Area players earn Foothills honors
Several local athletes parlayed successful Foothills Council baseball seasons into league all-star honors.
Johnstown’s Joe Nellis, Jon Heroth and Rich Lee along with Gloversville’s Chris Rockefeller led the 12 players selected as first team all-Foothills Council selections.
Nellis earned first team honors as a pitcher and a first baseman for the Section II Class B runner-up Sir Bills, while Lee and Heroth were selected as first-team outfielders.
Rockefeller was a dual recipient for the Huskies as a first-team outfielder and third-team pitcher.
Johnstown’s Conner Rodecker also earned all-star status at two positions. He was selected the second-team utility player as well as a third-team all-star pitcher.
The Broadalbin-Perth Patriots landed five players – Anthony Visco, Tim Gordon, Patrick Brown, Joe Zarecki and Matt Myers – on the all-star team.
Visco was named to the second team as a pitcher, while Gordon was selected as a second-team catcher. Brown was named to the third team as an outfielder, while Zarecki was selected the third-team third baseman. Myers was honored as the third-team designated hitter.
Mike Fancher rounded out the all-star selections for Gloversville being named to the second-team outfield.
Johnstown’s Adam Caputo joins the squad as a second-team all-star selection at catcher.
Rounding out the first-team Foothills Council all-stars are Queensbury pitchers Charlie Peltz and Zack Parsons and Scotia-Glenville’s Mitch Forshey; catcher Nick Schaub (Scotia-Glenville); outfielder Erik Wettersten (Queensbury); second baseman Marty McCollum (Scotia-Glenville); third basemen Forshey and Eric Daley (Queensbury); utility player Chris Borden (Scotia-Glenville) and designated hitter Joe Marasco (Queensbury).
Foothills Council All-Stars
Pitchers: Charlie Peltz (Queensbury); Mitch Forshey (Scotia-Glenville); Joe Nellis (Johnstown); Zach Parsons (Queensbury).
Catcher: Nick Schaub (Scotia-Glenville).
First base: Joe Nellis (Johnstown).
Second base: Marty McCollum (Scotia-Glenville).
Third base: Mitch Forshey (Scotia-Glenville); Eric Daley (Queensbury).
Outfield: Erik Wettersten (Queensbury); Jon Heroth (Johnstown); Chris Rockefeller (Gloversville); Rich Lee (Johnstown).
Utility: Chris Borden (Scotia-Glenville).
Designated hitter: Joe Marasco (Queensbury).
Pitchers: Matt Garcia (South Glens Falls); Dan Zeglen (Scotia-Glenville); Anthony Visco (Broadalbin-Perth); Mike Harrington (Glens Falls).
Catcher: Tim Gordon (Broadalbin-Perth); Adam Caputo (Johnstown).
First base: Anthony Musto (Scotia-Glenville).
Second base: Tom Kiernan (Hudson Falls).
Third base: Mike Harrington (Glens Falls).
Outfield: Travis Schrammel (South Glens Falls); Phil Wettersten (Queensbury); Mike Fancher (Gloversville); Brett Sarnowski (Scotia-Glenville).
Utility: Conner Rodecker (Johnstown).
Designated hitter: Stephen Hubinsky (South Glens Falls).
Pitchers: Josh Hay (South Glens Falls); Conner Rodecker (Johnstown); Chris Rockefeller (Gloversville); Nate French (Hudson Falls); Anthony Musto (Scotia-Glenville).
Catcher: Reed Farrier (Queensbury).
First Base: Zack Parsons (Queensbury).
Second base: Brett Rodriguez (Queensbury).
Third base: Joe Zarecki (Broadalbin-Perth).
Outfield: Luke Mancini (Scotia-Glenville); Mitch Fearis (South Glens Falls); Pat Brown (Broadalbin-Perth); Logan Akins (Glens Falls).
Utility: Rob Olsen (South Glens Falls).
Designated hitter: Matt Myers (Broadalbin-Perth).