2017-18 ALL-USA Rhode Island Baseball Team

2017-18 ALL-USA Rhode Island Baseball Team


2017-18 ALL-USA Rhode Island Baseball Team


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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 2017-18 season.

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Andy Devereaux, Chariho (Wood River Junction)
The Rams swept the Division II state championship series from 2016 and 2017 winner Ponaganset to complete a 22-4 season. It was Chariho’s first state title since 1966.


Player of the Year
Ben Sears, INF, East Providence, 6-4/180, Sr.
The Wheaton College recruit consistently faced the top teams in the state and was 6-2 with a 1.26 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 72.1 innings. At the plate, the Gatorade Player of the Year hit .482 with a .530 on-base percentage and a .660 slugging percentage.

Broc French, P, South Kingstown (Wakefield), 6-2/150, Jr.

Ben Harrison, P, Chariho (Wood River Junction), 6-2/175, Jr.

Brett Traficante, P, Cranston West, 6-0/173, Sr.

Blaine Lidsky, C, South Kingstown (Wakefield), 6-1/200, Jr.

Nick Croteau, INF, Cumberland, 5-7/165, Jr.

Drew Fallon, INF, Moses Brown (Providence), 6-2/185, Jr.

Matt Woods, INF, Pilgrim (Warwick), 6-1, 175, Sr.

Billy Butler, OF, Ponaganset (North Scituate), 6-2/200, Sr.

Tucker Flint, OF, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-2/205, Jr.

Andy Marra, OF, Barrington, 6-2/215, Sr.


Dom Cunha, P, Lincoln, 6-1/205, Sr.

Kenny Desrosiers, P, Ponaganset (North Scituate), 5-8/140, Sr.

Matt Smaldone, P, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-0/175, Jr.

Alex Martinez, C, Cranston East, 5-10/180, Sr.

Dan Baruch, INF, Wheeler, 6-1/205, Jr.

Ben Kaliher, INF, Providence Country Day (East Providence), 5-8/155, Jr.

Cole Podedworny, INF, South Kingstown (Wakefield), 6-0/160, Jr.

Cabot Maher, INF, Barrington, 6-0/205, Sr.

Aaron DeSousa, OF, Lincoln, 6-4/180, Jr.

Conor Kiely, OF, Bishop Hendricken (Warwick), 6-0/170, Sr.

Jake Studley, OF, Moses Brown (Providence), 5-11/190, Sr.


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