USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Connecticut Baseball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Bill Mrowka, Cheshire High
Mrowka directed the Rams to a 20-4 record and their first state championship since 1993. Cheshire maneuvered past defending Class LL champ Staples in the quarterfinals, beat top-ranked Fairfield Prep in the semifinals and shut out Ridgefield in the title game—all three victories by one run.
Player of the Year
Michael Burrows, P, Waterford, 6-2/185, Sr.
The dominating UConn commit was the first Connecticut high schooler taken in the MLB Draft, in the 11th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Burrows tossed consecutive no-hitters this season, finishing the year with a 6-0 record, 0.38 ERA, 98-8 K/BB ratio and 37 consecutive scoreless innings.
Theo McDowell, P, Salisbury, 6-5/170, Sr.
Ben Delaubel, P, Cheshire High, 6-2/205, Sr.
Patrick Winkel, C, Amity (Woodbridge), 6-2/190, Sr.
Aaron Sabato, INF, Brunswick (Greenwich), 6-3/225, Sr.
Will Lucas, INF, Fairfield College Prep, 6-0/180, Sr.
Matt Hunyadi, INF, Shelton, 6-2/210, Sr.
Dillon Lifrieri, INF, Wilton, 6-0/190, Sr.
Eddie Sweeney, OF, Daniel Hand (Madison), 6-1/200, Sr.
Hudson Haskin, OF, Avon Old Farms, 6-1/195, Sr.
Jimmy Sullivan, OF, Wethersfield, 6-4/195, Sr
Gavin Sullivan, P, Cheshire Academy, 6-2/180, Sr.
Matt Cook, P, Coventry, 6-1/170, So.
Mike Sansone, P, Notre Dame (West Haven), 5-9/180, Sr.
Cam Cerruto, C, Torrington, 6-1/220, Sr.
Tyler Fote, INF, Wethersfield, 5-9/165, Sr.
Max Cotier, INF, Canterbury (New Milford), 5-11/160, Jr.
Julian Thayer, INF, St. Paul (Bristol), 5-11/180, So.
Justin Guerrera, INF, Watertown, 5-9/180, Sr.
Chad Knight, OF, Staples (Westport), 6-0/205, Jr.
Doug DelaCruz, OF, Montville (Oakdale), 5-7/185, Sr.
Jack Donofrio, OF, Simsbury, 6-2/190, Jr.