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2015 Baseball All-Scholastics

Braintree captured this year’s Super 8 baseball title over St. John’s Prep.Robert E. Klein for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Players of the Year

Division 1A: Connor Columbus, Braintree, senior

The senior third basemen was consistently great for the Super 8 champions, both at the plate and in the field. Columbus batted .425 with 5 home runs, 29 RBIs, and an impressive .528 on-base percentage.

Division 1: Bobby Pedersen, Acton-Boxboro, senior

The senior pitcher and outfielder was the Dual County League MVP, shining at the plate and on the mound for the Colonials. Pedersen had a .432 average and registered a 1.20 ERA with six wins. He will attend Wheaton College next year.

Division 2: Elias Varinos, Masconomet, junior

The shortstop and Cape Ann League player of the year, Varinos hit .412 for the Chieftians with two home runs. He also had a 5-2 record and a 0.49 ERA. The junior will play AAU baseball this summer.


Division 3: Connor Gavin, East Bridgewater, senior

The senior ace had an impressive season, finishing with a .405 batting average and compiling a 0.93 ERA with 87 strikeouts. The South Shore League MVP will play baseball at Southern New Hampshire next spring.

Division 4: Matt Santos, St. John Paul II, senior

The shortstop and Cape & Islands MVP hit a remarkable .643 in his senior campaign, leading the Lions to an undefeated season. Santos had a .538 career batting average and appeared in three championship games.


Eric Bamford, Westwood, senior

The pitcher and shortstop had a decorated career as a Wolverine, serving as captain in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Bamford led his team to an undefeated regular season, going 6-0 and taking home TVL MVP honors.

Cole Bartels, Belmont, junior

The pitcher and shortstop was a workhorse, throwing 63.1 innings with a sub-1.00 ERA. He also recorded a .447 average. The Middlesex League MVP has been on the honor roll in every academic quarter to date.


Scott Creedon, Braintree, junior

The shortstop and pitcher delivered on the biggest stage, tossing a complete-game victory in the Super 8 final against St. John’s Prep. Creedon had two wins in the tournament, finishing with an 8-0 record and a 1.75 ERA.

Chandler Debrosse, New Bedford, senior

The shortstop hit over .400 en route to being named Big Three Conference MVP. Also a member of the football team and National Honor Society, Debrosse will play baseball at Central Connecticut State next year.

Blake DeCarr, Xaverian, junior

The pitcher was an all-star in the competitive Catholic Conference, posting a 5-3 record with a 2.42 ERA and 45 strikeouts. DeCarr, whose brother is in the Yankees’ farm system, was the Hawks’ team MVP.

Cam Devanney, Central Catholic, senior

The shortstop notched his second Merrimack Valley MVP award, leading the Raiders to a 17-3 record and a No. 1 seed in Division 1 North. A member of the National Honor Society, Devanney will play baseball at Elon.

Ryan Earle, Archbishop Williams, senior

The first basemen and pitcher was the CCL MVP, amassing a .446 batting average and four home runs. Earle was also a three-time league all-star in football, and will play baseball and football at Wesleyan next year.

Justin Foley, St. John’s Prep, senior

The pitcher was one of the state’s best. Foley finished a perfect 12-0, including a 3-0 mark and a no-hitter in the Super 8. In 67 innings, Foley struck out 65, allowing four earned runs. He will attend Bates in the fall.


Andrew Noviello, Bridgewater-Raynham, senior

The catcher and pitcher finished a standout high school career with news he had been drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Noviello hit .509 with a team-high six home runs and 27 RBIs for the Trojans, who made the Super 8.

Andrew Olszak, Danvers, junior

The shortstop and pitcher compiled an extraordinary season for his Division 2 runner-up Falcons, including 78 innings pitched, 12 wins, and a sub-1.00 ERA. The NEC MVP also batted .476 with 36 stolen bases.

Anthony Videtto, Silver Lake, junior

The shortstop and pitcher is a repeat All-Scholastic, turning in a stellar campaign with a .382 batting average and a 1.87 ERA. Also the Patriot League MVP, Videtto has a 4.2 GPA and has achieved honor roll every semester.

Joe Walsh, Plymouth North, junior

The pitcher and first basemen was named Mass. Gatorade Player of the Year and Patriot League All-Star. Walsh finished the season for the Blue Devils with a 0.58 ERA and a .429 average and will play baseball at Boston College.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1A: Bill O’Connell, Braintree

After losing to Newton North in the Super 8 final last year, the Braintree skipper had one goal in mind for his team: not just to return to the final, but to win it. He and his Wamps achieved that goal.

Division 1: Marc Pelletier, Central Catholic

In his 28th year coaching the Raiders, Pelletier led his team to a 17-3 record and a No. 1 seed in the North tournament. His long resume includes eight conference titles, three North finals, and an Eastern Mass. final.


Division 2: Roger Day, Danvers

In his 28 years leading the Falcons, Day has won a state title, was the runner-up twice, and has qualified for the postseason 24 times. The coach came within one win of another title this season, losing to Middleboro, 4-3.

Division 3: Derek Dana, St. Mary’s

Dana helped break a 27-year title drought for the Spartans, leading them to a victory over Mt. Greylock for the Division 3 title. The Lynn native has won a state title as a player and as a coach for the Spartans.

Division 4: Justin Spurr, Georgetown

In his final season coaching Georgetown, Spurr led the Royals on a run to the state semifinals. His team entered the postseason at 10-8 and won four straight before falling to eventual champion St. John Paul II.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Trevor Allen, Mike Dunn, Drew Gallant, Michael Knell. Falmouth: Nick Couhig, Gates Kelliher. Marshfield: Brian Kwedor. Nauset: Willy Boyd, Brendan Chisholm, Noah Grevelis, Chris Holcomb, Gerritt Merrill, Paul Prue. Sandwich: Matt Dahl, Riley Sorenson.

Bay State — Braintree: Connor Columbus, Scott Creedon, Erik MacDonald, Colin Rios, Scott Strachan, Anthony Venuti. Brookline: Chhany Minton, Jonas Webler. Milton: Jason Turner. Newton North: Curtis Beatrice, Thomas Joyce, Ben Porter. Norwood: Sean Mellen, Jake O’Rourke, John Ryan. Walpole: Jack Donnelly, Ian Fair. Wellesley: Jack Dolan, Conor Himstead, Brad Marchetti, Peter Stabnick.

Big Three — Brockton: Noah Benoit, Pat Burke, Aaron Williams. Durfee: Alex Benevides, Mike Correia, Nicolas Dumont, James Mello. New Bedford: Jac Carreiro, Chandler Debrosse, Alvin Gonzalez, Tim Gouveia, Andrew Rapoza.


Boston City — Boston English: Anthony Arias, Jonathan Feliz, Wanderson Pinales. Boston International: Andrew Mateo, Derlin Tejeda, Angel Trancoso. Brighton: Jonathan Gonzalez, Kevin Perez, Erberto Tejeda. Burke: Wayne Harper, Jizari Jones, Frederico Melo. Charlestown: Luis Atiles, Carlos Jimenez, Timothy Serrano. Dorchester: Phillipe Bernard, Parmanand Jodhan, Sirbastian Maniscalco. East Boston: Nick LePore, Rafael Rodriguez, Kevin Sinatra. Fenway: Gio Acvedo, Manuel Alvares, Jeadan Suazo. Latin Academy: Aiden Rivera-Castro, John Teehan, Conor Walsh. Madison Park: Hugo Mateo, Steven Perez, Wascar Pinales. New Mission: Jose Maria, Eddy Martinez. O’Bryant: Yeralson Baez, Fernando Burgos. Snowden: Anthony Chevere, Joel Lara, Alvin Lopez. South Boston: Manny Esteves, Robert King, Alex Troncoso. West Roxbury: Jose Merced Pina, Vianchi Pujols Jose, Esdras Rojas.

Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Dan Crossen, Jack Massari. Cape Cod Tech: Reilly Kannally. Nantucket: Riley Fusaro, Ryan Holdgate, Andrew Ray. St. John Paul II: Bobby Higgins, Kevin Marsh, Matt Santos, Blake Waters. Sturgis East: Cooper Gavin, Ryan Havey, Jared Joy. Sturgis West: J.P. LaBarge, Chris Parkin, John Ryan.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Cam Dodier, Sulai Guilbault. Georgetown: Alex Bornholdt, Mike Goddu, Richie Gray, Kyle Nelson, Ryan Slack. Hamilton-Wenham: Drew Gallant, Austin Michel, Harrison O’Brien. Ipswich: Jake Long, Michael Savoie. Lynnfield: Tom Anastasi, Nick Colucci, Nick Pascucci. Manchester Essex: Brandon Bartlett, Craig Carter, Hunter Flood. Masconomet: Greg Dougherty, Ethan Dyer, Andrew Manni, Chris Rich, Elias Varinos. Newburyport: Dan Baribeault, Mike Jayne, Ben Keeping, Scott Webster. North Reading: Shawn DiVecchia, Mike Driscoll, Greg Johnson. Pentucket: Conor O’Neil, Cam Wolbach, Dylan Wright. Triton: Justin Cashman, Adam Chatterton, Sean White.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Matt Downing, Casey Earle, Ryan Earle. Arlington Catholic: Kyle Boudrias, Paul Frisoli, Christian Rosati, Matt Wesoloski. Austin Prep: Matt Barletta, Logan Bravo, Peter Burns, Andrew DeRoche, Drew Gerety, Aiden McCarthy. Bishop Fenwick: Matt Haley, RJ Libby, Matt Townsend. Cardinal Spellman: Matt Cunningham, Jason Davern. Cristo Rey: Yaxander Baez, Justin Lopez. Lowell Catholic: Matt Franchi, Collin Gilligan, Brett Iannazo, Tyler Johnson, Eric Maxfield, Kyle Rafferty. Marian: Zach MacGregor, Kyle Marshall, Nick Piselli. Matignon: Tyler Hanlon, Cam Monagle. Pope John: Paul Francisque, Pat Kelly, Ryan Schaeffer. Saint Joseph Prep: Ben Applegate, Brandon Furlan, Raphael Hanna. St. Mary’s: Antonio Felix, Brent Lozzi, Brendan O’Neil, Donald Weisse, Clay Yiancopolous.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Pat Keohane, Joe Roddy, Ryan Tropeano. Catholic Memorial: Tyler Bell, Aaron Clancy, Trevor Cooley, Declan O’Malley. Malden Catholic: Austin Batchelor, Frank Celona, Anthony DeSouza, Ethan Harris, Jake Witkowski. St. John’s Prep: Justin Foley, Keith Leavitt, Ted McNamara, Jacob Yish. Xaverian: Blake DeCarr, Jake Farrell, Trevor McQuade, Noah Sorrento.

Commonwealth — Chelsea: Luis Rodriguez, Andrew Tyrcios. Essex Tech: Jackson Leete, Mike Mitchell, Matt O’Connell, Leo Smart. Greater Lawrence: Rene Mota, Sebastian Pereyra, Junior Veras. Greater Lowell: Andrew Primeau. Lynn Tech: Richard Mateo. Minuteman: Andrew O’Connell, Aiden Rojo. Mystic Valley: Matt O’Connor, Tim O’Donnell, Devin Pierce. Northeast: Freddy Burns, Pedro DelToro, Chris Mitchell. Shawsheen: Liam Dawson, Brednan Flaherty, Tim Lavoie, Craig Rich, Alex Tate. Whittier: Craig Delora, Ralph Francesconi, Jorge Martinez, Austin Toohey.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Matt Bullock, Dylan Caldwell, Bobby Pedersen. Bedford: Ryan Barnes, Connor Green, Nick Parenti, Zack Walters. Boston Latin: Mike Doyle, Duncan McGraff. Cambridge: Erick Ramirez, Eric Smith-Sokol. Concord-Carlisle: Jonathan Battista, Bryce Dion, Spencer Meyer, Spencer Tonies. Lincoln-Sudbury: Chris Galland, Scott Holzwasser, Tom Novick. Newton South: Ben Bavly. Waltham: Luke Cristofori, Brendan Devlin, Jared Ferrari, Ricky Manning. Wayland: Zack Aresty, Blase Cormier, Nat Gordon, Benjamin Verdi. Westford: Mike Previte. Weston: Jack Fazio, Max Grundy, Robert Ivey, Colton Whorf.

Eastern Athletic— Bishop Feehan: Andrew Blomstedt, Josh Fortier, Jack Hanson, Andrew Horowitz, Alex Richardson. Coyle & Cassidy: Dylan Ashburn, Harry Southworth. Martha’s Vineyard: Emerson Mahoney, Mike Mussell, Tim Roberts. Somerset Berkley: Joe Fingliss, Chandler Furtado, Kyle Hodgson, Chris Padula, Chris Wood.

Greater Boston — Everett: Kenny Delorey, Lawrence Falter, John Ugg. Malden: Robert Collins, Matt Geer, Ronnie Luke, Jared Martino. Medford: Mike Center, Andrew Cronin, Max Porazzo, Dom Ramasci, Harry Welch. Somerville: Matt Collins, Shayne Miller-Saltman, Ryan Nolan.

Mayflower — Avon: Erica Ficarra. Bishop Connolly: Mason Faria. Blue Hills: Joe Rull. Bristol Aggie: Josh Capello. Bristol-Plymouth: Josh Macomber, Jacob Robbins. Diman: Brandon Antone, Austin Crowninshield, Christopher Silva. Holbrook: Lawrence Valeros, Brendon Walker. Norfolk Aggie: Luke Burns. Old Colony: Luke Cavallaro, Jared Gammell, Wyatt Major, Drew Maurer. Sacred Heart: Colin Gillis. South Shore Voc-Tech: Pat Croghan, Kevin Donnellan. Southeastern: David Burns, Connor Camaso-Sullivan, Thomas Merrick, Lucas Purdie. Tri-County: Drew Bellavance. Upper Cape: Nick Gagner, Trevor Rowe, Cooper Thornell. West Bridgewater: Jon Astor, Brandon Bercovitch, Matt Deluca, Jared Sharkey. Westport: Tyler Charron, Danny Shea, Chad Willard.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Dan Amidon, Gabe Hernandez. Billerica: Cam Climo, Kyle Murphy. Central Catholic: Cam Devanney, Dom Keegan, Mike Mercuri, Jonathan Panaro. Chelmsford: Ben Sauter, Mike Tice. Haverhill: Sean Doherty. Lawrence: Richie Cardillo, Jack Harlan, Elvis Peralta. Lowell: Conor Callery. Methuen: Jacob Wallace. North Andover: Chris Bosco, Evan Glew, Brendan Parisotto.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Justin Hurley, Shane O’Halloran. Melrose: Dillion Gaita, Jack Hickey, Jake Karelas. Wakefield: Andrew Auld, Anthony Cecere, Corey Imbriano, Matthew Mercurio, Sean Smeglin. Watertown: Brendan Berkeley, Kyle Foley. Wilmington: Jackson Gillis, James Hill, Graham Smith.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Collin Bailey-Healy, Ryan Hood, Will Martin. Belmont: Cole Bartels, Cal Christofori. Lexington: Jeff Costello, Nico Frelick, Mark Jones, Connor Murphy. Reading: Pat Jordan, Connor Mulligan. Winchester: Warren Asdornvuttikrai, Stephen Michienzi, Timmy O’Brien. Woburn: Anthony Carter.

Northeastern — Beverly: David Drinkwater. Danvers: Andrew Olszak. Lynn Classical: Damien Earp. Lynn English: Anthony DeLa Cruz, Lucas Harris, Kyle O’Connor. Marblehead: Spencer Carr. Peabody: Ryan Collins, Matt Correale, Matt Gonick, David Hoar. Swampscott: Ryan January, Gavin Sullivan.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Andrew Atsalis, Ryan Bruning, Griffen Burke, Jack Kennedy. Bridgewater-Raynham: Jack Connolly, Kyle Horsman, Paul LaFond, Jon Livolsi, Mike Manning, Andrew Noviello, Cory Wayslow. Dartmouth: Casey Andrade, Matt Craig, Marley Dembitzki, Jack McCabe, Nick Steele.

Patriot — Duxbury: Brendan Kates, Kevin O’Rourke, Cam Walsh. Hanover: Justin Paskell. Hingham: Nic Barrett, Kyle Lussier, Brendan Smith. Middleborough: Christian Bean, Cody Braga, Brendan Chipman, Chris Reed. North Quincy: Josh Helfrich. Pembroke: Drew CaraDonna, Sean L’Italien, Christian Nashawaty, Connor Pijanowski. Plymouth North: Kyle Mann, Colin Nicklas, Colby Randell, Joe Walsh. Plymouth South: Jesse Lindberg, Ryan Obin, Andy Shaw. Quincy: Greg Paulo. Scituate: Christian Brady, Pat O’Brien. Silver Lake: Will Gallagher, Adam Gay, Jason Johndrow, Anthony Videtto. Whitman-Hanson: Nate Perkins.

South Coast — Apponequet: Alex Pappas. Dighton-Rehoboth: Arthur Correira, Ryan Murphy, Justin Walsh. Fairhaven: Cam Charette, Ian Furtado, Justin Jacobsen, Matt Myers. Greater New Bedford: Jared Methia, Noah Riveira. Old Rochester: Sam Henrie, James Leidhold, Jordan Menard, Austin Salkind, Bryant Salkind.

South Shore — Abington: Bryan Dwyer, James Landers. Carver: Ian Walker. Cohasset: Michael Cohen, Brett Dooley, Zach Silva. East Bridgewater: Connor Gavin, Ryan Graham, Ty Jenkins, Chris Leavitt, Jacob Pierce. Hull: Kevin Perry. Mashpee: Nick Carpenter, Jason Demers, Jordan Pinchack, Ari Purdy. Monomoy: Brandon Hamilton, Noah Nickerson. Norwell: Chris Ferraro, Tom Larason. Rockland: Andrew Frazer, Kyle Nelson, Stephen Norris, Danny Ryan.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Phillip Cooper, Luke Gustavson. Bellingham: Anthony Crowley. Dover-Sherborn: Bret Rowean. Hopkinton: Calvin Holland, Mike Messier. Medfield: Dean Adams, Stephen Ledogar, Chris McGrory. Medway: Connor Quinn. Millis: Patrick Brooks. Norton: Shinnosuke Furukawa, Jon Levy. Westwood: Eric Bamford, Danny Cooke, Daniel Howard.