2014 NECBL All-Star Game Rosters Announced

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Commissioner Sean McGrath is pleased to unveil the rosters for the 2014 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) All-Star Game, as announced Sunday by the league office.

Sanford’s Aaron Izaryk and Plymouth’s Greg Zackrison, whose teams ranked first in the North and South Division, respectively, after the Friday (July 11) cut-off date will lead their respective divisions in next weekend’s showcase. It will be the first time managing the All-Star Game for either coach.

Each All-Star Team is comprised of nine slots for pitchers (starting pitcher, seven relievers, closer); a starter and two substitute catchers; a starter and substitute for the four remaining infield positions; a starter and substitute designated hitter; three starting outfielders and three reserve outfielders; and one Coach’s Selection by each manager for a total of 29 players per squad.

 

The 21st NECBL All-Star Game will be held Sunday, July 20, at MacKenzie Stadium, the home of the Valley Blue Sox, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Gates open at 12 p.m., and the afternoon begins with the league’s annual All-Star Game Skills Competition; first, the league’s top outfield arms will test their cannons in the Outfield Throwing Accuracy Contest, followed by the 60-Yard Dash.

 

Just after 2 p.m., the league’s top sluggers will tee off against the spacious dimensions of MacKenzie Stadium in the annual Home Run Derby before the skills competitions conclude with an awards ceremony at approximately 3:15 p.m. First pitch of the main event is schedule for approximately 5:05 p.m.

 

Tickets are available online via the Valley Blue Sox beginning at just $8 for adults and $5 for youths, seniors and military servicemen and servicewomen with valid military IDs. To purchase, please click here. For more information on the 2014 NECBL All-Star Game, including directions to the ballpark and full itinerary and schedule, please click here.

 

The NECBL congratulates all of its deserving student-athletes, coaches, and umpires on their outstanding summer in the league.

 

NORTH DIVISION ALL-STARS

Position

Name NECBL Team School

Pitcher

Starting Pitcher

Richard Vrana Sanford Marist

2

Alex Robinson Keene Maryland

3

Jack English Laconia Florida Gulf Coast

4

Christian Lavoie Sanford UMASS Lowell

5

Trevor Scott North Adams U. of Cal. San Diego

6

Matt Clancy Keene St. Johns

7

Cam Hatch Sanford St. Edwards

8

Jared Gesell Vermont Wilmington

Closer

Benjamin Criscuolo Keene Southern New Hampshire

     

Catcher

Starter

Josh Graham Valley Oregon

2

Steven Berman Sanford Santa Clara

3

Connor Fitzsimons Keene Central Connecticut State University

1B

Starter

Mike Vigliarolo Vermont St Louis University

2

Charles Sikes Valley Savannah State University

2B

Starter

Matt Byrne Laconia Iona College

2

Angelo La Bruna Valley University of Southern California

3B

Starter

Braxton Martinez Laconia St Louis University

2

Frank Crinella Valley Merrimack College

SS

Starter

Garrett Black Valley Ohio University

2

J.C. Cardenas North Adams Barry University

OF

Starter

Vinny Zarrillo Laconia Rutgers

Starter

Zach Lauricella Keene St Johns University

Starter

Trey Amburgey Vermont St Petersburg College

4

Colton Bottomley Laconia Florida Gulf Coast University

5

Drake Parker Sanford Vanderbilt University

6

Matthew Pagano Sanford Marist College

DH

Starter

Blake Tiberi Vermont University of Louisville

2

Jared Mederos Keene St Johns University

     

Coach’s

Selection

Kyle Richardson North Adams Notre Dame

 

SOUTH DIVISION ALL-STARS

Position

Name NECBL Team School

Pitcher

Starting Pitcher

Thomas Jankins Plymouth Pilgrims Quinnipiac

2

Nicholas Berger Plymouth Pilgrims Northeastern

3

Jared Hendren Mystic Schooners Heartland CC

4

Marc Huberman Newport Gulls USC

5

Mitchell Jordan Ocean State Waves Stetson

6

Max Knutson Danbury Westerners Nebraska

7

Armand Rugel Newport Gulls Stonehill

8

Andrew Schwaab Danbury Westerners Missouri

Closer

Vincenzo Aiello Plymouth Pilgrims Rider

Catcher

Starter

Logan Koch Plymouth Pilgirms U. of South Carolina

2

Matt Walsh Plymouth Pilgirms Franklin Pierce

3

Tyler Boyd Mystic Schooners Seton Hall

1B

Starter

Blaise Salter Newport Gulls Michigan State

2

Vin Guglietti Plymouth Pilgrims Quinnipiac

2B

Starter

Tom Roulis Plymouth Pilgrims Dartmouth

2

Dan Hoy Mystic Schooners Princeton

3B

Starter

Dave Mackinnon New Bedford Bay Sox Hartford

2

Nick Zammarelli Newport Gulls Elon

SS

Starter

Tommy Edman Newport Gulls Stanford

2

Aaron Hill Mystic Schooners UConn

OF

Starter

Toby Handley Mystic Schooners Stony Brook

Starter

Jordan Mountford Ocean State Waves Bryant

Starter

Michael Martin Plymouth Pilgrims Harvard

4

James Bunn Plymouth Pilgrims VCU

5

Ryan Blanton Ocean State Waves Georgia St.

6

Drew Ferguson Ocean State Waves Belmont

DH

Starter

Steve Laurino Mystic Schooners Marist

2

Robby Rinn Ocean State Waves Bryant

Coach’s

Selection

Danny Garcia Plymouth Pilgrims Miami

 

NECBL ALL-STAR GAME OFFICIATING CREW
Three-time NECBL Umpire of the Year Danny Collins has been selected as crew chief for the 2014 NECBL All-Star Game. Collins worked the 2013 D-I NCAA Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska representing the A-10 conference and culminated another successful college season working the D-1 Super Regional championships. Joining Collins in the All-Star crew is D-III CWS umpire and D-I conference crew chief Dan Salce, NECBL veteran John Putala, and talented second-year umpire Jon Jordan.