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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COACH OF THE YEAR
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.