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Baseball players to watch in 2017

Gregg Sarra looks at the players to watch in Nassau, Suffolk and CHSAA baseball for the 2017 season.

Matt Boyko, Clarke, P/1B, Sr.

Was 5-1 with two saves and a 1.12
Credit: James Escher

Was 5-1 with two saves and a 1.12 ERA with 41 strikeouts. He's committed to NYIT.

Ben Brown, Ward Melville, P, Sr.

Was 3-1 as a junior and has a
Credit: James Escher

Was 3-1 as a junior and has a 10-2 career record. He is committed to Siena College.

Brad Camarda, Half Hollow Hills West, P, Sr.

Had an 8-1 record with a 2.27 ERA
Credit: James Escher

Had an 8-1 record with a 2.27 ERA and 60 strikeouts. He's committed to Hofstra.

Chris Cappas, Kellenberg, P, Sr.

Was the CHSAA Pitcher of the Year as
Credit: James Escher

Was the CHSAA Pitcher of the Year as a junior and an All-Long Island first team selection.

Noah Centeno, St. Mary’s, SS/P, Jr.

Hit .388 with five triples and 8 doubles
Credit: James Escher

Hit .388 with five triples and 8 doubles and stole 22 bases.

Jason Coules, Bellmore JFK, P/SS, Jr.

Hit .518 with two home runs and 20
Credit: James Escher

Hit .518 with two home runs and 20 RBI. He was a Diamond Award nominee.

E.J. Cumbo, Clarke, CF, Sr.

Batted .487 with 38 hits, 29 runs scored
Credit: James Escher

Batted .487 with 38 hits, 29 runs scored and stole 27 bases in 27 attempts. The Diamond Award finalist is committed to NYIT.

Antonio Deodato, Wheatley, P/OF, Sr.

The lefthander was 5-1 with 71 strikeouts and
Credit: James Escher

The lefthander was 5-1 with 71 strikeouts and a 1.83 ERA. He's committed to play for LIU-Post.

Anthony D'Onofrio, Wantagh, SS/P, Jr.

Returning All-Long Island selection is committed to Hofstra.
Credit: James Escher

Returning All-Long Island selection is committed to Hofstra.

Mark Faello, Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK, P, Jr.

Was 3-0 with a save, 56 strikeouts and
Credit: James Escher

Was 3-0 with a save, 56 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.01. He is committed to Hofstra.

Kenneth Gordon, Babylon, SS, Jr.

Batted .400 with 10 RBI and 26 runs
Credit: James Escher

Batted .400 with 10 RBI and 26 runs scored. He had 36 stolen bases and committed to play at Flagler.

Joe Greco, Bellport, P/SS, Sr.

Righthander had a 5-1 record and 2.10 ERA
Credit: James Escher

Righthander had a 5-1 record and 2.10 ERA last season.

Jahsiah Greene, Holy Trinity, CF/P, Sr.

Batted .391 with four home runs and 14
Credit: James Escher

Batted .391 with four home runs and 14 RBI. He committed to LIU-Post.

Jake Guercio, West Islip, CF, Jr.

He batted .439 as a sophomore and had
Credit: Richard T. Slattery

He batted .439 as a sophomore and had a hit in every regular season game. He's verbally committed to Fordham.

Matt Hogan, Half Hollow Hills East, OF/P, Jr.

Four-year varsity starter hit .320 with 20 RBI
Credit: James Escher

Four-year varsity starter hit .320 with 20 RBI and five home runs as a junior. He's committed to Vanderbilt.

Jimmy Joyce, Wantagh, 3B/P, Sr.

State's Class A player of the year and
Credit: James Escher

State's Class A player of the year and Newsday All-Long Island player is committed to Hofstra.

Brad Malm, Patchogue-Medford, SS, Sr.

He batted .397 and is committed to Albany.
Credit: James Escher

He batted .397 and is committed to Albany.

Brian Morrell, Shoreham-Wading River, SS/P, Sr.

He earned the Yaz Award as a junior
Credit: James Escher

He earned the Yaz Award as a junior after hitting 12 home runs and driving in 28 runs. He also struck out 94 with a 1.13 ERA and is committed to Notre Dame.

Mike Palazzolo, Half Hollow Hills East, SS, Sr.

He's a four-year starter, who batted .325 with
Credit: James Escher

He's a four-year starter, who batted .325 with 16 RBI and 16 runs scored. He is committed to Stony Brook.

Michael Ruggiero, Smithtown East, SS, Sr.

He earned All-Suffolk and committed to play for
Credit: James Escher

He earned All-Suffolk and committed to play for Wagner.

Frankie Stola, Northport, OF, Sr.

He earned second team All-Long Island honors after
Credit: James Escher

He earned second team All-Long Island honors after batting .420.

Peter Theodorellis, Commack, P/CF, Sr.

He was All-Suffolk and the League II MVP.
Credit: James Escher

He was All-Suffolk and the League II MVP.

Cameron Tomaiko, St. Anthony’s, OF, Sr.

He hit .339 with an on base percentage
Credit: James Escher

He hit .339 with an on base percentage of .518 and stole 15 bases.

Nick Trabacchi, Smithtown West, SS/P, Sr.

He was All-Suffolk and had a 6-2 pitching
Credit: James Escher

He was All-Suffolk and had a 6-2 pitching record with a 2.20 ERA. He also drove in 25 runs.

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