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2017 All-Western New York baseball team

Pos., Name, School, Year, Fast fact

P Tom Bednarski, Alden, 11, Bulldogs' ace struck out 55 in 47.2 innings and limited opposing hitters to a .111 average.

P Collin Reformat, Lancaster, 12, Legends ace had total command of all of his pitches, holding foes to a .207 average.

C Mike Flemming, Maryvale, 12, Flyers' clean-up hitter hit .500 with 21 hits, including 13 doubles, 23 runs and 27 RBIs.

C Dennis Gagliardo, St. Joe's, 12, Three-time All-Catholic hit .361, drove in 14 runs and drew 12 walks for Georgetown Cup champions.

INF John Bender, Wilson, 11, Lakemen star struck out once in 43 at-bats, amassing a 1.163 slugging percentage and .727 on-base percentage.

INF Ben Damiani, Lancaster, 11, Half of the first baseman's 20 hits on the season went for extra bases, including nine doubles.

INF Matt Kruszka, Gowanda, 12, Sixth-year starter and cross country champion will take his talents to NJCAA runner-up Niagara CCC.

INF Josh Surowiec* Williamsville North, 12, Helped Spartans reach Class AA final as nearly half of his 31 hits went for extra bases.

OF Leugim Castillo* Lancaster, 12, Center fielder played error-free defense, scored 21 runs and recorded a 1.028 slugging percentage for the Legends.

OF Garrett Boldt, Olean, 12, Speedy outfielder stole 16 bases and proved to be a tough out at top of Huskies' batting order.

OF Benny Serrano, Kenmore West, 12, The future Niagara Purple Eagle had 21 hits, walked 13 times and stole 16 bases.

DH Cole Hollins, Orchard Park, 12, Three-time ECIC I all-star will continue career at Canisius College. Ranks 17th in hits and third in RBIs (79) in OP history.

* Western New York Player of the Year as selected by coaches.

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