- Phelan named Pitcher of the Year, Rydzewski Co-Rookie of the Year -
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 2012 All-Conference baseball selections on Tuesday, May 1st. Senior Chris Phelan (Patchogue, N.Y.) was named the Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Year and freshman Thomas Rydzewski (Franklin Square, N.Y.) earned Co-Rookie of the Year honors. Senior CJ Bula (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.), senior Frank Scarlato (Holbrook, N.Y.) and freshman Anthony Alvino (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) were named First Team All-Conference, while junior Terrence Bohonan (Patchogue, N.Y.) was named to the Second Team.
Phelan led the Rams with a 7-1 record, a 1.96 ERA and four complete games this season. He pitched 69 innings striking out 67 batters, while allowing only 15 earned runs and 10 walks. Rydzewski had a team-high .409 average at the plate with 30 runs scored and 21 RBI. He held a .457 on base percentage and was 11-for-12 on stolen base attempts.
Bula posted a 7-2 record with a 3.44 ERA in 55 innings pitched. He allowed 21 earned runs and struck out 52 batters. Scarlato was second on the team with a .370 average including a team-leading eight doubles. Scarlato held a .500 slugging percentage and a .980 fielding percentage. Alving batted .339 with 19 RBI, a team-high 32 runs scored and was second with 12 stolen bases.
Bohonan, who appeared in 34 games, hit .326 with 24 runs scored and 21 RBI this season. Freshman Ryan Levine (West Babylon, N.Y.) hit the game-winning 3-run double in the bottom of the ninth to lead Farmingdale State to a 7-6 win over Old Westbury in the Skyline Conference Finals. Levine was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player.
2012 SKYLINE BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Chris Phelan# - Farmingdale State - Sr. - P - Patchogue, N.Y.
CJ Bula - Farmingdale State - Sr. - P - Mohegan Lake, N.Y.
Frank DiMaria - Old Westbury - So. - P - Ozone Park, N.Y.
Anthony Orsano* - Old Westbury - Sr. - C - Williston Park, N.Y.
Frank Scarlato - Farmingdale State - Sr. - C - Holbrook, N.Y.
Rich Pecoraro - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - 1B - Hampton Bays, N.Y.
Brian Walsh - Old Westbury - Jr. - 1B - Bellmore, N.Y.
Dennis Nover - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - 2B - Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Anthony Alvino - Farmingdale State - Fr. - SS - Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Alex Velardi - Mount Saint Mary - Fr. - 3B - Branford, Conn.
Vinnie Carminati - Mount Saint Mary - So. - OF Huntington, N.Y.
Joey Semler - Maritime - Jr. - OF - Kirkland, Wash.
Paul Valerio - Old Westbury - Jr. - OF - Merrick, N.Y.
Michael Morelli - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - DH - Washingtonville, N.Y.
Christopher DeGennaro - Old Westbury - Sr. - UTIL - Manorville, N.Y.
Jason Dierkes - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - P - Mount Sinai, N.Y.
Dan McCrea - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - P - Hicksville, N.Y.
Christopher Myers - Maritime - Jr. - P - Middlesex, N.J.
Matthew Sollin - Maritime - Fr. - C - Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Thomas Rydzewski - Farmingdale State - Fr. - 2B - Franklin Square, N.Y.
Thomas McNoble - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - SS - Breezy Point, N.Y.
Blake Barbeito - Old Westbury - Sr. - 3B - Astoria, N.Y.
John Angelino - Old Westbury - So. - OF - Shirley, N.Y.
Terrence Bohonan - Farmingdale State - Jr. - OF - Patchogue, N.Y.
Brian Hannigan - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Jr. - OF - West Babylon, N.Y.
Josh Sharpe - Mount Saint Vincent - So. - OF - Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Prateek Thaman - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - DH - Happauge, N.Y.
Jason Rivera - Mount Saint Vincent - So. - UTIL - Bronx, N.Y.
*PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Anthony Orsano, Old Westbury
#PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Chris Phelan, Farmingdale State
CO-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR: Thomas Rydzewski, Farmingdale State & Alex Velardi, Mount Saint Mary
COACH OF THE YEAR: Rod Stephan, Old Westbury
TOURNAMENT MVP: Ryan Levine, Farmingdale State
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: NYU-Poly