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Jason Martin

School: South Lewis (FL MVP)

Grade: 11

Position: Pitcher, shortstop

Stats: 8-1, 1.33 ERA, 91 K, .550, 38 RBIs

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s Report: “Jason had a very consistent year on the mound and at the plate. He’s a mature kid who is willing to put in the time to become better every day.”

— Chad Brown, South Lewis coach



Ryan Bajjaly

School: Watertown

Grade: 12

Position: First base

Stats: .453, 36 RBIs, 8 2B, 3 3B

College plans: Cushing Academy Prep

Coach’s Report: “Ryan produced a lot of runs, and he was a huge part of our success. His competitiveness and never give up attitude is why he had such a great year.”

— Matt Covey, Watertown coach



Josh Belch

School: Watertown

Grade: 12

Position: Catcher

Stats: .484, 28 RBIs, 21 walks, .724 OB%

College plans: New Mexico St.

Coach’s Report: “Josh has such a great understanding of the game to go along with his great work ethic and exceptional talent. He’s been an absolute wall behind the plate for the last two years.”

— Matt Covey, Watertown coach



Jarrod Bellinger

School: Watertown

Grade: 10

Position: 2nd base, pitcher

Stats: .544, 43 hits, 36 RBIs (school records)

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s Report: “Jarrod always seemed to come up with the big hit with runners in scoring position. His three school records were a tribute to his talent and tremendous success this year.”

— Matt Covey, Watertown coach



Lucas Kelly

School: South Lewis

Grade: 11

Position: Designated hitter

Stats: .480, 46 RBIs (school record), 17 extra base hits.

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s Report: “Lucas is a big, strong kid who always seems to hit the ball hard. He also did a great job catching for his this season in really his first year behind the plate.”

— Chad Brown, South Lewis coach



Marcus Shelmidine

School: South Jefferson

Grade: 12

Position: First base

Stats: .473, 31 RBIs (school record), 1 error.

College plans: Syracuse U.

Coach’s Report: “Marcus is a quiet leader who led by example on the field. He came through with so many clutch hits and struck out only four times.”

— Joe Vaadi, South Jefferson coach





Will Coleman

Potsdam

Junior

Position: Pitcher

Stats: 5-1, 1.64 ERA, 85 K’s

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s Report: “With his baseball skills I can rely on him to do what he’s supposed to do and you can put him in any spot and he does it well. It’s one person you don’t have to worry about and he makes it look so easy out there.”

- Chris Donah, Potsdam coach



Cody Smith

Norwood-Norfolk (NAC MVP)

Senior

Position: Infield

Stats: .475 3 HR, 25 RBI

Future Plans: joining U.S. Marines

Coach’s Report: “He was our go-to guy. He was our No. 2 or 3 hitter every day and he batted almost .500. He led almost every offensive category we had and he was a good baserunner. He was selective at the plate and knows not to overdo it.”

- Don Peterson, Norwood-Norfolk coach



Breton LaRose

OFA

Senior

Position: Infield

Stats: .320, 7-3 2.36 ERA, 90 K’s

College plans: Sacred Heart (basketball)

Coach’s Report: “He was the bulldog of our team. He logged the most (pitching) innings and he led our team in the right direction and he led the younger players.”

-Tom Pinkerton, OFA coach



Brandon Welch

Malone

Senior

Position: Infield

Stats: .366 2 HR 12 RBI

College plans: SUNY Canton

Coach’s Report: “He did so much for us. He hit in key situations and was not one-dimensional. He was great with our younger players.”

-Tim LaMay, Malone coach



Ben Miller

Potsdam

Junior

Position: Outfield

Stats: .309 20 RBI

College plans: undecided

Coach’s Report: “Ben is good now and he’s still learning about things. He’s a great centerfielder and he can run down anything. He’s got a great arm, too.”

- Chris Donah, Potsdam coach



Aaron Cobb

Heuvelton

Senior

Position: utility

Stats: .508, 22 RBI

College plans: undecided

Coach’s Report: “He was the backbone of our team. He helped the rest of them grow up this year. He was our third hitter, which is usually a slugging position, and he lived up to that.”

- Dave Steele, Heuvelton coach







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