Niagara Gazette


June 20, 2013

Gazette 2013 All-Area High School Baseball Team


Niagara Gazette — Mike Mokhiber, Lew-Port

Brendan Gilewski, Nia.-Wheatfield

Doug Litwinski, Nia.-Wheatfield

Position Players

Bailey Cadwallader, Nia.-Wheatfield

• STATS: 20 H, 2 2B, 19 SB, 9 RBI

• SKINNY: Junior second baseman led the NFL in stolen bases. ... Coach Jim Hagerty had high praise, saying, "I've never had a kid with that kind of speed and instinct on the base paths." ... Stole three bases against Lockport (April 25) and four against Kenmore East (April 15).

Mike Colosi, Niagara Falls

• STATS: 15 R, 24 H, 5 2B, 2 3B, 4 SB, 3 BB, 16 RBI, .500 AVG

• SKINNY: Junior shortstop led the NFL in hits and tied in average. ... Also pitched, including a start in a sectional win over West Seneca West. ... Scored four runs in a big win over NFL rival Grand Island on May 8.

Joe D'Angelo, Niagara Falls

• STATS: 13 R, 19 H, 2 2B, 2 3B, 9 SB, 6 BB, 11 RBI, .413 AVG

• SKINNY: Third baseman is one of three Niagara Falls junior infielders on this year's team. ... Had two hits and four RBIs in the Wolverines' May 15 win over Lew-Port, which clinched a share of second place in the NFL. ... Was a perfect 9-0 on stolen base attempts.

Mark McKenna, Grand Island

• STATS: 17 R, 19 H, 4 2B, 1 3B, 8 SB, 4 BB, 11 RBI, .404 AVG

• SKINNY: Sophomore center fielder tied for NFL lead in runs scored. ... Went 4 for 6 with two triples and four RBIs in a non-league sectional tuneup against Amherst on May 16. ... Made a game-saving, home run-robbing catch with two outs in the bottom of the seventh in a May 1 win over Kenmore West.

Greg Nicolia, Grand Island

• STATS: 12 R, 17 H, 2 2Bs, 7 SB, 9 BB, 12 RBI, .395 AVG

• SKINNY: Junior shortstop led the second-place Vikings in RBIs, was second in steals and hits and third in walks. ... Had three RBIs against Lockport on April 17, but his biggest game was a three-hit, four-run, two-RBI performance against Kenmore East on May 13.

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