USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Rhode Island Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Anthony Parrillo, Ponaganset (Scituate)
Parrillo directed the Chieftains to the first state championship in the program’s 54-year history. Ponaganset (20-4) split a pair of one-run contests with Prout in the first two games of the best-of-three Div. 2 championship series, but rode ace Mike Viveiros to a 4-1 victory in the deciding game.
Player of the Year
Dante Baldelli, OF, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-4/170, Sr.
The only Rhode Island high schooler selected in this year’s MLB Draft, Baldelli led the Hawks to their record fifth straight state title – 16 years after older brother Rocco Baldelli won the 2000 championship at Bishop Hendricken. A brilliant defensive center fielder, Dante Baldelli was the table setter for the Hawks, batting .409 with five triples, 22 walks, 16 stolen bases and 35 runs scored.
Mason Feole, P, Prout School (Wakefield), 6-1/175, Sr.
Trevor Marques, P, Lincoln, 6-1/200, Sr.
Matt Kennedy, P, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-2/210, Sr.
Liam McGill, C, South Kingstown (Wakefield), 6-4/210, Sr.
Matt Grenier, INF, West Warwick, 5-10/175, Sr.
Kyle McCann, INF, Prout School (Wakefield), 5-10/160, Jr.
Leo Feliciano, INF, Tiverton, 5-10/160, Sr.
Eric Pappas, INF, Wheeler (Providence), 5-9/160, Jr.
Chris Wright, OF, Cumberland, 6-1/190, Sr.
Kevin Roberts, OF, South Kingstown (Wakefield), 6-3/180, Sr.
Steven Rocchio, P, Cranston West, 6-1/165, Jr.
Mike Viveiros, P, Ponaganset (Scituate), 6-0/190, Sr.
Alex Lataille, P, Mount St. Charles (Woonsocket), 6-5/190, Sr.
Josh Greene, C, Ponaganset (Scituate), 6-0/160, Sr.
Luis DeLeon, INF, Moses Brown, 5-10/175, Jr.
Elijah Brown, INF, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-2/175, Sr.
Josh Brodeur, INF, Cumberland, 5-8/160, Jr.
John Willette, INF, Johnston, 6-0/175, Sr.
Kyle Beaulieu, OF, Woonsocket, 5-11/185, Sr.
Ryan Ramos, OF, La Salle (Providence), 5-11/190, Sr.
David DeFusco, OF, Warwick Vets, 5-9/150, Jr.