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CCAA East I Baseball Preview

Allegany-Limestone Central

Head Coach:  Eric Hemphill

Assistant Coaches: Troy Allen, Judd Williams

2018 Varsity Record:  12-7 including playoffs

Key players returning:    (Sr) Travis Maguire  P/INF       4-1  2 saves

(Jr)  Logan Klice    SS/P     .300 avg  21 BB’s 7 2B’s 13 RBI

(Jr)  Ben Giardini  2B/P    .389 avg   17 RBI

(Jr)  Dan Stayer     C/3B/P   .388 avg  3 2B’s

(So) Weston Stevenson  P/3B   3-2   35K’s

New players to watch out for:   (So) Jayden Gustafson  C/OF

(So) Ethan Paul    3B/1B, (Jr)  Gus Napoleon   OF,  (Jr)  Collin Yourke   OF

Key losses due to graduation:  Collin Strade – 3 year starting catcher

Sean McAfee, Roman Napoleon, Grant Davis, Tommy Moran

Any additional information:   A/L moves from a C up to a B2 this year

Players committed to playing in college:  None


Cattaraugus- Little Valley

Head Coach:  Chuck Senn

Assistant Coaches:  Josh Forster, Wayde Savidge

2018 Varsity Record:  4-10

Key Players Returning:  Sam Grey (Sr)- .471,  Nick Savidge (Soph)- .333, Shane O’Neill (Sr)- .384

New Players to watch out for:  Jason Young (Jr)

Key Losses due to Graduation:  Austin Baker, Andrew Minnekine

Any Additional Information:  Current have 10 Freshman and Sophomores on the 15 man roster

Players committed to Playing in College:  None


Gowanda Panthers

Head Coach: Tim Smith

Assistant Coaches: Brian Denea

2018 Varsity Record: 12-11

Key players returning: Tanner Olson, Zack Smith, Justin Kohn, Matt Smuda, Gavin Phillips, Tyee Nagel, Brendan Weinaug, Jaren Vester, Nick Siragusa

New players to watch out for: Cole Herman, Bryan Zynda, John Ondus, JD Driscoll

Key losses due to graduation: Kiko Dvis, Andrew Kruszka, Trevor Mercado

Any additional information: Good mix of senior leadership and young additions to the ’19 Panthers team. 

Players committed to playing in college:  Tanner Olson – Onondaga Community College


Olean High School

Head Coach:  Les DeGolier

Assistant Coaches: Sean Finch and Aaron Meyers

2018 Varsity Record: 16-3

Key Players Returning: Nick Crandall, John Dwaileebe, Jarrett Prizel, Keenan O’Connell

New players to watch out for: Nick Fratercangelo, Henry Scanlon, Cole Anastasia

Key losses due to graduation: Dylan Vincent, Zach Parr, Josh Miles, Lucas Chapman

Players committed to playing in college: Nick Crandall – Finger Lakes Community College


Portville Panthers

Head Coach: Mike Matz

Assistant Coaches: Carl Hollamby, West Long

2018 Varsity Record: 11-10

Key players returning: Nathan Kloc, Brandon Murray, Cameron Lott, Maxwell Yehl, Joseph Long, Michael Stillman

New players to watch out for: Dom Pascucci, Dakota Mascho, Nathan Petryszak

Key losses due to graduation: Adam Wray, DJ Hlasnick

Any additional information: Portville has two trips on the docket for this season, spring break to South Carolina and a Sunday, April 14 matchup with Section V legend Dennie Miles in Cooperstown.

Players committed to playing in college:  Cameron Lott – Houghton College


Salamanca City Central School Warriors

Head Coach: Mike Smith 2nd year

Assistant Coaches: Clyde Dornan, Bob Quinlan

2018 Varsity Record: 0-10

Key players returning: Andrew Colburn, Sr, p, inf; Hunter Mcauley, Sr, inf; Jarrett McKenna, Jr, p, inf; Lucas Mckenna Soph, p, c, inf

New players to watch out for: Mitchell Gregory, Sr (transfer from Ellicottville) inf, of; Zaron Tucker, 8, inf

Key Losses due to Graduation: Austin Reyes, c, of

Any additional information: Still very young, but developing. This is a team 3 years out of a merged program.

Players committed to playing in college: None

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