Brushton-Moira, Malone look to extend baseball reign PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

BRUSHTON — Defending champion Brushton-Moira, with nine returning players, will be a title threat once again in Northern Athletic Conference East Division baseball play this season.
Brushton-Moira (14-5, 13-1), 27-1 in its previous two years in league play, will have senior leadership in pitcher/shortstop Brian Fairchild and left fielder Justin Niles.
Junior Justin Poirier (second baseman/catcher/pitcher), sophomore Cody O'Connor (center field) and sophomore Brandon Young (pitcher/catcher/second baseman) are also back as starters.
Also returning from a year ago and expected to start are junior Zach Armstrong (third baseman/pitcher), junior Austin Martin (third baseman/second baseman) and sophomore Justin Supernault (first baseman/pitcher),
Newcomer Lucas King (catcher/pitcher), a junior, will also be contention to start.

Players lost
Kellen Terry, Matt King.
Players returning
Brian Fairchild, Justin Niles, Zach Herne, Justin Poirier, Zach Armstrong, Cody O'Connor, Brandon Young, Austin Martin, Justin Supernault.
Lucas King, Alex Carter, Mitchell Mayeville, Ben Chapman.
The Bulldogs (13-3, 12-2) will rely on solid defense and timely hitting to overcome having no dominant pitcher.
Senior Pat Cook and junior Nick Farrell return as starters and will carry a share of the pitching load for Chateaugay when not at other positions.
Junior catcher Justin Corcoran, junior infielder Jordan Henderson and junior catcher/outfielder Jordan Smith are also returning starters.

Players lost
Kris Chase, Zach Farrell, Jon Chase, Paul Harrigan, Tyler Matthews, Dylan White.
Players returning
Nick Farrell, Justin Corcoran, Jordan Henderson, Pat Cook, Jordan Smith, Evan Conners.
Drew Boyea, Brad Spinner, Ryan Lancto, Andrew Gadway, Kyle Demers, Rodney Davis, Ryan Rice, Lee Harrigan, Jarrod Cook.

The Central Division-winning Huskies (15-3, 12-2) will need to overcome the graduation of some talent behind the plate and on the mound.
Malone, however, still figures to be a threat for division honors with the return of five starters from last year.
Senior pitcher/first baseman Matt Skelly broke his wrist in hockey, but is hoping to be ready to play.
Sophomore shortstop Zack Leffler was an All-Northern First Team selection a season ago.
Junior catcher/pitcher Daniel Marshall, senior infielder/outfielder Steve Latulipe and senior outfielder Andrew Beane round out the returning starters from last year.
Vying for starting spots are returners Brad Sauther, Joe Egan and Dakota Fullum. along with newcomers Brock Bannon, Brad Fleury and Brad Rivers.

Players lost
Jarrid Fleury, Derek Marshall, Matt Hebert, Evin Trinque, Brad Garrow, Steve Yelich, Chris Rule.
Players returning
Zack Leffler, Matt Skelly, Daniel Marshall, Brad Sauther, Steve Latulipe, Andrew Beane, Joe Egan, Dakota Fullum.
Brock Bannon, John Beebe, Brad Fleury, Tyler Jeror, Nick Leffler, Brad Rivers, Allen Spinner.
Tupper Lake
The Lumberjacks (5-13, 3-11) are relying on outstanding team speed and defense as strengths.
Tupper Lake, however, is a young team, with mostly juniors on the roster, and lack pitching experience and depth.
Senior returners include infielder/pitcher Kyle Varden and outfielder Alex Stuart.
Three juniors — outfielder/infielder Steve Doolen, infielder/pitcher Tom Coady and infielder/pitcher Harold Spetla — also return.

Players lost
Brandon LaMere, Scott Curry, Tom Barten, Jordan Clarke.
Players returning
Steve Doolen, Tom Coady, Kyle Varden, Alex Stuart, Harold Spetla.
Jim Merrihew, Bobby Helms, Marek Sedlak, Andrew Snyder, Bobby Lawyer, Mark Garrelts, Brian Bennette, Tyrel Martin.



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