The Southern Connecticut Diamond Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 No I In Team Awards selected by area baseball coaches for each of their teams. The award is named for John “Whitey” Piurek, longtime coach of West Haven High School.
Those selected are: Amity, Justin Roche; Ansonia, Matthew Blackwell; Branford, Dominic Bonanno; Canterbury, Jake Elston; Cheshire, Nick Valente; Derby, Bryce Cotter; East Haven, Sam Cronk; Fairfield Prep, Matthew Flynn; Foran, Nathan Chen; Guilford, Niko Tartagni; Hamden Hall, Mike Coggins; Hamden, Michael Nista; Hand, Danny Carbone; Hillhouse/Career, Angel Lugo.
Also, Hopkins, Chris Wanat; Law, Luke Pleimann; Morgan, Ryan Inglis; North Branford, Anthony Raffone; North Haven, Jason Mazzaro; Notre Dame, Ryan Cannon; Platt, Andrew Romano; Sheehan, Anthony Romano; Shelton, Shawn Smith; Southington, Jake DellaVecchia; Westbrook, Nicholas Palumbo; West Haven, Michael Boni; Wilbur Cross, Cal Melendez.
Also honored by the SCDC was the 2021 Samuel A. Burrell, Jr. Coach of the Year, which went to Chris Borelli of Hamden High School and Ron Luneau of West Haven High School.
In addition, the 2021 George Klivak Team of the Year honors went to Hamden High School and West Haven High School.
Both honors are selected by the area coaches and the SCDC executive board.