2016 Baseball All-Scholastics
Division 1A: Blake DeCarr, Xaverian
A two-time All-Scholastic, the third baseman and pitcher ended his career by taking the Hawks deep into the Super 8. He had a 5-2 record on the mound and a .327 batting average. DeCarr will do a post-grad year next fall.
Division 1: Anthony Videtto, Silver Lake
The shortstop, first baseman and pitcher asserted himself as one of the top players this season, batting .437 with five home runs and 17 RBIs. Videtto went 4-2 on the mound with a 1.50 ERA and 62 strikeouts.
Division 2: Andrew Olszak, Danvers
The shortstop and pitcher was dominant both on the mound and at the plate for the Division 2 runners-up Falcons this year, batting .395 with 22 runs scored and a 10-2 record with 65 strikeouts and 1.35 ERA.
Division 3: Sam Henrie, Old Rochester
The lefthander finished 7-1 with an 0.50 ERA. His batting average soared into the mid-.400’s and he averaged double digit strikeouts on the mound. He helped guide the Bulldogs to their first sectional finals appearance in 23 years.
Division 4: Joe Oriola, St. John Paul II
The three-time state champion pitcher finished the season with a 10-1 record, having two saves, and a 1.73 ERA. Oriola also batted .453 with 38 RBIs and was the winning pitcher in the Division 4 state game.
Cole Bartels, Belmont, senior
The Middlesex League MVP pitcher and shortstop had a 6-3 record that included 80 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched. Bartels also had a .492 batting average on 33 hits with three home runs and 25 RBIs.
Corey DiLoreto, Reading, junior
DiLoreto batted .468 with 21 RBIs to help the Rockets to a Middlesex League crown and a Division 2 North finals appearance. The Middlesex League All-Star collected 37 hits for the season, including seven doubles and five triples.
Luke Figueira, Taunton, senior
The righthanded pitcher and outfielder was 6-1 on the mound with 55 strikeouts, 9 walks, and an 0.92 ERA in 53 innings. Figueira also batted .449 with 15 RBIs. He will playing baseball next spring at Bentley University.
Scott Holzwasser, Lincoln-Sudbury, senior
The shortstop batted .508 for the Division 1 North champs with four home runs and was named the Dual County League MVP. Holzwasser hit seven home runs over his high school career and will play baseball at Northeastern.
Thomas Joyce, Newton North, senior
The first baseman batted .333 with 12 RBIs to help lead the Tigers to a Bay State League title and their third straight Super 8 appearance. He was named the Bay State Carey MVP and will play baseball at Merrimack College.
Sean Mellen, Norwood, senior
The lefthanded pitcher and Bay State League MVP was 5-3, including a no-hitter against Dedham, with a .60 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 53 1/3 innings pitched. He collected 243 strikeouts over his high school career.
Colin Nicklas, Plymouth North, senior
The three-time league all-star shortstop and pitcher hit .440 this season and recorded four wins on the mound that included a no-hitter against Silver Lake to clinch the league title. Nicklas will be playing baseball at AIC.
Shane O’Halloran Burlington, senior
O’Halloran, a catcher, finished the season with a .508 batting average, five home runs, and 22 RBIs. The Middlesex League MVP also has been a Globe football and hockey All Scholastic. He attend Worcester Academy in the fall.
Jake Salera, Dighton-Rehoboth, senior
Salera accumulated a .594 batting average with two home runs and 23 RBIs for the Division 2 state champions. The second baseman was a South Coast Conference All-Star and will be playing football at Western New England next fall.
Elias Varinos, Masconomet, senior
The shortstop and pitcher had a .405 average with 15 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. He also had a 5-3 record on the mound with 48 strikeouts. Varinos graduated with High Honors and will play baseball at Tufts University next year.
Michael Vasil, BC High, sophomore
The 6-foot-3-inch righthander was the ace of a talented Eagles pitching staff. He went 6-2 with an 0.93 ERA, striking out 55 and only walking 14 in 60⅓ innings. Vasil, a sophomore, also only allowed 32 hits and eight earned runs.
Jacob Yish, St. John’s Prep, senior
The two-time Catholic Conference all-star center fielder batted .341 this season with two home runs and 18 RBIs. Yish was also a three year varsity football player. He will be playing baseball at Boston College.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1A: Bill O’Connell, Braintree
For the second year in a row the Wamps finished atop the state’s high school baseball world as Super 8 champions. Not only was this Braintree’s second time winning the title, this was its third straight appearance in the finals.
Division 1: Matthew Wentworth, Lincoln-Sudbury
Wentworth, in his first season at the helm, led the Warriors to a 21-4 record and an appearance in the Division 1 state title game. He was also the Globe’s Winter 2015-16 All Scholastic Alpine Skiing coach of the year.
Division 2: Bill Cuthbertson, Dighton-Rehoboth
In his 37th year at the helm, Cuthbertson led his Falcons to a 21-3 record and the school’s first baseball state championship. He is 549-249 in his career and a member of the Massachusetts Baseball Coaches’ Hall of Fame.
Division 3: Eric Archambault, North Reading
The second-year varsity coach led the Hornets to a 22-4 season and a runner-up finished in the Division 3 state tournament. He coached at Springfield College before coming to North Reading and also has coached Weston Junior Legion.
Division 4: Mark Santos, St. John Paul II
Santos is the only baseball coach in the school’s six-year history and has a career record of 131-19. The Lions clinched their third consecutive Division 4 state championship with an 8-7 win over Oxford, and are 77-3 in those years.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Drew Gallant, Mike Knell. Falmouth: Emmet Kelliher, Gates Kelliher, Sam Newman. Marshfield: Chris Munro. Nauset: Mike Doherty, Mac LaBarge, Paul Prue. Sandwich: Will Crowther, Brady Doherty, Noah Holland, Joseph Sullivan.
Bay State — Braintree: Scott Creedon, Alex Kennedy, Erik MacDonald. Brookline: Josh Pang. Dedham: Jack Burns, Matt Maloney. Milton: Sam Jacobsak, Jake Walker. Needham: Dakari Cox. Newton North: Mike Gately, Alex Haslam, James Hodgson, Thomas Joyce. Norwood: Paul Galvin, Sean Mellen. Walpole: Ian Fair, Joe Smith. Wellesley: Brad Marchetti, Jackson Posnik, Henry Weycker.
Boston City — Boston English: Corey Kelly, Aneury Lara, Wilfredo Ortiz. Boston International: William Arias, Franly Gonzalez, Frandy Peguero. Brighton: Jordan Diaz, Jamie Roldan, Josh Wertheimer. Burke: Pedro Lopes, Shareef Means, Nelson Melo. Charlestown: Carlos Jimenez, Antonio Pena, Anicel Pouriet. Dorchester: Marquis Cruz, Jose Lorenzo. East Boston: Jonathan Pimmentel, Rafael Rodriguez, Darrick Tolbert Jr.. Fenway: Manuel Alvarez, Enyel Santana, Jeaden Suazo. Latin Academy: Justin Auguste, John Teehan, Conor Walsh. Madison Park: Victor Diaz, Rafael Tejada. New Mission: Jose Castillo, Heri Martinez. O’Bryant: Yeralson Baez, Alex Reyes, Matthew Ruiz. Snowden: Joel Lara, Alvin Lopez. South Boston: Mario Reyton, Alex Troncoso, Carlos Vasquez. West Roxbury: Ryan Ramirez, Francis Rodriquez, Esdras Rojas.
Cape & Islands — St. John Paul II: Joe Oriola, Eric DelRosso, Jonathan warden, Bobby Higgins, Jake Good, Shay Souza. Nantucket: Chris Tran, Charlie Howard, Jack Holdgate. Sturgis West: Chris Parkin, Nick Pepe, Jonathan Cloutier. Sturgis East: Seamus Devine, Mark Agostinelli. Cape Cod Tech: Justin Lukas, Owen Amato. Rising Tide Charter School: Nick Burzycki. Cape Cod Academy: Matt Moring.
Cape Ann — Amesbury: Cam Dodier, Sulai Guilbault. Georgetown: Richie Gray. Hamilton-Wenham: Thomas Dowd, Harrison O’Brien. Lynnfield: Nick Aslnanian, Nick Colucci, Justin Juliano, Mike Stellato. Manchester Essex: Brandon Bartlett, Charlie Otterbein, Robbie Sarmanian. Masconomet: Blaise Romanowski, Elias Varinos. Newburyport: Scott Webster. North Reading: Mike McCauley, Jeff Mejia, John Merullo. Pentucket: Jackson McKean.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Timmy Chase, CJ Goldbranson, Richie Ryan. Arlington Catholic: Matt Laurendeau, Christian Rosati. Austin Prep: Logan Bravo, Peter Burns, Chris Gagnon, Aiden McCarthy, Dan Monagle. Bishop Fenwick: Cory Bright, Simon Gonzalez, JP Reiling. Cardinal Spellman: Austin Barkas, Jason Davern, Cameron Sass. Cristo Rey: Anthony Baez, Yaxander Baez, Justin Lopez, Brayen Then. Lowell Catholic: Max Barletta, Andrew Fisher, Collin Gilligan, Tyler Johnston, Eric Maxfield. Marian: Nick Garbarino, Declan Walsh. Matignon: Mike Norton. Pope John: Pat Kelly, Ryan Schaefer, Jacob Solomons. St. Clement: Kelvin Ortiz, Jeuris Ruiz. Saint Joseph Prep: Ben Applegate, Raphy Hanna. St. Mary’s: Matt Costanza, Kordell Henriquez, Donnie Weisse.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Henry Ennen, Adam McCormack, Brendan McDonald, Michael Vasil. Catholic Memorial: Declan O’Malley, Greg Tobin. Malden Catholic: Anthony DeSouza, Kellen Field, Brendan LaValle, Will Montgomery. St. John’s Prep: Jack Arend, Chris Francoeur, Brendan Powicki, Mike Yarin, Jacob Yish. Xaverian: Dan Chapski, Blake DeCarr, Bryan Hart, Tim Simoes.
Commonwealth — Chelsea: Luis Jimenez. Essex Tech: Jackson Leete, Mike Mitchell, Matt O’Connell, JT Reynolds, Leo Smart. Greater Lawrence: Cam Donahue, Elijah Perez. Greater Lowell: Dylan Bogaez, Evan Landry. Lynn Tech: Mike Brown, Rochard Mateo, Enderson Mejia. Minuteman: Mike Frongillo, Liam Moore. Mystic Valley: Hunter Kreis, Brandon Loecch, Matt O’Connor. Northeast: Freddy Burns, Stephen DiBlasi, Tommy Norton, Steven Wesley. Shawsheen: Evan Boczenowski, Brendan Flaherty, Alex Tate. Whittier: Patrick O’Regan, Adalberto Rodriguez, Stefano Zarro.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Ben Gottesman, Leo Kelley, Alex Mandrus. Bedford: Matt Maschio, Derek Tremblay, Zack Walters. Boston Latin: Mike Doyle. Cambridge: Ryan Telingator. Concord-Carlisle: Dan Brockway, Jackson Kingman, Spencer Meyer, Mike Ruediger, Peter Upham. Lincoln-Sudbury: Ryan Cusick, Alex Dillon, Chris Galland, Scott Holzwasser, Justin Vandervelden. Newton South: Ben Alexander. Waltham: Brendan Devlin, Troy Saulnier, Matt Sweet. Wayland: Blase Cormier, Jack Schwartz. Westford: James McNamara, Max Silverman. Weston: Max Barsamian, Bryce Grundy, Robert Ivey, Sajian May.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Jake Bamford, Jack Callahan, Patrick Cashin, Kyle Freitas, Jason Medeiros. Bishop Stang: Matt Doane. Coyle & Cassidy: Evan Ferris, JP Raymos, Brian Rosa. Martha’s Vineyard: Jacob Cardoza, Jonas Lukowitz, James Sashin. Somerset Berkley: Jarred Dutka, Zach Fingliss, Tyler Gaudreau, Evan Magnuson, Jake Salamon.
Greater Boston — Everett: Bryan Bessler, Kenny Delorey, Jalil Marinez, Evan Reynolds, John Uga. Malden: Matt Geer, Ronnie Luke, Jared Martino. Medford: Mike Carter, Max Porrazzo, Nick Rath, Byan White. Somerville: Kevin Camara, Gus Hawkins.
Hockomock — Attleboro: Nathan Tellier. Foxborough: Darren Kelley, Aaron Wentling. Franklin: Ryan Hodgkins, Mike Skaza. King Philip: Jake Cavanaugh, Jack DiCenso, Jon Rolfe, Doug Seaman, Will Weir. Mansfield: Jack Neureuter. Milford: Aiden Wilde. North Attleborough: Brian Poillucci. Oliver Ames: Ryan Adams, Josh Minuskin, Chris Romero. Stoughton: Jake Gibb, Justin Hutchinson. Taunton: Luke Figueira.
Mayflower — Avon: Donovan Potemeri. Bishop Connolly: Mason Faria, Alex Kfoury, Sean O’Connor. Blue Hills: Dylan Barkas, Andrew Bryant, Mike Nasky. Bristol Aggie: Nate Pinard. Bristol-Plymouth: Jacob Bishop, Josh Macomber, Colby Maderios, Jacob Robbins. Diman: Daniel Perron, Zachary Simao. Holbrook: Bobby Belezes, Joey Golden. Norfolk Aggie: Rob Jones. Old Colony: Mason Ashburn, Jared Gammell, Wyatt Major, Drew Thornell. Sacred Heart: Nick Weir. Southeastern: Chris Keenan. Tri-County: Zachary Currier. Upper Cape: Jake Gagner, Jason Shell. West Bridgewater: Matt DeLuca, Craig Dunn, Justin Lavole, Joseph Perreira. Westport: Daniel Shea.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Evan Camilleri, Justin Hurley, Shane O’Halloran. Melrose: Ryan Censullo, Nick Cordeau, Justin McCarthy. Stoneham: Brandon Cann. Wakefield: Andrew Auld, Corey Imbriano, Paul McGunigle, Matt Mercurio. Watertown: Kyle Foley, Steve Mey. Wilmington: Brian Cavanaugh, Jackson Gillis.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Clark Ewen, John Pigott. Belmont: Cole Bartels, Cal Christofori, Noah Riley. Lexington: Sal Frelick, Mark Jones. Reading: Joe Bradley, Corey DiLoreto, Connor Mulligan, Liam O’Neill, Dan Sletterink. Woburn: Dan Haberty, Nick Patti, Joe Reynolds.
Northeastern — Beverly: Spencer Brown, Nick Cotraro, Sean Hanlon. Danvers: Matt Andreas, Dean Borders, Andrew Olszak. Lynn Classical: Brandon Devin. Marblehead: Spencer Carr. Peabody: Jake Gustin, Ben Irvine, Nick Palma. Salem: Samuel Arias-Ramirez. Saugus: Kyle Autilio. Swampscott: Adrian Espinal, Gavin Sullivan.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Ryan Bruning, Bryce Conroy, Gary DiSarcina Jr. Bridgewater-Raynham: Rob Duarte, Mike Manning, Zac Nussbaum, Colin Trahon, PJ Walsh. Dartmouth: Matt Craig, Colin McCabe, Ben Paine.
Patriot — Duxbury: Dan Graceffa, Patrick Melampy. Hanover: Sean Cornell, Matt Lanagan. Hingham: Peter Murphy. Middleborough: Jason Bean, Brendan Chipman, Evan Gwozdz, Eddy Hart. North Quincy: Josh Helfrich. Pembroke: Sam Hamer, Christian Nashawaty, Colin Pijanowski, Zach Simpson. Plymouth North: Justin Cabral, Don Cohoon, Cam Drew, Colin Nicklas, Joe Walsh. Plymouth South: Chris Elliot, Sam Fereira, Dylan Ketterer. Quincy: Cody Desmond. Scituate: Owen Gates, Pat Santorella. Silver Lake: Dan Collins, Will Gallagher, Jason Johndrow, Anthony Videtto, Greg Wozniak. Whitman-Hanson: Nick Haley, Brenndan Rogers.
South Coast — Bourne: Jacob Ashworth, Kyle Macoratti, Tyler Rondeau. Case: Tim Silva. Dighton-Rehoboth: Arthur Correia, Joey Rogers, Brody Rubenstein, Jake Salera. Fairhaven: Noah Furtado, Ryan McKenna. Greater New Bedford: Tylor Arruda. Old Rochester: Kyle Brezinski, Sam Henrie, Hunter Parker, Bryant Salkind.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Shawn Babineau, Miles Dassoni. Bellingham: Sean Williamson. Holliston: Zach Jacobs, Andrew Kiem. Hopkinton: Alex Reynolds, Jack Vaccari. Medfield: Jarrett Lee, Chris McGrory. Medway: Nick Assad, Tyler Monahan. Norton: Jake Eberle, Jon Levy. Westwood: Marc Ellenberg.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic baseball team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Karl Capen.