Seven Mohawks earn all-star game spots

NEWARK – The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League recently announced the rosters for the 2013 PGCBL All-Star Game.

“More than two dozen of the all-stars in our two previous games have been drafted by MLB or are now playing professionally,” PGCBL President Jeff Kunion said in a news release. “The all-star game program gives our fans an opportunity to watch our top players go through their workouts for pro scouts. The game, the home run derby and the scout day activities makes this a special event for all in attendance.”

The 2013 PGCBL All Star Game is scheduled to take place July 24 at Colburn Park in Newark.

The Amsterdam Mohawks will be well represented.

Amsterdam coach Keith Griffin will serve as the coach of the East Division all-star team, while Newark coach Mike Armstrong will lead the West Division all-stars.

Griffin, who was named the 2012 PGCBL Coach of the Year, will be joined by seven of his players.

Kyle Barrett (Kentucky), Jordan Ebert (Auburn), John Nogowski (Florida State), John Sansone (Florida State), Dylan Smith (Auburn), Matt Snyder (Fulton-Montgomery Community College) and Mike Urbanski (Binghamton) all will play for the East Division all-star team.

Barrett is hitting .348 with five RBIs and two doubles, while Ebert is hitting .321 with four home runs and 19 RBIs. Nogowski and Smith are each hitting .380 on the season. Smith had 19 RBIs and seven doubles, while Nogowski had seven doubles and 15 RBIs. Sansone is hitting .333 with seven doubles and 13 RBIs.

Snyder is 3-0 this season with a 1.51 ERA with 30 strikeouts. He has allowed just six earned runs in 35 2/3 innings this season.

Urbanski is 3-2 this season with two saves and a 3.13 ERA. He also had 34 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched.

Amsterdam and Glens Falls tied for the most players selected for the East Division squad with seven.

Glens Falls had Josh Anderson (Florida International), Ramon Laureano (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M), Buddy Putnam (South Florida), James Smith (Saint Peter’s), Ryan Davis (LeMoyne), Zach Hopf (Saint Peter’s) and Armand Rugel (Stonehill) named to the East Division all-star team.

Mohawk Valley had six of its players selected to the East Division squad. That group includes Dalton Herrington (ULM), Willie Shaw (William & Mary), Landon Thibodeaux (LSU Eunice), Mike Fischer (Columbia), Tyler Bray (ULM) and Keegan Long (St. Joseph’s, Ind.).

Albany had five players – Anthony Marks (Coastal Carolina), Tyler Orris (Millersville), Zach Remillard (Coastal Carolina), Dylan Collett (Keene State), Eann Cox (Black Hawk) and Sean Spicer (Baylor) – named East Division all-stars.

Rounding out the East Division roster are Cooperstown’s Ben Hall (Central Alabama C.C.), Nate Lotze (Kenyon) and Eann Cox (Black Hawk).

“We really look forward to showcasing the renovations we have made at Colburn Park. It has been a couple of years in the making but, we have redone almost everything … the scoreboard, the concession stands, the seating, the press box. This year we redid the entire locker room. We are thankful the PGCBL Board of Directors awarded the game to us and we plan on a great show.” Pilots owner Bob Ohmann said in the release.

The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game USA, the largest independent scouting service in the country. This year, more than than 1,250 professional players have either worn the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game USA event.

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2013 PGCBL All-Star Rosters

East Division


Josh Anderson (Florida International) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Kyle Barrett (Kentucky) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Jordan Ebert (Auburn) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Ben Hall (Central Alabama C.C.) – Cooperstown Hawkeyes

Dalton Herrington (ULM) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

Ramon Laureano (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Nate Lotze (Kenyon) – Cooperstown Hawkeyes

Anthony Marks (Coastal Carolina)- Albany Dutchmen

John Nogowski (Florida State) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Tyler Orris (Millersville) – Albany Dutchmen

Buddy Putnam (South Florida) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Willie Shaw (William & Mary) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

Zach Remillard (Coastal Carolina) – Albany Dutchmen

John Sansone (Florida State) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Dylan Smith (Auburn) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Landon Thibodeaux (LSU Eunice) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs


Mike Fischer (Columbia) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

James Smith (Saint Peter’s) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles


Tyler Bray (ULM) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

Dylan Collett (Keene State) – Albany Dutchmen

Eann Cox (Black Hawk) – Cooperstown Hawkeyes

Ryan Davis (LeMoyne) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Zach Hopf (Saint Peter’s) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Keegan Long (St. Joseph’s, Ind.) – Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs

Armand Rugel (Stonehill) – Glens Falls Golden Eagles

Matt Snyder (Fulton – Montgomery C.C.) – Amsterdam Mohawks

Sean Spicer (Baylor) – Albany Dutchmen

Mike Urbanski (Binghamton) – Amsterdam Mohawks

West Division


Luke Emling (Villanova) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

Jay Gonzalez (Auburn) – Utica Brewers

Chris Kalousdian (Manhattan) – Elmira Pioneers

Steve Laurino (Marist) – Newark Pilots

Austin Lueck (South Florida) – Watertown Rams

Alex Mata (Saint Leo) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

Riley Moonan (Fairleigh Dickinson) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

Joe Moroney (Kansas) – Watertown Rams

Michael Pierson (Appalachian State) – Utica Brewers

Ryan Plantier (Cornell) – Elmira Pioneers

Justin Protacio (Kansas) – Watertown Rams

K’Shawn Smith (Stetson) – Utica Brewers

Max Rosing (Cortland State)- Newark Pilots

Dave Vandercook (Columbia) – Newark Pilots


Dave Hoffman (Siena) – Elmira Pioneers

Bobby Slagle (Villanova) – Adirondack Trail Blazers


Austin Bartley (Shippensburg) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

Parker Curry (Samford) – Elmira Pioneers

Justin D’Amato (St. John Fisher) – Newark Pilots

Donald Frew (Young Harris) – Newark Pilots

Logan Grant (Creighton) – Watertown Rams

Spencer Henderson (UC Davis) – Elmira Pioneers

Chas Parsons (Mohawk Valley C.C.) – Adirondack Trail Blazers

Andrew Sanders (Ithaca) – Newark Pilots

Nick Schavone (UNC Ashville) – Utica Brewers

Will Spitzfaden (Southeast Missouri State) – Newark Pilots