Section V Playoff Preview: Baseball Class AA

(L-R): Webster Schroeder’s Nick Thorpe, Penfield’s Dom Porto, McQuaid’s Tanner DeGrazia and Hilton’s Jacob Soricone. (Photo contributions: DENNIS JOYCE and BONNIE WOOD PRINCE)

The Class AA baseball bracket features seven Monroe County teams, three RCAC squads and one Independent. The tournament opens with first round games on Monday afternoon. Here’s the breakdown:

No. 1 seed WEBSTER SCHROEDER WARRIORS (Monroe County)
Record: 13-2
Coach: Matt Knight
Streak: Won 10 straight
Runs scored per game: 7.5
Runs allowed per game: 3
Finish in 2019: lost in first round of Class AA sectionals to Fairport, 6-1
Opponent: Winner of Victor vs. Rush-Henrietta on Wednesday

No. 2 seed PENFIELD PATRIOTS (Monroe County)
Record: 17-3
Coach: Nicholas Marcin
Streak: Won six of seven
Runs scored per game: 7.2
Runs allowed per game: 2.7
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional final to McQuaid, 7-1
Opponent: Winner of Franklin/NE Douglass/Vanguard/World Of Inquiry vs. Gates-Chili on Wednesday

No. 3 seed MCQUAID JESUIT KNIGHTS (Independent)
Record: 15-4
Coach: Tony Fuller
Streak: Won four of five
Runs scored per game: 7.8
Runs allowed per game: 3.2
Finish in 2019: won Class AA NYSPHSAA final over Shenendehowa (II), 5-0
Opponent: Winner of Monroe/School Of The Arts vs. Early College/Edison Tech/Wilson Magnet on Wednesday

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No. 4 seed HILTON CADETS (Monroe County)
Record: 11-7
Coach: Kevin Whelehan
Streak: Won three of four
Runs scored per game: 6.6
Runs allowed per game: 4.7
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional semifinals to McQuaid, 5-2
Opponent: Fairport, Wednesday at 5 p.m. on Schwonke Field at Quest Elementary School

Tournament bracket courtesy of Section V Athletics.

No. 5 seed FAIRPORT RED RAIDERS (Monroe County)
Record: 10-8
Coach: Thomas Caputo
Streak: Won two straight
Runs scored per game: 6
Runs allowed per game: 5.1
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional quarterfinals to McQuaid, 1-0
Opponent: Hilton, Wednesday at 5 p.m. on Schwonke Field at Quest Elementary School

No. 6 seed MONROE/SCHOOL OF THE ARTS SILVERHAWKS (RCAC)
Record: 7-2
Coach: Willie Mason
Streak: Won three straight
Runs scored per game: 10.7
Runs allowed per game: 5.7
Finish in 2019: lost in Class A2 sectional quarterfinals to Eastridge, 12-6
Opponent: Early College/Edison Tech/Wilson Magnet, Monday at 5 p.m. at Cobbs Hill Park

No. 7 seed FRANKLIN/NE DOUGLASS/VANGUARD/WORLD OF INQUIRY QUAKERS (RCAC)
Record: 6-3
Coach: Eddie Lee
Streak: Won four of five
Runs scored per game: 8
Runs allowed per game: 6.9
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional quarterfinals to Rush-Henrietta, 26-3
Opponent: Gates-Chili, Monday at 4:45 p.m. at Franklin High School

No. 8 seed VICTOR BLUE DEVILS (Monroe County)
Record: 10-10
Coach: Sean Rucker
Streak: Won three straight
Runs scored per game: 7.1
Runs allowed per game: 5.9
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional quarterfinals to Hilton, 11-7
Opponent: Rush-Henrietta, Monday at 4:45 p.m. at Victor High School

No. 9 seed RUSH-HENRIETTA ROYAL COMETS (Monroe County)
Record: 9-11
Coach: Bill Rasmussen
Streak: Won two straight
Runs scored per game: 5.6
Runs allowed per game: 5.9
Finish in 2019: lost in Class AA sectional semifinals to Penfield, 2-0
Opponent: Victor, Monday at 4:45 p.m. at Victor High School

No. 10 seed GATES-CHILI SPARTANS (Monroe County)
Record: 8-12
Coach: Dean Dingee
Streak: Lost three straight
Runs scored per game: 6.4
Runs allowed per game: 5.9
Finish in 2019 : lost in first round of Class AA sectionals to Rush-Henrietta, 5-0
Opponent: Franklin/NE Douglass/Vanguard/World Of Inquiry, Monday at 4:45 p.m. at Franklin High School

No. 11 seed EARLY COLLEGE/EDISON TECH/WILSON MAGNET INVENTORS (RCAC)
Record: 2-7
Coach: Kyle Tickner
Streak: Lost two straight
Runs scored per game: 6.4
Runs allowed per game: 9.4
Finish in 2019: lost in first round of Class AA sectionals to Webster Thomas, 7-0
Opponent: Monroe/School Of The Arts, Monday at 5 p.m. at Cobbs Hill Park

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