Seven Players Named All-Skyline for Baseball
- First baseman Kevin Curtis named Skyline Conference Player of the Year
Lawrenceville, N.J. - The Farmingdale State baseball team had seven players selected to the All-Skyline Conference team. Sophomore first baseman Kevin Curtis (Riverhead, N.Y./Riverhead) was named Skyline Conference Player of the Year. Senior pitcher Tom Heeman (Valley Stream, N.Y./Hewlett), senior shortstop Brian Benvenuto (Dix Hills, N.Y./Hills West), and junior designated hitter Mike Labrozzi (Sag Harbor, N.Y./Pierson), were all named First Team All-Skyline, while junior catcher Zac Nersesian (Nyack, N.Y./Nyack), junior right fielder Frank Ennis (Commack, N.Y./Commack) and junior left fielder Don Moscatelli (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) were each named to the Second Team.
Curtis held a .444 batting average this season, with 48 hits, 41 runs batted in and 28 runs scored. In 15 Skyline Conference games, he batted .500, had 28 hits, 27 RBI and held a .661 slugging percentage.
Farmingdale's number one pitcher, Heeman, finished the season with a 6-2 record and a 2.66 earned run average. He led the conference in wins with six and was third in E.R.A. In conference games, he held a 4-1 record, allowing 10 earned runs over 37.1 innings. Opposing hitters only held a .239 batting average against Heeman.
Benvenuto batted .372, had 35 hits, nine of which were doubles, 27 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. Benvenuto batted .465 in conference games and led the team with seven stolen bases and an on base percentage of .576.
Labrozzi had 30 hits, eight doubles, a team-high three home runs and was second on the team with 27 runs scored. He hit .362 with a .508 on base percentage in conference games.
Nersesian held a .368 batting average, hit two home runs, had 20 runs batted in, and held an impressive .986 fielding percentage.
Ennis was 4th on the team with a .366 batting average and 24 runs batted in. He started 14 Skyline games, held a .347 batting average, with 17 hits, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored.
Moscatelli batted .362, had 38 hits, 31 RBI and 24 runs scored. In 16 conference games, he hit .364 with four doubles, two triples and one home run, while slugging .564.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Kevin Curtis, Farmingdale State
PITCHER OF THE YEAR:
Robert Whitenack, Old Westbury
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Dan McCrea, Mount Saint Mary
COACH OF THE YEAR:
John Lonardo, Old Westbury
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
P- Tom Heeman, Farmingdale State
P- Albert Baez, Purchase
C- Louis Peisel, Mount Saint Mary
1B- Jon Welsh, St. Joseph’s
2B- Brian Visconti, Mount Saint Mary
SS- Brian Benvenuto, Farmingdale State
3B- Ryan Blanco, Old Westbury
OF- Joe Blackford, Mount Saint Vincent
OF- Ryan Carroll, St. Joseph’s
OF- Mike Umphlett, Mount Saint Mary
DH- Mike Labrozzi, Farmingdale State
UT- Matt Cresswell, Maritime
P- Joe Benkert, St. Joseph’s
P- Dan Fordyce, Old Westbury
P- Michael Redmond, Mount Saint Mary
C- Zak Nersesian, Farmingdale State
1B- George Kennedy, Purchase
2B- Jared Isaacson, Purchase
SS- Albert Bevacqua, Old Westbury
3B- Frank DiPresso, St. Joseph’s
3B- Matthew Germann, Mount Saint Mary
OF- Frank Ennis, Farmingdale State
OF- Devin Kittle, Polytechnic
OF- Don Moscatelli, Farmingdale State
DH- Nick Triolo, Mount Saint Vincent
UT- Dan McCrea, Mount Saint Mary