BOSTON GLOBE ALL-SCHOLASTICS IN BASEBALL, 2007

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
Kevin Scanlan
Kevin Scanlan

Division 1
Lincoln-Sudbury
  Scanlan, who relies on his sharp curve and ability to spot his pitches, had the best season of any EMass pitcher (12-0, nine shutouts) and capped it with a win over Algonquin for the Division 1 state title. He will attend the University of Maine.  

Scanlan won the Louisville Slugger Massachusetts Player of the Year and headed to the University of Maine. As a freshman, Scanlan was named to the 2008 America East All-Rookie Team while going 2-5 with a team-best 3.74 ERA, leading the team in innings pitched with 67.1 and in strikeouts with 72. In 2009, Scanlan was named to the America East Second Team, finishing 6-3 with a 3.96 ERA. He sat out the 2010 collegiate season due to a medical redshirt. In 2011, he returned, but not to his prior form, racking up an 8.10 ERA in 9 outings across 20 innings pitched

Scanlan had made 1 appearance for the Lexington Blue Sox in Boston's Intercity League in 2007. In 1 inning, he struck out 2 and did not allow a hit. Scanlan pitched the 2008 and 2009 summers with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League. In 2009, in 16 appearances out of the pen, he compiled a 3.86 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings. In the summer of 2010, Scanlan pitched for the Keene Swamp Bats in the NECBL after missing his collegiate season and went 3-5 with a 3.53 ERA in 32 2/3 innings pitched.


Matt Ruane
Matt Ruane

Division 2
Belmont
  Ruane scored an 800 on his math SAT, and his stats on the diamond were equally impressive. He was 7-0 and batted .521, leading Belmont to the Division 2 North sectional title. An all-league selection in football, he will attend Bowdoin.  

At Bowdoin as a freshman in 2008, Ruane led the team with a .379 batting average and was 2nd on the team with 25 runs scored. After his senior year in 2011, Ruane had compiled a .324 average (141 for 435) with 12 homeruns and 69 RBI. He did not pitch.

Ruane played for the Watertown Reds in the summer of 2007, and the Mooney Dental Tanners from 2008 through 2010, all from Boston's Intercity League. During that time, he hit a collective .245, and did not pitch.


James Hamilton
James Hamilton

Division 3
Harwich
  Hamilton, the Division 3A player of year in football, capped his high school career with a complete-game win over St. Joseph's in the Division 3 state title game. He led the South Shore League with a 0.41 ERA and will attend Bridgewater State.  

In 2009, Hamilton played his freshman season at Dean College. There, he batted .381 (43 for 113) with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 7 home runs and 45 RBI in 38 games played. He also went 5-2 on the mound, pitching 31 innings with a 4.94 ERA, striking out 47 in just 31 innings of work. Hamilton was selected to the Region XXI Division II All-New England Team.

In 2010, Hamilton transferred to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. In just 5 games, he batted 0 for 9, and pitched twice, going 1-0 in 9.1 innings pitched with 8 strikeouts and a 2.89 ERA. He was given redshirt status for the season after sitting out the rest of the year to have Tommy John Surgery. Hamilton did not play collegiately in 2011.

In 2012, Hamilton, now a transfer at UMass Lowell and still a sophomore, finished with a 3-2 record and 3.64 ERA over 29.2 innings with 21 strikeouts.He batted just .227 (5 for 22).


All-Scholastics

Athlete / School / Position   The Boston Globe Summary   The Boston Baseball Update
Brian Bodjiak
Brian Bodjiak

Sandwich
Pitcher / Outfield
  Bodjiak batted .500 and hit seven home runs to power Sandwich to a 12-8 record and a second-place finish in the Atlantic Coast South. His squad lost to Weymouth in the playoffs. Bodjiak also plays basketball and will attend Elon University.  

Bodjiak pitched 7 games for Elon University in 2008, compiling a 5.56 ERA in 11 1/3 innings, fanning 5 batters and going 1-0 out of the pen. In 2009, Bodjiak pitched for Massasoit Community College. There, he went 2-3 with a 4.79 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 35 2.3 innings pitched. Bodjiak also hit .250 in 64 at bats.

In 2010, Bodjiak transferred to University of Rhode Island. From 2010-2011, he went 5-4 with a 5.59 ERA and 45 K's over 67 2/3 innings pitched.

In 2009, Bodjiak had pitched his summer with the Canton A's in Boston's Cranberry League, and in 2010, pitched with both the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League and the Holyoke Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.


Conor Burke
Conor Burke

St. John's Prep
Pitcher
  Burke was named MVP of the Catholic Conference, arguably the most competitive league in the state. He went 7-1 with a 0.70 ERA and threw a no-hitter against BC High. A member of the National Honor Society, he will play baseball for Brown.  

Burke joined the pitching staff at Brown University in 2008. In his 4-year collegiate career, he compiled a 6-8 record with a 7.36 ERA in 95 innings pitched with 73 strikeouts.

Burke made 1 brief appearance in 2009 with the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.


Brendan Chapin
Brendan Chapin

Catholic Memorial
Pitcher
  Chapin earned his third selection to the Catholic Conference's All-Star team by posting a 9-2 record and a 1.10 ERA. A returning All-Scholastic, he finished his career with a 21-6 record. He likes beach volleyball and will attend Marist.  

After graduation, Chapin went to Marist College where in 2008 he went 3-2 with a 5.88 ERA with 26 innings pitched and 19 strikeouts. Chapin did not pitch in 2009 collegiately. He returned in 2010 and wrapped up his Marist career in 2011 with a 9-7 record and 4.15 ERA overall with 98 K's across 113 innings pitched.

Chapin spent the summer of 2008 with the Lowell All Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Chapin spent the summer of 2009 with the Amsterdam Mohawks in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, where he led team pitching in 21 games (50%) of the teams games. He finished 1-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 24 1/3 innings with 21 strikeouts, holding batters to a .221 batting average against.


Dan Godefroi
Dan Godefroi

Andover
Pitcher / Outfield
  Last year's Division 1 Player of the Year got off to a slow start because of a nagging ankle injury, but he hit .500 and led Andover to a stellar second half. A two-time all-conference selection in hockey, Godefroi will attend Georgetown.  

Godefroi was selected as the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2006 and a Massachusetts All-Star from 2005-07. He then headed to Georgetown University. In 2008 as a freshman, he batted .205 (8 for 39) and went 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 22 innings. By the time he graduated in 2011, he had compiled a .226 average over 4 years with 7 homeruns, and an 0-2 record on the mound with a 5.57 ERA in 32 innings pitched.

Godefroi played his 2008 and 2009 summer ball for the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.


John Leonard
John Leonard

Hanover
Pitcher / First Base
  Leonard's performance on the mound (7-1, 0.48 ERA) and at the plate (.471 average, 25 RBIs) earned him his second straight Patriot League MVP award. An EMass All- Star, he will attend Boston College on a baseball scholarship.  

Leonard was drafted in the 36th round by the San Francisco Giants in 2010, but returned instead for his senior season at Boston College in 2011. That year, he led the team with 13 starts and 75.1 innings pitched. Leonard finished the year 4-7 with a 5.38 ERA with 38 strikeouts and 22 walks. He finished his BC career with a 6.22 ERA and an 11-15 record in 217.0 innings.

Leonard was drafted again in the 32nd Round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels with the 975th pick overall. He has not played pro ball as of November 2012.

Leonard had played for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in the Cape Cod League for two summers in 2008 and 2009. He was 5-4 with a 2.27 ERA in 71.2 innings. He struck out 50 and walked 21 and was named an all-star in 2009.


Scott Lobdell
Scott Lobdell

Masconomet
First Base / DH
  Lobdell is the only non-pitcher to earn All-Scholastic honors this year, and it's easy to see why. He hit .417 with 27 RBIs and led Masconomet to an appearance in the Division 2 North final. He also plays football and will attend James Madison.  

Lobdell is at James Madison University where he plays for the Club Baseball team. In the Fall 2009 season, he batted .400 (6 for 15). In the Spring of 2010, he hit .351 (27 for 77) - the 2nd-most hits in JMU history. In 2011, Lobdell followed that up by hitting .373 (22 for 59) - the 3rd highest average in JMU history.

Lobdell spent the 2008 and 2009 summers playing for Topsfield Tories in North Shore Massachusetts' Intertown Twilight League. In 2009, he was hitting .500 through June 20th. Lobdell spent 2011 and 2012 playing for Titans in the Royal Rooter Baseball League, hitting .266 over that time.


Kyle Martinis
Kyle Martinis

Bellingham
Pitcher / 1B / 3B
  The 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pound Martinis belted eight homers, knocked in 40 runs, and hit .494. The Tri-Valley League MVP had a 6-1 record with 62 strikeouts in 44 innings. Martinis captained the basketball team and will attend Northeastern.  

Martinis pitched his 2007 summer for Ashland Legion where he went 3-0 with a 0.70 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched. He also hit .457.

Martinis then headed to Northeastern University. There, he was a mid-year 2008 transfer to Wheaton College. He did not appear in a game for either school in 2008 or 2009 due to shoulder injury. Martinis played the 2009 summer with the MetroWest A's in the Central New England Baseball Association and began the season with 2 saves and a 0.90 ERA through 10 innings.

Martinis attempted a 2010 collegiate comeback at Umass-Amherst. While he did make it to Umass, he did not play baseball there. He graduated in 2011, and is now seeking a doctorate from American International College.


Sean McDermott
Sean McDermott

Walpole
Pitcher / First Base
  McDermott compiled some of the finest pitching numbers in the state: a 10-1 record, 119 strikeouts, two saves, and a 0.67 ERA. A two-year captain and four-year varsity player, McDermott was 25-2 in his career. He will attend Virginia Tech.  

McDermott pitched 4 years at Virginia Tech, graduating in 2011. He completed his collegiate career 7-9 with a 5.55 ERA over 123 innings pitched with 93 strikeouts.

McDermott pitched his 2008 summer with the Keene Swap Bats in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. He posted a 2-2 record with a 3.73 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 31 1/3 innings. McDermott spent the 2009 summer rehabbing his shoulder to avoid surgery and to be strong for his 2010 collegiate season, though his innings and performance in 2011 and 2012 never returned to pre-injury levels.


Kyle Multner
Kyle Multner

Peabody
Pitcher / Outfield
  Multner, a rare pitcher at the high school level with a knuckleball in his repertoire, used the pitch to help him compile a 6-1 record and a 0.79 ERA while leading Peabody to a 16-2 record and a Greater Boston League title. He will attend UMass-Amherst.  

At UMass-Amherst, Multner got the job done with his bat, as he did not pitch. By the time he graduated in 2011, he had compiled a .281 average (164 for 583) with 29 doubles, 7 triples and 24 homers in 164 games.

Multner spent the summer of 2007 with the Peabody Champions in Boston's North Shore Baseball League and tossed a no-hitter. Back in 2008, he helped the Champions win the league title. Multner then spent the summer of 2009 with the North Shore Navigators in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, where he hit at a .194 clip (12 for 62). As of 2012, Multner was back with the Champions.


Scott Oberg
Scott Oberg

Tewksbury
Pitcher
  With a 7-1 record, an 0.86 ERA, and 65 strikeouts, Oberg was the Merrimack Valley (Small) Player of the Year. An honor roll student and basketball player, Oberg was selected to the EMass all-star team.  

Oberg was an All-Scholastic again in 2008, going 5-2 while striking out 65 in 47 innings and was also named Player of the Year in the MVC Small Conference.

Oberg pitched for the University of Connecticut Huskies in 2009 and 2010 before missing the 2011 due to Tommy John surgery. He returned strong in 2012. During his 4 years (3 of playing), he went 14-2 with a 1.59 ERA with 77 strikeouts in 113 innings.

In the summer of 2009, Oberg pitched for the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, compiling a 3.14 ERA in 14 1/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. Oberg also made 3 pitching appearances for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League, compiling a 1.80 ERA in 5 innings. In 2010, he pitched for the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and posted a 0.64 ERA in 14 innings across 10 games.

Oberg was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 15th Round (468th overall) of 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. He pitched for the Grand Junction Rockies in Single A in 2012 with a 2.33 ERA in 27 innings and 29 strikeouts as a closer.


Eric Oxford
Eric Oxford

Danvers
Pitcher / First Base
  Oxford, a member of the National Honor Society, won the Northeastern Conference's scholar-athlete award. He hit .435, drove in 25 runs, and stole nine bases. Oxford, who also plays soccer, will play baseball at Holy Cross.  

Through four seasons at Holy Cross, Oxford batted .303 (215 for 709) with 18 homers and 159 RBI in 197 games. He graduated in 2011.

Oxford spent the 2008 summer playing for the North Shore Phillies in the North Shore Baseball League. In 2009, he spent the summer playing for the Lowell All-Americans in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. There, Oxford hit .262 (28 for 107) and even got in 2 pitching appearances, allowing 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings. In 2010, he played sparingly for the Holyoke Blue Sox in the NECBL, hitting .208 in 6 games.

Today, Oxford is a Director at The Cannonball Foundation, teaching kids to swing for the fences, as well as a baseball coach at Danvers High School.


Roberto Zapata
Roberto Zapata

Boston English
Pitcher / First Base
  The Dominican-born Zapata captained Boston English to a 16-3 record and a share of the Boston City North title. He helped the Bulldogs win the inaugural City championship and advance to the Division 1 North semifinals.  

After transferring from MassBay Community College, Zapata played at Endicott College in 2009 as a sophomore, and hit .295 with 2 homers and led the team with 27 RBI.

Zapata spent the 2008 summer with Irish Village of the Boston Park League and hit .263 (21 for 80). He then spent the summer of 2009 with Carlson Club, also of the BPL. There, he hit .208 (10 for 48) and went 1-2 on the mound with a 4.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings. After no BPL action for two seasons, Zapata returned with the Padres in 2012, where he batted .380 (27 for 71), and went 0-3 on the mound in 3 starts with an ERA of 6.30 across 6 2/3 innings, plagued with 9 walks.

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