An All-League selection in the Cape Ann League, Mac Short was Amesbury’s offensive MVP award recipient, having batted .356 with an OBP of .428. The highlight of the season for Short was Amesbury’s season opener against Lynnfield, when Amesbury and Lynnfield went nine innings before the eventual CAL Baker Division champions beat the Indians 5-4. Short has a GPA of 3.3 and will attend Salem State in the fall.
A Cape Ann League All-Star, Jon Sirios was one of Pentucket’s top hitters, batting .345 on the season with 10 runs and a team-leading 14 RBIs. Sirios was an instrumental part of Pentucket’s state tournament run, notably, he drove in the winning run in the Sachems’ 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Lynnfield on June 2. Sirios also drove in both the tying and winning runs in Pentucket’s 3-2 opening round victory over Stoneham, first driving in the tying run after reaching on an error in the sixth before winning the game in the eighth with a walk-off, bases-loaded hit by pitch.
A Cape Ann League All-Star and team captain, Patrick Slack was Georgetown’s ace this season, pitching the Royals all the way to the Division IV North Finals. One of his best performances came in the North Semifinals, when he pitched 4.2 shutout innings while allowing three hits and one walk to go with six strikeouts. Slack also went 2-3 with three RBIs in Georgetown’s 16-5 win over Ipswich on April 10, and he said the highlight of the season was hitting his first career home run. Slack has a GPA of 3.7, and this fall he will attend Providence College. Slack said he looks up to former teammate and Georgetown standout Ryan Browner as a role model.