Szurek, Magliocca, Gyldenvand honored
Several area baseball players were among those selected for the recently announced Foothills Council all-star team.
Queensbury, which went 14-0 in league play this season, and Scotia-Glenville each had 11 players chosen as all-stars.
Johnstown and Glens Falls each had six players selected, while South Glens Falls had five. Broadalbin-Perth had four all-stars, Hudson Falls had one and Gloversville did not have a player selected as a league all-star this season.
Johnstown shortstop Matt Szurek, Broadalbin-Perth outfielder Luigi Magliocca and Johnstown pitcher Grant Gyldenvand were named first-team all-stars.
Broadalbin-Perth pitcher Tyler Graham, Johnstown first baseman Richie Lee, Broadalbin-Perth third baseman Joe Zarecki and Johnstown outfielder Jon Heroth were named second team all-stars.
Johnstown outfielder Connor Rodecker and designated hitter Steve Forker earned honorable-mention status. Broadalbin-Perth outfielder Connor Pingitore also was named honorable mention.
Johnstown went 14-8 overall this season and 9-5 in Foothills Council play. The Sir Bills also advanced to the Section II Class BB title game before losing to Schalmont. Broadalbin-Perth went 6-14 overall and 4-10 in Foothills Council play, while Gloversville was 3-15 overall and 2-12 in Foothills Council play.
Queensbury had pitchers Zack Parsons and Brett Rodriguez, first baseman, Joe Marasco, third baseman Eric Daley, outfielder Ryan Flansburg and utility player Kyle Chambers named to the first team. Parsons also was named to the first team as an outfielder for the Spartans, while Rodriguez was a second-team all-star at second base.
Dan Zeglen, Nick Schaub, Martin McCollum and Luke Mancini were named first-team all-stars for Scotia-Glenville. Zeglen also was named a second-team all-star at shortstop.
South Glens Falls designated hitter Hayden Chapman also was named to the first team.
Chris Pontiff was named a second-team all-star at both catcher and pitcher for Queensbury, while outfielder Erik Wettersten also was named to the second team.
Pitcher Mike Borbee, outfielder Brett Sarnowski and designated hitter Peter Marola were named second-team all-stars for Scotia-Glenville, while Glens Falls outfielder Dave Mauro and South Glens Falls utility player Tyler Cogovan also earned second-team honors.
Pitcher Nick Hutchins, shortstop Jake Dubay and outfielder Robert Olsen were named honorable mention for South Glens Falls, while Glens Falls had pitcher Colin Duell, catcher Pat Burton, pitcher Andrew Corlew, first baseman Clark Wooley and outfielder A.J. Weils earn honorable-mention status.
Pitcher Lucas Terwilliger, third baseman Matt Dagostino and utility player Nick Thomas were named honorable mention for Scotia-Glenville, while Hudson Falls’ second baseman Brad Wood also earned honorable-mention status.
2014 Foothills Council Baseball All-Stars
Pitchers: Dan Zeglen (Scotia-Glenville), Grant Gyldenvand (Johnstown), Zack Parsons (Queensbury), Brett Rodriguez (Queensbury).
Catcher: Nick Schaub (Scotia-Glenville)
First Base: Joe Marasco (Queensbury)
Second Base: Martin McCollum (Scotia-Glenville)
Third Base: Eric Daley (Queensbury)
Shortstop: Matt Szurek (Johnstown)
Outfield: Luke Mancini (Scotia-Glenville), Luigi Magliocca (Broadalbin-Perth), Ryan Flansburg (Queensbury), Zack Parsons (Queensbury)
Utility: Kyle Chambers (Queensbury)
Designated Hitter: Hayden Chapman (South Glens Falls)
Pitchers: Mike Borbee (Scotia-Glenville), Chris Pontiff (Queensbury), Tyler Graham (Broadalbin-Perth).
Catcher: Chris Pontiff (Queensbury)
First Base: Richie Lee (Johnstown)
Second Base: Brett Rodriguez (Queensbury)
Third Base: Joe Zarecki (Broadalbin-Perth)
Shortstop: Dan Zeglen (Scotia-Glenville)
Outfield: Erik Wettersten (Queensbury), Brett Sarnowski (Scotia-Glenville), Jon Heroth (Johnstown), Dave Mauro (Glens Falls)
Utility: Tyler Cogovan (South Glens Falls)
Designated Hitter: Peter Marola (Scotia-Glenville)
Pitchers: Nick Hutchins (South Glens Falls), Colin Duell (Glens Falls), Andrew Corlew (Glens Falls), Lucas Terwilliger (Scotia-Glenville).
Catcher: Pat Burton (Glens Falls)
First Base: Clark Wooley (Glens Falls)
Second Base: Brad Wood (Hudson Falls)
Third Base: Matt Dagostino (Scotia-Glenville)
Shortstop: Jake Dubay (South Glens Falls)
Outfield: Connor Rodecker (Johnstown), Connor Pingitore (Broadalbin-Perth), Robert Olsen (South Glens Falls), A.J. Weils (Glens Falls)
Utility: Nick Thomas (Scotia-Glenville)
Designated Hitter: Steve Forker (Johnstown)