Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Three local players honored by WPIAL baseball coaches

Peters Township seniors Justin Bianco and Ryan Minteer along with Waynesburg junior Stephen McCaw were recognized by WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association as award winners.

Bianco, a Pitt recruit, is the Class AAAA Player of the Year. He's batting .580 with 20 runs scored and 27 RBI.

Minteer, who picked up the win for Peters Township Monday night against Latrobe, is the Class AAAA Pitcher of the Year. He is 8-0 with 56 strikeouts in 46 innings.

McCaw, the Raiders' starting catcher and an emerging college prospect, is the Class AA Player of the Year. His play has catapulted Waynesburg into the PIAA playoffs for the first time in 11 years.

All three will be honored at an awards banquet June 10 at the Airport Marriott.

Others winners were (players of the year): Class AAA Logan Urtz of Central Valley; Class A John Sansone of Neshannock; (pitchers of the year) Class AAA Dan Altavilla of Elizabeth Forward; Class AA Benjamin Hartz of Shady Side Academy; Class A Alain Girman of Serra Catholic.

Coaches of the year were Mike Liebdzinski of Norwin (Class AAAA), Frank Champ of Elizabeth Forward (Class AAA), Jon Pedrosky of Deer Lakes (Class AA) and Mike Kirkwood of Neshannock (Class A).

1 comment:

prexie74 said...

I'd like to say, given the circumstances that Brady Yevins of the Chartiers-Houston Bucs did a great job of coaching this year. He had no home field, a nice little team, (not a lot of size but a lot of heart)and played against some good competition. Nothing against any of the other coaches but this young coach deserves to be mentioned if not awarded the coach of the year tag.