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Boys’ Diocesan H.S. All-Star Baseball Team

Top row: John Callahan / Sabino Ciorciari / Sean Evangelista – Holy Cross / Bottom row: Ryan Martin / Nicholas Perez / John Tagios – St. Francis Prep

With another competitive season of CHSAA baseball in the books, here’s a look at The Tablet’s 2019 diocesan All-Star team

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‘AA’ All-Stars

Infielders

>> Anthony Cipri: Archbishop Molloy H.S., Briarwood; senior; .310 batting average, 25 runs scored; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Honorable Mention; will attend Adelphi University, Garden City, L.I.

>> Christopher Ewing: Archbishop Molloy; junior; .326 batting average

>> Adam Mustafic: Archbishop Molloy; senior; .276 batting average, five doubles, two triples, one home run, 16 runs scored

>> Aiden Ramos: Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge; senior; .355 batting average, 27 hits, seven doubles, 10 RBIs, 14 stolen bases; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Honorable Mention; will attend Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

>> Nicholas Perez: St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows; junior; team captain; .439 batting average, eight doubles, 17 runs scored, 18 RBIs; won team’s Danny Pujdak Memorial Award; 2017 and 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Robert Nunez: Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst; sophomore; .330 batting average

>> Sabino Ciorciari: Holy Cross H.S., Flushing; senior; .326 batting average, five doubles, 12 RBIs

Outfielders

>> Matthew Laya-Vatell: Archbishop Molloy; senior; .323 batting average, 24 hits, seven doubles, two triples, 20 runs scored; played in Mayor’s Cup game; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Second Team; will attend Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y.

>> Justin Ortiz: Archbishop Molloy; junior; .333 batting average, 23 runs scored, led team in stolen bases; won team’s MVP Award

>> Matthew Canizares: Msgr. McClancy; sophomore; .300 batting average

>> Sean Evangelista: Holy Cross; sophomore; .275 batting average, two doubles, 12 runs scored, 16 stolen bases, six outfield assists; selected CHSAA ‘AA’ All-League Honorable Mention

Catchers

>> Michael Dorcean: Archbishop Molloy; senior; .345 batting average, 24 hits, two doubles, two home runs; will attend Coppin State University, Baltimore

>> John Tagios: St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; .345 batting average, four doubles, two triples, one home run, 14 runs scored, 13 RBIs, threw out 50 percent of attempted base stealers; won team’s Robert Williams Memorial Award; will attend Fordham University, the Bronx

>> Santo Anzalone: Msgr. McClancy; sophomore; .340 batting average

Pitchers

>> Jack Carr: Archbishop Molloy; junior; 7-0 record, 1.26 ERA, 48 innings pitched, 41 strikeouts; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Second Team; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Christopher Mazza: Archbishop Molloy; junior; 2.16 ERA, 36 innings pitched

>> Chris Giresi: Xaverian; junior; 8-3 record, 1.82 ERA, 58 innings pitched, 47 strikeouts; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Honorable Mention

>> Mike O’Hanlon: Xaverian; junior; 1-1 record, 2.60 ERA, 30 innings pitched, 42 strikeouts

>> Ryan Martin: St. Francis Prep; senior; team captain; 5-2 record, 1.70 ERA, 40 strikeouts, two shutouts; won team’s Edward F. Kent Memorial Award; played in Mayor’s Cup game; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA All-League ‘AA’ Second Team; will attend Iona College; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Eric Luebcke: Msgr. McClancy; senior; 2.30 ERA; played in Senior Classic game; will attend the New York Institute of Technology, Brookville, L.I.

>> Jordan Sanabria: Msgr. McClancy; junior; 4-1 record, 2.10 ERA

>> John Callahan: Holy Cross; senior; 33.1 innings pitched, 37 strikeouts, .298 batting average, two home runs, 13 RBIs; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA ‘AA’ All-League Honorable Mention; 2018 Tablet All-Star

Honorable Mention

>> Justin Sisterna: Msgr. McClancy; senior; infielder

‘A’ All-Stars

Infielders

>> Bryan Jerez: Christ the King H.S., Middle Village; junior; .458 batting average, 25 runs scored, 22 hits, eight extra-base hits, 18 RBIs; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Joe Vitella: St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay; junior; .310 batting average, five doubles

Andy Abreu: Cristo Rey Brooklyn; H.S., Flatbush; senior; .295 batting average, 20 hits, six doubles, led team in fielding percentage

>> Rashaan Brown: Bishop Loughlin H.S., Fort Greene; senior; led team in extra-base hits and RBIs; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA ‘A’ All-League First Team; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Antonio Pena: Bishop Loughlin; sophomore; led team in hits and stolen bases; selected CHSAA All-League ‘A’ First Team; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Josh Wengert: St. John’s Prep, Astoria; junior; .301 batting average, three doubles, four triples; won team’s MVP Award

Outfielders

>> Justin McDuffie: Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush; junior; .400 batting average, two home runs, 16 RBIs, 25 stolen bases; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Shamyr Boursiquot: St. John’s Prep; senior; team captain; will attend St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, Clinton Hill

Catchers

>> Pedro Tejada: Christ the King; senior; .561 batting average, 17 runs scored, 23 hits, eight extra-base hits, 23 RBIs; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA All-League ‘A’ First Team

>> Chris Stewart: St. Edmund Prep; senior; team captain; .285 batting average, seven doubles; won team’s Coaches Award; selected CHSAA All-League ‘A’ Second Team; played in Senior Classic game

>> Jadan Jones: St. John’s Prep; senior; team captain; will attend St. John’s University, Jamaica

Pitchers

>> Joshua Vega: Christ the King; senior; 7-0 record, 2.10 ERA, 36.2 innings pitched, 71 strikeouts, .449 batting average, 19 runs scored, 22 hits, nine extra-base hits, 22 RBIs; played in Mayor’s Cup game; played in Senior Classic game; selected CHSAA ‘A’ Player of the Year; selected CHSAA ‘A’ All-League First Team; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Ryan Delarosa: Christ the King; senior; 5-0 record, 2.70 ERA, 23.1 innings pitched, 43 strikeouts, .396 batting average, 18 runs scored, 21 hits, 18 RBIs; selected CHSAA ‘A’ All-League First Team

>> Anthony Camastro: Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst; senior; team captain; led team in wins, hits and RBIs; played in Senior Classic game; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Jalen Taveras: Cristo Rey Brooklyn; senior; 1-0 record, 3.25 ERA, .290 batting average, 20 hits; played in Senior Classic game; 2018 Tablet All-Star

>> Josue De Los Santos: Cristo Rey Brooklyn; senior; led team in innings pitched, 10 hits

>> Lucas Slesinski: Bishop Loughlin; sophomore; led team in wins, ERA, strikeouts and home runs; selected CHSAA ‘A’ All-League Second Team


Contact Jim Mancari via email at jmmanc@gmail.com.

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