Broward All-County baseball Class 8A-7A-6A

Class 8A-7A-6A first team

Danny Cepeda

Cypress Bay senior

Pos.: INF

Stats: .526 BA, 4 HR, 20 RBI, 11 SB, .616 OBP, .744 slugging pct.

Comment: Three-year starter and Palm Beach State College signee was highly regarded by opponents and led Lightning (17-7) to a district championship.

Ryan Dodge

Flanagan senior

Pos.: INF

Stats: .390 BA, 23 RBI, 19 R, 6 HR, .593 OBP, .780 slugging pct.

Comment: Three-year starter and Nova Southeastern signee was a solid first baseman for Falcons and hit near .400 his final three seasons.

Derick Garcia

Pembroke Pines Charter senior

Pos.: P

Stats: 9-1, 75 1/3 IP, 1.02 ERA, 61 K, 7 complete games, .319 BA, 21 RBI, 2 HR

Comment: Team captain won nine consecutive games before no-decision in regional final. Three complete-game shutouts. Set school record for strikeouts in a season.

Jake Jacobs

Pembroke Pines Charter senior

Pos.: OF

Stats: .414 BA, 28 R, 23 RBI, 14 SB

Comment: Three-year starter and team captain set school record for triples in a season (five) and career (seven).

Nick Martinez

Nova senior

Pos.: P, OF

Stats: 7-3, 70 IP, 0.80 ERA, 83 K, .360 BA, 20 RBI

Comment: Four-year starter and Flagler College signee was Titans' ace. Pitched deep into every start and was tough for opponents to hit.

Teddy Meissner

St. Thomas Aquinas senior

Pos.: C

Stats: .318 BA, .410 OBP, 25 RBI, 4 HR

Comment: Two-year starter and Rollins College signee was dominant defensively and also one of better hitters for Raiders (18-7).

Miguel Presno

Flanagan junior

Pos.: C

Stats: .391 BA, 16 R, 13 RBI, .531 slugging pct., .487 OBP

Comment: While undersized (5-8, 145), was backbone of Falcons' defense, handled pitching staff well and ascended in lineup to hit second.

Oscar Rodriguez

Flanagan senior

Pos.: OF

Stats: .456 BA, 30 R, 24 RBI, 5 HR, .581 OBP, .809 slugging pct., 15 SB

Comment: Three-year starter and St. Thomas University signee, with speed and a strong arm, established himself as a top-notch center fielder.

Daniel Rodriguez-Velez

Pembroke Pines Charter junior

Pos.: INF

Stats: .342 BA, 34 RBI, 20 R, 9 HR

Comment: Two-year starter was one of county's top producers in home runs and RBI. Named MVP of Steve Georgiadis Memorial Tournament.

Michael Schappell

West Broward junior

Pos.: P

Stats: 5-1, 45 1/3 IP, 0.15 ERA, 40 K, 0.68 WHIP

Comment: Bobcats' ace, a two-year starter, possessed the county's best ERA and second-best WHIP and has numerous colleges interested entering senior year.

Jordan Spicer

St. Thomas Aquinas junior

Pos.: P

Stats: 6-1, 37 2/3 IP, 0.93 ERA, 35 K, 0.66 WHIP

Comment: Three-year starter was Raiders' top pitcher. Threw no-hitter in district championship. Considering UCF, Miami, FSU and South Carolina.

Phillip Tomasulo

Cooper City senior

Pos.: OF

Stats: .516 BA, 25 RBI, 20 R, 5 HR

Comment: Two-year starter was team's offensive MVP and didn't commit a fielding error all season as he helped Cowboys (17-7) reach regional quarterfinals.

Colton Welker

Douglas sophomore

Pos.: INF

Stats: .365 BA, 18 R, 16 RBI, .482 slugging pct., .423 OBP, 8 SB

Comment: Two-year starter had winning hit against Cooper City in regional quarterfinals, but was equally impressive with his glove in the infield.

Second team

Nick AlonzoMonarchSr.PLuis BarrancoFlanaganSr.INFNick DiazCoral GladesSr.INFAlex DickinsonSt. Thomas AquinasJr.INFMatthew FreemanFort LauderdaleSr.P, CCole HabigNovaSr.INF, OFChayce Hay-EldonWest BrowardJr.INFDevin HadleyWest BrowardSr.OFTyler NorrisDouglasSr.PLouis PuglieseNovaSr.PEric RiveraFlanaganSo.OFChris RodriguezFlanaganSr.PRoss ThibeaultSt. Thomas AquinasSr.OFAlex ValladaresCypress BayJr.CChris VerardiTaravellaSr.P

Honorable mention

Cooper City: Tyson Burch, Johnny Haney, Ethan Kraus, Brett Marks, Niko Saltare; Coral Glades: Nick Diaz, Christian Dominguez, John Mendez; Coral Springs: Davis Alessio, Cody Calan, Colton Smith; Cypress Bay: Ben Fits, Alex Rodriguez; Deerfield Beach: John Grassi, Joey Hennessey, Matt Simons; Douglas: Max Boling, Blake Bottomley, Dominic DiCaprio, Matt Fierman, Jesus Luzardo; Everglades: Yabel Arzeno, Raul Quesada, Enrique Perez; Flanagan: Andres Rios, Kharlin Sued, David Sarmiento, Mark Vientos; Fort Lauderdale: Lucas Berken, Chase Navarro, Corey Stern; Hollywood Hills: Rafael Alvarez, D'Andre Diaz, Jordan Maldanado, Danny Pena; McArthur: Jorge Alvarez; Miramar: Adrian Martinez-Alvarez, Alex Rodriguez, Michael Rodriguez; Monarch: Brennan Bosworth, C.J. Delbsoque, Joey Gerber, Joey Hennessey, Andrew Rohloff, Joey Rugare, Matt Rumpf; Northeast: Ralph Morel, Robert Robinson; Nova: Shayne Fox, Frankie Graf, Brandon McCalla, Kyle Pangallo, Ben Torres; Pembroke Pines Charter: Brett Alayon, Danny Melgarejo, Alex Monge-Rodriguez; Plantation: Jonathan Coval, Jack Shanholtz; Piper: Ryan Rottman; South Broward: Mike Cohick, Dalton Harbinson, James McDonell, Ken Rasor; South Plantation: Andrew Huegele; Stranahan: Austin Ford, Chris Ford, Jon Johnson, Andy Vargas; St. Thomas Aquinas: Rafael Amanan, Kevin Balfour, Christian Demby, Daniel Lowry, Nick Marchese; Taravella: Joseph Libio, Jack Kelley, Manny Pantaleon, Gavin Robinson, Justin Walker; Western: Trent Massaro; West Broward: Dalton Brockman, Christian Dearman, Richie Garcia

Coach of the Year

Ray Evans


Comment: Led Falcons (24-2) to a top-five national ranking for most of season and return to Class 8A regional finals, where lost to South Dade 5-3.

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