2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BASEBALL TEAM

Springstead High’s Jack Jasiak pitches against Weeki Wachee High.                                                         Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

BASEBALL

By TONY CASTRO
HernandoSport.com

Player of the Year – Jack Jasiak

Springstead – Senior

Springstead High pitcher Jack Jasiak during game against River Ridge at Weeki Wachee High. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO.

COMMENTS: Fouryear letterman, three-year starter … Three-time All-Hernando County selection … Outstanding student/athlete who maintained a 3.9 unweighted and 4.2 weighted grade point average… At 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, Jasiak edged out the county’s Triple Crown winner – teammate Jiovel Lantigua – for 2019 Hernando County Player of the Year laurels, 3-2 … In 2017, he ranked fourth in the county in starts (10) … Tied with NCT’s J.P. Gates in wins (7) … Ranked third in ERA (0.95) … Fanned 51 batters in 44 frames … His strikeout to walk ratio was a ridiculous 7 to 1 ratio (51-7) … At the plate, Jasiak rapped 26 hits in 26 games … Finished third on the team in RBI (21) … Notched eight multi-hit games … Went 3-for-3 with six runs driven in the 6A-6 title game victory against Dunnellon … Was even better in 2018 … Jasiak ranked sixth in the county in hitting (.366) … Also led the Eagles in hits (30) and multi-hit games (8) … When he wasn’t filling in the infield – typically at shortstop – Jasiak toed the rubber … Ranked second in the local circuit in appearances (12), starts (11), complete games (4), innings pitched (57.0), strikeouts (86), and ERA (1.60) … Finished third in wins (7) and fourth in shutouts (1) … Simply brilliant senior campaign in 2019 … At the plate, he finished as the county’s No. 2 hitter – behind Lantigua – .412-378 … Led the local circuit in at-bats (90) and singles (26) … Ranked runner-up in hits (34) … Rated third overall in runs batted in (22) … On the bump. Jasiak paced the county in starts (12), complete games (5), strikeouts (113) and shutouts (3) … Ranked runner-up in victories (7) and innings pitched (62.0) and earned run average (1.01) … Issued a county-low five batters all season … His strikeout to walks ratio was a ridiculous 22:1 … Consistently threw 92 mph … Mulled over Division-I offers from Duke University and Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers prior to signing with D-I University of South Florida in Tampa.

QUOTE: “Jack was on point all season … He possesses a great arm, but he has such tremendous leadership; that’s what I’m gonna really miss … He eats, sleeps and breathes baseball … He reminds me of a buddy of mine who ended up playing for the Minnesota Twins … He was the kind of player that picked guys up in the dugout … He was always behind the team.”

Springstead’s Shawn Laferty

Patrick McHugh

QUOTE: “Jack was a great hitter and great pitcher … It seemed like he always threw well; was always productive at the plate … He always seemed to get the strikeout when he needed it … What separates him from so many others is his velocity and he has a great baseball IQ.”

Weeki Wachee’s Patrick McHugh

 

Al Sorrentino

QUOTE: “Was a dominant player as a pitcher and a very good offensive player as well … We didn’t see him, but he obviously has a quality arm … That doesn’t happen unless you have some kind of ability … Tremendous student/athlete.”

– Central High’s Al Sorrentino

Frank Vitale

QUOTE: “Was a pretty dominant pitcher … Rarely walked anyone … Every time he came out to compete, he showed great class on the mound … He swung the bat well, too.”

Nature Coast Technical’s Frank Vitale

Tim Sims Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

QUOTE: “Fits the mold in strikeouts … Has the right body size … Fits the mold to a “T” … I respect him as a competitor … He does everything you would ask someone who is heading to the next level … His discipline and his work ethic separates him from others … He’s a kid whose gonna work toward his goals … Jasiak is the whole package: the work ethic, the classroom and what he does on the field.”

– Hernando High’s Tim Sims

First Base – Jiovel Lantigua

Springstead – Senior

Jiovel Lantigua rounds third base after his second homer against Dunnellon. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

COMMENTS: Four-year letterman … Three-year starter … Repeat All-County pick … The 6-foot, 230-pounder enjoyed a cup of coffee at the varsity level in 2017 … The Dominican Republic dandy batted 15 times in 10 games, gathering three hits for a quiet .200 batting average … As a junior, Lantigua blossomed … The left-handed batter with a swing reminiscent of David “Big Papi” Ortiz, played in a team-high 29 games … Excellent eye at the plate … Led the Eagles on on-base percentage (.500), and slugging percentage (.561) … Collected 28 walks, ranking third in the county … Served as the team’s fifth-best hitter at .303 … Finished second on the team in RBI (23) and runs scored (22), fifth in hits (23) … Finished tied for third in the circuit in homers with four with HHS’ Connor Morgan … With the graduation of Nick Collins – the county’s No. 2 homerun hitter, look for Lantigua to anchor first base in 2019 … Posted MVP-type stats in 2019 … In fact, he finished second in the POY balloting to another D-I player – teammate Jack Jasiak … Lantigua led the county in hitting at .412, hits (35), runs scored (32), extra-base hits (20), homers (13), runs batted in (44), on-base percentage (.528) and slugging percentage (.953) … Ranked third in at-bats (85) … Tied the F.W. Springstead school record for most round-trippers in a single season set 35 years ago by two-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference pick Rick Graves … Tied a Hernando County record with three homers in one game against Dunnellon … Drove in five RBI vs. Dunnellon twice this season … No slouch in classroom either … Maintained a 3.8 unweighted and 4.05 weighted grade point average … Signed D-I with UMASS Lowell.

QUOTE: “Jiovel has a lot of tools – just like Jack (Jasiak) … He’s the kind of player that doesn’t let things bother him … Was another outstanding leader in the dugout … He brought 13 homers this season … We may never see that again, ever …As a coach, you can’t take guys like him for granted … His game right now fits the next level … He’s got the mentality and he has a great work ethic … Has tremendous parents … Was an outstanding student as well … I don’t think we can expect to replace his numbers with 1-2 guys… Jiovel put up astronomical numbers … What he did this year, people are going to be talking him for a while.”

Laferty

Second Base – Carson Lashley

Hernando – Senior

Carson Lashley

COMMENTS: Fourth-year letterman for the Leopards … Initial All-County selection … Extremely versatile … Filled in at several positions … The 5-foot-8, 145-pounder played in two games as a freshman in 2016 … He collected two hits in four at-bats (.500) … Suffered from the sophomore jinx in 2017 … In his first full season at the varsity level, he struggled hitting .152 with seven hits … Doubled his hit total (14) in 2018 across 73 at-bats … Lifted his average to .192 … Though he fanned 30 times, we accumulated 29 walks … Enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign … He hit safely in 18 games … Never went more than two games without a hit … Finished fourth in the circuit in hitting at .350 ,,, Ranked second in singles (25) … Finished fourth in walks (19).

QUOTE: “Exhibited tremendous leadership … One of our best leadoff hitters … One of the top three situational hitters we’ve ever had in our program … His forte was creating chaos … He loves the game as much as I do … He’ll be a hell of a coach … We’re gonna miss the energy he provided every game and every practice… You always search for guys who can stir the drink – that’s Carson … Was a great student in the classroom.”

– Sims

Shortstop – Chase Davis

Nature Coast Technical – Junior

Nature Coast, 1, Chase Davis runs between second and third base on his way to scoring against Central High.Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

COMMENTS: Third-year varsity letterman … Initial All-Hernando County selection … The 5-foot-9, 150-pounder collected 14 hits in 61 at-bats (.230) as a freshman in 2017 ,,, His highlight? Going 4-for-4 against lowly Gulf … Terrific sophomore campaign in 2018 … Raised his average to .360 … Hit safely in 23 of 31 games … After striking out 22 times in Year 1, he cut his down his punchouts to 15 to coincide with 15 walks … His 13 errors prevented him from All-County … Sensational junior year in 2019 … Elevated his batting average to .381 – third-best in the local circuit … Hit safely in 23 of 25 games … Enjoyed a 14-game hitting streak … Displayed more pop with 10 extra-base hits … Finished third in the league in hits (32) … Defensively, he showed much improvement converting 77-of-86 chances.

QUOTE: “Improved defensively every day … Most shortstops lead their teams in errors, but he’s a solid shortstop … If it’s a routine play, he’ll make it … Had a high batting average all season … We moved him to No. 2 in the lineup to get some extra cuts … At his core? He’s a free spirit… Kind of kid that rarely gets down … Not the type of kid that dwells on the negative … He’s not a real vocal guy … He leads more by example.”

– Vitale

Third Base – Collin Greer

Weeki Wachee – Junior

Collin Greer

COMMENTS: Second-year varsity letterman, … First-time All-County choice … In 2018, demonstrated consistency, hitting safely in 18 of 24 tilts … Hit .333 … Enjoyed four multi-hit outings … Compiled an 11-game hitting skein … Almost duplicated his average in 2019 … He hit a team-leading .328 … Racked a personal record three hits against district runner-up Dunnellon … Defensively, he converted 31-of-34 chances.

QUOTE: “Put together a solid season … Was injured twice … Took stitches after a collision in the pre-season … His arm acted up early and wasn’t allowed to throw until late in the campaign … Served as a calming presence in the middle of the lineup … He keeps progressing … His homers have come in spots … He’ll be our No. 2 hitter next year … I’d like him to be a little more vocal … He’s a quiet kid that the others look up to… He’s a hard worker.”

– McHugh

Catcher – Collin Nelson

Nature Coast Technical – Sophomore

Collin Nelson

COMMENTS: Second-year letterman … First-year starter … Initial All-County selection … The 5-foot-10, 160-pounder was promoted to the varsity roster late in 2018 … Played in three games, rapping two hits against lowly Gulf … Exploded on the season in 2019 … Racked up 30 hits across 24 games … Enjoyed 10 multiple-hit games … Cracked a personal record three hits against Hernando, Central and Lecanto … Paced the Sharks in RBI (19) … Missed the 5A-7 Tourney injuring his wrist the weekend before.

QUOTE: “It was a tough blow not having him for districts … He showed up with a brace, but he couldn’t play … Losing a .400 hitter is tough to overcome … I’d describe Collin as a free swinger … He started off the season really hot … Was a solid hitter all year … Loves the game … He’s got to work on his defense and improving his arm strength and foot quickness … Great job back there as a first-year starter.”

Vitale

Pitcher – Marrick Aske

Hernando – Senior

Marrick Aske

COMMENTS: Four-year member of the Leopards’ program … Last two on the varsity roster … The 6-foot, 200-pound right-hander pitched at the junior varsity level as a freshman and sophomore … As a junior in 2018, he appeared in 12 contests and finished 4-0 in relief … In 26.2 innings, he fanned 34 batters against 11 walks … Excelled as a full-time starter in 2019 … Ranked fourth in the circuit in starts (10) and victories (6) … Ranked third in complete games (2) and innings pitched (53.2)… Signed with NAIA’s Jacksonville’s Trinity Baptist College.

QUOTE: “As far as work ethic, Marrick is a 10 … He gets the most out of his physical ability … Pitching is all about location, location, location … That fits Marrick … Marrick is a true art form … He does everything he can to throw strikes … He also excels in the classroom … He’s good at his craft and is one heck of a teammate and heck of a leader… When he’s on the mound he’s a mathematician, he adds, subtracts and does what he can to win a game.”

– Sims

Designated Hitter – Broc Valdez

Hernando – Junior

Broc Valdez

COMMENTS: Member of Leopard legacy … Son of two-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference catcher Tom Valdez (1992-93) … Second-year Leopard … Played on the Leopards’ football team along the trenches under Robert Kazmier … First season on varsity in 2019 … Named All-County for the first time … Spent sophomore campaign on junior varsity … In 2019, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder smashed 20 hits across 25 games, hitting .377 … Racked up a 10-game hitting streak until venturing to Key West … Finished second on the team in runs batted (22).

QUOTE: “Broc was a pleasant surprise … Broc, Steve (Taylor) and Talpa for in a three-way fight for first base and designated hitter since the pre-season … Broc set his mind on being on our starting DH … I’d say he speaks softly, but carries a big stick … I’m very proud of him … His father one of the five toughest guys we’ve ever had play catcher here … He did an outstanding job with the bat … He’s improving every year … He’s maturing as he gets older … I love watching 2-3 sport kids compete and Broc’s a prime example … They all get tougher and stronger … He’s part bit bull, I’ve got to get him to relax when he’s at the plate … Defensively, he’s learning first base … Right now, he’s a little stiff … We try to create competition here to build success.”

– Sims

Outfield – Jason Bienstock

Springstead – Senior

Jason Bienstock

COMMENTS: Played in three varsity seasons … Two as a starter … Initial All-County selection … Listed at 5-foot-7, 168 pounds … Debuted in 2017, seeing action in four games, mostly as a courtesy runner … He plated two runs though he did not have an official at-bat … In 2018, he played in 24 games as a starter, hitting .242 … The left-handed hitter began his prep career with 16 hits and 15 runs scored … His biggest issue was his lack of on-base percentage – a woeful .315 … By 2019. Bienstock’s stock soared … Inserted as the Eagles’ leadoff batter, he remained there due to his solid, all-round production … Through 27 games, Bienstock accumulated 27 hits … He hit a career-high .329 – which ranked fifth-best in the local circuit … To his credit, he began taking pitches … He led the county in walks (23) … As a result, his on-base percentage swelled to .467 … He ended up tied for the county league in runs scored with the 230-pound Jiovel Lantigua at 32 … A fine student in the classroom, he’ll be attending the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

QUOTE: “He’s played the game since he was young … He’s got some tools, especially some speed … He had a down junior year … But once his on-base percentage began to climb, he took off … He was an outstanding hitter going the other way … When he faced two strikes, he seemed to concentrate a little better … What we’re gonna miss are his intangibles … He brought speed and he could cover a lot of ground in center … He kinda just grew into that position.”

– Laferty

Outfield – Rashaad Boyce

Central – Junior

Rashaad Boyce

COMMENTS: Multi-sport athlete, who also played basketball for Matt Zandecki … Two-year letterman … First-time All-County selection … In 2018, Boyce managed eight hits in 55 at-bats for a .145 batting average … He struggled adjusting to the speed of the game, fanning 23 times … His on-base percentage was a below average .266 … But a year later, the 6-foot-4 Boyce made huge strides … Across 29 games, Boyce lashed a team-high 30 safeties, highlighted by nine extra-base hits … That was a marked improvement from his one extra-base hit in 2018 … He was one of five Bears to lead the circuit in games played (29) … He also paced the league in triples (4) … On the bump, the right-hander served as the Bears’ mound ace … Though dropped his first eight decisions, he captured both of his post-season starts with 100-plus pitch efforts resulting in back-to-back wins … His regional quarterfinal mound win over Port Orange-Atlantic snapped a 20-year playoff rut by the Bears dating back to 1999 … He finished with 12 appearances, highlighted by 10 starts … Boyce (2-8 overall) worked 51.0 frames and fanned team-high 75 batters against 36 walks.

QUOTE: “He hasn’t maxed out his abilities … He hit .145 that first season … He worked extremely hard on fixing that … He mostly batted second for us … He was our best hitter and was a man on the mound … His biggest thing is staying focused … When he’s focused, he’s tough – especially on the mound.”

Sorrentino

Outfield – Jake Miller

Springstead – Junior

Jake Miller

COMMENTS: Multi-sport athlete, who also played golf … Was named All-County as a member of the county and district champion Eagles’ team … Second-year letterman … First full varsity season … Initial All-County selection … Carries a wiry frame at 6-foot, 160 pounds … But has quick wrists through the zone … If there would have been a Rookie of the Year, Miller would have been in contention … In 2017, he hit .225 against junior varsity pitching … But in 2019, as the season progressed, Miller got stronger … He finished as the team’s No. 3 hitter – behind county leaders Lantigua and Jasiak – hitting .333 … He gathered 25 hits in 26 tilts, including 12 for extra-bases … His dozen extra-base hits tied him for second in the county – behind Lantigua … His 11 doubles paced the circuit … He concluded the season on a tear: riding a six-game hitting streak.

QUOTE: “When he got here, nobody knew who he was … Trust me, everybody here knows who Jake Miller is now … Once he learned how to relax, the game came right to him … What I like is how well he gets the bat through the zone … I definitely don’t see any flaws heading into his senior year … He’s a well-rounded kid … Now, he could get stronger and a little bigger … Since he’s played for us, he’s added 10-15 pounds and has gotten better … He’s an IB kid, who has bright future.”

– Laferty

UTILITY – Ryan Ebberup

Central – Sophomore

Ryan Ebberup

COMMENTS: Second-year Bear letterman … Initial All-County pick … Played mostly junior varsity baseball in 2018 … Saw action in two varsity games, striking out in both at-bats … Emerged as a full-time starter in 2019 … Flexible enough to fill in at several positions … Banged 25 hits across 24 games … Finished second on the team in hitting at .368, just behind Boyce’s .370 average … In the Bears’ four-game win streak to close the season, Ebberup was red=hot cracking 10 hits in 14 at-bats … On the mound, the right-hander finished 2-6 overall with 50 Ks across 37.2 innings pitched.

QUOTE: “He’s only a sophomore … Plays the game beyond his years … When we inserted him at catcher – late in the season – that seemed to calm us down defensively. As he and Locke (Weissman) improved, so did we … Ryan was also one of our tougher pitchers … With all of our young guys, Ryan needs to get stronger and committed … There is no doubt he understands the game … He just needs to get a little stronger to able to take the daily punishment behind the plate.”

– Sorrentino

UTILITY– Chris Perdomo

Weeki Wachee – Sophomore

Chris Perdomo

COMMENTS: Two-year varsity letterman … Initial All-Hernando County choice … Debuted in 2018, collected 11 hits in 52 at-bats (.212) … Did walk 15 times compared to five punchouts … His value, however, isn’t at the plate, it’s on the mound … Finished 2-2 overall with 25 strikeouts across 27 innings pitched … Served as the staff ace in 2019 … Led the Hornets in appearances (12), starts (11), complete games (3) … Led the county in innings pitched (68.0) … Fanned 75 batters against 16 walks … Fashioned a 5-4 slate behind a fine 2.05 ERA … Hurled a complete game 7-0 gem at district champion Land O’ Lakes … Earned a no-decision in a heart-breaking 1-0 6A-6 extra-inning loss to Crystal River, 1-0.

QUOTE: “Had a special season on the mound … He’s a workhorse … We counted on him on Friday nights … As the season got longer, he’s gotten better … His fast ball has some life and he’s got a good curveball … Offensively, it wasn’t a great year … He’s a good defender, too … Rotated in at second base when he wasn’t pitching.”

McHugh

UTILITY – Jake Rice

Springstead – Senior

Springstead’s Jake Rice. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

COMMENTS: Four-year letterman … Last two seasons on varsity … First-time All-Hernando County pick … Starting catcher during last two district championship games for the Eagles in 2018-19 … In 2018, collected 25 hits across 25 games … Hit .368, driving in 12 runs batted in … Displayed more power in 2019 … Average slipped to .318 … But he nearly doubled his extra base hit total to seven … Finished with 28 hits across 27 games … Tied his personal high of three hits against one of the area’s better hurlers: Bishop McLaughlin’s Justin Koehler … Also generated his first prep homer against Koehler … The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder lifted his RBI total to 19 … Was not flashy behind the plate – but was extremely consistent … Led all Hernando County players defensively in total chances (234), put outs (230), and highest fielding percentage (.996).

QUOTE: “He was steady behind the plate … You learn from watching catcher’s misfortunes … Catchers can’t take a moment off the game … Jake was a grinder … He worked tirelessly day-in and day-out … After practice, he’d go home and work on his swing … I’m gonna miss that senior leadership that he and other seniors brought … Behind the plate, Jake wasn’t trying to look impressive, but rather he controlled the game’s tempo … That very often, goes unnoticed.”

Laferty

UTILITY – Dylan DuPhily

Hernando – Sophomore

Dylan DuPhily Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

COMMENTS: Second-year starter … Repeat All-Hernando County pick … The 5-foot-10, 145-pounder … Became the first freshman to make All-County since HCA’s Ian Townsend in 2008 … Debuted as the Leopards’ third-best hitter and county’s ninth-best hitter behind a .337 average … Led the team in games (29), at-bats (92), and runs scored (34) … Finished third in hits (31) and RBI (20) …Defensively, he finished second in the circuit in assists (58) to Central’s Trevor Adler … On the mound, DuPhily hurled over 24.0 innings, finishing 3-2 overall … He fanned 30 and walked five … His three wins were against first-year Cypress Creek, winless Gulf and the last ever Ridgewood nine … In 2019, DuPhily finished as the Purple and Gold’s third-best hitter at .338 … Rammed 22 hits across 25 games … Finished runner-up in the circuit in RBI with 23 and walks (22) … Ranked fourth overall in on-base percentage (.511) … On the bump, he saw action in eight games … Fanned 19 batters – against 11 walks – in 18.1 innings pitched … Finished 1-0 with a 1.91 ERA.

QUOTE: “In Year 2, he continued to improve … He’s a joy to coach … He’s always competing … Only of only nine freshmen we’ve ever had to start … Runs well, hits well … He makes plays at shortstop that would make Phil Rizzuto proud … His glove work stands out; he does everything well … He’s a real conversationalist out there; he’ll talk to anybody … In Year 3, we need him to be our leader ,,, He needs to step up in the leadership role of this team … He’s kinda like Christian (Arroyo) – leads more by example … Off the field, Dylan is a personable kid; one who really cares for his teammates.”

Sims

Coach of the Year – Shawn Laferty

Springstead – 5th Year

Springstead Head Coach Shawn Laferty, left, and Central High Head Coach Al Sorrentino share a greeting before the game. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

COMMENTS: Three-time All-Hernando County selection … Has posted five winning seasons since he took the helm … Has compiled a 97-39 won-lost slate … Only Hernando High’s Tim Sims – in his first five seasons (1994-98) -has won more prep baseball games in county history to begin a career than Laferty_… Sims began 101-47 (.682), Laferty stands at 97-39 (713) … Sims guided his first two teams to district championships … By contrast, Laferty has led the Eagles to four straight district championship finals (2016, 17, 18, 19) … Sims pieced together 20-win seasons in each of his first three seasons … After a 13-12 start in 2015, Laferty etched 20-win campaigns in 2016-17 and 2019 … He‘s already posted more 20-win seasons than any of the other eight SHS mentors in 43 seasons … In 2019, Laferty’s crew opened the season on a tear – winning 10 in a row – that’s one win shy of the school record … Eagles’ first loss was in a thriller against Mitchell during the finals of the Tom Varn Tourney at Weeki Wachee, 7-5 … Mitchell led 5-0 before SHS roared back to tie it … The Mariner Boulevard crew finished runner-up in the county race to Hernando … Springstead set a county record by reaching its fourth straight Class 6A, District 6 final … The Spring Hill club topped Dunnellon for the third time this season behind right-hander Max O‘Rourke, 9-4 … In the regional quarterfinals, Citra-North Marion concluded the Eagles’ 43rd season at 22-5 overall, 4-1.

QUOTE: “What I remember the most is taking care of business by winning districts … When Bryce (Holmes) got hurt, we were vulnerable after Jack (Jasiak) … We lived off our pitching all season … We had four guys that carried the load … This team’s senior leadership set the tone … They set the example for all the younger kids to follow … It was so much different than the group we had the year before … People are going to be talking about Jack (Jasiak) and Jiovel (Lantigua) for years to come … How they carried themselves was special.”

Laferty

Al Sorrentino

QUOTE: “He put together another 20-win season and won a district championship … The key is he’s been able to sustain it … They‘re a hard-nosed group of guys … They always seem prepared for games … You have to match their intensity level … They’re gonna give you a good, competitive game.”

Sorrentino

Patrick McHugh

QUOTE: “Shawn is a great coach … He won another district championship against a very good Dunnellon team … What was impressive was they did it without Bryce (Holmes) … Their trademark? They always hit and pitch it very well … You always know what you’re getting into when you play Springstead.”

– McHugh

 

Frank Vitale
Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

QUOTE: “Their season didn’t end the way they wanted it to … It’s a shame they didn’t have Bryce (Holmes) available (due to injury) … Shawn did a great job with his players … I think the guys like to play for him.”

– Vitale

Tim Sims

QUOTE: “Coach Laferty put together a good season … I have much respect for him …It’s good competition playing them … It’s fun and enjoyable preparing for them … Shawn does a good job over there … He’s firm, but fair… I’m very happy for him; he deserves it.”

– Sims

2019 HernandoSport.com

All-Hernando County Baseball Team
– Compiled by TONY CASTRO

Jack Jasiak                                                                                                    Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Jiovel Lantigua

SPG

12

2B

Carson Lashley

HER

12

SS

Chase Davis

NCT

11

3B

Collin Greer

WW

11

C

Collin Nelson

NCT

10

P

Marrick Aske

HER

12

OF

Jason Bienstock

SPG

12

OF

Rashaad Boyce

CEN

11

OF

Jake Miller

SPG

11

DH

Broc Valdez

HER

11

UTIL

Dylan DuPhily

HER

10

UTIL

Chris Perdomo

WW

10

UTIL

Jake Rice

SPG

12

UTIL

Ryan Ebberup

CEN

10

Player of the Year – Jack Jasiak 12th (Springstead)

Coach of the Year – Shawn Laferty (Springstead)

2018 HernandoSport.com

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

J.P. Gates                                                                                                       Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Anthony Urso

HER

12

2B

Chris Cesiro

SPG

12

SS

Trevor Adler

CEN

12

3B

Brennan Cross

NCT

12

C

Brandon Riera

NCT

12

P

Jack Jasiak

SPG

11

OF

Zach Funkhouser

NCT

12

OF

Tyler Adler

CEN

12

OF

Brandon Frangione

NCT

12

DH

Connor Morgan

HER

10

UTIL

Jiovel Lantigua

SPG

11

UTIL

Jonathan Allion

CEN

11

UTIL

Dalton Mosser

WW

12

UTIL

Jackson Short

HER

12

UTIL

Dylan DuPhily

HER

9

Player of the Year – Jonathan “J.P” Gates 12th (Nature Coast Technical)

Coach of the Year – Frank Vitale (Nature Coast Technical)

2017 HernandoSport.com

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Zach Funkhouser                                                                         Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Anthony Urso

HER

11

2B

Dalton Mosser

WW

11

SS

Jack Jasiak

SPG

10

3B

Dakota Blevens

SPG

12

C

Brandon Riera

NCT

11

P

Joey DelGatto

SPG

12

OF

Johnny Oliveira

SPG

12

OF

Logan Flood

HER

12

OF

Jonathan Allion

CEN

11

DH

Zach Funkhouser

NCT

11

UTIL

Justin Chevalier

CEN

12

UTIL

Brandon Frangione

NCT

11

UTIL

Adam Palma

CEN

12

UTIL

Cameron Sereda

WW

12

Player of the Year – Jonathan “J.P” Gates 11th (Nature Coast Technical)

Coach of the Year – Shawn Laferty (Springstead)

2016 HernandoSport.com

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Johnny Oliveira                                                                                             Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Matt Warner

CEN

12

2B

Stephen Bienstock

SPG

12

SS

Jake Murray

SPG

12

3B

Andres Cabrera

HER

12

C

Luke Laferty

SPG

11

P

Miguel Martinez

SPG

12

OF

Johnny Oliveira

SPG

11

OF

Mason Stacy

NCT

12

OF

Tyler Skipper

HER

12

DH

Zach Funkhouser

NCT

10

UTIL

Brandon Riera

NCT

10

UTIL

Logan Flood

HER

11

UTIL

Pierce Kimbrough

HER

12

UTIL

Dalton Mosser

WW

10

Player of the Year – Jonathan “J.P” Gates 10th (Nature Coast Technical)

Co-Coach of the Year – Frank Vitale (Nature Coast Technical)

Co-Coach of the Year – Shawn Laferty (Springstead)

2015 HernandoSport.com

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Justin Young                                                   Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Thomas Sorrentino

CEN

12

2B

Zach Sorrentino

CEN

12

SS

Tanner Bammert

HER

12

3B

Jeff Misener

WW

11

C

Owen Morgan

HER

12

P

Thomas Sorrentino

CEN

12

OF

Tyler Ledington

HER

12

OF

Eric Correa

SPG

12

OF

Justin Young

HER

12

DH

Vito Tambasco Jr.

NCT

12

UTIL

Scott Dwyer

CEN

12

UTIL

Stephen Bienstock

SPG

11

UTIL

Matt Warner

CEN

11

UTIL

Miguel Martinez

SPG

11

Player of the Year – Justin Young 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Al Sorrentino (Central)

2014 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Kyle Kilbourne
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Thomas Sorrentino

CEN

11

2B

Zach Sorrentino

CEN

11

SS

Matt Clark

CEN

11

C

Austin Treverton

NCT

12

P

David Flowers

HER

12

P

Trevor McKenna

CEN

12

OF

Kyle Cotilleta

SPG

12

OF

Frankie Gomez

NCT

11

OF

Justin Young

HER

11

UTIL

Will Pagan

SPG

12

UTIL

Vito Tambasco Jr.

NCT

11

UTIL

John Peloro

NCT

11

UTIL

Chris Lake

NCT

12

Player of the Year – Kyle Kilbourne 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2013 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Christian Arroyo
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Thomas Sorrentino

CEN

10

2B

Nic Pasarela

SPG

12

3B

Scoot Dwyer

CEN

10

C

Jake Johnson

HER

12

P

Trevor McKenna

CEN

11

P

Trae Ratliff

HER

12

OF

Kyle Cotilleta

SPG

11

OF

C.J. Martinez

CEN

10

OF

Brandon Lawson

HER

12

UTIL

Ryan Nicoll

SPG

12

UTIL

Vito Tambasco Jr.

NCT

10

UTIL

Brandon Brosher

SPG

12

UTIL

Drue Brooks

NCT

12

Player of the Year – Christian Arroyo 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Jim Diven (Springstead)

2012 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Brandon Lawson
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Brandon Brosher

SPG

11

2B

Brandon Gemmiti

HER

12

SS

Christian Arroyo

HER

11

3B

Zack Taylor

CEN

11

C

Jake Johnson

HER

11

P

Trae Ratliff

HER

11

OF

Jose Alonzo

NCT

12

OF

Jimmy Diven

SPG

12

OF

Joe Siegfried

SPG

12

UTIL

Ryan Nicoll

SPG

11

UTIL

Nic Pasarela

SPG

11

UTIL

Jason Santiago

CEN

12

UTIL

Tommy Tambasco

NCT

10

Player of the Year – Brandon Lawson 11th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2011 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Brett Maggard
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Josh Colon

CEN

12

2B

J.T. Simpson

HER

12

SS

Christian Arroyo

HER

10

3B

Julian Perez

SPG

12

C

Tyler Bammert

HER

12

P

Bobby Pasarela

SPG

12

OF

Ian Townsend

HER

12

OF

Louis Colaiacomo

HER

12

OF

Taylor Owensby

HER

12

UTIL

Gregg Rittenberry

NCT

12

UTIL

Ryan Nicoll

SPG

10

UTIL

J.R. Wright

SPG

12

Player of the Year – Brett Maggard 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2010 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Hernando High’s Louis Colaiacomo.                                                         Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Julian Perez

SPG

11

2B

Taylor Owensby

HER

11

SS

Ian Townsend

HER

11

3B

Jack Diven

SPG

12

C

Tyler Bammert

HER

11

P

Danny Colon

NCT

12

P

J.T. Simpson

HER

11

P

Justin Gates

HER

12

P

Bobby Pasarela

SPG

11

OF

Chris Churay

SPG

12

OF

Patrick Dwyer

SPG

12

UTIL

Austin Rollins

HER

12

UTIL

Brett Maggard

HER

11

Player of the Year – Louis Colaiacomo 11th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2009 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Patrick Dwyer
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Josh Romeo

HCA

12

2B

Tyler Bosworth

HCA

12

SS

Ian Townsend

HCA

10

3B

Brandon Brosher

HCA

8

C

Ryan Brady

HER

11

P

Mike Adams

NCT

12

P

Bobby Pasarela

SPG

10

P

J.T. Simpson

CEN

10

OF

Derek Wohlfiel

SPG

12

OF

Jonathan Russell

NCT

12

OF

Mike Speakman

SPG

12

UTIL

Mike Ogren

CEN

12

UTIL

Justin Perez

SPG

10

Player of the Year – Patrick Dwyer 11th (Springstead)

Coach of the Year – Frank Vitale (Springstead)

2008 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Travis Murray
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Andrew McNeal

HER

12

2B

Kenny Treverton

NCT

12

SS

Tom Dwyer

SPG

12

3B

Ian Townsend

HCA

9

P

Morgan Rogers

HER

12

P

David Rotteveel

HCA

11

P

Joe Silvestri

NCT

12

P

Michael Jacobs

SPG

12

OF

Chris Jones

NCT

12

OF

George Fribley

HER

12

UTIL

Brandon DeRespris

NCT

12

UTIL

Cam Kick

CEN

12

UTIL

Bryan Nicolini

SPG

12

Player of the Year – Travis Murray 12th (Nature Coast Technical)

Coach of the Year – Bob Shepard (Nature Coast Technical)

2007 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Corey Drummond
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Greg DePace

SPG

12

2B

Kenny Treverton

NCT

11

SS

Brandon DeRespiris

NCT

11

3B

Bryan Nicolini

CEN

11

C

Corey Drummond

HCA

12

P

Bryan Daniels

NCT

12

P

Kyle Neal

HER

12

OF

Blake Dudkewic

NCT

12

OF

Kyle Kuzniar

NCT

12

OF

George Fribley

HER

11

OF

Lowell Bebout

NCT

12

UTIL

Tom Dwyer

SPG

11

UTIL

Kai Huff

HER

12

UTIL

Travis Murray

NCT

11

Player of the Year – Travis Murray 11th (Nature Coast Technical)

Coach of the Year – Dan Garofano (Nature Coast Technical)

2006 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Monte Ketchum
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Robbie Fleischer

HCA

12

SS

Brandon DeRespiris

NCT

10

3B

Justin Jacobs

SPG

12

C

Ryan Erbe

NCT

11

P

Bryan Daniels

NCT

11

P

T.R. Ross

CEN

12

DH

Travis Murray

NCT

10

OF

Jake Meadors

CEN

12

OF

Kyle Kuzniar

NCT

11

UTIL

Ryan Knight

HCA

12

UTIL

Zach Bowe

HCA

12

UTIL

Joe Silvestri

NCT

10

UTIL

Kai Huff

HER

11

Player of the Year – Monte Ketchum 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2005 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

James Johnson
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Zach Bowe

HCA

11

2B

Jeff Oleson

HER

12

SS

Eric Nickolaison

SPG

12

C

Mike Edwards

NCT

12

P

Stephen Legner

SPG

12

P

Chris Poulos

SPG

12

OF

Monte Ketchum

HER

11

OF

Jay Olmstead

SPG

12

OF

Matt Padgett

HER

12

OF

Chris Pape

SPG

12

UTIL

Robbie Fleischer

HCA

11

UTIL

Victor Quinones

NCT

12

UTIL

T.R. Ross

CEN

11

Player of the Year – James Johnson 12th (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2004 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Andrew Boyer
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Matthew Blanton

HER

12

2B

Jake Bowe

HCA

11

3B

Jeff Oleson

HER

11

C

Mike Rachesky

SPG

12

P

Zack Bowe

HCA

10

P

Eric Nickolaison

SPG

11

P

Chris Poulos

SPG

11

OF

Anthony Morana

CEN

12

DH

James Johnson

HER

11

UTIL

Andrew Boyer

HER

12

UTIL

Brian Dunn

HER

12

UTIL

Robby Fleischer

HCA

10

UTIL

Terry Meaney

NCT

11

UTIL

Chris Pape

SPG

11

Player of the Year – Andrew Boyer (Hernando)

Coach of the Year – Tim Sims (Hernando)

2003 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

Gary Buel
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Kurt Senft

SPG

12

2B

John DeSenso

SPG

12

SS

D.J. Anderson

CEN

12

3B

Fred Farmer

HER

12

C

Mike Rachesky

SPG

11

P

Randy Cseh

CEN

12

P

John Cook

HER

12

P

Josh Smith

CEN

12

OF

Arnold Mendoza

CEN

12

OF

Jimmy Goodworth

CEN

11

DH

John Grotto

CEN

12

UTIL

Tommy Hessler

HER

12

UTIL

Kenny Zarrillo

CEN

12

Player of the Year – Keiv Huff (Hernando)

Coach of Year – Gary Buel (Central).

2002 Hernando Today

All-Hernando County Baseball Team

D.J. Anderson
 

POS

 

NAME

 

SCH

 

YR

1B

Sean Steele

CEN

12

2B

Tommy Hessler

HER

11

SS

Brian Hoogewind

HER

12

3B

Kurt Senft

SPG

11

P

Thomas Bunn

HER

11

P

Thomas LoBianco

CEN

12

DH

John DeSenso

SPG

11

DH

Frank Kraft

SPG

11

OF

Kenny Zarrillo

CEN

11

OF

Justin Melnik

SPG

11

OF

Travis Tolbert

CEN

11

UTIL

Jamie McElfresh

CEN

12

UTIL

David Moen

HER

12

Player of the Year – D.J. Anderson (Central)

Coach of Year – Gary Buel (Central).

 

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