The Record's 2010 All-Area high school baseball team
Even before his senior season began, Roseboom already knew where he would be attending college – the University of South Carolina-Upstate – and with that out of the way, he wanted one last shot at a Big 10 title. The hard-throwing lefthander posted a 6-1 record on the mound to go along with a 0.80 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 55 and one third innings pitched. The Cadets lost just one game in league play. Roseboom, a Pattersonville native, was on the hill for that game, as La Salle, playing with a suspension-shortened lineup, fell to Collar City rival Troy High.
He added another talent for the Cadets in 2010, too. For the first time since he was 14 years old, Roseboom picked up a bat and played first base on the days he was not pitching. He finished the season with a .426 batting average, driving in 14 runs on 23 hits.
To top it all off, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 47th round of the First Year Player Draft with the 1,433th pick. He’ll play this summer for the South Troy Dodgers’ 18-and-under Connie Mack team and will consider his options, but is likely to opt for three years at South Carolina-Upstate before reentering the draft.
The Record's 2010 HS Baseball All-Stars
C: Joe Borowski (Sr., Schenectady), Mike Brewster (Jr., Hoosick Falls), Bryan Egan (Jr., Shaker), Brandon Galluppi (Sr., Shenendehowa), Tony Giroux (Soph., Greenwich), Mike Hipwell (Sr., Mechanicville), Matt Kasper (Sr., Columbia), Jake Luce (Jr., Lansingburgh).
1b: Nolan Driscoll (Jr., Catholic Central), Mason Duncan (Sr., Troy), David Wixted (Sr., Shenendehowa).
2b: Brendan DalCol (Jr., CBA), Zeb Gaston (Soph., Troy) Brady Talbot (Sr., Tamarac).
3b: Chris Davis (Sr., Saratoga Springs), Brett Fenton (Soph., Catholic Central), Seth Foster (Sr., Hoosick Falls), Matt Gallup (Jr., CBA), Stephen Proper (Sr., Columbia).
ss: Dan Bergami (Soph., Schalmont), Kyle Bestle (Soph., Tamarac), Matt Krogh (Sr., Troy), Zac Lennon (Jr., Waterford), Jack LeRoux (Soph., Catholic Central), Tyler Listing (Jr., Averill Park), Connor Mahan (Sr., Shaker), Jarrod Nash (Jr., Lansingburgh), Jimmy Quinn (Sr., Guilderland), Tanner Williams (Soph., Hoosick Falls).
of: Zach Andi (Sr., Schenectady), Luke Fauler (Jr., Saratoga Springs), Keaton Flint (Jr., Burnt Hills), Nate Foster (Sr., Saratoga Springs), Matt Mainello (Sr., La Salle), Kevin Pontore (Sr., Watervliet), Jordan Siriani (Jr., Chatham), Joe Snyder (Sr., Shaker), Nick Valetta (Jr., Niskayuna), Kyle Willmott (Jr., Saratoga Springs)
dh: Dennis Buckley (Sr., CBA), Josh Coreno (Sr., Mechanicville).
p: Chris Amorosi (Frosh., Schalmont), Caleb Barton (Sr., Loudonville Christian), Matt Butrym (Jr., Bishop Gibbons), Zach Carle (Sr., Cambridge), Matt Coleman (Sr., Saratoga Springs), Sam DeCelle (Soph., Mechanicville), Adam DeFruscio (Sr., Schenectady), Mike Doyle (Jr., Catholic Central), Adam Ferrannini (Sr., Hoosick Falls), Alex Grayson (Jr., Mechanicville), Brandon Legault (Soph., Watervliet), Alex Maestrianni (Jr., Ichabod Crane), Mike McFerran (Jr., Catholic Central), Mike Nowak (Sr., Shaker), Dan Nittenger (Jr., Watervliet), Eddy Pierce (Sr., Guilderland), Jesse Twiss (Jr., Troy), Mike Urbanski (Jr., CBA).
A retired New York City firefighter with a gruff nature at first glance, Glennan had an infectiously positive attitude that motivated the team and kept their spirits up during a string of four come-from-behind wins early in the season.
After winning just two games in 2009, the Crusaders posted a 10-6 record in the league, which was good enough to qualify for the Section II Class AA playoffs. Catholic High lost an opening round game to Niskayuna, but the future remains bright for the North Troy Nine, who are hoping to compete on the Class A level in 2011.
First baseman Nolan Driscoll will be a senior in 2011, and the infield of Brad Adams (catcher), Brett Fenton (third base), Jack LeRoux (shortstop) and Mike Sunkes (second base) will all be juniors with years of varsity experience between them. The Crusaders have a long way to go to become a major factor in the Section II playoffs, but Glennan’s guidance has the group on the right track.
Note: The Record's All-Area team was published in the paper on June 27. I wanted to type up all the stats in Excel and transfer them to Scribd before posting it online. The softball team will be coming soon.
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