By Sam Conner –
Four Winslow Bulldog baseball players were selected to the Division III All Division All Star Teams. Outfielder Vittorio Sells, utility player Caleb Layden and third baseman Matthew Smith were named to the Division III First Team, and designated hitter Colton Corum was named to the second team.
Pitcher Josh Advocate of River Valley was named the Division III Player of the Year. Aaron LaCasse of River Valley was named the Division III Coach of the Year.
Other members of the Division III first team included catcher Trevor Gray, outfielder Danny Groebner and shortstop Kevin Spencer of Blue Ridge; designated hitter Tyler Scully and Advocate from River Valley; pitcher Erazo Ryan and second baseman McCubbins Cameron of Estrella Foothills; first baseman Matt Benefial of Scottsdale Christian Academy; outfielder Cale Novack of Payson; and pitcher Cole Plouck of Empire.
Second team players included first baseman Steven Huff and third baseman Tanner Maras of River Valley; outfielder Jerry Gallegos and pitcher Clay Crookham of Scottsdale Christian Academy; outfielder Nick Wojtysiak, third baseman Andrew Bryniarski and utility player Curtis Martinez of Fountain Hills; catcher Evan McFarland of Mingus Union; outfielder Derrick Hedges of Willcox; designated hitter Dustin Worker of Page; designated hitter Dustin Burke of Combs; pitcher Weston Williams of Thatcher; pitcher Derek Umphres of Safford; second baseman Titan Jones of Wickenburg; and shortstop Matt Frank of Estrella Foothills.
Winslow’s Matthew Smith was named the Division III Section I Player of the Year, and Joe Merklin of Blue Ridge was named Section Coach of the Year.
The All Section First Team included first baseman Ryan Baldonado, outfielder Levi Reyes and pitcher Javier Quintana of Holbrook; outfielder Vittorio Sells, utility player Caleb Layden and third baseman Matthew Smith of Winslow; pitcher Zach Winn of Show Low; catcher Trevor Gray, outfielder Danny Groebner, pitcher Conner Everingham, second baseman Ryan Paige and shortstop Kevin Spencer of Blue Ridge; and designated hitter Dustin Worker of Page.
The All Section Second Team included shortstop Jesse Spangler of Holbrook; catcher Adrian Montoya and designated hitter Colton Corum of Winslow; outfield James Lewis of Show Low; first baseman Ethan Jacks, outfielder Uriah Macias and pitcher Matt Farrar of Blue Ridge; pitcher Dominique Dale and second baseman Taylor Davis of Window Rock; third baseman Jared Slim of Tuba City; and outfielder Trevor Campbell, utility player CJ Ripka and pitcher Levi Hall of Page.