2014 New Haven Register / GameTimeCT Baseball All-State Team

Zach Risedorf
Northwestern, Sr., C

Lou Kessler
Notre Dame-West Haven, coach

  • Stats: Led team to 21-5 record en route to a Class L state championship. For his career, Kessler has 369 wins, has gone 4-1 in state championship games and 17-3 since 2010 in the CIAC state tournament.

John Amendola
Notre Dame-West Haven, Sr., P

  • Stats: Went 10-3 with four saves, a 0.77 ERA, 65 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 84 innings.
  • Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection, NHR All-Area MVP and team MVP.
  • Off the field: In the Spanish Honor Society and Spanish Club.
  • Up next: Will play baseball at Northeastern University.

Scott Braren
Hand, Sr., CF

  • Stats: Batted .516 with a .998 slugging percentage, .631 on-base percentage, 29 RBIs and four home runs.
  • Honors: He was a CHSCA and All-SCC Hammonasset Division selection.
  • Up next: He will play baseball at Boston College.

Ben Brown
Holy Cross, Sr., P

  • Stats: Finished with a 7-2 record with a 1.83 ERA and a save. Opponents’ batting average against was .165. Brown batted .394.
  • Honors: Was named team MVP, All-NVL and All-City for the Crusaders.
  • Up next: He will play baseball at the University of Hartford.

Kyle Dunster
Greenwich, Sr., P

  • Stats: Went 6-2 and struck out 50 with a 1.75 ERA and holding opponents to a .185 batting average.
  • Honors: All-FCIAC First Team and CHSCA All-State selection.
  • Up next: Will play baseball at Boston College.

Marvin Gorgas
East Hampton, Sr., P

Nick Lamberti
East Haven, Sr., SS/P

  • Stats: Had a .450 batting average with 31 hits, 18 RBIs and a home run.
  • Honors: NHR All-Area and All-SCC Oronoque Division selection.
  • Off the field: Also played basketball.
  • Up next: Will play baseball at UConn.

Will Rios
St. Bernard, Sr., P/IF

  • Stats: At the plate batted .460 with five home runs and on the mound was 6-0 with a 1.06 ERA and over 100 strikeouts in 49 innings.
  • Honors: CHSCA All-State and All-ECC Small Division selection.
  • Up next: Was drafted in the 26th round of the MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Deciding between playing for the Diamondbacks and going to the University of Maryland.

Joey Rivera
Southington, Sr., P

  • Stats: 6-1 record and batted .400 for the Class LL state finalists.
  • Honors: All-CCC West Division, Senior All-Star and CHSCA All-State selection.
  • Up next: Will play baseball at UConn.

Ronnie Rossomando
Bunnell, Jr., P

Dan Schock
Cheshire, Sr., CF

  • Stats: Batted .423, had an .807 slugging percentage, 33 hits, 29 RBIs and eight home runs.
  • Honors: Team MVP. Also a All-SCC Housatonic Division selection, Played in the Senior All-Star Game.
  • Off the field: Peer Health Educator and YMCA aftercare counselor.
  • Up next: Will play baseball at Sacred Heart.

Kevin Stone
Fairfield Prep, Jr., P/OF

  • Stats: Batted .355 and on the mound went 8-1 with 1.98 ERA.
  • Honors: All-SCC Quinnipiac Division selection.
  • Off the field: Does community service at the Boys and Girls Club in Stamford.
  • Up next: Will head into senior year receiving interest from Harvard, Yale, Columbia and Dartmouth.

Second, Third, Honorable Mention Teams


  1. gobballfan says

    So I guess baseball ballot is the same as softball one. All pitchers. These guys must be so good they only need 1 outfielder and 1 infielder. That’s a hell of a shift. At least baseball has a catcher on it’s teams. Nothing against the pitchers, but c’mon, can’t we fill out a full team? Again, typical that we don’t want to offend anyone who may be left off, so we just won’t include anyone. CT has to be the sorriest state as far as playoff systems and “ALL whatever” teams.

    • Henry ChisholmHenry Chisholm says

      It may be worth looking into, but with the new bats and the lack of quality in the spalding ball, pitchers really did have a good year. Hard to say any of these pitchers are not deserving.

  2. gobballfan says

    That’s the problem, hard to say they are not deserving. They can’t all be the best. There has to be the best 3 or 4 at most. There has to be a best SS, a best 3B and so on. Let the coaches nominate their 3 or 4 best players and then they vote for the best at each position(without voting for their own player), the top vote getter at each position is your 1st team all state team. Have 2 pitchers if you want. It’s not rocket science. Don’t worry about hurting the feelings of the 6th best pitcher when you don’t even acknowledge a SS or 3rd baseman

  3. Henry ChisholmHenry Chisholm says

    That would work if indeed the best players at each position were better than other players at other positions. Allow me to clarify. If the best 3B was always better than say the third best pitcher or first baseman in the state then sure it makes sense. But thats not always how it works out. Theres no formula thats going to ensure that people are all happy. People will complain no matter what. Everyone on this team is D1 bound or got drafted. I think it is a very good group. Why get hung up on why are there so many pitchers?

  4. Sam says

    You also need to take in to consideration what the player means to the overall success of the team….pitcher or position player. I think overall the list is very good.

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