BOSTON GLOBE ALL-SCHOLASTICS IN BASEBALL, 2004

Boston Globe All Scholastics Baseball

Each year, the Boston Globe recognizes the best high school athlete baseball players across Massachusetts. A Player of the Year is named in each division, as well as All-Scholastics across the state. See what the Boston Globe said about them then, and Boston Baseball will catch you up on what they have done since.

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Players of the Year

Athlete / School / Position   The Boston Globe Summary   The Boston Baseball Update
Ryan Moorer
Ryan Moorer

Division 1
Peabody
  Gatorade player of the year, a 9-1 record, and did we mention 12th round pick of the Chicago Cubs? Moorer was instrumental in the Tanners North Sectional title this season winning in both games he started. At 6-3 he is as intimidating as he was unhittable this season with a 0.52 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 66 innings. Moorer showed why he is so valuable to the Tanners in the championship game coming on to pitch 1 innings striking out four to secure the win. He was the MVP of the Greater Boston League after making it to the all-star team for the third year. He was offered a scholarship to Maryland to pitch for the Terps. He also played basketball and golf where he was a GBL All-Star.  

Moorer was the 12th round pick of the Chicago Cubs, but he did not sign. Instead, he headed to the University of Maryland where he played 2005-2007, compiling a 7-10 record with a 5.36 ERA. Moorer spent the summer of 2005 with the College Park Bombers in the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League, and the summer of 2006 with the Newport Gulls in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. There, he went 5-1 with a 0.69 ERA and held opposing batters to a .182 batting average.

Moorer was selected by the Seattle Mariners in 12th Round (375th overall) of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft. In 4 years of Single A ball through 2010, Moorer compiled an 8-9 record with a 4.85 ERA with the Everett AquaSox in the Northwest League, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Clinton LumberKings in the Midwest League, and most recently in 2010, the High Desert Mavericks in the California League.


Nate Freiman
Nate Freiman

Division 2
Wellesley
  As a pitcher and first baseman, Freiman is captain of a 15-8 team that advanced to the Division 2 South semifinals, MVP of the Bay State League, a 7-1 record on the season, and posted a .500 average at the plate. And he's only a junior. In the tournament against Coyle-Cassidy, Freiman went the distance fanning eight while allowing only five hits and two runs in a 8-2 win. The 6-7 Freiman was a three-year starter at Wellesley and has been a BSL first team all-star the last two years. He excels in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society. In his senior season, he has had a full schedule serving as captain of the indoor track team and the editor of his school newspaper.  

In 4 years at Duke, Freiman hit .356 with 251 hits and, 43 home runs (the Duke all-time leader) and 180 RBI in 180 games. After his junior season, Freiman was drafted in the 28th round (843rd overall) of the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Texas Rangers, but he returned to Duke for his senior year where he led Duke with a .381 average, 11 home runs, 46 RBI and a .671 slugging percentage. Freiman had spent his final two amateur summers with the Orleans Cardinals in the Cape Cod League.

Freiman was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 8th Round (234th overall) of 2009 Amateur Draft. In his first year playing for Low Single A Eugene Emeralds in the Northwest League, Freiman dominated, hitting .294 with 11 home runs (2nd in the league), 68 RBI (1st in the league) and 140 total bases (1st in the league) in 72 games (T-1st in the league).

In 2010, Freiman was promoted to Single A for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the Midwest League. Once again, he hit .294, though he increased his homerun total (14) and RBI total (84).

2011 had Freiman with the Lake Elsinore Storm in the High Single A California League, and he once again upped his production with 22 homers and 111 RBI while batting .288.

Promoted in 2012 to the San Antonio Missions in the Double-A Texas League, Freiman hit 24 homers with 105 RBI while batting .298.


Mike Hinkley
Mike Hinkley

Division 3
Cardinal Spellman
  This captain pitched his way to a 10-1 record with a 1.40 ERA, and 96 strikeouts. Not bad for a football player. Hinkley will attend Merrimack College on a football scholarship but still owned a career 17-6 record on the mound and a .400 career batting average. He batted .500 for the season with a home run and 27 RBI in leading Spellman to the South semifinals before bowing out to Hull. Hinkley was the Cardinals savior, pitching 5 shutout innings of relief and striking out 10 to lead Spellman in their comeback win over Norwell. He was named co-MVP of the Catholic Central League along with Mike Hickey of Fenwick. The senior served as captain of both the basketball and the football team where he was also an all-scholastic.  

Hinkley attended Merrimack College to play football on scholarship.


All-Scholastics

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John Barker
John Barker

Xaverian
Pitcher / Second Base
  Is there anything the kid can't do? After being named All-Scholastic in football he followed it up with an appearance on the baseball list. Barker was one of the catalysts for a Xaverian team the ended the regular season ranked No. 1. He posted a 9-2 record with a 1.47 ERA. He threw a no-hitter against Waltham and had several key pitching performances, earning him Catholic Conference All-Star honors. He was a finalist for MVP of the league. Barker was no slouch at the plate either with a .320 average, 20 runs scored, and 19 steals from the leadoff spot. Barker got the win to clinch the South sectional championship for the Hawks, going the distance against a powerful BC High offense. He will attend Ohio State in the fall for football.  

So much for baseball... Barker planned to walk-on as a kicker for Ohio State football, though a stress fracture in his back turned off that program. Instead, he joined Syracuse University's football team as a place kicker for a few years before finishing his collegiate career in 2009 as a wide receiver and kicker for Assumption College.

In 2012, Barker joined the Braintree White Sox of the Cranberry League for a handful of games, batting .267 in 15 at bats.


Jared Barnes
Jared Barnes

Bishop-Feehan
Pitcher
  As a junior, Barnes went 8-2 and led Bishop Feehan to the Division 2 South semifinals. Barnes was cool under pressure both during the season and in the tournament. He got the decision in Bishop Feehan's 10-0 win over Dartmouth clinching the division, then in the first round against Scituate he threw a complete game four-hitter striking out 10. Finally, against Bellingham in the second round he hit a two-run home run to win the game, 7-6. On the season he was a tough out, batting .339 with four home runs and 21 runs batted in. His biggest asset to the team was his pitching though, where in addition to his eight wins he had a 1.21 ERA and struck out 82 batters while walking only 15.  

Barnes headed to Wheaton College where in 61 career appearances out of the pen, he went 8-2 with a 2.33 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 73 1/3 innings. Barnes graduated with a Psychology degree in 2009.

Barnes also played with the Little Falls Miners of the New York Collegiate Baseball League in the summer leading into his senior season. He tossed 10 games with a 3.92 ERA across 20 2/3 innings, primarily out of the pen.

In 2011, Barnes served as Video Scouting Intern for the Boston Red Sox, before joining the Texas Ranger as a Baseball Operations Intern in 2012.


Jim Cassidy
Jim Cassidy

Medway
Pitcher / Outfield
  His numbers speak for themselves. The 6-2 flamethrower posted a 0.86 ERA this season. Want more? He also had a 5-2 pitching record, a .489 batting average, with two home runs, 17 runs batted in, and will attend the University of South Florida in the fall. The Mustangs relied on the right-hander in going 15-8 and earning a trip to the Division 3 South semifinals. For his baseball career, he was 20-4 and a four-time Tri-Valley League All-Star. He also played football for the Mustangs where he was a three time all-star and a league MVP. The senior enjoys working on his family farm when he is not mowing down opposing batters.  

Cassidy spent his first two collegiate seasons pitching at the University of South Florida. There, he pitched 24 games almost exclusively out of the pen with a 7.12 ERA and a 2-2 record with 32 strikeouts in 48 innings. Cassidy transferred to UMass Amherst and made an immediate impact in 2007, going 5-1 as a starter with a 3.35 ERA in 43 innings with 27 K's. He also hit .173 (19 for 110). Cassidy was redshirted while recovering from an injury in 2008 and pitched just 2 games and 1 2/3 innings as a senior in 2009, though he did record a win and improve his career collegiate record to 8-3, while also batting .169 (10 for 59) in 21 games.

Cassidy also had seen action in three games with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2005.


Adam Cole
Adam Cole

Lincoln-Sudbury
Pitcher
  Cole was the anchor of the Division 2 North Sectional champs, going 2-0 in the postseason while allowing two earned runs. The junior was MVP of the Dual County League after an undefeated 9-0 season in which he never allowed more than a single earned run in any start. "The first nine games, he carried us on his back, batting over .600," said coach Kirk Fredericks. But Cole flourished at pitcher where he had a 0.85 ERA, two one-hitters, 77 strikeouts, while walking only 24 in 65 innings. At the plate he was a menace to opposing pitchers, batting .429 with 15 RBI. The two-time DCL All-Star and honor student will be back for more next year and will be captain of the football team in the fall.  

Cole headed to Harvard University where he was named the Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year as a freshman in 2006. His sophomore year, Cole led the team in opponent batting average against with a .230 mark. Cole appeared in just one game as junior, missing the rest of the season with an elbow injury, and just one game as a senior. Cole finished his career in 2009 with a 2-8 record over 4 years and a 6.25 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 72 innings pitched - though this ERA was heavily slanted by 1 nasty inning pitched while injured as a senior. Cole otherwise would have finished his career with a 4.94 ERA.


Ryan Dooley
Ryan Dooley

North Reading
Pitcher
  The good news for North Reading opponents is that Ryan Dooley's season is over. The bad news is he will be back stronger next year. The Cape Ann League MVP was also one of the most dominant pitchers in EMass this season and will represent North Reading in the EMass All-Star game. Despite a first-round exit at the hands of Shawsheen, Dooley shined for the Hornets going 9-2 in the regular season, with 108 strikeouts and a 1.06 ERA in 72 innings of work. "Without question he is our offensive and defensive leader, but pitching is where he showed his strength," said North Reading coach Frank Carey. Dooley lead the offense batting .400 with 17 RBI.  

Dooley played 8 games for the Senators in the Boston Men's Adult Baseball League in 2005. In 12 at bats, he hit .500. And in 4 pitching appearances, he went 2-0 with a 4.57 ERA.

Dooley aso pitched briefly for Mass. Maritime in 2006 and was on the 2007 roster, but did not play. No further information is available.


Aaron Greenblatt
Aaron Greenblatt

Brookline
Pitcher / Catcher
  Not often do you find a pitcher and catcher that excels at both. Rarely do you find one capable of leading a team on a nine-game win streak and to the Division 1 South semifinals either. Greenblatt posted a 1.17 ERA with 62 strikeouts in 49 innings. When he wasn't on the mound, he was throwing out 40 percent of runners as the Bay State Carey Division MVP. At the plate he had a .315 average, with 18 RBI, and 22 walks. Brookline coach Joe Campagna describes Greenblatt as a "self-made player who made himself into top-notch catcher and then this year, a pitcher." As a pitcher he has been clocked at 90 mph, and the two-time Bay State All-Star will pitch for Northeastern in the fall.  

After being redshirted as a true-freshman, Greenblatt finished 4 years of pitching for Northeastern University and graduated in 2009. During that time, he pitched in 21 games out of the pen, compiled an 0-1 record with a 5.52 ERA in 29 1/3 innings with 21 strikeouts.

In 2008, Greenblatt pitched a game for the Brighton Black Sox in the Yawkey League. He gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings with 8 K's, but took the loss. Greenblatt also pitched 4 games for Cannon Club in the Boston Park League from 2008 to 2009. During that time, he went 1-1 with a 8.21 ERA in 7.2 innings.


Mike Hickey
Mike Hickey

Bishop Fenwick
Pitcher
  Where would Bishop Fenwick be without him? Hickey shared Catholic Central MVP honors with Cardinal Spellman's Mike Hinkley and for good reason. The junior pitcher was 7-2 with a 0.65 ERA and allowed only 12 runs all season while striking out 58. Even more impressive was that only six runs he gave up were earned and opponents hit only .174 against him. "He is very composed on the mound. He beat Spellman for the league title and limited a Lynnfield team that had been hitting the ball well to one run," said coach Kevin McCarthy of his star pitcher. Hickey has the luxury of throwing three pitches - a fastball, curveball, and change - for strikes.  

Hickey went to pitch for the University of Southern Maine in 2006. As a freshman, Hickey got into 7 games, 5 as a starter, and went 2-1 with a 7.17 ERA in 21 1/3 innings with 14 strikeouts.

From 2008 to 2009, Hickey pitched for the North Shore Phillies in the North Shore Baseball League.


Andrew Long
Andrew Long

St. John's Prep
Pitcher / Outfield
  Being MVP of arguably the toughest league this season makes Long an unanimous choice. Season stats of .459 average, six home runs and 22 RBI didn't hurt his cause either. Long led the Prep offense in batting average and home runs. The best hitter in the league was also a standout pitcher, going 6-1 with an ERA just under 2.00. For his career he was 9-1 pitching and got the win in Prep's Catholic Conference-clinching game against BC High last season. Long pitched a complete game, three hitter in a 1-0 win over Xaverian and called it his best game of the season. The honor student standout will continue his baseball career at Saint Anselm College.  

Long pitched at Saint Anselm College through 2008, where in his 4-year career, went 12-14 with a 4.73 ERA in 161 2/3 innings pitched with 58 strikeouts.


Mike Nadolny
Mike Nadolny

Billerica
Pitcher / Second Base
  UMass-Lowell made a smart decision in accepting this pitcher. Nadolny was a marvel on the mound, going 8-1 with 64 strikeouts, and a 0.91 ERA, allowing a sparse eight runs in 61 innings. He pitched the Indians right up to the Division 1 North final where they tasted defeat at the hands of Peabody. Opponents found it hard getting on base against him as he allowed 41 hits for a .179 opponents batting average. The honor student had three straight shutouts and went 29 straight scoreless innings at one point this year. He was named to the Merrimack Valley All-Conference team and Division 2 Player of the Year.  

Nadolny did not make it to UMass-Lowell for baseball.

In 2009, Nadolny played for the Reds in the Boston Men's Adult Baseball League. On the mound, he went 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA, striking out 41 batters in 36.1 innings pitched. At the plate, he hit .237 in 38 at bats.


Mark Ostrander
Mark Ostrander

Hopkinton
Centerfield
  The Maine Black Bears hope that Ostrander can bring home runners like he did at Hopkinton this year. The 6-2 outfielder batted .463 with eight home runs, 30 runs, and 33 RBI. Ostrander was a four-year starter at Hopkinton and was voted to the Tri-Valley League All-Star team three seasons. This year was his crowning moment as he was named MVP of the league and led Hopkinton to the Division 2 South Sectional championship; the first ever in school history. On the big stage Ostrander went 2-for-4 with four RBI in Hopkinton's championship win over Somerset. "He has always been a dream to coach and a physical leader," said Hopkinton coach Steve Simoes of Ostrander.  

Ostrander attended the University of Maine where he had a solid collegiate career. As a sophomore, Ostrander had hit .333, capping the year by being named MVP of the America East Tournament. He struggled as a junior, his average dipping to .232. As a senior, he hit .286, though his season ended early when he hyperextended the big toe on his left foot in a bizarre baserunning accident, slamming it into back of the opposing third baseman's leg as he attempted to round the bag and head home. During his 4 years, Ostrander batted .261 (75 for 287) with 9 home runs and 47 RBI in 136 games. He graduated in 2008.


Matt Stafford
Matt Stafford

Plymouth North
First Base
  One of the leading hitters in EMass all season, Stafford packs power in his bat and has a knack for bringing his teammates home. Stafford hit .507, with nine home runs, and 43 runs batted in this season for the Blue Eagles. Despite a first-round loss, the first baseman's offense helped Plymouth North to a 15-5 record an d a No. 4 seed in the tournament. A two-sport star, he played football in the fall and in Friday's Shrine Football All-Star Classic. The National Honor Society member will attend Trinity College to play football and baseball. He enjoys skiing and wiffleball when away from the gridiron and the diamond.  

Stafford played four years of baseball and football at Trinity College, his biggest as a sophomore and junior, batting .341 with 13 home runs over those season.

As a senior, Trinity went undefeated, entering the NCAA Division III World Series 41-0. In the championship game, with Trinity trailing Johns Hopkins University by one run going into the eighth inning, Stafford singled to tie the game. Trinity went onto win and become National Champions, finishing the season 45-1.

Stafford also played for Trinity football, a team that went 29-3 during his four years.


Adam Tempesta
Adam Tempesta

Brockton
Shortstop
  Big Three MVP, a .405 average, 13 stolen bases, 15 RBI, a home run, and he's only a junior, which means next year he can do it all again. For his career, the three-year shortstop is hitting .325 with 24 runs batted in. He has been named to three straight conference all-star teams before being named MVP this season. When away from the diamond, his love of sports leads him to the track where he ran as a sophomore, or the football field where he played this season. He was the leader of a Brockton team that was Big Three Conference champs and finished the season 13-7. "Adam would take over games for us at shortstop giving us a chance to win," said Brockton coach David Fouracre.  

Tempesta attended UMass Amherst where he had an impressive 4-year career, finishing with 239 hits (2nd best in UMass history), 54 doubles (a UMass record), a .320 average, 10 home runs and 124 RBI in 182 games. Tempesta graduated undrafted in 2009.

Tempesta spent the summer of 2007 playing for the Pittsfield Dukes and the summer of 2008 playing for the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.

Tempesta spent the summers of 2009-2012 with the Easton Huskies in the South Shore's Cranberry League. During that time, he has hit .262, and helped lead the team to a championship in 2009.

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