The battle for the Genesee region ratcheted up a one-two tie between Notre Dame and Oakfield-Alabama all season, and in the end the two star-studded teams didn’t disappoint.
After losing twice to the Fighting Irish during the regular season, the Hornets came back to stop Notre Dame in an emotional game at Caledonia-Mumford for the Class C2 title. And as expected, the two teams littered the postseason GR All-Star selection with players.
Notre Dame led with four All-Star selections, including 2022 Player of the Year in Gavin Schrader, while OA was just behind with a trio of selections.
The surprise of the season was Kendall, who secured a 3rd place in the section seed after not fielding a solo team for years, earning head coach Tige Noni Coach of the Year. The Eagles and Attica have both made three All-Star selections.
Here are the 2022 Genesee Region League Baseball All-Stars:
BRYCETON BERRY, Notre Dame – junior, two-time All-Star – middle infielder/pitcher had a stellar campaign when he hit .438 with seven doubles, a triple, 17 walks, 26 runs batted and 16 stolen bases, a .578 batting percentage and an OPS from 1,143. On the mound, he was 7-0 with a .20 ERA and 56 strikeouts in just 34 innings while throwing a pair of no-hitters. His highlights for the spring were making section finals, winning the league undefeated, throwing his two no-hitters, and a Class C2 All-Star. His career highlights were a two-time section finalist and a two-time All-Star.
RYAN FITZPATRICK, Notre Dame sophomore, two-time All-Star shortstop and pitcher hit .377 with 33 runs scored, eight doubles, a triple and 24 stolen bases this spring. He was 4-1 on the mound with one save, a 2.10 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 36 innings open. His season highlights included winning a GR title and being No. 1 in the C2 class, while his career highlights included throwing a no-hitter in his first varsity start and advancing to section finals twice.
COLIN MCCULLEY, Notre Dame – senior, two-time All-Star – fought back from injury this season, scoring with seven doubles, 31 runs scored, 12 RBIs, 18 walks, 17 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of . 275 432. He also pitched eight innings and didn’t concede a earned run while going 2-0 with four walks and 18 strikeouts; the left-hander threw a perfect game against Pembroke. His season highlights were a 20-2 win and the title of GR division champions, while career highlights included reaching two section finals. Plans to visit Geneseo for accounting.
GAVIN SCHRADER, Notre Dame – Senior, two-time All-Star – As a center fielder and pitcher, the Genesee Region League Player of the Year hit a cool .493 with nine doubles, eight triples, three homers, 38 runs scored and 34 RBIs while he . 917 hit, had an OPS of 1,468 and stole 22 bases. He was 2-0 on the mound with a 1.43 ERA and 36 strikeouts in just 14 2/3 innings. His season highlights were two home runs against Albion, a home run against Holley, the win against Avon, and driving to and from games with his teammates. His career highlights have included playing for the North East Baseball team and winning the 18-U Perfect Game East MLK Championship, as a starting pitcher against Puerto Rico in the semifinals of that tournament to take the title game, playing for the Batavia Muckdogs, playing for its experienced trainers and the community behind it. Plans to attend Niagara University to play Division I baseball.
DANIEL BIALEK, Attica – junior, first-time All-Star infielder and pitcher hit a home run while hitting 61 on the mound. His season highlights were beating Dansville in the section tournament, while his career highlights were his walk-off home run against Alexander and his 103 strikeouts.
WYATT BRYMAN, Attica – Sophomore, first-time All-Star – Catcher for the Blue Devils had a stellar season when he batted .547 with 27 runs scored, 16 RBIs, 10 doubles, a triple and a home run-base percentage of .619, a slugging -Percentage of 0.905 and 30 stolen bases. His season highlight was defeating Dansville in sections, while his previous career highlights included the walk-off win over Lyndonville, his go-ahead home run against Lyndonville, and his no-hitter.
ETHAN MEYER, Attica – sophomore, first-time All-Star – shortstop was a perfect 24-of-24 on stolen bases and also threw a no-hitter this spring. His season highlight was winning the first round of Sectionals, while his career highlight was throwing his no-hitter.
BODIE HYDE, Oakfield-Alabama — Sophomore, two-time All-Star — center fielder and pitched hit .537 with an on-base percentage of .641, 30 runs batted, 33 runs scored, a home run, eight doubles and two triples; also hit .682 with eight RBIs and 11 runs hit in the postseason. His season highlights were defeating Notre Dame for the section title and promotion to regional play, while his career highlights were a two-time All-Star and winning a GR title last season.
KYLE PORTER, Oakfield-Alabama – Junior, first-time All-Star – On the mound and in third place this season, he peaked at .340 with an OPS of 1,006, 30 runs scored, 21 RBIs, 11 doubles, two triples and one home run; also went 5-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 73 strikeouts. His team highlights for the year were promotion to the Regionals and defeating Notre Dame for the section title. In his career so far, his highlights have been winning the Divisional League title last season, winning Sectional MVP this spring, winning the Sectional title and hitting a home run against Attica.
COLTON YASSES, Oakfield-Alabama – junior, two-time All-Star – finished the season 8-0 in 12 games on the mound with a 1.88 ERA while hitting 70 and walking 34 in 48 2/3 innings. While playing briefly, he also hit .365 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, 21 RBIs and 29 runs scored. His season highlights were winning the section title against Notre Dame and defeating Bolivar-Richburg in the Class C crossover. His career highlights were a two-time All-Star, throwing a perfect game against Byron-Bergen with 14 Ks in 5 innings, hitting a home run against Attica and going unbeaten on the mound in his first full varsity season.
ZACH BARRETT, Kendall – Junior, first-time All-Star – While playing pitching and shortstop, he hit .357 with three doubles, a home run and eight stolen bases. His season highlights were winning the GR Division I title with a 10-3 record, a 12-4 aggregate record and the No. 3 C2 ranking. His career highlights were a GR All-Star in his first varsity season and being named GR Player of the Week.
LOUIE CONTE, Kendall — sophomore, first-time All-Star — Another young Eagles savage, middle infielder, hit .362 with 14 runs scored this spring. His season highlights included winning the GR Division I title with a 10-3 record, a 12-4 aggregate finish and being No. 3 in the C2 class, while his career highlights included shooting five doubles and a rally in the Starting section play with a double and a GR All-Star in his first varsity season.
REUBEN MARQUESS, Kendall — Sophomore, first-time All-Star — With two years to go, the pitcher/third baseman hit .529 this season with eight doubles and 22 RBIs while striking just once. On the mound he was 4-2 with 53 strikeouts against just three walks. His team highlights for the spring were winning the GR Division I title with a 10-3 record, a 12-4 aggregate record and finishing No. 3 in the C2 class. Career highlights to date include being a GR All-Star, being selected to the Class C2 All-Star Team and being named GR Player of the Week.
JAKE LANEY, Alexander – senior, first-time All-Star – hit a solid .452 with a .541 on-base percentage this spring to hit with a home run, four doubles, two triples, 15 runs batted and 19 stolen runs go bases. His season highlight was beating Holley in the opening round of Sectionals, while his career highlights included hitting a home run against Pembroke and hitting a .452 that season. Planned to study mechanical engineering at Penn State.
TYLER MARINO, Alexander – sophomore, first-time All-Star – center fielder led the Trojans with a .500 average at the plate with 18 runs scored, 12 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.
TRENTON MUCK, Lyndonville — Junior, first-time All-Star — While fielding and playing outfield, he batted .429 in the league with 16 runs scored and 15 stolen bases while also having three wins, two saves and three wins 81 strikeouts on the hill. His season highlights were a three-hiter against OA and a 2-on-2 with a triple, double and two walks against BR in the Sectional semifinals. His career highlights included a 13 strikeout one-hitter in his varsity debut against Pembroke and completing a game against Notre Dame.
JACK WHIPPLE, Lyndonville – Senior, two-time All-Star – backstop for the Tigers hit a .367 with two doubles and 12 stolen bases in the league this season. His 2022 season highlights included winning a section game and celebrating Coach Hughes’ 50th season. His career highlights were being drawn to college as a freshman and being a two-year college freshman. Plans to attend Daemen University’s PA program.
BRAEDYN CHAMBRY, Byron-Bergen — Sophomore, first-time All-Star — Outfielder had 13 put-outs and three clean assists this spring while hitting .419 on the dish with 18 hits, 12 RBIs, three doubles, three triples and 13 stolen bases. His season highlight was playing football with a baseball for outfield practice, while his career highlights included getting his first career hit against Alexander last season and being named a GR Allstar.
GIANNI FERRARA, Byron-Bergen – junior, two-time All-Star – shortstop and pitcher hit an impressive .581 with nine runs batted and 25 stolen bases this spring. His season highlight was the team doubling their wins from last season, while career highlights included hitting a Grand Slam, being a two-time All-Star and playing as a freshman at varsity.
CONNOR SCOTT, Elba – junior, first-time All-Star – hit .300 this season with two doubles, four triples, 18 runs scored and a .797 OPS while fielding in 12 games and batting 84 and allowing just 50 hits. His season highlight was the team’s 11-inning game against Holley, while his career highlight was pitching at Dwyer Stadium as a sophomore.
BROEK OSTROM, Holley-Senior, first-time All-Star pitcher and shortstop for the Hawks hit .565 with 20 runs batted this spring while also hitting 55 in 41 innings. His season highlight was winning at Cooperstown while his career highlight was playing with a great group of guys that season. Plans to visit St. Bonaventure for physical education studies.
CHASE GUZDEK, Pembroke – Junior, first-time All-Star – Batted .325 for the Dragons with two triples and seven stolen bases while going just 1-2 on the mound with a .98 ERA and 32 strikeouts and 11 hits 18 1/3 innings pitched. His season highlight was the first university win in two years. His career highlights have included catching a line drive off his wrist while setting up against Alexander, beating Attica on a walk-off and in the final game of the regular season.