WNY Athletics

ECIC IV Baseball Preview

Alden

Head Coach: Joe Olaf

2018 Varsity Record: 6-10

Key players returning: Lucas Jurek, Ashton Wilson

New players to watch out for: Connor Streit, Alex Fath, Ben Chowaniec

Key losses due to graduation: Brian Cybulski, Adam Wood

Players committed to playing in college:  None

 

Cleveland Hill Golden Eagles

Head Coach: Michael Hamner

Assistant Coaches: None

2018 Varsity Record: 1-13

Key players returning: Alex Rojek, Jared Dietl, Taylor Durkin, Devon Grant, Camren Green, Mat Heath, Jacob Macadlo, Travis Hay

New players to watch out for: Steven Collins, Andrew Gerber, Joshua LaCourse, Gio LoGrasso, Tim Ransbury, Justin Rojek

Key losses due to graduation: Brett Kochanski, David Grant, Eric Osswald, Jonny Augustyn, Matt LaCourse

Any additional information: Young hungry team looking for a good season.

Players committed to Playing in College: None at this time.  Brett who graduated last year is pitching for Canisius College currently

 

Eden 

Head Coach: Eric Cooper

Assistant Coaches: Gordie Karstedt (Var Asst), Brian LoTempio (JV), Matt Haier (mod)

2018 Varsity Record: 5-12

Starters Returning: Colton Stetz, Marty Barnack, TJ Wahl, Alex Overhoff, Gavin Musielak, Zach Brosnick, Brett Schmitz

Key losses due to graduation: None

Goals for Season: Win ECIC IV and Sectional Title, go as far as possible in state tournament.

Players committed to playing in college:  Colton Stetz (Allegheny – football)

 

Holland Central School

Head Coach: Allan Bett

Assistant Coaches: Mike Smith, Matt Helm

2018 Varsity Record: 6-8 League; 7-10 Overall

Key players returning: Tyler Scheffler (P/1B), Parker Bray(C), Tanner Beicke (IF/P), Nolan Perry (IF/P), Griffin Smith(OF)

Key Losses due to Graduation: Josh Ratajczak

Any Additional Information: Only 2 gone from last year due to graduation

 

John F. Kennedy High School

Head Coach: Casey Snyder

2018 Varsity Record: 10-8

Key players returning: Mike Wisniewski, Esteban Cruz, Mark Konczal, Mitchell Fischer

New players to watch out for:  Zack Holdsworth, Bryce Firkins, Jax Lighten

Key Losses due to graduation: Mike Nawojski, Jacob Braniecki

Players committed to playing in college:  None

 

Lackawanna Steelers

Head Coach: Jeff Otremba

Assistant Coaches: Mike Hardy

2018 Varsity Record: 13-8 overall:; 7-7 ECIC IV

Key players returning: Alex Rodriguez, Sr.; Andrew Sarick, Sr.; Drew Kowalski, Jr.; Matt Rodriguez, 9th

New players to watch out for: Tyler Kinsley, 10; Javian Morales, 10

Key losses due to graduation: Cris Swiatek, Danny Elvers, Eddy Bender, Zach Plehinger

Any additional information: Alex Rodriguez led all of New York State Class B in stolen bases in 2018 with a school record 30; Alex also threw a no-hitter vs Holland

Players committed to playing in college:  Alex Rodriguez-ECC

 

Springville Griffith Institute

Head Coach: Joel Lux

Assistant Coaches: Jeff Wolf

2018 Varsity Record: 8-11

Key players returning:  Austin Lux, Jarrett Wolf, Evan Elkins, Collin Rice, Cody Wells

New players to watch out for: Nick Emmick

Key losses due to graduation: Shaun Wright and Danny Robertson

Players committed to Playing in College:  Austin Lux- NCCC, Collin Rice- ECC

 

Tonawanda Warriors

Head Coach:  John Frank

Assistant Coaches:  Garrett Gardner, Jordan McGregor, Brian McCarthy

2018 Varsity Record:  12-2 ECIC IV (2nd Place); 12-5 Overall   

Key players returning:  Seniors – Josh Allen, Owen Baker, Jake Eiss, Jake Witkopf.  Juniors – Skylar Randall, Austin Schroeder.  Sophomores – Caden Herman, Brian Stone.

New players to watch out for:  P/1B Brian Stone, OF Caden Herman

Key losses due to graduation:  P/SS Anthony Angelo, OF Tyler Buczkowski, INF Josh Mouton.

Players committed to playing in college:  None

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