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Seven players from WNY received first-team all-state baseball honors

Seven baseball players from Section VI schools were first-team all-state selections by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Roy-Hart senior pitcher Jacob Brunning (Class B) and Brocton junior pitcher/shortstop Ronald Brown (Class D) earned the honors after their teams won their respective Far West Regional title.

Joining them on the first team were Lancaster senior pitcher/shortstop Max Giordano (Class AA), Williamsville East senior shortstop Charlie Mack (Class A), Lake Shore senior second baseman Jon Wilson (Class A), Olean senior pitcher/outfielder Dylan Vincent (Class B), and Franklinville senior infielder Brock Blecha (Class D).

Four players from Lancaster earned all-state honors, the most of any Section VI school.

Class AA
First Team: Giordano; Second Team: junior first baseman Tom Evans (Orchard Park); Third Team: senior catcher Ryan Voigt (Lancaster); Fourth Team: senior pitcher Tom Bednarski (Lancaster); Fifth Team: junior catcher/third baseman Sean McKinny (Lockport): Sixth Team: senior pitcher Ryan Mansell (Lancaster); Seventh Team: junior pitcher/outfielder Tom Peltier (Niagara-Wheatfield).

Class A
First Team: Mack, Wilson; Second Team: freshman catcher Joe Mack (Williamsville East); Third Team: senior outfielder Jake Storey (Hamburg); Fourth Team: junior pitcher/infielder Matt Carden (Lew-Port); Fifth Team: junior pitcher/outfielder Zach LaPlante (Kenmore West); Sixth Team: pitcher/infielder Patrick Cardenuto (West Seneca West).

Class B
First Team: Vincent, Brunning; Third Team: senior shortstop Alex Xapsos (Roy-Hart), senior pitcher Jack Collins (Canisius), senior second baseman/shortstop Seth Schrader (Fredonia); Fourth Team: junior pitcher Josh Goss (Depew); Fifth Team: senior infielder Andrew Michalski (St. Francis); Sixth Team: junior pitcher Joe Tronetti (Wellsville), senior outfielder Alex Zulia (St. Joe's), senior pitcher Derrick Walters (Fredonia), senior first baseman/third baseman Zach Parr (Olean), junior outfielder/pitcher Will Carlone (St. Joe's).

Class C
Second Team: junior pitcher Sean Hayes (Timon-St. Jude), junior pitcher/infielder Connor Crabtree (Cassadaga Valley); Third Team: junior infielder Cole Laskowski (St. Mary's/Lancaster), senior pitcher/catcher Collin Strade (Allegany-Limestone); Fourth Team: senior pitcher/first baseman Zach Rybak (Silver Creek); Fifth Team: senior first baseman/third baseman Alex Bogosian (Silver Creek), junior pitcher/shortstop Kyler Majka (Chautauqua Lake).

Class D
First Team: Brown, Blecha; Second Team: senior pitcher Brandon Zielinski (North Collins); Third Team: senior pitcher Jacob Peter (Franklinville), senior pitcher/outfielder Trent Gray (Frewsburg); Fourth Team: senior catcher/outfielder Trent Mihalko (Pine Valley), sophomore first baseman/pitcher Aaron Hair (Frewsburg).

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