WNY Athletics

2023 CCAA Div. 2 Baseball Preview

Photo by Heidi Guenther

Brocton Bulldogs

Head Coach: Rob Fetterick
Assistant Coaches: Seth McFadden / Ronald “Bubba” Brown, Matt Laurito
Key Players Returning: Kadin Ehmke(12), Aiden Gatto(11), Michael Garcia(10), Damion Franklin (11), Grant Gustafson(11) , Nate Laurito (10)
New Players to watch out for: Aiden Gatto
Key Losses due to Graduation: Ryan Laurito
Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds

Head Coach: Matt Cummings
Assistant Coaches: Mike Cummings and Richie Langer
2022 Varsity Record: 5-9
Key Players Returning: Nate Henry, Devin Hewes, Clayton Smith
New Players to watch out for: Nolan Olson
Key Losses due to Graduation: Kalen Miller, Jalen Parkhurst, Tate Olson
CSP Wolfpack

Head Coach: Jake Marino
Assistant Coaches: Dan White, Evan Teculver
2022 Varsity Record: 17-2
Key Players Returning: Gabe Roth, Austin White, Trent Burchanowski
New Players to watch out for: Bryce Hinsdale (Sophomore), Tate Catanese (Sophomore)
Key Losses due to Graduation: Mikah Wilink, Kurt Olson
Players committed to Playing in College: Gabe Roth St John Fisher, Trent Burchanowski Penn State Behrend
Franklinville Panthers

Head Coach: Reed Mitrowski
Assistant Coaches: Mark Blecha
2022 Varsity Record: 11-5
Key Players Returning: Bretton Blecha, Matthew Spittler, Isaac Towne, Beau Bielecki, Noah Shenk
New Players to watch out for: Brady Tatlow, Nick Hillman
Key Losses due to Graduation: Blake Frank
Frewsburg Bears

Head Coach: Eric Haglund
Assistant Coaches: Shane Marucci/Kane Brink/Mike Sheesley
2022 Varsity Record: 10-10
Key Players Returning: Payton Dustin/Garrett Brink/Chase Haglund/Mason Eckman/Vinny Sanflippo
New Players to watch out for: Harrison Eckert/Caleb Stahlman/Mason Lobb/Aidan Gruber/Maddox Sheesley/Cole Mazzurco/Daniel Peterson/Trent Lewis
Key Losses due to Graduation: Jona Sanagelo/Cole Bender/Trent Bjork/Gifford Brothers
Maple Grove Red Dragons

Head Coach:
Pete Pannes
Assistant Coaches: Mike Burr
2022 Varsity Record: 10 – 3
Key Players Returning: Kolden McCall Collin McPherson Adam Brisky Connor Reagle
New Players to watch out for: Nash Luther
Pine Valley Panthers

Head Coach: Chris Buczek
Assistant Coaches: Zach Len
2022 Varsity Record: 11-8
Key Players Returning: Craig Howard, Darwin Westlund, George Kruszka, Kyle Chase, Jaiden Miller, Brandon Yoris, Nick Gleason.
New Players to watch out for: Trent Ivett, Sawyer Bradigan, Dylan Green,
Key Losses due to Graduation: Wayne Libby, Brendon Butcher, Sam Hunt, Donavon Guglielmi, Bryce Sercu, Travis West.
Silver Creek/Forestville Black Knights

Head Coach: Mike Janisch
Assistant Coaches: Jack Frost / Shawn Kelly
2022 Varsity Record: 14 – 8
Key Players Returning: Aiden Piccolo (Jr.) Shawn Kelly (Sr.) Kam Sakpal (Sr.) Brayson Parsell (Sr.) Caleb Fiegl (Sr.)
New Players to watch out for: Matt Woleben (Sr.)
Key Losses due to Graduation: Gavin Borrello, Cade Neubauer

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