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2012 TIMES ALL-NORTH BASEBALL

FIRST TEAM

Pitcher

Geoff Baldwin, Morristown (NAC MVP) Caleb Bettis, Watertown

Catcher

Josh Belch, Watertown

Infield

Santino Alteri, IHC Alex Brock, Madrid-Waddington Jordan Delaney, General Brown Jordan Lashomb, Norwood-Norfolk Kyle Simmons, Watertown (FL MVP)

Brandon Welch, Malone

Outfield

Cameron Allen, Sackets Harbor

Cullen Baines, Massena

Utility

Jason Martin, South Lewis

Designated Hitter

Andrew LeBeau, OFA



SECOND TEAM

Pitcher

Jake Kormanyos, Massena, Sr.; Mitchell Modlin, South Jefferson, Sr.

Catcher

Aaron Cobb, Heuvelton, Jr.

Infield/Outfield

Gannon Beach, Alexandria, Sr. Tony Bobkoskie, Carthage, Sr.; Lee Buchanan, Potsdam, Sr.; Phillip Huckins, Parishville-Hopkinton, Sr.; Derek Juntunen, Malone, Sr.; Shawn Loomis, South Lewis, So; Dustin Pond, Watertown, Sr.

Utility

Jacob Mayette, Madrid-Waddington, Jr.

Designated Hitter

Alex Clark, Lowville, Sr.



HONORABLE MENTION

Brandon Aldrich, Morristown, Sr.

Brendan Arsenault, OFA, Jr.

Al Davis, IHC, Sr.

Joe DeFranco, South Jefferson, Sr.

Brandon Dufrane, Brushton-Moira, Sr.

Tyler Gallagher, Parishville-Hopkinton, Sr.

Brett Golas, Lowville, Sr.

Garrett LaBare, Chateaugay, Sr.

Kellas Lowery, Morristown, Sr.

Evan Lyndaker, Beaver River, Sr.

Brett Mahoney, St. Lawrence, Sr.

Dakota Marshall, Morristown, Jr.

Elliot Martin, South Lewis, Sr.

Billy Newcombe, Sackets Harbor, Jr.

Ryan Paige, Carthage, Sr.

Chris Power, Heuvelton, Jr.

Cameron Robbins, Thousand Islands, Jr.

Calder Roggie, Lowville, Sr.

Kody Smith, Indian River, Jr.

Cody Smith, Norwood-Norfolk, Jr.

Josh Stoffle, South Lewis

Greg Thompson, Madrid-Waddington, Jr.

Bryant Wentworth, Canton, Jr.

Skylar Wheeler, APW, Sr.

Samuel Widrick, Beaver River, Jr.



FIRST-TEAM BIOS

Name: Geoff Baldwin (NAC MVP)

School: Morristown

Grade: 12

Position: Pitcher

Stats: 8-1, 1.33 ERA, .700, 7 HR, 31 RBIs

College plans: Clarkson

Coach’s report: “He was our No. 1 pitcher and batted fourth for us this year, hitting seven home runs. He put everything on his shoulders this year.”

— Mike Roberts, Morristown coach



Name: Kyle Simmons (FL MVP)

School: Watertown

Grade: 12

Position: Shortstop, pitcher

Stats: .444, 13 doubles, 3 3B, 2 HR, 26 RBIs; 6-2, 3.04 ERA.

College plans: Jefferson CC

Coach’s report: “Kyle is the player he is because he’s a perfectionist. Whether he is changing his swing or working on his defense, Kyle is never satisfied.’’ —Matt Covey, Watertown coach.



Name: Cameron Allen

School: Sackets Harbor

Grade: 12

Position: Outfield

Stats: .571, 22 RBIs, 6 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR

College plans: St. John Fisher

Coach’s report:



Name: Santino Alteri

School: Immaculate Heart Central

Grade: 12

Position: Shortstop

Stats:.558, 17 RBIs, 7 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 12-12 stolen bases

College plans: Mt. Olive College

Coach’s report: “Santino has such great instincts and understanding of the game, to go along with a tremendous work ethic and exceptional talent. And this year, he really showed his leadership with a very young team.’’

—Mike Delaney, IHC coach.



Name: Cullen Baines

School: Massena

Grade: 12

Position: Outfield

Stats: .453, 18 RBIs, .594 slugging %

College plans: Clarkson

Coach’s report: “He is one of the best centerfielders that I’ve seen in my years of coaching baseball at Massena. Cullen always strives to succeed, but maintains a friendly demeaner when playing.’’ Greg Paquin, Massena coach.



Name: Josh Belch

School: Watertown

Grade: 11

Position: Catcher

Stats: .492, 9 2B, 2 3B, 20 RBIs, threw out 18 of 24 base stealers

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “Josh works and prepares as hard as anyone I’ve ever coached. His refusal to fail has made him one of the best catchers in the area.’’

— Matt Covey, Watertown coach.



Name: Caleb Bettis

School: Watertown

Grade: 12

Position: Pitcher

Stats: 7-0, 1.21 ERA, 57 K, no hitter in sectionals

College plans: St. Anselm for football

Coach’s report: “His competitiveness and never give up attitude is why Caleb had such an outstanding year. His no hitter (vs. Syracuse East) was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen.’’

— Matt Covey, Watertown coach.



Name: Alex Brock

School: Madrid-Waddington

Grade: 12

Position: Infield

Stats: .460, 18 RBIs, NAC East MVP

College plans: North Country Community College

Coach’s report: “He had a phenomenal year. He led us in every category, a great leader on and off the field. The experience of winning in soccer and reaching the basketball final four helped him in knowing what it takes to get there and that definitely helps.” Justin Richards, Madrid-Waddington.



Name: Jordan Delaney

School: General Brown

Grade: 12

Position: Infield, pitcher

Stats: .538, 10 2B, 26 RBIs, 1.56 ERA.

College plans: Jefferson CC

Coach’s report: “Jordan is one of the top players ever to graduate from our program. He never struck out this year and was our top run producer.’’

— Mike Hartle, General Brown coach.



Name: Jordan Lashomb

School: Norwood-Norfolk

Grade: 12

Position: infield

Stats: .325, 1.94 ERA, North Division MVP

College plans: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Coach’s report: “He was one of our most solid, dependable and reliable players this year. If he wasn’t on the mound he was playing shortstop and getting the big hit. He was a big catalyst on our club.” Don Peterson, Norwood-Norfolk coach.



Name: Andrew LeBeau

School: Ogdensburg Free Academy

Grade: Senior

Position: Designated Hitter

Stats: .411, 7 2B, 2 3B, 17 RBIs

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report:”Andrew was a great leader. He quietly made sure that everything was taken care of the right way. He did everything we asked of him. He was our Team MVP and he could have been our offensive or defensive MVP.” Mike Sargent, OFA coach.



Name: Jason Martin

School: South Lewis

Grade: 10

Position: Utility

Stats:.392, 9 2B, 17 RBIs, 6-1, 1.12 ERA

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “Jason played a tremendous role in our success. He took responsibilities that you would expect of a senior. He is a respectful, hard-working kid who improves every day.’’

— Chad Brown, South Lewis coach.



Name: Brandon Welch

School: Malone

Grade: 11

Position: Infield

Stats: .444, 5-1, 2.21 ERA

College plans: Undecided.

Coach’s report: “He helped us pitching-wise. We were kind of lacking in depth. He was not afraid to mix pitches well and would throw any pitch at any count. He’s also very good at hitting other pitcher’s mistakes.” Tim LaMay, Malone coach.







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