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July 21, 2013

Bradish, Knowles anchor CVAC baseball All-Stars

It was another competitive season in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference baseball in 2013.

It was so competitive that the coaches in the league couldn’t come up with clear choices for Most Valuable Player and Coach of the Year.

Beekmantown’s Austin Bradish and Plattsburgh High’s Robby Knowles were chosen as co-Most Valuable Players, while Beekmantown’s Eric Bell and Lake Placid’s Brian Brandes were selected as co-Coaches of the Year.

CVAC Division I and Section VII Class B winner Beekmantown, in addition to Bradish’s MVP selection, had three players chosen to the All-CVAC team.

CVAC Divison II and Section VII Class C champion Ticonderoga placed one player on the All-CVAC team and five on the Division II All-star quad.

The Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Northern Adirondack.

All-Stars were selected by CVAC coaches.

Co-Most Valuable Players

Austin Bradish, Beekmantown- 50 at bats, 14 runs, 21 hits, .420 batting average, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 18 RBI, .620 slugging, .476 on-base, 9 walks, 11 stolen bases, 4-0 pitching record, 29.2 innings, 25 strikeouts, 25 hits, 4 walks, 0.24 ERA. Bradish was a team captain in his fifth varsity season. He was a clutch hitter while batting fourth in the order. He was the team’s emotional leader on and off the field. Bradish led the Eagles in a number of offensive categories and was the ace of the pitching staff.

Robby Knowles, Plattsburgh High- 55 at bats, 24 runs, 30 hits, .545 batting average, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, 21 RBI, .709 slugging, .597 on-base, 10 walks, 6 stolen bases, 3-0 pitching record, 32.2 innings, 29 strikeouts, 40 hits, 8 walks, 14 earned runs, 3.00 ERA. Knowles has been a key starter the past three years. He played shortstop for the Hornets and led the team in most offensive categories. He was a tough out at the plate and always gave PHS a chance to win when he was on the mound.

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