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By Brian Fees
Southern Tier Sports Report
Owen Stewart had the kind of season you rarely ever see in high school baseball.

The George Mason committee threw four no-hitters this year and had a year no one in the area has ever seen before and he is this year’s All-Southern Tier Sports Report Player and Pitcher of the Year.

Stewart was 7-0 on the year, with a .12 ERA, with four no-hitters and 134 strikeouts in just 59 1/3 innings.

At the plate Stewart hit .426 with 26 hits, four doubles, two triples a home run and 12 RBI on the season.

Horseheads baseball won a sectional title this year and they are well represented on the all-star team.

Horseheads coach Jeff Limoncelli is this year’s coach of the year, while Lucas Granger is the Defensive Player of the Year.

Granger was a force on the defensive end in center field.

Corning’s Landen Burch is the Offensive Player of the Year. Burch hit .417 with 28 RBI on the year, with nine doubles and four home runs, striking out just five times all season, while walking 11 times.

Corning’s Gavin Hardee is the newcomer of the year. He had three wins and two saves on the year, with a .58 ERA in 19 innings, striking out 24.

Sectional champion Horseheads has three first team and three second team selections, the most of any team in the area.

The Blue Raiders are represented on the first team by Granger, Riley Loomis and Dylan Ribble. Loomis hit .475 with eight extra base hits and 12 stolen bases and Ribble was 4-0 with a 1.56 ERA on the year.

Corning has Burch and Aidan Chamberlin on the first team. Along with his hitting Burch, an Old Dominion recruit, had a .86 ERA on the mound with a 4-0 mark and 48 strikeouts in 24 innings. Chamberlin was 2-2 with 32 strikeouts in 22 innings and a 3.45 ERA. He hit .370 with five home runs and 11 extra base hits.

Stewart is on the first team with teammate Steven Gough. Gough hit .276 and was 3-2 on the mound with 42 strikeouts in 32 innings.

Elmira’s Bryce Mashanic and Trevor Morrell are on the first team, with Edison’s Dylan Swartwood. Swartwood was 4-1 on the year with a 1.55 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 32 innings. Morrell hit .342 with 25 RBI, 12 stolen bases, seven doubles and two home runs. Mashanic was 4-2 on the year with a 2.80 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 39 innings.

The second team includes Horseheads’ Dominic Russ, Gavin Wert and Matt Procopio. Corning’s Parker Castle, Carter Rosno and Mason Smith are on the second team with Notre Dame’s Logan Meisner.

Edison’s Kyler Ripley and Max Goodman are on the second team with Ben Rhode of Elmira.

There is a rookie team led by Hardee and including Brody Liddy and Mason Holloway of Horseheads, Goodman and Tim Miller of Elmira.

Player of the year:
Owen Stewart, ND
Pitcher of the year: Owen Stewart, ND
Offensive Player of the year: Landen Burch, Corning
Defensive Player of the year: Lucas Grangers, Horseheads
Newcomer of the year: Gavin Hardee, Corning
Coach of the year: Jeff Limoncelli, Horseheads


Owen Stewart, ND
Aidan Chamberlin, Corning
Lucas Granger, Horseheads
Riley Loomis, Horseheads
Dylan Ribble, Horseheads
Dylan Swartwood, Edison
Steven Gough, ND
Bryce Mashanic, Elmira
Trevor Morrell, Elmira
Landen Burch, Corning

Dominic Russ, Horseheads
Gavin Wert, Horseheads
Matt Procopio, Horseheads
Max Goodman, Edison
Kyler Ripley, Edison
Ben Rhode, Elmira
Parker Castle, Corning
Carter Rosno, Corning
Mason Smith, Corning
Logan Meisner, ND

Brody Liddy, Horseheads
Gavin Hardee, Corning
Mason Holloway, Horseheads
Max Goodman, Edison
Tim Miller, Elmira

IN TOP PHOTO: Notre Dame’s Owen Stewart. . . PHOTO BY BRIAN FEES

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