It was a spring for the underclassmen in the Merrimack Valley Conference as the baseball coaches recently announced their postseason awards.
Central Catholic sophomore shortstop Cam Devanney, who batted .414 with 20 runs and 20 RBIs in 20 games, was named the Division 1 Player of the Year. Meanwhile, Lawrence High junior lefty Joan Vargas, who went 5-3 with a 1.91 ERA, earned the Division 2 Player of the Year honor.
Each helped lead his club to a divisional co-championship as the Raiders split the large with Chelmsford, while Lawrence and Billerica shared the small.
Here’s a look at the award winners.
MVC All-Conference team
Cam Devanney, Central, Soph.; Joan Vargas, Lawrence, Jr.; Max Frawley, Billerica, Sr.; Tyler Schermerhorn, Lowell; Matt Rabbito, Chelmsford, Sr.; Andrew Deloury, Andover, Sr.; Nick Comei, Haverhill, Sr.; Andrew Hamel, Central, Sr.; Elvis Peralta, Lawrence, Soph.; Anthony Licari, Central, Sr.; Matt Clifford, Billerica, Sr.; Michael DeDonato, Chelmsford, Jr.; Tyler Whitley, North Andover, Sr.; Dylan Lavery, Billerica, Sr.; Dan Zabbo, Dracut, Jr.; Jose Cedano, Lawrence, Sr.; Jose Abreu, Lawrence, Sr.
:Andover: Colin Flynn, Jr.; Cam Farnham, Sr.; Jack Cox, Jr.; Sam Bennett, Jr.
Central: Brady Abraham, Sr.; Nick Gorski, Sr.
Haverhill: J.T. Ruth, Sr.; Sean Wrenn, Sr.; Patrick Yale, Soph.
Lawrence: Elvis Batista, Sr.
Methuen: Cam Cyr, Sr.; Evan Lacroix, Jr.; Gary Carbonneau, Sr.
North Andover: Dan Rivet, Sr.
:Division 1 MVP: Cam Devanney, Central
Division 2 MVP: Joan Vargas, Lawrence
Division 1 Coach of the Year: Mike O’Keefe, Chelmsford
Division 2 Coach of the Year: Brendan Neilon, Lawrence