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2018 All-Western New York Coaches Baseball first team

Pos., Name, School, Year, Fast fact

P Tom Bednarski, Lancaster, 12, Repeat selection struck out 35 in 30 innings. Tossed perfect game in playoffs for Section VI Class AA champions.

P Jack Collins, Canisius, 12, The 6-foot-4 Crusaders' ace and future Binghamton Bearcat went 5-1 with 59 strikeouts. He also hit .412.

C Sam Mullen, Silver Creek, 12, Strong-armed catcher will play for JUCO-power Niagara County Community College. Set school record with .527 batting average.

INF Max Giordano, Lancaster, 12, Five-year starter hit .392 with three homers, 21 RBIs. Two-time All-WNY football first-team pick also went 3-0 at pitcher.

INF Charlie Mack, Williamsville East, 12, Completed six-year career earning Player of the Year honors after hitting .475 with five homers, 23 RBIs.

INF Cole O'Connor, St. Francis, 12, One of the best hitters in St. Francis history batted .609, struck out once in 64 at-bats. Drew 13 walks.

INF Dylan Vincent, Olean, 12, Canisius College-commit and CCAA East I MVP batted .636 with 30 runs and 24 RBIs for Class B-1 champions.

OF Jacob Bruning, Roy-Hart, 12, League MVP led Rams with 29 hits. Also led team in wins (5), ERA (1.23), strikeouts (73) and innings pitched (51.3).

OF Will Carlone, St. Joe's, 12, VCU commit set school record for hits in a season (33), batted .478 and struck out just twice.

OF Jake Storey, Hamburg, 12, One of the best centerfielder's in the area capped his four-year career as Hamburg's all-time leader in hits (83).

DH Thomas Evans, Orchard Park, 11, In addition to batting .512, Evans played gold-glove level defense at first – finishing with .985 fielding percentage.

DH Alex Xapsos, Roy-Hart, 12, Rams' lead-off hitter batted .403 and scored team-high 26 runs for state Class B semifinalist. Also stole 14 bases.

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