Five Dutchmen Selected to All-Star Game

By: Jason Palatsky

Five Dutchmen were selected to the 2016 PGCBL All-Star Game

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is happy to announce the rosters for the 2016 PGCBL All-Star Game, hosted by the Albany Dutchmen at Bob Bellizzi Field on Wednesday July 20th at 7:05 P.M. The day’s events will look like this:

4:30 P.M.: Gates Open

5:30-6:30: PGCBL Home Run Derby

6:30-6:50: Autograph Session with the PGCBL All-Stars

6:55-7:05: Introduction Announcements and National Anthem

7:05: 2016 PGCBL All-Star Game First Pitch

Fans can purchase All-Star Game tickets here:


For further information regarding All Star Event Day including our negotitated hotel rate and PGCBL HR Derby rules, please visit here: 



The East Division roster, headlined by the five players from the host team is this:



C - Joe Genord (South Florida- Amsterdam)

1B - Chris Kwitzer (Buffalo- Glens Falls)

2B - Chris Givin (Xavier- Amsterdam)

SS - Alex Malsch (Wofford- Oneonta)

3B - Robbie Knightes (St. John’s- Glens Falls)

OF - Ryan Hooper (UC Davis- Glens Falls)

OF - Alex Thrower (Buffalo- Saugerties)

OF - JJ Shimko (South Carolina Upstate- Albany)



3B - Andrew Turner (LIU Brooklyn- Mohawk Valley)

1B - Michael Ketchmark (Dartmouth- Mohawk Valley)

Inf - Sean Mazzio (Wagner- Mohawk Valley)

Inf - Tyler Frank (Florida Atlantic- Amsterdam)

OF - Quin Cotton (Grand Canyon- Oneonta)

OF - Kyle Ruedisili (Washington and Lee- Oneonta)

OF - Chris LaVorgna (Franklin Pierce- Amsterdam)

C - Tanner Leenknecht (Treasure Valley CC- Mohawk Valley)

OF - Mac Crispino (Fairfield- Mohawk Valley)

Util -Justin Childers (Ohio Dominican- Albany)



Antonio Baglivo (Alvernia- Oneonta)

David Palmer (New Haven- Mohawk Valley)

Evan Giles (Indiana State- Albany)

Andrew Kneussle (Canisius- Glens Falls)

Jeff Rivera (University of the Cumberlands- Albany)

Chase Haney (Florida State- Amsterdam)

Griffin Roberts (Wake Forest- Amsterdam)

Austin Keen (Kentucky- Amsterdam)

Nick Burns (Johns Hopkins- Saugerties)

Troy Montemayor (Baylor- Albany)


The West Division roster looks like this:



C - Christ Conley (Canisius- Jamestown)

1B - Ben Brookover (UTSA- Jamestown)

2B - Nick Russo (New Haven- Victor)

SS - Joe Spitaleri (LIU Post- Utica)

3B - Troy Dixon (Samford- Elmira)

OF - Franklin Jennings (CCSU- Utica)

OF - Dale Wickham (Cornell- Victor)

OF - Skyler Valentine (UTSA- Jamestown)



3B - Sam Fragale (Virginia Tech- Newark)

1B - Tyler Plantier (UC-San Diego- Elmira)

Inf - Greg Cullen (Niagara- Newark)

Inf - Chris Wehland (Parkland- Newark)

OF - Taylor Olmstead (Southern New Hampshire- Utica)

OF - Nate Koslowski (Jacksonville- Victor)

OF - Sam Fuller (St. Bonaventure- Geneva)

OF - Rob Perteet (Samford- Elmira)

Util - Kyle Cunningham (St John’s- Adirondack)

C - Mitchell Clandra (Eckerd- Utica)



Taylor Ahearn (Cal State San Marcos- Elmira)

Connor Donahue (UMass- Adirondack)

Dalton Reed (West Chester- Geneva)

Brennen Smith (Canisius- Victor)

Parker Caracci (Mississippi- Elmira)

Austin Hansen (Seattle- Elmira)

Steve Arntsen (Manhattan- Elmira)

Cory Blessing (Ohio- Jamestown)

Ryan Green (Niagara CC- Utica)

Mike Hope (Shippensburg- Utica)



And those participating in the Home Run Derby will be:


IF - Ben Brookover (U. of Texas at San Antonio- Jamestown)

IF - Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State- Amsterdam)

IF - Lucas Denney (Seattle U.- Elmira)

IF - Mason Fessler (Willamette U.- Utica)

OF - Darian Herncane (Binghamton- Newark)

IF - Michael Ketchmark (Dartmouth- Mohawk Valley)

OF - Mike Korchak (Bucknell- Geneva)

IF - Chris Kwitzer (Buffalo - Glens Falls)

OF - Vince Lakes (Franklin Pierce - Saugerties)

1B - Malcolm Nachmanoff (Stony Brook- Albany)

OF - Mark Venice (St. John’s - Adirondack)

OF - Dale Wickham (Cornell - Victor)



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