Five Mohawks named to all-star team

Amsterdam's JD Mundy, right, was named to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League all-star team. He was one of five Mohawks named to the East Division all-star team. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

SAUGERTIES — The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) is pleased to announce the rosters for the 2019 PGCBL All-Star Game. The ninth PGCBL All-Star Game is scheduled for July 16 at Cantine Field, home of the Saugerties Stallions.

The All-Star Game will be divided between the East Division (Albany, Amsterdam, Glens Falls, Mohawk Valley, Oneonta, and Saugerties), and the West Division (Adirondack, Elmira, Geneva, Newark, Utica, Watertown).

This season marks the first time the All-Star Game will be played in Saugerties, with a capacity crowd expected at Cantine Field. The PGCBL’s midsummer classic was played in Elmira last season, when the West Division picked up a 8-5 victory for their first ever win. Alex O’Donnell (Mercyhurst) was last season’s All-Star Game Most Valuable Player

PGCBL All-Stars are nominated and selected by coaches of the teams in the East and West, respectively. Coaches selected two catchers, nine infielders, seven outfielders, and 10 pitchers to play in the game.

The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs lead all teams in the East Division with seven All-Star selections, including three starters. Second baseman Justin Guerrera (Fairfield), outfielder Dylan Klock (St. Thomas Aquinas), and outfielder Nick Cimillo (Manhattan) will start on the East Side.

Following Mohawk Valley, Albany and Saugerties will have six selections each. Albany’s representatives include starters Aaron Roose (Azusa Pacific) and Justin Bench (Ole Miss), while the host Stallions will send pitcher Lane Miller (Indiana State) to the mound to start the game, as well as outfielder Tyler Kelder (St. Bonaventure).

The first place Amsterdam Mohawks will have five players on the All-Star roster, with two — JD Mundy (Radford) and Maxwell Costes (Maryland) starting in Saugerties. The East Division roster is rounded out by two selections each from the Glens Falls Dragons and Oneonta Outlaws.

In the West Division, the Utica Blue Sox lead the way with seven All-Star selections. Three position players — Matt Parkinson (College of Charleston), Luis DeLeon (Central Alabama CC), and Tyler Simon (Kennesaw State) will find themselves in the starting lineup for the West.

Three teams — the Adirondack Trail Blazers, Geneva Red Wings, and the Newark Pilots — will send five players each to the All-Star Game. Adirondack’s delegation will be led by starting outfielder Kevin Ferrer (UConn), while the other two outfielders — Over Torres (Bethune-Cookman) and Allen Murphy (St. John Fisher) will come from Newark, as will third baseman Dylan Duplechain (Mississippi College).

Four players from the Elmira Pioneers — including the game’s starting pitcher Noah Rubino (Siena) — will join the roster, as will two players from the Watertown Rapids.

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a 12-team summer collegiate baseball league in Upstate New York. Since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL — which annually draws talent from some of the best NCAA, NAIA, and junior college programs — has quickly evolved into the premier wooden-bat league in the state of New York, while becoming one of the most widely respected summer leagues in the country. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the nation’s largest independent amateur scouting bureau. Last year, there were more than 1,500 players in the pros who either wore the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game event. For more information, visit www.pgcbl.com.



Catcher: Aaron Roose (Azusa Pacific), Albany

First Base: JD Mundy (Radford), Amsterdam

Second Base: Justin Guerrera (Fairfield), Mohawk Valley

Shortstop: Justin Bench (Ole Miss), Albany

Third Base: Maxwell Costes (Maryland), Amsterdam

Outfield: Nick Cimillo (Manhattan), Mohawk Valley

Outfield: Tyler Kelder (St. Bonaventure), Saugerties

Outfield: Dylan Klock (St. Thomas Aquinas), Mohawk Valley

Pitcher: Lane Miller (Indiana State), Saugerties


Catcher: Mitchell Henshaw (St. John’s), Albany

Infield: Joe Carpenter (Delaware), Mohawk Valley

Infield: Tommy Pellis (Seton Hill), Albany

Infield: Jake Skrine (Indiana), Saugerties

Infield: Cavan Tully (Binghamton), Oneonta

Infield: Michael Turconi (Wake Forest), Amsterdam

Outfield: Brian Hart (Marist), Glens Falls

Outfield: Mitch Hartigan (Florida Atlantic), Amsterdam

Outfield: Dillon Lifrieri (Arkansas), Saugerties

Outfield: John Rhodes (Kentucky), Oneonta

Pitcher: Blake Bales (Virginia), Albany

Pitcher: Ryan Cardona (Marist), Amsterdam

Pitcher: Austin Cole (Arizona Western), Saugerties

Pitcher: Henry Funaro (UMass Lowell), Saugerties

Pitcher: Nick Grabek (Fairfield), Albany

Pitcher: Joe Kowowsky (Farleigh Dickinson), Glens Falls

Pitcher: Cole Miller (Herkimer), Mohawk Valley

Pitcher: Hunter Sibley (Iona), Mohawk Valley

Pitcher-: Connor Stapleton (Concordia), Mohawk Valley


Catcher: Matt Parkinson (College of Charleston), Utica

First Base: Trevor Rogers (San Francisco State), Geneva

Second Base: Luis DeLeon (Central Alabama CC), Utica

Shortstop: Tyler Simon (Kennesaw State), Utica

Third Base: Dylan Duplechain (Mississippi College), Newark

Outfield: Kevin Ferrer (UConn), Adirondack

Outfield: Allen Murphy (St. John Fisher), Newark

Outfield: Over Torres (Bethune-Cookman), Newark

Pitcher: Noah Rubino (Siena), Elmira


Catcher: Connor Hamilton (West Virginia), Adirondack

Infield: David Bermudez (Rider), Newark

Infield: Noah Fisher (Northern Kentucky), Geneva

Infield: Preston Moore (Samford), Elmira

Infield: Mason Ruhlman (Minnesota Crookston), Elmira

Infield: Robbie Young (Appalachian State), Utica

Outfield: Brandon Cooper (Adrian), Geneva

Outfield: Derek Kasperzyk (Quinnipiac), Watertown

Outfield: Brainy Rojas (East Stroudsburg), Geneva

Outfield: Chris Rotondo (Villanova), Adirondack

Pitcher: Nathan Berg (Xavier), Elmira

Pitcher: Andrew Braun (Central Connecticut State), Utica

Pitcher: Jacob Maser (Le Moyne), Geneva

Pitcher: Michael McCully (Siena), Utica

Pitcher: Kevin McNiff (New Haven), Adirondack

Pitcher: Ryan Mueller (New York Tech), Newark

Pitcher: Ray Pacella (Rockland CC), Utica

Pitcher: Ryan Solimine (Mitchell), Adirondack

Pitcher: Kenny Sysyn (Marymount), Watertown