Mitch Donofrio, Pablo Garabitos and Jacob Josey are Player of the Year finalists

BASEBALL

COACH OF THE YEAR

CRAIG FAULKNER

Venice High

• Guided the Indians to a 19-win regular season and a district title. Venice was ranked in ThePrepZone.com state poll most of the season.

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

MITCH DONOFRIO

Venice High, senior

• Third baseman had a .385 average with 20 RBI and was the MVP for the Indians.

PABLO GARABITOS

Lakewood Ranch High, senior

• In the team's first 25 games, the left-handed pitcher/outfielder had a .402 average with 19 runs batted in, 18 runs scored, a .465 on-base percentage, .494 slugging percentage and 9 stolen bases. As a pitcher, he was 9-0 in 10 appearances with an 0.11 earned run average. He had 77 strikeouts in 63.2 innings.

JACOB JOSEY

Palmetto High, senior

• In 80 at-bats during the team's first 24 games, the shortstop/right-handed pitcher had a .412 average, .427 on-base percentage, .625 slugging percentage, 4 home runs, 13 runs batted in, 16 runs, 10 stolen bases and a .951 fielding percentage. On the mound he was 2-1 with 4 saves and 46 strikeouts in 34.1 innings with a 1.63 earned run average.

 

FIRST TEAM

KEVIN DUBRULE

Venice High, junior

• Shortstop had a .333 average and provided the Indians with great defense, according to Indians coach Craig Faulkner.

MATT GELORME

Lakewood Ranch High, junior

• Pitcher/second baseman had a .433 average, .585 on-base percentage, 2 doubles and 12 runs scored. On the mound, he was 2-2 with a 2.49 earned run average. He had 39 strikeouts in 45 innings.

COLLIN GODA

Braden River High, junior

• Outfielder had a .320 average with 20 runs scored and topped the Pirates in most offensive categories.

JAKE JACKSON

Cardinal Mooney High, sophomore

• Right-handed pitcher/outfielder had a .363 average with 14 runs scored, 15 runs batted in and 11 stolen bases as the Cougars’ No. 3 hitter. On the mound, he was 4-1 with a 1.81 ERA in five games, including four starts.

ORION KERKERING

Venice High, junior

• In 50.2 innings, the pitcher had a 1.52 ERA with 65 strikeouts.

PAUL LABRIOLA

Cardinal Mooney High, junior

• Left-handed pitcher/first baseman had a .333 average with 17 runs batted in and 10 runs. On the mound he had a 4-1 record with a 1.21 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 35 innings.

BEN McCABE

Sarasota High, senior

• Catcher had a .310 average with 14 RBI and is considered an excellent defensive catcher, according to Sailors coach Clyde Metcalf. He is a University of Central Florida signee.

DAVID McCARTY

Bayshore High, senior

• Catcher had a .404 average with 13 doubles, 26 runs batted in and 6 stolen bases.

JUSTIN MINCIELI

Lemon Bay High, senior

• Right-handed pitcher was 5-1 with a 1.62 ERA with 40 strikeouts and 3 walks in 43 innings.

GRADY MARTIN

Sarasota Christian, senior

• Middle infielder had a .468 average, .569 on-base percentage, .617 slugging percentage with 21 runs scored, 10 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases.

HENRY NELSON

Braden River High, senior

• Right-handed pitcher was 6-1 with a 1.35 ERA in 46.2 innings, allowing 44 hits and 9 walks with 33 strikeouts. He also threw two complete games.

WARNNER RINCONES

Lemon Bay High, senior

• Shortstop had a .522 average with a .633 on-base percentage, 16 runs batted in, 27 runs scored and 13 stolen bases.

MICHAEL ROBERTSON

Venice High, freshman

• Center fielder had a .345 average and a .448 on-base percentage.

A.J. SCHEWE

Bradenton Christian, senior

• Pitcher/center fielder had a .444 average with 5 home runs, 28 runs batted in and 9 runs scored. On the mound he had a 1.59 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 44 innings in 8 starts.

MARK TOWNSEND

Riverview High, senior

• Shortstop had a .359 average, a .769 slugging percentage with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 6 home runs and 20 runs batted in.

YIESEL UR

Bayshore High, senior

• Center fielder/first baseman/pitcher Hit .414 with 13 runs batted in and 7 stolen bases.

NICK WINKELMEYER

Sarasota High, senior

• Middle infielder had a .388 average with 22 runs scored and 13 runs batted in.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

David Barrett, Sarasota

Clayton Callan, Venice

Kevin Conway, Charlotte

James Cuccio, Manatee

Gray Ellis, Lakewood Ranch

Andre Fonseca, Braden River

Mac Guscette, Venice

Tyler Kreissler, Lemon Bay

Andre James, Sarasota

Aaron Martins, Charlotte

Mars Moxley, Cardinal Mooney

Dalton Plattner, Cardinal Mooney

John Schroeder, Lakewood Ranch

Jared Richardson, Bayshore

Danny Rodrigues, Venice

Tyler Russin, Riverview

Daniel Tart, Braden River

Parker Williams, Bayshore

Michael Wood, Manatee