May 19, 2008

Four Rams Make All-Region Team; One Gold Glove Award

Four Rams Make All-Region Team; One Gold Glove Award


Mt. Pleasant, MI - Four baseball players at Farmingdale State were named to the 2008 New York Region ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team and one player received the 2008 ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award in a release posted on Monday, May 19th.

Sophomore designated hitter Mike Labrozzi (Sag Harbor, N.Y./Pierson) was named to the Second Team after hitting .393 for the season (4th in the Skyline) and posting a .616 slugging percentage (3rd in Skyline). He led the team with 11 triples, four doubles and two homeruns, while knocking in a second best 31 RBI's.

Junior shortstop Brian Benvenuto (Dix Hills, N.Y./Hills West) was also named to the Second Team after batting .390 for the season (5th in the Skyline) and starting all 42 of his games played. In his team-high 136 at-bats, he led the team with 53 hits and 32 RBI's. Benvenuto will be playing this summer for the Tar Heels Baseball League.

Sophomore closer Billy Garofalo (Patchogue, N.Y./Patchogue) and junior right-hander Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, N.Y./Hewlett) were both named to the Third Team.

Garofalo finished with a team-leading earned run average of 1.88 and finished with seven saves, ranking him 16th in the Nation. In 28.2 innings pitched, he struck out 27 batters and held batters to a .214 average.

Heeman finished with a 2.07 ERA and a team-high six wins (6-4 record overall). In 69.2 innings, he struck out 59 batters and walked only seven. He is ranked 8th in the Nation for Walks allowed per nine innings (0.9) and 33rd in the Nation for ERA.

Sophomore catcher Zak Nersesian (Nyack, N.Y./Nyack) was awarded the Gold Glove Award for the New York Region. He finished the year with 159 putouts, 20 assists and 2 errors for a .989 fielding percentage.

 

NEW YORK REGION

2008 ABCA/RAWLINGS ALL-REGION TEAMS

FIRST TEAM
POS PLAYER SCHOOL YR
DH Andy Gardner Cortland State SO
DH Pat Reardon Rensselaer SO
C Mike Zaccardo Cortland State SR
C Chris Schacca Mt St. Mary’s SR
1B Ken Carroll Rensselaer SR
2B Mike Gerdes St. Joseph’s LI SO
3B Dave Ahonen Ithaca FR
SS Chad Salls Cazenovia JR
OF Rob Raux Ithaca SR
OF Camden Mamigonian Rensselaer SO
OF Dan Valentine Rensselaer SR
UT/P Rob Maxwell Brockport SR
P Matt Tone Cortland State SO
P Peter McNeaney Rochester SR
P Shane Wolf Ithaca SR

SECOND TEAM
POS PLAYER SCHOOL YR
DH Mike Labozzi Farmingdale St. SO
UT Ryan Myers Oneonta JR
C Rob Herrmann Fredonia SO
C Zack Welch SUNY Plattsburgh SR
1B Jon Welsh St. Joseph’s LI JR
2B J.J Vanderstyne U. Rochester SR
3B Chris Nastasi John Jay SR
SS Brian Benvenuto Farmingdale St. JR
OF Sean Wilkes Rensselaer JR
OF Mike Avery Cortland State JR
OF Geoff Dornes RIT SO
P Nick Sottung Ithaca SR
P Zachary Potter SUNY New Paltz SR
P Bryan Gardner Ithaca JR
P Joe Zongol Rensselaer SR

Third Team
POS PLAYER SCHOOL YR
DH Kyle Kowalowski SUNY Plattsburgh JR
UT John Massoni John Jay JR
C Ryan Tryt RIT SR
1B Cory Schad Cazenovia JR
1B Dan Brien U. Rochester JR
2B Joe Russo Cortland State SR
3B Anthony Ferri Skidmore SO
3B Frank Dipresso St. Joseph’s LI FR
3B Jason Nevada St. John Fisher SO
SS Matt Vitalone Cortland State SR
SS Ed Kahovec U. Rochester SR
OF Matt Francis U. Rochester FR
OF Seb Fratto Cazenovia SR
OF Jared Perham Brockport SR
OF Kris Gentzke Brockport FR
OF Anthony Forgione Mt. St. Mary’s SR
P Travis Ratliff Cortland State FR
P Justin Maravegias St. Joseph’s LI FR
P Billy Garofalo Farmingdale St. SO
P Tom Heeman Farmingdale JR


2008 ABCA/RAWLINGS GOLD GLOVE AWARD

POS PLAYER SCHOOL YR
C Zak Nersesian Farmingdale St. SO
1B Nick Devito Cortland State SR
2B Mike Gerdes St. Joseph’s LI SO
3B Don Kirsch Fredonia SO
SS Matt Vitalone Cortland State SR
OF Greg Carlow Skidmore SR
OF Mike Avery Cortland State JR
OF Camden Mamigonian Rensselaer SO
P Tim Mascari Brockport SR

 

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