Several Fonda-Fultonville players were among those honored on the recently announced Colonial Council baseball all-star team.
Sophomore third baseman Pat Hart and junior pitcher Zak Shaw were both named first-team all-stars, while senior first baseman Kevin Twardzik, junior shortstop Baylee Hall and senior pitcher Dan Valachovic were named to the second team. Anthony Sinicropi and Brandon Baker earned honorable-mention status for the Braves.
Schalmont senior Jimmy Hamilton and Voorheesville senior Nico Church shared Most Valuable Player honors.
Fonda-Fultonville’s Zak Shaw throws to the plate during an April 30 game against Albany Academy. Shaw was named a first-team Colonial?Council all-star. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)
Lansingburgh had Bob Gould, Adam Burke, Connor McDonough, Brandon Begin and Brandon Bombard named to the first team.
Also named to the first team were Albany Academy's Sean Dempsey, Ben Brown and Ian Bennett, Schalmont's Andrew Cote and Chris Amorosi, Cohoes' Kevin Napier, Voorheesville's Mike Young, Watervliet's Jon Parker, Ichabod Crane's Dennis Heeder and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's Kyle Pentak.
Ichabod Crane had three players named second-team all-stars as Pierce Reilly, Nate Issler and Nick Ferrari were honored. Schalmont had Greg Musk and John Pascarella named second-team all-stars, while Mechanicville's Ryan Losavio and Nate Popiel were also honored.
Also named to the second team were Cobleskill-Richmondville's Seth Billington, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk's Conner Zeoli and Tyler Thompson, Cohoes' Tyler Becker, Sean Connor and Max Carey, Watervliet's Jim Griffin, Albany Academy's Jake Mayette, Lansingburgh's Craig Craven and Tyler McDonough, and Voorheesville's Nick Chiseri.
Also earning honorable-mention status were Trey Bremmer (Cohoes), Tim Hughes (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Noah Harpe (Mechanicville), Kevin Myers (Fonda-Fultonville), Trevor Francesconi (Albany Academy), Noah Cipperly (Lansingburgh), Zach Perras (Mechanicville), Adam Dunn (Mechanicville), Tyler Smith (Schalmont), Joe Wignot (Schalmont), Kristian Singh (Voorheesville) and David Himme (Cobleskill-Richmondville).
2013 Colonial Council Baseball All-Stars
Co-MVPs: Jimmy Hamilton (Schalmont), Nico Church (Voorheesville).
Catcher: Sean Dempsey (Albany Academy), Andrew Cote (Schalmont).
First base: Ian Bennett (Albany Academy), Kevin Napier (Cohoes).
Second base: Bob Gould (Lansingburgh).
Third base: Pat Hart (Fonda-Fultonville).
Shortstop: Mike Young (Voorheesville).
Utility: Adam Burke (Lansingburgh).
Outfield: Nico Dumas (Mechanicville), Chris Amorosi (Schalmont), Jon Parker (Watervliet), Connor McDonough (Lansingburgh).
Designated htter: Dennis Heeder (Ichabod Crane), Kyle Pentak (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk).
Pitcher: Brandon Begin (Lansingburgh), Ben Brown (Albany Academy), Zak Shaw (Fonda-Fultonville), Brandon Bombard (Lansingburgh).
Catcher: Seth Billington (Cobleskill-Richmondville), Tyler Thompson (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Tyler Becker (Cohoes).
First base: Jim Griffin (Watervliet), Kevin Twardzik (Fonda-Fultonville).
Second base: Pierce Reilly (Ichabod Crane).
Third base: Jake Mayette (Albany Academy), Nick Ferrari (Ichabod Crane).
Shortstop: Baylee Hall (Fonda-Fultonville), Ryan Losavio (Mechanicville).
Utility: Sean Connors (Cohoes), Craig Craven (Lansingburgh).
Pitcher: Greg Musk (Schalmont), John Pascarella (Schalmont), Conner Zeoli (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Max Carey (Cohoes).
Trey Bremmer (Cohoes), Tim Hughes (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), Anthony Sinicropi (Fonda-Fultonville), Brandon Baker (Fonda-Fultonville), Noah Harpe (Mechanicville), Kevin Myers (Fonda-Fultonville), Trevor Francesconi (Albany Academy), Noah Cipperly (Lansingburgh), Zach Perras (Mechanicville), Adam Dunn (Mechanicville), Tyler Smith (Schalmont), Joe Wignot (Schalmont), Kristian Singh (Voorheesville), David Himme (Cobleskill-Richmondville).