Student-athletes from all nine institutions that sponsor baseball in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) were represented on the 2015 All-CCC Baseball Team. In addition to the all-conference team, winners of five major individual awards and the team sportsmanship award were also selected.
Salve Regina freshman Alex Perry was selected CCC Player and Rookie of the Year. Endicott’s Nick Quattro was tabbed CCC Pitcher of the Year, while Western New England’s Matt Anziano and Gordon’s Wesley Arning were honored as CCC Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Curry's Dave Perdios was chosen as CCC Coach of the Year. Eastern Nazarene College and Western New England University were the recipients of the Team Sportsmanship Award.
Voting for the All-CCC team and each of the major awards was conducted among CCC baseball coaches.
Joining Perry (designated hitter) and Quattro (pitcher) on the first team were catcher Nick Crivello (Curry), first baseman Steve Buckley (Western New England), second baseman Eduardo Colmenares (Western New England), third baseman Joe Haley (Salve Regina), shortstop Kevin Marciano (Western New England), outfielders Cam Farnham, (Endicott), Ryan Kelly (Salve Regina) and Doug Milne (Western New England), and pitchers JJ Branch (Endicott) and Troy DeLeon(Roger Williams).
Second team selections include catcher Chris Travers (Roger Williams), first baseman David Neil (Salve Regina), second baseman Harry Oringer (Endicott), third baseman Spencer Madden (Nichols), shortstop Alex Smith (Gordon), outfielders Cameron Fiorentino (Eastern Nazarene), Mark Fitzgerald and Addison Tarr (Gordon), designated hitter Tyler Weninger(Wentworth), and pitchers Tyler Campo (Roger Williams), David Cherry (Western New England) and Thomas Fitzpatrick (Curry).
Joining Arning (pitcher) as third team selections were catcher Jake Mailman (Wentworth), first baseman Travis Pullen (Gordon), second basemen Justin Wagner (Eastern Nazarene), third baseman Scott Ouellette (Wentworth), shortstop Jeremy Wagner (Eastern Nazarene), outfielders John Arens (Curry), Dean Demers (Gordon) and Matt Hardy (Nichols), designated hitter Anthony Serina (Endicott), and pitchers David Griffin (Curry) and Kyle Pheland (Salve Regina).
Perry, a freshman from North Attleboro, Mass., has made an immediate impact leading a Seahawk lineup that sports the CCC’s highest batting average (.302) and has produced the most runs (218). Currently, Perry, who has hit safely in 28 of 30 games this season, is in position to win the CCC’s Triple Crown, as he leads all conference players in batting average (.439), home runs (10) and runs batted in (49). In CCC regular-season play, Perry also leads the league with a .561 batting average, five home runs and 18 RBI. In the most recent NCAA Division III national weekly statistics, Perry ranks ninth in in the nation in RBI per game (1.46), 10th in home runs per game (0.31), 13th in slugging percentage (.789), 18th in home runs and 52nd in batting average. He was recognized as CCC Player of the Week twice.
Quattro, a junior from Canton, Conn., has excelled on the mound in 19 appearances out of the bullpen for the Gulls. The CCC’s only seven-game winner entering the conference tournament, Quattro has compiled a 7-1 overall record with one save, including a 6-0 mark against CCC opponents. He ranks second in the league with a 1.40 ERA, including a microscopic 0.79 in conference play. Quattro has tossed 38-2/3 innings this season, and has been touched for just six earned runs on 17 hits, while striking out 47 and walking only nine. His 47 strikeouts rank third among CCC pitchers. In the most recent NCAA Division III national weekly statistics, Quattro ranks prominently among the national leaders, ranking second in the nation in WHIP (0.59), 11th in the nation in wins, 20th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.53) and 21st in the nation in ERA.
Arning, a senior pitcher from Murfreesboro, Tenn. has been a stellar contributor on the field, in the classroom and in the community. Sporting a 3.8 grade point average as a psychology major with a minor in biblical studies, Arning is preparing to attend Virginia Theological Seminary in the fall. A winner of both the Presidential Servant Leadership and the Eric Liddell Sportsmanship awards, Arning also earned acceptance to Oxford University. A member of the CCC all-academic team each year he has been Gordon, Arning posted a 2-4 record as a senior, while leading the Fighting Scots with a team-best 3.29 ERA. His 1.95 ERA in CCC play ranks ninth in the league. In 38-1/3 innings of work this season, the talented righthander registered 23 strikeouts and walked just four. In addition to his academic and athletic accomplishments, Arning also spends time working with the homeless in Nashville and teaching a class for inner city single mothers on spirituality and faith.
Perdios, in his 15th season at Curry, is being recognized by his peers as CCC Coach of the Year for the fourth time (2005, 2007, 2009). Under his veteran leadership, Curry has enjoyed a strong resurgence in 2015 and enters the upcoming CCC Baseball Championship as the number three seed after being selected to finish ninth in the league’s annual preseason coaches’ poll. One year removed from a 9-24 overall record including 2-14 mark in CCC play, this year’s Curry squad enters postseason play with a 19-12 overall mark and a 10-6 showing in the CCC, just two games out of first place. Perdios enjoyed great success leading the Curry program from 1999 through 2010, winning four CCC regular-season titles and one tournament crown, before taking a two-year hiatus. Perdios also serves as Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Milton.
2015 ALL-CCC BASEBALL TEAM
C – Nick Crivello, Curry, Sophomore
1B – Steve Buckley, Western New England, Senior
2B – Eduardo Colmenares, Western New England, Junior
3B – Joe Haley, Salve Regina, Senior
SS – Kevin Marciano, Western New England, Junior
OF – Cam Farnham, Endicott, Sophomore
OF – Ryan Kelly, Salve Regina, Junior
OF – Doug Milne, Western New England, Junior
DH – Alex Perry, Salve Regina, Freshman
P – JJ Branch, Endicott, Junior
P – Troy DeLeon, Roger Williams, Junior
P – Nick Quattro, Endicott, Junior
C – Chris Travers, Roger Williams, Senior
1B – David Neil, Salve Regina, Freshman
2B – Harry Oringer, Endicott, Senior
3B – Spencer Madden, Nichols, Freshman
SS – Alex Smith, Gordon, Junior
OF – Cameron Fiorentino, Eastern Nazarene, Sophomore
OF – Mark Fitzgerald, Gordon, Senior
OF – Addison Tarr, Gordon, Freshman
DH – Tyler Weninger, Wentworth, Freshman
P – Tyler Campo, Roger Williams, Junior
P – David Cherry, Western New England, Junior
P – Thomas Fitzpatrick, Curry, Senior
C – Jake Mailman, Wentworth, Senior
1B – Travis Pullen, Gordon, Senior
2B – Justin Wagner, Eastern Nazarene, Junior
3B – Scott Ouellette, Wentworth, Senior
SS – Jeremy Wagner, Eastern Nazarene, Junior
OF – John Arens, Curry, Junior
OF – Dean Demers, Gordon, Sophomore
OF – Matt Hardy, Nichols, Sophomore
DH – Anthony Serina, Endicott, Junior
P – Wesley Arning, Gordon, Senior
P – David Griffin, Curry, Freshman
P – Kyle Pheland, Salve Regina, Senior
PLAYER AND ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – Alex Perry, Salve Regina
PITCHER OF THE YEAR – Nick Quattro, Endicott
SENIOR SCHOLA ATHLETE – Matt Anziano, Western New England
SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR – Wesley Arning, Gordon
COACH OF THE YEAR – Dave Perdios, Curry
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD – Eastern Nazarene College
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD – Western New England University
To view the PDF list of the All-CCC team click HERE.