Monday, May 24, 2010
Cal's Hartman Class A Coach of the Year
California High School baseball coach Don Hartman is the WPIAL Class A Coach of the Year based on the Trojans' regular season and voted on by WPIAL head baseball coaches.
Hartman is one of the area's more decorated coaches in any sport. His teams at California have won WPIAL Class A titles in 2001 and 2006. The Trojans were runners-up in 2007 and have made it as far as the PIAA semifinals. California has won seven section titles in Hartman's 13 years, including one this year.
California is 20-2 overall and the No. 3 seed in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Trojans play second-seeded Neshannock (16-4) Tuesday at the Burkett Sports Complex in Robinson Township at 5 p.m.
California can still qualify for the PIAA postseason with a loss if it wins a third-place consolation game.
The WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association named players, pitchers and coaches of the year in each classification Monday.
Players of the Year
AAAA – Matt Berezo, Pine-Richland
AAA – Colin Loughner, Blackhawk
AA – J.R. DeWeese, Center
A – Brandon Schultz, Monaca
Pitchers of the Year
AAAA – Ryan Oglesby, North Allegheny
AAA – Scott Dierdorf, Hopewell
AA – Dillon Haviland, South Fayette
A – Alain Girman, Serra Catholic
Coaches of the Year
AAAA – Dan Caponi, Baldwin
AAA – Joe Colella, Hopewell
AA – Chris Graczyk, Freeport
A – Don Hartman, California