Monday, June 8, 2020

VBCA Salutes 2020 Vermont Baseball Seniors

Due to the unfortunate circumstances of the cancellation of spring sports in Vermont for COVID-19, the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association would like to recognize all high school baseball seniors with a tip of the hat for their commitment to baseball in the Green Mountain State. It is a small substitute for the lost Senior Days.

Hats off to the Class of 2020 and best of luck in the future!

If schools and or seniors are omitted, or other corrections, please contact the high school's baseball coach or activities director to submit it to the VBCA. 

Bellows Falls Union Terriers:
McGregor Vancor, Griffin Waryas; 

BFA Fairfax Bullets:
Weston Black, Tyler Pigeon; 

BFA St Albans Bobwhites:
Alex Archambault, Ben Archambault, Landon Baker, Jacob Benware, Ben Bergeron, Owen Bonnette, Evan Charbonneau, Forrest DesLauriers, Parker Gratton, Dominic Liscinsky, C.J. McAllister, Caleb Smith, Taylor Yates;

Blue Mountain Union Bucks:
William Burnett, Codee Crown, Josh Ottoni, Trucker Sulham, Noah Vaillancourt, Brookelyn Dennis (manager);

Brattleboro Union Colonels:
Chris Frost, Tyler Millerick;

Burlington High Seahorses:
Ewan Miller, Avery Smith;

Burr & Burton Academy Bulldogs: 
Charlie Citron, Alex Knowles, Eddie Knowles, Joey McCoy, John Morgantini, Ethan Senecal;

Champlain Valley Union RedHawks:
Ryan Anderson, Baker Angstman, Jacob Boliba, Lars Jenson, Jackson Konowitz, Gus Lunde, Jackson Neme, Jonah Roberts, Storm Rushford, Calvin Wuthrich;

Colchester High Lakers:
Riley Breen, Chase Carey, Russell Chase, Charlie Cusson-Ducharme, David Fournier, Andrew Ianni, Nate Lamphere, Chris McHugh, Alex Nadeau, Will Spencer;

Danville School Indians:
James McChesney, Ethan Melen, Ian Steele;

Enosburg High Hornets:
Kolby Elwood, Karson Fortin, Nik Saborowski;

Fair Haven Union Slaters: 
Matt Farley, Jakob Hochberg, Andrew Lanthier, Dylan Lee, Aubrey Ramey;

Green Mountain Union Chieftains:
Nick Davis, Jacob Thomas;

Harwood Union Highlanders:
Caleb Kingsbury; 

Hartford High Hurricanes:
Ethan Archambeault, Zach Butterfield, Cody Chapman, Devin Denk, Kyle Hamilton, Matthew Roberts;

Hazen Union Wildcats:
Wyatt Bellavance, Nick Crum, Mac Lanphear, Aaron Molleur, Colton Niemi, Anthony Patrick, Julius Rosendahl, Jacob Withers;

Lake Region Union Rangers:
Riley Burdick, Joel Devereux, Ben Gilcris, Aiden Grassley, Keith Herman, Glen Nutting, Parker Perron;

Lamoille Union Lancers:
Warren Dompierre;

Leland and Gray Union Rebels:
Chris Bovat, Curtis Thorpe;

Middlebury Union Tigers:
Jesse Audet, Avery Austin-Neil, Nicholas Carrara, Hale Hescock, Devon Kearns, Ryan Nadeau;

Mill River Union Minutemen:
Cole Aines, Anthony Cange, Julian Downey, Will Farwell, Colby Fox, Dan Graves, Tyler Shelvey, Elijah Williams;

Milton High Yellow Jackets:
Alex Line;

Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds:
Owen Charleston, Avery Feeley, Kyle Gilbert, Tyler Robinson, Colbey Theberge;

Mount Abraham Union Eagles:
Max Breault, Silas Burgess, Eben Clifford, Jackson Gepfert, Griffin Louer, Wyatt Thompson, Nolan Whitcomb;

Mount Anthony Union Patriots:
Ian Benner, Evan Coon, Keegan Coon, Tanner King, Anthony Mazzola, Andrew Morrison, Ian Slate, Logan Sprague;

Mount Mansfield Union Cougars:
Nolan Barber, Mason Combs, Ben Erickson, Cassidy Keefe, Cooper Knight, Connor Philbrick, Sadie Tosch (manager);

Mount St Joseph Academy Mounties:
Benjamin Pencak;

North Country Union Falcons:
Brandon Wells;

Northfield High Marauders: 
Logan Doney, Caden Hurley, Dylan Partlow, James Stephens, Justin Wright;

Otter Valley Union Otters
Nate Blake, Logan Trombley;

Oxbow High Olympians:
Hunter Locke, Trevor Moore, Jace Page, Cooper Simmons, Cooper Smith;

Peoples Academy Wolves: 
Joe Buonanno;

Poultney High Blue Devils: 
Jacob DeBonis, Thomas Dunbar, Heith Mason, Jacob McMahon;

Rice Memorial High Green Knights: 
J.B. Bahrenburg, Will Bond, Ethan Fischer,  Alex Messineo, Ted Sheehan, Gavin Quinn, Santi Vasquez, Matthew Zuk;

Richford Jr Sr High Falcons: 
Nicholas Carswell, Colby Carpenter, Dalton Charest, Gabriel Legasse, Takumi Matsumoto, Nicholas Pond;

Rivendell Academy Raptors:
Zach Gould, Sean Maddock, Dylan Ricker, Ryan Woodbeck;

Rutland High Raiders:
Ethan Coarse, Lucas Cornell, Kyle DelBianco, William Hemenway, John Foley, Joseph Lafarge, Finn McGuiness, Evan Mead, Tanner Merrill, Matt Noel, Sean Olsen, Chad Pack, Connor Parker, Owen Perry, Colby Thornton;

Saint Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers:
Trey Alercio, Tony Barnett, Hunter Palmieri, Garrett Rice, Logan Wendell;

South Burlington High Wolves: 
Jack Ambrosino, Nolan Antonicci, Brennan Calacci, Carson Cherry, Mason Klesch, Seamus McGrath, Evan Morselli, Ray Thibeault, Nathan Youchah;

Spaulding Union Crimson Tide:
Brandon Brunner, Hunter Chase, Jalen Lewis, Nick McKelvey, Jackson Pierson, Mathew Tacey, Gavin Willett;

Springfield High Cosmos:
Kaleb Chambers, Brady Clark, Kodi Kirk, Dylan Merrow, Greg Otis, Colin Pinney, Jacob Stepler;

Thetford Academy Panthers:
Liam Curtis, Eamon Deffner, Alex Emerson, Dylan Kuban, Aidan Moore, John Moore, Nathaniel O'Donnell, Ryan Pepe, Alan Xi; 

Union 32 Raiders:
Ryder Hoffman, Carter Pelzel, Tom Shanley, Charlie Stroh, Jesse Wild;

Vergennes Union Commodores:
Robbie Bicknell, Jeff Stearns-Cathcart, Aiden Gardner;

White River Valley Union Wildcats:
George Carr, Logan Martin, Zeb Perreault, Timber Russell; 

Williamstown School Blue Devils: 
Dalton Cody, Carson Corriveau, Tristan Covey, Cameron Eaton, Hunter Moran, Jacob Tassie;

Windsor High Yellow Jackets:  
Rhett Barrows, Max Clifford, Grayson Frazer, William Heim, Dylan Hodgdon, Caleb Meagher, Devon Sullivan;

Woodstock Union Wasps:  
Stephen Bianchi, Sam Mitchell, Owen Spann;


Monday, June 1, 2020

Close to 80 Former Vermont High School Baseball Players On 2020 NCAA Rosters

Contact: Bruce Bosley, VBCA executive director

Just under 80 former Vermont high school baseball players were members of NCAA baseball programs for the 2020 season that was cut short in mid-March by COVID-19. Two more are with major league organizations in spring training awaiting possible assignments to minor league affiliates. Several others with ties to Green Mountain State high schools and colleges are on collegiate coaching staffs this season including 10 head coaches, three at the Division I level.

Vermont student-athletes from 39 different high schools from all four high school divisions and all corners of the state, dotted the rosters of 34 different college programs in 2020. Among the five student-athletes on Division I programs, this is the 12th straight season a former Vermont high school player played baseball at an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) program, one of the top Division I baseball conferences in the nation.

As well as the 10 collegiate head coaches, Jack Leggett, a South Burlington High School alum and longtime Clemson, Western Carolina and UVM head coach, was the head coach last summer of the 2019 USA Baseball U-18 National Team that won the silver medal at the World Championships.

If you know of any others on four-year NCAA collegiate rosters, please e-mail Bruce Bosley, executive director of the VBCA, at bbosley.vbca@gmail.com.  

NCAA Division I:
Boston College (ACC): Will Hesslink, Jr., LHP, Rice Memorial (Shelburne);
Connecticut (AAC): Leif Bigelow, Fr., RHP, Brattleboro;
Merrimack (Northeast): Brayden Howrigan, So., RHP, Enosburg Falls;
St. Bonaventure (A-10): Elijah Baez, Jr-rs., RHP, Essex;
Siena (MAAC): Donovan Montgomery, Fr., IF, Burlington;

NCAA Division II:
Concordia (Calif.): Henry Conroy, Jr-rs., RHP, Rice Memorial (Shelburne);
New Haven: Tyler Wells, Fr., RHP, St. Johnsbury (Danville);
Post University (Conn.): Travvis Ferguson, Jr., RHP, Lyndon Institute;
Saint Michael's: Brady Perron, Fr., C, Lake Region (Orleans);
West Virginia Wesleyan: Jake Hakey, Jr., RHP, BFA-Fairfax (Georgia);

NCAA Division III: 
Babson: Jordy Allard, Jr., RHP, Hartford (Woodstock);
SUNY Canton: Zach Bates, Fr., RHP/IF, Rutland;
Castleton: Davis Mikell, Sr., RHP/1B, Champlain Valley (Williston); Andy Kenosh, Jr., RHP, Rutland; Richard Walker, Jr., RHP, Missisquoi Valley (Swanton); Reece DeCastro, So., IF, Rutland; Liam Foley, Fr., OF, Mount Mansfield (Jeffersonville); Jackson Lane, Fr., RHP, Arlington; Adam Newton, Fr., RHP, Brattleboro;  Hunter Perkins, Fr., OF, Hartford (Quechee); Daniel Petrie, Fr., C, Brattleboro;
Clarkson: Mark Connor, Sr., RHP; BFA St. Albans; Colby Brouillette, Fr., C; BFA St. Albans; Grady Cram, Fr., IF/RHP, Essex;
Colby-Sawyer: Alec Burns, Jr., 2B, Enosburg Falls; Jake Choiniere, So., C/1B, St. Johnsbury; Kristian Vilanjen, So., OF/LHP, Stowe/Peoples Academy; Cooper O'Brien, Fr, 1B, Vergennes; Michael Roy, Fr., IF/RHP, BFA-Fairfax;
Dean (Mass.): Stanley Grandfield, So., RHP, Harwood (Waterbury); Ben Tate, So., RHP, South Burlington;
Endicott: Joseph Brown, Jr., RHP, Poultney; Ian Parent, Fr., LHP, Champlain Valley;
Husson: Matt Graziano, Sr., OF, St. Johnsbury; Brandon Brunell, So., RHP, Lyndon Institute;  Jared Cushing, Fr., RHP, Blue Mountain (Ryegate); Hunter O'Connor, Fr., LHP, Vergennes; Zach Whitmore, Fr., LHP, Randolph; 
Keene State: Josh Beayon, Fr., LHP, Otter Valley (Pittsford); Lucas McClanahan, Fr., C, Colchester; Patrick McKeighan, Fr., RHP, Otter Valley (Pittsford); 
NVU-Lyndon: Tyler Davis, Sr., RHP, Blue Mountain (Groton); Sam Ongenoff, Sr., IF/RHP, Brattleboro;  Matt Page, Sr., RHP, Blue Mountain (Groton); Codi Smith, Sr., OF/RHP, Hartford; Noah Barton, Jr., IF, South Burlington; Cameron Flinn, Jr., IF/RHP, Williamstown (Barre); Caleb Laroche, Jr., OF, Enosburg Falls (Franklin); Tyler Roberge, Jr., OF, Essex; Ryder Thornton, Jr., C, Essex; Kyle DeRosia, So., LHP, Union-32 (Worcester); Joe Rafus, So., LHP, Twin Valley (Whitingham); T.J. Santaw., So., RHP/IF, North Country (Newport); Ryan Boucher, So., OF, BFA St. Albans; Matt Brault, Fr., OF/RHP, Milton; Nate Pierce, Fr., LHP, Harwood (Waitsfield);
Maine-Farmington: Nathan Poulin, So., RHP, Williamstown; Danny Terhune, So., C/OF, South Burlington; 
Maine-Presque Isle: Collin Racine, So., IF, Long Trail School (Rutland); 
New England College: Wyatt Cameron, Fr., RHP, Middlebury (Salisbury);
Norwich: Hayden Roberge, So., OF, Union-32 (Middlesex); Anthony Castellaneta, Fr., C, Spaulding  (Barre); Ryland Richardson, Fr., IF, Windsor; Robert Slocum, Fr., RHP, Windsor; 
Penn State-Harrisburg: Nick Fitzgerald, So., RHP, Lamoille (Johnson); 
Plymouth State: Eli Oliver, Fr., OF, Union-32 (East Montpelier); Ryan Semprebon, Fr., OF, Harwood (Waterbury);
Rensselaer (RPI): Noah Normyle, Sr., IF, Mount Anthony (Bennington); 
Salisbury (Md.): Sky Rahill, So., OF, Burlington;
Saint Joseph's (Maine): George Goldsworthy, Fr., RHP, Mount Mansfield (Cambridge); 
Saint Lawrence: Patrick Greenan, Jr., LHP, Saint Johnsbury; Liam Reiner, So., RHP, Champlain Valley (Williston); Tyler Millette, Fr., C, Essex; Collin Vincent, Fr., RHP, Champlain Valley (Shelburne);  
Southern Maine: Thomas Vesosky, So., OF, Colchester;
Union: Chris O'Brien, Jr., 1B, Champlain Valley (Williston);
Wentworth: Orin Mahikoa, Fr., RHP, Oxbow (Corinth);
Williams: Ryan Young, So., IF, Essex;
Bryant & Stratton Albany (USCAA): Nathan Bathalon, So., RHP, Fair Haven

Affiliated Minor League Baseball organizations: 
Colorado Rockies: Rayne Supple*, RHP, Champlain Valley (Shelburne)
Texas Rangers: Theo McDowell*, RHP, South Burlington (Essex Junction)
*awaiting minor league assignment

NCAA Collegiate Head Coaches: 
Castleton: Ted Shipley, head coach (NVU-Lyndon alum);
Eastern Connecticut: Brian Hamm, head coach, (Middlebury College alum)
Fairfield: Bill Currier, head coach, Essex (UVM alum);
Manhattan College: Mike Cole, head coach (UVM alum);  
MIT: Andy Barlow, head coach, Burlington (UVM alum);
NVU-Lyndon: Reece Tanguay, head coach, Essex (NVU-Lyndon alum); 
Norwich: Frank Pecora, head coach, former Northfield High coach; 
Saint Michael's: Jim Neidlinger, head coach, former Middlebury College assistant;
Stetson: Steve Trimper, head coach, former UVM assistant;
Wentworth: Steve Studley, head coach (Castleton alum);

NCAA Collegiate Assistant Coaches: 
Ball State: Nick Swim, BFA St. Albans (Castleton), baseball operations;  Castleton: George Buteau, Burlington (Saint Michael's), Aaron Smith, Middlebury (Castleton); Coast Guard Academy: Eric Degre, North Country/ former Lake Region coach;  Colby-Sawyer: Tom White (former NVU Lyndon head coach);  Dartmouth: Cam Curler, Vergennes (Castleton); Keene State: Cagney Brigham, Enosburg (Castleton), Eric Libardoni, Brattleboro (Saint Michael's);  NVU-Lyndon: Sam Matthews, St. Johnsbury (Lyndon), Andre Eason, Jr. (NVU Lyndon), Nate Stewart, North Country (NVU Lyndon);  Middlebury: Mike Phelps (Castleton), Devin Hayes, Vergennes (Castleton);  Norwich: Mike Czok, Spaulding/former Randolph coach, Leland Goodenough, Randolph (Norwich); Saint Michael's: Matt Meunier, BFA St. Albans; Southern New Hampshire: Zach Labarron, Mt. Anthony (SNHU).