Three White Plains Baseball Players Receive Post-Season Honors

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Smiley was awarded the Diamond Nine Award in 2012.

Three members of the White Plains High School Varsity Baseball Team were honored with postseason accolades. Senior Stephen Shiavone and junior Kyle Adams were named All-Section. Senior Eric Smiley was named honorable-mention All-Section.

Smiley was also awarded with the prestigious Diamond 9 award. This award is given to the top 10 scholar athletes baseball players in Section 1.

“Both Kyle and Stephen were very deserving along with Eric. They were 3 of the 4 top offensive producers in our line-up. Both Stephen and Eric will be tough to replace next season, given that they were also pitchers for us,” said Head Coach Marcel Galligani.

Adams, who was the Tigers starting catcher, batted .490 this season, scoring 22 runs and driving in 18 runs. He had a remarkable .620 on-base percentage and .618 slugging percentage. He also threw out of 18 out of the 35 base runners who tried to steal against him.

Shiavone batted .362 this spring, driving in 16 runners and also scoring 17 runs. He posted an impressive .492 slugging percentage. Shiavone also was a very effective pitcher. He hurled 33 2/3 innings while striking out 25 batters and had a 3.33 earned run average. He won three games and only walked 11 batters.

Smiley was a versatile player for Galligani’s team. He batted .302, had a .443 on-base percentage and a .492 slugging percentage. Smiley also scored 24 runs and drove in 10. In seven innings of pitching this season he fanned nine batters.

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