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The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce its 2011 All-League team. The full list of selections, as well as other PGCBL awards, can be viewed at the links listed above.

The postseason all-star squad, compiled by the league office, boasts players from all eight member clubs including PGCBL Player of the Year Erick Gaylord (Campbell) of Watertown, PGCBL Pitcher of the Year Dominick Ruscitti (Kutztown) of Newark and eight selections from the Rising Stars team.

Playoff champion Newark and Championship Series’ runner-up Amsterdam dominated the all-league picks with 15 combined honorees. Newark’s all-league choices include starting pitchers Dominick Ruscitti, Carson Beauchaine (Saginaw Valley State), Justin D’Amato (St. John Fisher) and reliever Mark Scott, first baseman Randy Villa (San Joaquin Delta), second baseman Ray Delvalle (Kentucky Wesleyan), shortstop Kyle Attl (Cal State Northridge) and outfielder Michael Bolling (Lewis). Six of Amsterdam’s seven choices were named to the first team: catcher Luke Maile (Kentucky), shortstop Zach Shank (Marist), outfielder Jude Vidrine (Lamar) and pitchers Mark Leiter Jr. (NJIT), Brett Houseal (Marist) and Abram Williams (Radford). Mohawks’ outfielder Andrew Green (East Tenn. State) was a second-team selection.

East Division regular season champion Glens Falls had five players named to the all-league squad: third baseman Josh Anderson (Yavapai), utility player Kyle Ruchim (Northwestern), outfielder Ricky Claudio (St. Thomas, Fla.) and pitchers Derek Mazzio (Saint Louis) and Kayvon Bahramzadeh (Kansas State). Elmira tied Glens Falls with five selections, four of which were part of an offense that scored a league-high 306 runs. Pioneers chosen were league co-batting champion Ryan Normoyle (Washington, Md.), first baseman Justin Lacy (Longwood), third baseman Ty Yesensky (Old Dominion), outfielder David Bishop (Mississippi State) and closer Wes McBride (UNC Greensboro).

Outfielder Erick Gaylord (Campbell) was one of four Watertown Wizards named to the all-league team. Other Wizards tabbed were second baseman Alex Maldonado (Holy Cross), catcher Larry Balkwill (Siena) and starting pitcher Scott Whitehead (Canisius). Local rivals Mohawk Valley and Cooperstown, separated by 30 miles, each registered three selections; outfielder Cullen Wacker (Auburn), utility player Michael Gunn (Christian Brothers H.S.) and pitcher Tyler Kane (Washington) were chosen from the DiamondDawgs while league co-batting champion Bryan Aanderud (Cypress), outfielder Danny Nelson (CSU Monterey Bay) and starting pitcher Conor Kerins (West Chester) were the Hawkeyes listed. Albany Dutchmen starting pitcher Justin Brantley (Siena) and outfielder Andrew Deeds (Morehead State) rounded out the all-league selections.

For more information on the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League, visit http://www.pgcbl.com.


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