Brocchini tops MLL award honorees

By The Union Democrat Sports Department May 23, 2013 08:00 pm

Summerville ace Joey Brocchini has been named the Mother Lode League Most Valuable Player for the 2013 baseball season, while two more Bears and four Calaveras Redskins made the All-League First Team.

As Summerville’s No. 1 pitcher, Brocchini finished the season with a 4.08 ERA and a 4-2 record. The senior also had a total 49 strikeouts in 48 innings and closed for the Bears in the first round of the 2013 Sac-Joaquin Section Division V Championships.

Colton Ebbers, a junior, was the next pitcher in Summerville’s rotation and earned a spot on the First Team. Bear sophomore Bryce Farrell was also selected for his solid hitting and play at shortstop.

The Bears ended the regular season with a 9-5 MLL record to finish in second place behind undefeated-in-league Linden and were 12-13 overall after advancing to the first round of the playoffs.

Calaveras advanced to the postseason after earning the No. 3 seed in the MLL with a 9-6 record. They beat Lindhurst in the first round and fell to Escalon in the second.

Redskin junior ace Wyatt Durham made the MLL First Team along with teammates Anthony Flores, a senior, Mike Seawell, a junior and Derek Rittenhouse, a junior.

Making the Second Team were: Logen Foster, senior, and Johnathan Olsen, junior, from Summerville; John Rohrabuagh, senior, Mike McCullough, senior, Kyle Bennet, senior, from Bret Harte; Christian Moore, senior, and Thomas Boitano, senior, of Calaveras.