Baseball All-Stars named
Schrader, Walters win awards in CCAA West 1 list
Fredonia, Dunkirk, Chautauqua Lake and Silver Creek all had a bunch of players named to the CCAA West Division I All-Star baseball team this week.
Fredonia had its season cut the shortest it’s been in seven years, but they had a lot of athletes take home accolades following the season. After winning the CCAA West I title with a perfect 12-0 record, the Hillbillies’ Seth Schrader and Derrick Walters both earned massive achievements.
Schrader was tabbed with the division’s Player of the Year for 2018. Back on May 12, Schrader was the only hitter to record multiple hits in a 2-1 win over Chautauqua Lake. The win clinched the perfect division record for the season, and gave the Hillbillies a nice momentum boost heading into the postseason.
Walters was a standout all season long on the mound, earning him the division’s Pitcher of the Year. On May 9, Walters pitched a no-hitter in an 11-0 win over Silver Creek. The win not only gave his team another win, but also clinched his coach Vince Gullo’s 300th win. Walters also pitched a complete nine inning game in the Class B1 semifinals in a win over Depew, putting his team in position to win another Class B1 title before falling short of the feat.
Fredonia (16-2) also added more all stars to go beside Schrader and Walters. Joining them on the first team were senior catcher Ryan Mroczka, senior Reid Tarnowski, Trey Swartz, and Tyler Winchell. Outfielder Nolan Mages was named to the second team All-Stars.
Silver Creek (14-8) made it the furthest from the CCAA West I this season, by making a postseason run all the way to the Far West Regional after winning the Section VI title over No. 1 seeded Allegany-Limestone 9-5. Silver Creek was led by first team All-Stars. Zach Rybak, Sam Mullen, and Tom Galfo. Alex Bogosian, Stephen Romanik, and Spencer Harford were added to the second team All-Stars.
Chautauqua Lake (5-11) had their moments this season, as well. The Thunderbirds were led by first team all stars Kyler Majka and Devin Pope to the Class C regional quarter finals before they were defeated by Allegany-Limestone 11-0. Nathan Engdahl was added as an honorable mention along with his teammates.
Dunkirk (5-15) had a young team this season, but they added valuable experience in playing some big schools throughout the year. The Marauders got three second team all stars including Peyton Ahlstrom, Jared Glowniak, and Phillip Messina. Dunkirk will look forward to the immediate future with all of their young talent.
The full list of players follows:
2018 CCAA WEST 1 ALL-STARS
Player of the Year, Seth Schrader, Fredonia
Pitcher of the Year, Derrick Walters, Fredonia
Team Sportsmanship Award, Falconer
Derrick Walters, Fredonia
Kyler Majka, Chaut. Lake
Zach Rybak, Silver Creek
Sam Mullen, Silver Creek
Ryan Mroczka, Fredonia
Cole Snyder, Southwestern
Seth Schrader, Fredonia
Reid Tarnowski, Fredonia
Devin Pope, Chaut. Lake
Mitchell Pascarella, Southwestern
Trey Swartz, Fredonia
Luke Heil, Southwestern
Tyler Winchell, Fredonia
Tom Galfo, Silver Creek
Nate Abbey, Falconer
Daren Vaillancourt, Maple Grove
Peyton Ahlstrom, Dunkirk
Jared Glowniak, Dunkirk
Phillip Messina, Dunkirk
Brian Burns, Southwestern
Easton Tanner, Maple Grove
Bobby Samuelson, Falconer
Alex Bogosian, Silver Creek
Tyler Olson, Falconer
Stephen Romanik, Silver Creek
Zak Trim, Maple Grove
Nolan Mages, Fredonia
Spencer Harford, Silver Creek
Nathan Engdahl, Chaut. Lake
Alex Ahlstrom, Koty Leeper, Dunkirk
Trent Wood, Matt Gullotti, Falconer
Anthony Gullo, Alec Schrader, Fredonia
Trevor Hudson, Maple Grove
Jon Pulver, Silver Creek
Aidan Kennedy, Southwestern