Baseball: Grossi co-coach of the year on All-Catholic teams

The fortitude of Cardinal O’Hara amidst a deep and balanced Catholic League Red Division has earned manager John Grossi Coach of the Year honors, as voted on by Catholic League coaches.

Grossi has put three players on the first team in pitcher Will Latcham, designated hitter Chris Salvey and infielder John Banes. MVP in the league went to La Salle pitcher Dominic Cuoci, who also took pitcher of the year honors.

Cardinal O'Hara shortstop John Banes is one of three first-team All-Catholic picks for the Lions. (Tines Staff/ROBERT J. GURECKI)

Cardinal O’Hara shortstop John Banes is one of three first-team All-Catholic picks for the Lions. (Tines Staff/ROBERT J. GURECKI)

Second-team honorees from O’Hara include infielder Colin McGuire and outfielders Nolan Cummings.

Archbishop Carroll has two representatives on the Blue Division first team, outfielder Joe DiWilliams and pitcher Brian Chesky. Bonner-Prendergast’s Richie Tecco is also on the first team. The three Delco representatives are the only first-teamers not claimed by Neumann-Goretti and Archbishop Wood. MVP (Josh Ockimey) and pitcher of the year (Pat Doudican) were garnered by NG players.

Second-teamers include Bonner-Prendie DH Nick Lazer, infielder Danny Healey and pitcher Brad Scull, as well as Carroll catcher J.T. Evangelist and infielder Tom Sparacino.

Below is the full list. (Note: All-Catholic selections are made by Catholic League coaches. The Daily Times has no input whatsoever in the process.

Red Division

MVP: Dominic Cuoci, La Salle
Pitcher of the Year: Dominic Cuoci, La Salle
Coaches of the Year: John Grossi, Cardinal O’Hara and Anthony Valucci, Roman Catholic

First Team

IF Colin Cunningham, Jr., St. Joseph’s Prep
IF Dominic Cuoci, Sr., La Salle
IF John Banes, Sr., Cardinal O’Hara
IF Bobby Romano, Sr., Archbishop Ryan
C Nick Dermo, Sr., La Salle
OF Jimmy Herron, Jr., La Salle
OF Jawan McAllister, Sr., St. Joseph’s Prep
OF Ryan Coonahan, Sr., La Salle
P Dominic Cuoci, Sr., La Salle
P Will Latcham, Sr., Cardinal O’Hara
P John Scheffey, Sr., La Salle
DH Chris Salvey, Sr., Cardinal O’Hara

Second Team

IF Brian Buckley, Jr., La Salle
IF Ryan O’Neill, Jr., Father Judge
IF Connor McKenna, Jr., Roman Catholic
IF Brad Schneider, Sr., La Salle
IF Colin McGuire, Jr., Cardinal O’Hara
C Austin Mikula, Sr., Father Judge
OF Nolan Cummings, Sr., Cardinal O’Hara
OF Alex Stewart, Sr., St. Joseph’s Prep
OF Matt De Treux, Sr., Roman Catholic
P Kyle Rogalski, Sr., Roman Catholic
P Tom Derer, Sr., Archbishop Ryan
P Ryan O’Neill, Jr., Father Judge
DH Nick Listner, Sr., Father Judge

Blue Division

MVP: Josh Ockimey, Neumann Goretti
Pitcher of the Year: Pat Doudican, Neumann-Goretti
Coaches of the Year: Jim DiGuiseppe Jr., Archbishop Wood and Kevin Schneider, Neumann-Goretti

First Team

IF Josh Ockimey, Sr., Neumann-Goretti
IF Erik Bowren, Sr., Archbishop Wood
IF Richie Tecco, Jr., Bonner-Prendergast
IF Matt Mandes, Sr., Archbishop Wood
C Nick Lafferty, Jr., Archbishop Wood
OF Joe Lancellotti, So., Archbishop Wood
OF Bay To, Jr., Neumann-Goretti
OF Joe DiWilliams, Sr., Archbishop Carroll
P Pat Doudican, Jr., Neumann-Goretti
P Dom McFadden, Sr., Archbishop Wood
P Bryan Chesky, Sr., Archbishop Carroll
DH Justin Curtin, Jr., Neumann-Goretti

Second Team

IF Matt Cummiskey, So., Archbishop Wood
IF Tom Sparacino, So., Archbishop Carroll
IF Danny Healey, Sr., Bonner-Prendergast
IF Nick Smalley, So., Lansdale Catholic
C J.T. Evangelist, Jr., Archbishop Carroll
OF Charlie Jerla, Sr., Neumann-Goretti
OF Matt Funk, Sr., Archbishop Wood
OF Billy Bonfig, Sr., Conwell-Egan
P Brad Scull, Sr., Bonner-Prendergast
P Charlie Jerla, Sr., Neumann-Goretti
P Jarrett Patman, So., Conwell-Egan
DH Nick Lazer, Jr., Bonner-Prendergast


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