Jared Petronis of Santaluces named All-Area baseball player of year


PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jared Petronis, Santaluces, Jr., Pitcher/Infielder

Why?

Petronis dominated his opponents this season, carrying a sub-1.00 ERA throughout the season. He finished the year with an 8-2 record, a 0.54 ERA and 62 strikeouts (with only 15 walks) in 64 innings pitched. He was no slouch at the plate, either, hitting .297 with 13 RBIs.

What was the highlight of your season? Beating Park Vista in that first game — that was the biggest highlight to me. Just because we didn’t beat them. The whole three years I was there, we haven’t beat them. Finally, we overcame that. That just set the tone for the (district) championship game, when we played them again.

When did you start playing baseball? When I was like eight. And ever since then, I didn’t stop.

What are your goals for your senior year? I just want to try to do better than I did this year in every aspect. I want my fastball to (get) better, my curveball better, my changeup better. I just want to be all-around better.

What athlete do you most admire or look up to? (Yankees pitcher) Sonny Gray.

What song or artist gets you hyped up for a game? A Boogie.

What’s your favorite movie that you saw in the last year? “42.”

What’s your favorite social media website to use? Snapchat.

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FIRST TEAM

CATCHER: Brendan Esposito, West Boca, Jr. — A hard-hitting catcher for the Bulls, he racked up nine doubles while hitting .359 with a .485 on-base percentage.

INFIELDER: Taylor Clapp, Park Vista, Jr. — A slick-fielding shortstop, Clapp also hit .372 with 19 RBIs and a 1.080 OPS.

INFIELDER: Angel Diaz, Santaluces, Sr. — The Santaluces senior led the county with a .519 batting average and 42 RBIs.

INFIELDER: Dakota Gaillard, Jupiter, Sr. — Played a pivotal role in the Warriors’ state-title run, leading the team with a .320 batting average and 16 stolen bases.

INFIELDER: A.J. Orrico, Santaluces, Sr. — Got on base frequently and made opponents pay for it. The senior hit .486 with a .619 on-base percentage and stole 36 bases — the most in Palm Beach County.

OUTFIELDER: Chris Seymour, Park Vista, Sr. — Led the Cobras with a .419 batting average and had a .995 OPS.

OUTFIELDER: M.J. Restivo, Santaluces, Sr. — The speedster hit .368 with a .484 on-base percentage and 28 stolen bases.

OUTFIELDER: Charlie Von Werne, Dwyer, Sr. — The slugging outfielder hit .443 with three home runs and 21 RBIs.

PITCHER: Brendan Bell, Park Vista, Sr. — The Florida Gulf Coast signee went 4-3 but had a 1.43 ERA while striking out 63 batters in 49 innings.

PITCHER: Jake Garland, Jupiter, Jr. — The Warriors ace and Miami commit went 6-1 with a 1.26 ERA. He struck out 85 batters in 72 1/3 innings and started most of Jupiter’s playoff games.

PITCHER: Nick Lyon, Spanish River, Sr. — Helped lead the Sharks to a resurgent season, notching an 8-1 record with a 1.54 ERA.

UTILITY: Alec Mendez, Wellington, Sr. — The senior split his time between the outfield and the pitching rubber. He hit .385 with a homer and 27 RBIs while going 7-1 with a 1.62 ERA.

SECOND TEAM

CATCHER: Nick Toney, Royal Palm Beach, Sr.

INFIELDER: Tyler Bolleter, Wellington, Jr.

INFIELDER: Nate Brodsky, Suncoast, Sr.

INFIELDER: Danny Lynch, Dwyer, Sr.

INFIELDER: Jorel Ortega, Spanish River, Jr.

OUTFIELDER: Jake Fishman, Spanish River, Sr.

OUTFIELDER: Mitchell Hartigan, Jupiter, Sr.

OUTFIELDER: Bradley Terry, Santaluces, Sr.

PITCHER: Nick Adams, Royal Palm Beach, Sr.

PITCHER: Miguel Peralta, Santaluces, Sr.

PITCHER: Ryan Wallace, Park Vista, Sr.

UTILITY: C.J. Kayfus, Palm Beach Central, So.

HONORABLE MENTION

Atlantic: Shelby Frazier; Boca Raton: Chris Fernandez, Ryan Lashley, Jack Ronan; Boynton Beach: Charles Bryant, Josue Martinez; DwyerJordan Colman, Ryan Wimbush, Ruairi Murphy; Forest Hill: Damian Allione, Carlos Fonseca, Isaiah Nino, Anier Ricardo, Pablo Ruiz; John I. Leonard: Angel Hoyos; Jupiter: Ricky Clark, Peter Cowley, Chuck Fishbaugh, Gavin Scott; Olympic Heights: Michael Greff, Francisco Hernandez, Nick Pompile; Palm Beach Central: Michael Brooks, Zac Lampton, Ramon Molina, Jeremy Neff, Justin Rivero, Jake Simon; Palm Beach Gardens: Alex Marrero, Ian Mitchell, Tyler Rapf, Estevan Richardson, Tucker Weindorf; Park Vista: Zach Hurley, Brendan Medoro, Zach Mendiguren, Nolan Schanuel, Nick Vigilante; Royal Palm Beach: Christian Adams, Ryan Pinto, David Rodriguez; Santaluces: Jamal Johnson, Eathyn Little, Brandon Williams; Seminole Ridge: Andrew Dutil, Matt Link; Spanish River: Ben Goldfarb, Mike Hopta, Nick Perez, Sam Schner, Brady Strelitz; Suncoast: Jonathan Amonica, Kyle Evans, Brandon Leon, Jack Stafford; Wellington: Aiden Burr, Francis Cerasuolo, Ethan Kramer, Danny Maloney, Tyler Retzler, Logan Solomon; West Boca Raton: Alex Cordero, Zach Dodson, David Hill, Sean Walters.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Andy Mook, Jupiter: Mook’s squad kicked it into high gear at the right time, winning seven straight playoff games to clinch its first state title.



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