Max Yale did a little bit of everything and paced the Honeoye Bulldogs to the top spot in Finger Lakes West Baseball. A menace on the base paths and dominant on the mound the junior led the league in in four categories: stolen bases (32), runs scored (31), strike outs (103) and league wins (7). With those numbers and more, Yale earned Finger Lakes West Player of the Year.
Yale finished with a batting average of .420 to go with an on-base percentage of .523 as Honeoye went 10-1 in league play and 10-5 overall. Teammates Brett Higley and Jon Vieira joined Yale on the first team. Red Jacket’s Brandon Mott and Jonathan Yacono garnered first-team nods helping the Indians to second place at 8-3 on the season.
Bloomfield’s Thomas Beikirch grabbed a spot on the first team as did Dylan Howell (Marcus Whitman), Bobby Strait (Dundee), Nassir Whitley (South Seneca) and John Zajac (South Seneca).
2017 First Team All Finger Lakes East
Nassir Whitley – South Seneca
John Zajac – South Seneca
Bobby Strait – Dundee
Dylan Howell – Marcus Whitman
Brandon Mott – Red Jacket
Jonathan Yacono – Red Jacket
Thomas Beikirch – Bloomfield
Maxwell Yale – Honoeye
Jon Vieira – Honeoye
Brett Higley – Honeoye
Player of the year: Max Yale – Honeoye
Coach of the Year: Mark Jacobs Bloomfield
2017 Finger Lakes East – Final Standings
Honeoye 10-1 League champs
Red Jacket 8-3
South Seneca 4-6
Marcus Whitman 3-7