Wells’ Weaver earns MVAC MVP honors

WELLS – Several Wells baseball players were among those selected on the recently announced Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Division II all-star team.

Wells’ Seth Weaver was named Most Valuable Player. Weaver, a junior pitcher and third baseman, posted five wins on the mound for the Indians, finishing with a 1.32 ERA and 74 strikeouts.

“Seth [Weaver] pitched our tough games,” Wells coach Bob Stoddard said. “He was truly our workhorse.”

Also named all-stars for Wells were Jake Earley, Caleb Hayes and Adrian Collado.

Earley, a senior first baseman, led the Indians with a .439 batting average, 22 runs scored and 18 stolen bases. Earley also was a team co-captain.

“Jake [Earley] had a positive attitude and outstanding work ethic for us,” Stoddard said.

Hayes, a senior shortstop, finished with a .300 batting average, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.

“Caleb [Hayes] was an outstanding fielder with a great arm and range,” Stoddard said.

Hayes also posted five wins on the mound for the Indians, finishing with a .088 ERA.

Hayes also was a team co-captain.

“Caleb was a good mentor for our younger players and helped keep the team positively focused,” Stoddard said.

Collado, a sophomore left fielder, finished with a .425 batting average this season. He also had 28 RBIs and 16 runs scored. He also led the Indians in extra-base hits.

“Adrian [Collado] only had one fielder error all season,” Stoddard said. “He has an outstanding arm, great speed, a dependable glove and he is an outstanding base runner.”

Also named MVAC Division II all-stars were Indian Lake-Long Lake’s Henry Sandiford, Matt Moore and Colin Farrell, Minerva-Newcomb’s Austin Williams and Wesley LaBar, and Johnsburg’s Nate Prouty.

Keene won the MVAC Sportsmanship Award.

Wells finished the season with a 10-3 overall record and an 8-0 mark in league play.

2013 Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Baseball All-Stars

Division II

MVP: Seth Weaver (Wells)

First Team

Colin Farrell (Indian Lake-Long Lake)

Jake Earley (Wells)

Caleb Hayes (Wells)

Austin Williams (Minerva-Newcomb)

Henry Sandiford (Indian Lake-Long Lake)

Matt Moore (Indian Lake-Long Lake)

Wesley LaBar (Minerva-Newcomb)

Adrian Collado (Wells)

Nate Prouty (Johnsburg)

Sportsmanship Award: Keene