Oakes Named Div. 2 Player Of Year
Kenny Oakes was named the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 baseball player of the year after helping lead the Cassadaga Valley Cougars to a share of the league title, the team’s first in more than 30 years.
Joining the senior pitcher on the first team were fellow Cougars Tim Bender, a senior shortstop, Tyson Gugino, a senior third baseman, and senior Matt Hallowell, a pitcher and infielder.
Cassadaga Valley finished the year with a 10-2 league mark, tied with Portville.
From Portville, juniors Justus Elliot and Brett Marcellin, along with seniors Zach Wood and Brandon Muniga, made the first team.
The Panthers’ coach, Mike Matz, was selected coach of the year.
Brett Johnson and Bryce Peterson, both seniors, and Tage Johnson, a junior, were the trio to make the squad from third-place Frewsburg.
And rounding out the first team are Cattaraugus-Little Valley’s Seth Agnew (senior) and Justin Forster (junior), Randolph’s Nate Beaver (senior) and Salamanca’s Matt Crandall (junior).
Tyler Martin, from Salamanca, was the sportsmanship award winner.
Justus Elliott Jr. P-C Portville
Brett Marcellin Jr. P-1B Portville
Zach Wood Sr. P-C Portville
Brandon Muniga Sr. OF Portville
Tim Bender Sr. INF Cassadaga Valley
Kenny Oakes Sr. P-INF Cassadaga Valley
Tyson Gugino Jr. INF Cassadaga Valley
Matt Hollowell Sr. P-INF Cassadaga Valley
Tage Johnson Jr. P-C-INF Frewsburg
Bryce Peterson Sr. P-OF Frewsburg
Brett Johnson Sr. OF Frewsburg
Seth Agnew Sr. P-INF Catt.-Little Valley
Justin Forster Jr. INF Catt.-Little Valley
Nate Beaver Sr. OF Randolph
Matt Crandall Jr. INF Salamanca
Troy Giberson Sr. INF Portville
Austin Suain Sr. OF Portville
Matt Heath Jr. Cassadaga Valley
Andy Ellis Jr. C Cassadaga Valley
Trevor Spicer Jr. P-C Frewsburg
Bryce Raymond Jr. P-OF Frewsburg
Luke Makakanja Sr. P-1B Catt.-Little Valley
Matt Booth Sr. OF Catt.-Little Valley
Mitchell Maycock Jr. P-INF Randolph
Ryan Styles Jr. 1B Randolph
Mike Morris Jr. OF Salamanca
Mitch Gilbert So. C-INF Salamanca
Zach Klisiewicz Sr. INF Silver Creek
Anthony Morales Sr. P-OF Silver Creek
Stephen Marcey Sr. INF Silver Creek
Cassadaga Valley: Dakota Morano
Frewsburg: Dane Johnson, Nick Long
Cattaraugus-Little Valley: Ryan Hanft, Matt Frary
Portville: Nick Burroughs
Randolph: Kyle Brown, Alex Miinte, Andrew Hvidzdzak, Nate Ploetz
Salamanca: Tyler Martin. Tadd Beattie
Silver Creek: Adam Klajbor, Josh Pfleuger, Kraig Gilbert