2012 Baseball All-Scholastics
Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this spring:
Players of the Year:
Casey DeAndrade, East Bridgewater, Senior
DeAndrade was selected South Shore League MVP after batting .484 with 25 RBIs and 14 stolen bases and pitching 43 2/3 innings with 59 strikeouts and a 1.44 ERA. The vice president of the school’s National Honor Society, he will attend New Hampshire on a football scholarship.
Jason Harper, Northeast, Senior
The Commonwealth lower division MVP went 9-1 with a 1.04 ERA and 112 strikeouts and batted .345 for the Golden Knights. He was a four-year all-star and plans on attending Franklin Pierce in the fall after playing AAU Senior Babe Ruth this summer.
Matt Tulley, Lowell, Senior
Tulley won his third straight Merrimack Valley Conference player of the year award this season after going 7-1 with a 1.46 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 59 innings. He also batted .306 and led the team with 20 RBIs. He will be attending Virginia Tech next year.
Brandon Walsh, North Andover, Senior
Walsh was named the Cape Ann League Division 1 MVP for the second consecutive year after batting .490 with 4 homers and 20 RBIs and going 6-3 with a 2.10 ERA and 91 strikeouts. He was also a football All-Scholastic in his junior and senior years and will attend UMass.
Brandon Bingel, St. John’s Prep, Junior
The junior pitcher/shortstop for the Eagles was named Catholic Conference MVP after batting .418 with 5 homers and 25 RBIs and going 5-2 with 3 saves, a 1.10 ERA, and 44 strikeouts. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has committed to play baseball at Bryant University.
Pat Delano, Braintree, Senior
The 6-foot-7-inch righthander was named the MVP of the Bay State Carey Division, turning in a 1.21 ERA with 50 strikeouts in 57 innings while batting .292 with four home runs. He was drafted by the Red Sox in the 35th round of the draft in June and plans to attend Vanderbilt.
Kyle Gauthier, Lynn Classical, Senior
The Northeast Conference all-star went 8-2 with a 1.55 ERA and 70 strikeouts and also batted .420 with 15 RBIs. With a 4.28 GPA, Gauthier is in the top 5 percent of his class and will be playing baseball and studying physical therapy next year at the University of Hartford.
Sam Jordan Dover-Sherborn, Senior
The senior was named the Tri-Valley League MVP after batting .541 with 9 doubles, 3 home runs, 19 RBIs and 20 runs. On the mound the southpaw went 7-2 with a 1.42 ERA, 51 strikeouts, and 11 walks in 44 1/3 innings. He will be attending Trinity College next year to play baseball.
Kevin Kwedor, Marshfield, Senior
The senior lefthander went 8-1 with a 1.53 ERA for the Rams and was named to the South team for the EMass All-Star Game. He finished his career with 14 wins for Marshfield and next year will be attending Southern New Hampshire University.
Sean O’Neill, Norwood, Senior
The Bay State Herget MVP was clutch in the postseason, going 9 for 14 in three tournament games. In the regular season he batted .416 with 24 RBIs and 22 runs and had a 1.40 ERA. The honor roll student will attend Merrimack College next year.
Pat Ruotolo, Peabody, Junior
The junior righthander tossed three no-hitters for the Tanners, including back-to-back efforts against Swampscott (May 7) and Salem (May 16). He was named the Northeast Conference MVP and finished the year 8-1 with 130 strikeouts.
Chris Shaw, Lexington, Senior
The Middlesex League MVP batted .475 with 7 home runs and 27 RBIs and went 5-0 on the mound with 95 strikeouts. He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 26th round of the June draft and plans to attend Boston College to play baseball.
Brandon Shileikis, Dighton-Rehoboth, Junior
The junior pitcher and center fielder went 9-1 for the Falcons, improving his career record to 23-6, with 74 strikeouts and a 1.75 ERA and also batted .427 with 28 RBIs. This summer he will play for the In the Zone Thunder 17U prospect team.
Scott Tully, Reading, Junior
The junior southpaw is a three-time Middlesex League all-star and went 8-1 with a 0.82 ERA, a school-record 114 strikeouts, and four saves this season. He tossed a no-hitter against Arlington and holds the school career mark with 290 strikeouts. He has a verbal commitment to attend Notre Dame.
Joe Walsh, Taunton, Senior
Walsh was co-MVP of the Old Colony League after batting .447 with 3 homers and 31 RBIs. He also scored 23 runs and had a .562 on-base percentage. A National Honor Society and school council member, he is committed to play baseball at Eckerd College.
Rhett Wiseman, BB&N, Senior
The 2012 Gatorade Massachusetts Baseball Player of the Year and ISL MVP batted .444 with 8 home runs, 24 RBIs, and 26 runs for the Knights. A First Team Rawlings/Perfect Game All-American, Wiseman, who also plays outfield, plans to play for Vanderbilt University.
Coach of the year: Frank Carey, North Reading
In his 47th year coaching the Hornets, Carey led them to a Division 3 state title with a record of 22-4. He has a career record of 697-266 and this fall will be elected into the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Coach of the year: Don Chouinard, Bishop Connolly
Chouinard led the Cougars to a 17-7 record as the team reached the Division 4 South final before falling to Harwich. He has collected 293 wins in 32 years of coaching at Bishop Connolly and this season was named the Mayflower League Large coach of the year.
Coach of the year: William Cuthbertson, Dighton-Rehoboth
Cuthbertson led the Falcons to a 20-3 record and their 14th South Coast Conference title in the last 18 years as Dighton-Rehoboth reached the North Division 2 final. In 33 seasons at D-R, Cuthbertson is 484-227.
Coach of the year: Dan Graham, Lowell
Graham led the the Red Raiders to an impressive 21-5 finish. After finishing the regular season 17-4, he led Lowell to the North Division 1 title before falling to Xaverian in the EMass final. He has led Lowell to three straight Merrimack Valley titles and is 76-46 in five seasons.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Joe Coughlin, Spencer McCaffrey, Matthew Montalto, Brendan Sullivan. Falmouth: Wyatt Hamilton, Kyle Kasprzyk, Zach Zaino. Marshfield: Max DiTondo, Kevin Kwedor, John Ryan. Nauset: Ben Rome. Plymouth North: Jamie Dougherty, Cody Holmes, Alex Rozak, Jake Stearns. Plymouth South: Jake Smith. Sandwich: Jason Hendy.
Bay State — Braintree: Pat Delano, Steve Lee. Brookline: Eric Dumas, Mariano Suriel. Framingham: Matthew Cronin, Kevin Lacy, Kevin Murphy. Milton: Justin Curley. Newton North: Alex Joyce, Dan Swain. Norwood: Peter Kelly, Sean O’Neill, Mark Saulnier. Walpole: Johnny Adams, Mike Gaughan, Cam Hanley, Craig Hanley, Dan King, Matt Lavanchy. Wellesley: Tim Superko. Weymouth: Sam McKay.
Big Three — Brockton: Matt Guillemette, Joe Sever. Durfee: John Bonanca, John Ciullo, John O’Neil, Devin Sanders. New Bedford: Jon Finnerty, Javier Lozada, Ricky Morales, Mike Raposa, Jacob Souza.
Boston City — Boston English: Nelson Barreiro, Brandel Delgado, Jeffrey Pena, Wanderson Pinales, Jesie Valdez, Jonathan Vega. Boston International: Junior Perdomo, Frank Rosabal, Nelfy Velez. Brighton: Christopher Delouchrey, Jonathan Marrero, Jesus Soto. Burke: Mark Benjamin, Shaylim Blackwell, Elvin Perez. Charlestown: Miguel Arias, Alberto Melo, Frank Rosabal. Dorchester: Moises Beltre, Amine Emeghnie, Paul Lewis. East Boston: Conner Henry, Manny Martinez, Michael Theriault. Latin Academy: Vincent Lopriore, Sam Steeves, Brendan Woods. Madison Park: Kevin Arroya, Manny Garcia, David Mercado. O’Bryant: Fernando Burgos, Michael Mejia, Brandon Ruiz. Snowden: Jancel Cardenas, Paul Maurice, Luis Medina. South Boston: Donnell Hightower, Frederick O’Brien. West Roxbury: Jonathan Bonilla De Leon, Yendry Guerrero, Christopher Moreta.
Cape Ann — Amesbury: Noah Kligerman, Mac Short. Georgetown: Mark Berkland, Ryan Browner. Hamilton-Wenham: Ryan Foringer. Ipswich: Patrick Curran, Louis Galanis. Lynnfield: Dylan Costa, Carmine DiCesare, John Festa, Peter Franchi, B.J. Neil. Manchester Essex: Joe Burgess, Matt Corwin. Masconomet: Tom Budrewicz, Ben Panunzio, Speros Varinos. Newburyport: Brett Fontaine, Colton Fontaine. North Andover: Daniel Laorenza, Tyler Leavitt, Dan Rivet, Brandon Walsh. North Reading: Keith Linnane, Ryley Warnock. Pentucket: Parker Kelly, Corey McNamara, Alex Ministeri. Rockport: Tucker Meredith, Mike Tupper. Triton: Richard Fecteau, Blaise Whitman.
Catholic Central — Cathedral: Fransisco Napalotano, Alex Rodriguez. Cristo Rey: Thomas Marcucci, Adrian Mata-Torres, Javier Soto. Lowell Catholic: Liam Coughlin, Aaron Crandall, Mack Flynn, Craig Maxfield, Jim Mullaney, Chris Underwood. Marian: Derek Frasca, Alex Holt, Brian Leblanc, John Walsh. Pope John: Sean Balsar, Anthony Cuellar, Nick Kelley. St. Clement: Kevin Foley, Jamie Thompson. Trinity Catholic: Joey Brennan, Jin Young Kim, Jalen Morris, Brett O’Keefe.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Chuckie Connors, Tom McDonald, Bob Melley, Justin Sivestro, Ryan Tufts. Catholic Memorial: Pat Hurley, Kevin Murphy. Malden Catholic: Dylan Dennis, Manny Powers, Joe Velozo. St. John’s Prep: Brandon Bingel, Anthony Capuano, Rob DiFranco, Dustin Hunt. Xaverian: Tim Duggan, Chris Hoyt, Alex Person.
Commonwealth — Chelsea: Brandon Morales, Jason Reyes, Carlos Vega. Greater Lawrence: Angel Abreu, Oscar Reynoso. Greater Lowell: Corey Dionne, Brandon Moreau. Lynn Tech: Elvis Aquino. Minuteman: Dylan Caples, Whyatt Rojo. Mystic Valley: Joe Foley, Kyle Howard. North Shore: Max Brown, Matt Herlihy, Bryan Jackson. Northeast: Jake Crowley, Jason Harper, Hector Nunez, Joe Tallent, Shawn Withrow. Shawsheen: Mike Bowse, Austin Cummings, Paul DePlacido, Joe Sodergren, Cory Surrey. Whittier: Matt Frongillo, Anthony Licciardello, Paul Mahoney, Andrew Wells.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Thulani Denaro, Joe Euele, Ryan McDonald, Peter Sikalis. Bedford: Kyle Laughlin, Devin Liang. Boston Latin: Mike Lenane, Malcolm Nachmanoff, Patrick Naughton, Brad Petitpas. Concord-Carlisle: Derick Amodei, Gibson Holland, Phillip Mitchell, Vincent Wnukowski. Lincoln-Sudbury: Brian Carroll, Dan Cellucci, Dylan DeFlorio, David McCullough, Cam Waggener, Sid Warrenbrand, Alex Wieland. Newton South: Jesse Feldstein, John Jennings, Mike Kinch, Bryan Sellers. Waltham: Anthony Cacciatore, Joe Dwyer, Sean Kelly, Jack LeClair, Nick Neshe, Richie Scanlon, Curtis Tirone. Wayland: Chris DiMico, Matt Goddard, Andrew Herstine. Westford: Will Alden, Mike Bibinski, Luke Morse, Thomas O’Brien, Matt Sullivan, John Troy. Weston: James Goulart, Gage Hartman, Brooks Parker, Noah Tocci.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Ryan Cabral, Nate Patch. Bishop Stang: Zack Bernier, Nick Proulx. Coyle & Cassidy: Keaghan Austin, Mackenzie Curran, Ryan Feeney, Donnie May, Nolan Medeiras, Davarn Nova. Martha’s Vineyard: Jack Roberts, William Stewart. Somerset Berkley: Jake Salpietro, Brett Turner.
EIL — Bancroft: Peter Bovenzi, Aditya Dharampuriya. Beaver Country Day: Henry Hirshland. Berwick: Ricky Kramer, Neil Maietta, Conor McFarland, James Winkler. Chapel Hill: Andrew Merlino. Concord Academy: Tim Chamberlin, Aidan Konuk, Naseem Silver-Hajo. Landmark: Johnny Barrett. Lexington Christian: Nathan Grimley, Eric Walker. Pingree: Nick Antenucci, Erik Larsen, Luis Rodriguez. Portsmouth Abbey: Chris Brown, Darren Colbourne, Sean Quinn.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Ted Downing, Joe Kozlowski, Deshaun Velez. Everett: Matt Cafarella, Chris DiNapoli, Zarif Pajazetovic. Malden: Bradley Applin, Chuck Gibson, Adam Lucey, Nick Powers, Austin Teal. Medford: Dave Center, John Lavoie, Mike Pizzi. Somerville: Ryan Nolan, Jeff Wairi.
Hockomock — Attleboro: Ryan Olmo. Foxborough: Brendan Fowler. Franklin: Tyler Buck, Bobby Chaiton, Brendan Skidmore, Reed Turgeon. King Philip: Brian Crafton. Mansfield: Adam Blake. North Attleborough: Jake Connolly, Jordan Picini. Oliver Ames: Matt Harding, David Holmes. Sharon: Jake Fishman, Tyler Schuster. Stoughton: Pat Jackman.
ISL — Belmont Hill: Drew Burgard, David Cunningham, Sean Gustin, Jacob Levine, Eric Oberg, Keelan Smithers. Brooks: Nick Potter. BB&N: Aidan Hartigan, Matt Pugh, Rhett Wiseman. Governor’s Academy: Chad Martin, John Russolillo. Groton: Pat Florence. Lawrence Academy: Brady Burns, Max Tishman, Kevin Wnukowski. Middlesex: Nick Zaffiro. Milton Academy: Mike Davis, Josh Ellis, Jake Farabee, Jared Friedberg. Nobles: Phil Sciretta. Rivers: George Crowley, Connor Rooney. Roxbury Latin: Kevin Godin, Gavin Pittore. St. George’s: Riley McCabe. St. Sebastian’s: Justin Bellinger, Jared Clement, John Nicklas, Andrew Vandini. Thayer: Pat Carroll.
Mayflower — Avon: Sean Manning, Christopher Mitchell. Bishop Connolly: Joey Almeida, Ian Chaney, Koby Mitchell. Blue Hills: Derek Cahill. Bristol-Plymouth: Mark Cassese, Matt Cassese, Mike Goyette, Ben Kistner. Diman: Austin Campos, Jordan Mace. Holbrook: Dante Brittle. Norfolk Aggie: Evan Witherbee. Old Colony: Tom Gammell, Courtney Guidry, Jacob Pringile. Sacred Heart: Tom Gerhard. South Shore Voc-Tech: Jake Petruzelli. Southeastern: Kevin Merrick, Dan O’Sullivan. Tri-County: Nate Lagos. Upper Cape: Tyler Croken, Jordan Frazier, Ryan Steek. West Bridgewater: Brandon Becovitz, Zach Grant, Derek O’Brien, Tyler Taccini. Westport: Jacob Friar.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Cam Farnham, Andrew Johnian. Billerica: Patrick Bradanese, Max Frawley, Dylan Lavery. Central Catholic: Nick Gorski, Paul Trabucco. Chelmsford: Dave DeDonato, Mike DeDonato, Matt Rabbito. Dracut: James Machado. Haverhill: Jon Delacruz. Lawrence: David Quezada. Lowell: Mike Hart, Matt Tulley. Methuen: Eric Lacroix.
Middlesex (Large) — Arlington: Derek Costa, Kyle Hood. Belmont: Mike Richardson, Tomo Shinoda. Lexington: Mike Loughlin, Nick Murray, Chris Shaw, Jason Tzannes. Reading: Greg Altobello, Mac Cook, Mark Sheehan, Scott Tully. Winchester: Brian Carney. Woburn: Billy Cuozzo.
NEPSAC — Boston Trinity: Matt Fennell. Brimmer & May: Quinn Iuliano. Cambridge Weston: Jason Bair, Josh Zaleznik. Gann Academy: Aaron Goodtree, Danny Orlin. Newman Prep: Sean Howard. Phillips Andover: Dan Dymecki.
Northeastern — Beverly: Harry Brown, Kevin Cuneo, Anthony Diorio, Cam Rogers, Brandon Sungy. Danvers: Ray Arocho, Dan Connors, AJ Couto, Scott Hovey, Brandon Hyde, Nick Valles. Gloucester: Kyle Lucido, Jordan Pallazola, Jason Vizena, Alex Webb. Lynn Classical: Kyle Devin, John Finnigan, Kyle Gauthier. Lynn English: Ben Bowden, Matt Burnham, Matt Merritt. Marblehead: Colton Dana, Braden Engstrom, Connor Green, Will Quigley. Peabody: Tommy Burns, Genaro Ciulla, Steve Girolamo, Casey Grenier, Bobby Losanno, Pat Ruotolo, George Tsonis. Revere: Tommy Portrait. Salem: Teaghan Malionek, Jehnsy Trancoso. Saugus: Justin Desantis, Danny Groark, Al Nahigian. Swampscott: Frank Legere, Trevor Massey, Nick Meninno, Sean O’Brien, Michael Walsh.
Old Colony — Taunton: Joe Walsh.
Patriot — Duxbury: Sam Jacobson, James Marcello. Hanover: Ben Amate, James Harrison. Hingham: Eddie Bowler, Evan Flanagan, Sean Greene, Ryan Linehan, Rob Madden, Stephan White. Middleborough: Chris Holdsworth, Pat Nicholson, Luke Szulak. North Quincy: Tim Liuzzo. Pembroke: Mike Martin, Luke Nagel, Conor Noonan. Quincy: Adam Nazzarro. Scituate: Matt King. Silver Lake: Sam Ballerini, Tucker Bouchard, Andrew Chenard, Mike Lundin, Zach Schindler, Sam Shepherd. Whitman-Hanson: John Caliri, Sean Goldman, Anthony Villanueva.
South Coast — Apponequet: Dan DePippo, Nate Michael. Bourne: Hunter Silva. Case: Aaron Chouinard. Dighton-Rehoboth: Adam Benvie, Evan Mondor, Bryan Rocha, Brandon Shileikis. Fairhaven: Ryan Baldwin. Greater New Bedford: Nate Dean. Old Rochester: Matt Beatty. Seekonk: Ryan Corry, Matt Foley. Wareham: Sean Conway, Billy Peterson, Ian Searles.
South Shore — East Bridgewater: Casey DeAndrade.
Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Tyler Colacchio, Brad Rebello. Dover-Sherborn: Brian Hands, Sam Jordan. Hopkinton: Nick Burns, Alex Hulme, Ryan Sullivan. Medfield: Will Cousins. Medway: Jake O’Rourke. Norton: Colin Feeney. Westwood: Bo Berluti