Cape baseball holds end-of-season banquet

Luke Johnson receives MVP
June 3, 2019

The 2019 Cape Henlopen baseball team held its postseason banquet June 2 in Cape’s cafeteria.

The varsity squad went 16-6 in 2019, reaching the semifinals of the DIAA state championship.

Head coach Ben Evick and assistants Dave Vitella, Drew Johnson and John Conn presented certificates and awards to the players.

Luke Johnson was presented Team MVP and Offensive MVP. Timmy Vitella earned the Defensive MVP. Luke Smailer received the Chris Short Memorial Award. Ryan Gibbons received the Hard Hat Award. Mason Fluharty received the MVP Pitcher Award. Grant Evans was presented the Sportsmanship Award.

Fluharty was selected first-team all-conference for pitcher, while Luke Johnson was chosen first team for shortstop. Johnson was named second team for pitcher, and Gibbons was second team outfield. Vitella received an honorable mention for catcher. Johnson received second-team all-state honors at shortstop.

The junior varsity team went 13-2 on the season. It was the best season since 2008-09.

All of the junior varsity players were honored with certificates, and awards were given for MVP and Sportsmanship.

JV head coach Jimmy Young along with assistants Jeff Jablon and Cody Dmiterchik spoke highly of each of the 16 players, of which 10 were named to the A honor roll. Players were Richard Buckaloo, Nicholas Campbell, Storm Carlisle, Luke Crouch, George Delgaudio, Vincent Dilorio, Ethan Hazzard, Michael Jarrell, Sam Kerstetter, Mason Kosc, Justin Marsh, Paris Mitchell, Josh Reinhold, Austin Rhue, Luke Shockley and Brian Sponaugle.

Kerstetter received the Sportsmanship Award. Marsh was presented the Offensive MVP Award, Kosc was named Defensive MVP, and Reinhold and Rhue were named Co-MVPs.