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The Tablet Boys’ HS All-Star Baseball Team

With another competitive season of CHSAA baseball in the books, here’s a look at The Tablet’s 2017 All-Star Team:

‘AA’ First Team

Infielders

Ryan Neuweiler: Msgr. McClancy H.S., East Elmhurst, senior; batted .404, 33 hits, three doubles, two triples, three home runs, 20 runs scored, 23 RBIs; CHSAA All-League First Team; M.V.P. of Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic; will attend Long Island University, Downtown Brooklyn; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Chris Chiodi: St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, senior; batted .348, one home run, two triples, three doubles, 12 RBIs, six stolen bases; CHSAA All-League Second Team; CHSAA Senior Classic; will attend Marist College, Poughkeepsie.

 

Iset Maldonado: St. Francis Prep, senior; batted .318, three doubles, eight RBIs, eight stolen bases; will attend the St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt.; 2016 Tablet All-Star

 

 

 

Xavier Vargas: Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, senior; team co-captain; batted .333, 13 doubles, one home run, 21 runs scored, 28 RBIs, .990 fielding percentage; team batting title winner; team Gold Glove Award; school’s Academic Athlete; CHSAA First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; Senior Classic; will attend the University of Rhode Island; 2015, 2016 Tablet All-Star

Ryan O’Hagan: Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, junior; team captain; batted .358, .450 on-base percentage, .448 slugging percentage, five doubles, 16 RBIs, 18 runs scored; CHSAA All-League First Team

Jaylen Palmer: Holy Cross, junior; batted .333, .469 on-base percentage, .435 slugging percentage, six doubles, 18 RBIs, 22 runs, CHSAA All-League First Team

Outfielders

Quentin Holmes: Msgr. McClancy, senior; batted .411, 42 hits, seven doubles, five triples, seven home runs, 33 runs scored, 26 RBIs, 22-of-23 in stolen base attempts, team career record with 85 steals; CHSAA All-League First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic; Ron Patnosh CHSAA Player of the Year; N.Y. Gatorade Player of the Year; 2014, 2015, 2016 Tablet All-Star; drafted 64th overall in second round of MLB draft by Cleveland Indians

 

 

John Herring: Archbishop Molloy, Briarwood, senior; batted .317, one home run, 18 stolen bases; CHSAA All-League First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic; 2016 Tablet All-Star

 

Catcher

Kyle Schaefer: Msgr. McClancy, junior; batted .336, 32 hits, six doubles, three home runs, 17 runs scored, 17 RBIs, threw out 70 percent of attempted base stealers; CHSAA All-League First Team

Pitchers
Charlie Neuweiler: Msgr. McClancy, senior; 7-2, six shutouts, 64.2 innings pitched, 110 strikeouts, 0.28 ERA; CHSAA All-League First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic; 2015, 2016 Tablet All-Star; drafted 150th overall in fifth round of MLB draft by Kansas City Royals

Ruben Jiminez: Archbishop Molloy, senior; 5-3, 1.12 ERA; CHSAA All-League Second Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic

Patrick Morrissey: Holy Cross, senior; 7-3, 52.2 innings pitched, 89 strikeouts, 0.93 ERA, batted .361; .454 on-base percentage, .555 slugging percentage, six doubles, two home runs, 25 RBIs, 12 runs scored; CHSAA All-League First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic; will attend St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, N.Y.; 2016 Tablet All-Star

 

 

 

 

Sal Ferro: St. Francis Prep, senior; 4-2 , two shutouts, 2.22 ERA, batted .425; will attend L.I.U., Downtown Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

Nick DeSalvo: Xaverian, senior; co-captain; 8-2, 59.1 innings pitched, 1.65 ERA, 72 strikeouts; team M.V.P.; CHSAA All-League First Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; will attend L.I.U., Downtown Brooklyn

‘AA’ Second Team

Infielders

Adam Mustafic: Archbishop Molloy, sophomore; batted .370, 17 RBIs, led team in extra-base hits

Justin Mateo: Msgr. McClancy, senior; .275 average, 12 extra-base hits; CHSAA All-League Second Team; Mayor’s Cup Game; CHSAA Senior Classic

William McCaffrey: St. Edmund Prep H.S., Sheepshead Bay, senior; co-captain; .270 average, one home run, 18 RBIs; team M.V.P.; CHSAA All-League Second Team; CHSAA Senior Classic

Michael DeGaetano: St. Edmund Prep, senior; team co-captain; .325 average, seven RBIs, eight stolen bases

Louis Lombardi: St. Edmund Prep, junior; .280 batting average, three home runs, 15 RBIs

Outfielders

Jared Lerner: Xaverian, junior; .326 average, five doubles, 28 runs scored, 18 stolen bases, .995 fielding percentage; CHSAA All-League Second Team

Justin Jannazzo: Christ the King H.S., Middle Village, senior

Catcher

Jesse Ortiz: Archbishop Molloy, junior; .325 average, led team in runs scored, threw out 55 percent of base stealers; CHSAA All-League Second Team

Pitchers

Stephen Castro: Holy Cross, senior; 5-2, 40.2 innings pitched, 43 strikeouts, 2.58 ERA; CHSAA All-League Second Team; will attend Dominican College, Orangeburg, N.Y.; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Ryan Rinfret: Holy Cross, senior; 5-2, 39.0 innings pitched, 38 strikeouts, 2.33 ERA; will attend Farmingdale State University, L.I.

Matthew Valentino: Christ the King, senior; CHSAA All-League Second Team; CHSAA Senior Classic

Nick Perez: St. Francis Prep, freshman; 3-1, two shutouts, three saves, 0.84 ERA

Shane Mugnolo: Xaverian, junior; 2-1, 30 innings, 37 strikeouts, three saves, 0.72 ERA, .318 batting average; team Pitching Award; All-League Second Team

‘A’ All-Stars

Infielders

 

Ronnie Gibbs: Bishop Loughlin M.H.S., Fort Greene, senior; co-captain; team M.V.P.; CHSAA Senior Classic; will attend Lincoln University, Pa.; 2015, 2016 Tablet All-Star

 

 

 

Benjamin Talavera: Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, senior; .330 average, 17 RBIs

Vincenzo Asaro: St. John’s Prep, Astoria, senior; .396 average, 13 runs scored, 17 stolen bases, team M.V.P.

Outfielders

Shamariah McCullough: Nazareth, senior; .532 average, 10 RBIs 15 stolen bases, 25 runs scored; CHSAA Senior Classic; 2016 Tablet All-Star

Adam Zajkowski: Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, junior; led team in batting average, home runs and RBIs

Catchers

 

Bradley Regalado: Bishop Loughlin, senior; co-captain; .500 average, threw out 10 base stealers; team Most Outstanding Player; Mayor’s Cup Game; will attend Lincoln University, Pa.; 2015, 2016 Tablet All-Star

 

 

Mike Silva: Nazareth, junior; .298 average, 10 RBIs, 17 runs scored

Pitchers

Michael Bode: Cathedral Prep and Seminary, senior; led team in ERA and strikeouts; CHSAA Senior Classic; will attend St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn

Zachary Olivia: St. John’s Prep, junior; seven complete games, 56 innings, 30 strikeouts, 2.25 ERA


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

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