob May, Kyle Laughlin and Cam Richardson, Proctor; Zach Paul and Ryan Boyle, Black River; Chad Pack, MSJ. Honorable mention: Joe Valerio, Proctor; Lucas Pencak and Keaton Wright-Chapman, MSJ; Jack Boyle, Black River.
Coach of the Year, Jim O'Neil, Black River.

2019 Metro League All-Stars and Awards:
Coach of the year: Tim Albertson, Champlain Valley; Player of the year: Colby Brouillette, BFA-St. Albans; Pitcher of the year: Ian Parent, Champlain Valley
First Team All-Stars:
Pitchers: Tyler Wells, St. Johnsbury; Storm Rushford, Champlain Valley; Jack Ambrosino, South Burlington; Matt Guyette, Rice; Becket Hill, Mount Mansfield. Catcher: Seamus McGrath, South Burlington. 1B: Cory Giannelli, Essex. 2B: Logan Wendell, St. Johnsbury. 3B: Aidan Johnson, Champlain Valley. SS: Jake Cady, St. Johnsbury. DH: Ryan Eaton, Champlain Valley. UT: Jacob Murphy, Champlain Valley. OF: Jonah Roberts, Champlain Valley; Robert Meslin, Essex; Gordon Schmalz, Essex.
Second Team All-Stars:
Pitchers: Taylor Yates, BFA-St. Albans; Chase Carey, Colchester; Patrick Morgan, Essex; Tanner Wolpert, Rice. Catcher: Tyler Millette, Essex. 1B: Justin Dattilio, Colchester. 2B: Tyler Skaflestad, Champlain Valley. 3B: Griffin McDermott, Rice. SS: Donovan Montgomery, Burlington. OF: Tyler Daniels, Colchester; Liam Foley, Mount Mansfield; Dom Liscinsky, BFA-St. Albans. Brendan Tivnan, Champlain Valley.
Honorable Mention:
BFA-St. Albans: Shane Mapes, Evan Charbonneau. Burlington: Parker Ballard, Wyatt Rollins. Champlain Valley: Baker Angstman, Jacob Boliba. Colchester: Saul Minaya, Eben Provost. Essex: Grady Cram. Mount Mansfield: George Goldsworthy, Asa Carlson. Rice: Andrew Ianni, Trevor Mitiguy. St. Johnsbury: Will Fowler. South Burlington: Nolan Antonicci, Ray Thibeault.

2019 Mountain Division All-Stars and Awards:
Players of the year: Dalton Cody, Williamstown; Nik Saborowsky, Enosburg
First Team All-Stars:
Danville: Tito Chamul, Tim White. Enosburg: David Antillion, Jonathan Paquette, Nik Saborowski. Hazen: Finn Rooney. Northfield: Dylan Partlow. Peoples: Max Carr, Nick Holbrook. Richford: Sam Benoit. Williamstown: Dalton Cody, Carson Corriveau, Jacob Tassie. 
Second Team All-Stars:
Danville: Cole Beliveau, Nicco Richardson. Enosburg: Karson Fortin, Jacob Parent. Hazen: Wyatt Bellavance. Northfield: Justin Wright. Peoples: Louis Angione, Joe Buonanno. Richford: James Clawson. Williamstown: Garrett Metcalf, Ethan Robie. 
Third Team All-Stars:
Danville: Jacob Baesemann. Hazen: Tyson Davison. Northfield: Logan Doney. Peoples: Hayden Frazee, Eben Osborne.