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CHSAA All-Queens baseball First Team

Pitcher

James Roubal, McClancy

McClancy’s senior ace had a stellar season, going 5-1 with a 2.15 earned run average. He had two shutouts, including a 1-0 playoff victory against Molloy.

Catcher

Matt Valle, Holy Cross

The Bayside native had the pedigee — his uncles played professionally, but he also backed it up with a solid stick and good defensive work.

First base

Rob Renzi, Holy Cross

With all the talk about adjusting to wood bats, Renzi, who played first and third base, had little trouble, as witnessed by a six RBI game againt rival Prep.

Second base

Dennis Nover, St. Francis Prep

Speed kills, just ask St. Francis Prep’s opponents after Nover was moved into the three spot in the lineup, as was the case late in the regular season.

Third base

Sebastian Grazziani, St. Francis Prep

Grazziani had big shoes to fill when Paul Karmas and his bat left for St. John’s. But the third baseman was strong at the plate and in the field for Prep.

Shortstop

Lucas Romeo, St. Francis Prep

Adelphi University is getting a steal in Romeo, who can hit, field, throw and has a heart that cannot be measured. The heart and soul of the Terriers.

Outfield

Tommy Boggiano, Molloy

In a rare down year for Archbishop Molloy, Boggiano was the lone star for the Stanners, and was one of the best pure hitters in the borough.

Outfield

Tom Cloonen, McClancy

McClancy’s leadoff hitter took a while to adjust to wood, but he was one of the best defensive outfielders and the junior will be of the league’s best next year.

Outfield

Kyle Contino, McClancy

Contino came around at the plate when it counted, late in the season and in the playoffs. The senior outfielder will play at Queens.

Utility

A.J. Boardman, St. Francis Prep

Boardman did a little bit of everything for the Terriers this year. When he wasn’t Prep’s No. 1 pitcher, he was a dependable designated hitter.

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