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July 5, 2009

Baseball All-Stars

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RYAN SIFFERLEN, North Andover Senior, Center Field

All-league choice. Tri-captain. Three-year starter. Fifth in region with .463 average. Also led Knights in runs (30), hits (37) and RBIs (17). Was on 19-for-31 tear (.613) on historic run to Division 2 North title. Terrific three-sport athlete. Scored 91 goals in unforgettable hockey career. League soccer all-star. Won prestigious Adams Scholarship. Will focus on baseball at UMass Amherst.

MICHAEL WEISMAN, North Andover Sophomore, Pitcher

Lone sophomore named All-CAL. Southpaw throws in low-to-mid 80s. Finished at 8-2. Beat Wilmington three times, Masco twice, Reading and Newburyport. Struck out 87 and walked 30 in 65.2 innings. Had 1.92 ERA. "Took over big games when we needed him," said coach Todd Dulin. Hit .392 with 13 runs and 16 RBIs. Went 2-1 as a freshman. Also plays varsity basketball and football.

JORDAN SILVA, Pentucket Senior, Shortstop

Four-year letterman, three-year starter. Cape Ann Large co-MVP. Hit .308 as a junior and led team with .446 average this year. Scored 17 runs and drove in 19. Saved six of team's 11 wins on mound. Pitched 15 innings with 0.47 ERA, 11 strikeouts and 5 walks. Led hoop team in scoring at 15.6 ppg. Threw four TD passes, ran for six more in the fall. Will play baseball at UMass Lowell.

ZACH MATHIEU, Pinkerton Junior Catcher

Second-team All-Class L. Made move from first base to natural position of catcher. Gave up two passed balls all year. Rifle arm. Towering junior (6-7) led team with .389 average and 17 runs. Slugged .574. Hit .297 with 14 RBIs as a sophomore. Division 1 UConn and Bryant have expressed interest. Honorable mention All-Class L center scored 14.4 points a game in basketball.

STEVE CLARK, Whittier Tech Senior, Infield

Four-year varsity starter. CAC Large MVP. Third in region with .485 average. Stroked 32 hits. Scored 22 runs. Drove in 14 runs. Hit safely in 17 of 21 with 11 multiple-hit games. Third Whittier 100-hit man in history. Hit an even .400 (100 for 250) in his career. "He's just a pure hitter," said coach Joe Boland. Excelled in electrical shop. Plans to play at Fisher College.

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