ITHACA – Two players from Dryden and one from Trumansburg are among several from the area named to the all-state high school baseball teams by the New York State Sportswriters Association, which released its list of honorees Tuesday evening.
In Class B, Dryden sophomore Jayson Wojcinski was a fifth-team selection, while senior catcher Noah Welgoss made the eighth team. Also in Class B, Newark Valley junior pitcher/shortstop Blake Novi made the seventh team, while Union Springs had four players make the squad — senior catcher Skyler Jennings (fourth team), senior pitcher Nick Slobodiak (fifth team), junior first baseman Connor Siracusa (sixth team) and freshman infielder Nick Valentino (ninth team).
In Class C, T-burg junior pitcher Trevor Rumsey made the fifth team after helping the Blue Raiders to an 11-7 record and the Interscholastic Athletic Conference Large School title. The Blue Raiders won the IAC Large crown with a 7-1 victory over Tioga, in which Rumsey tossed a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts.
Tioga, which would go on to capture the Section 4 Class C crown before falling in the state semifinals, placed six on the all-state squad, including sophomore Parker Hendershot and senior Peter Simmons, who made the first team. Other Tigers to make the cut included senior Adam Layman and junior Jesse Manuel (third team), and junior Jason Evanek and senior Lucas Richardson (sixth team).
Moravia sophomore third baseman Austin Kulas was also a sixth-team pick in Class C.