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Mustangs have All-WNY diamond quartet; Rams, Purple Eagles also have honorees

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 July 2019 at 10:21 am

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina High sophomore Brian Fry has been named to the first team of the All Western New York baseball squad.

Medina, which advanced to the state semifinals, has placed four players on the annual All-Western New York baseball squad.

Heading that quartet is sophomore shortstop Brian Fry who has been named to the first team.

The Mustangs also have a trio of  Honorable Mention selections in junior pitcher Trevor Luthart, junior center fielder Nate Sherman and sophomore second baseman AJ Seefeldt.

That underclassmen quartet helped Medina capture Niagara-Orleans League, Section VI Class B and Far West Regional titles to gain a berth in the state semifinals.

Roy-Hart senior pitcher/first baseman Charlie Bruning has been named to the second team.

Albion junior pitcher Thomas Furmanski has received Honorable Mention.

Medina’s trio of, from left, sophomore AJ Seefeldt, junior Trevor Luthart and junior Nate Sherman have all earned Honorable Mention.

Fry led Medina in batting with a .514 average including 13 doubles, 6 triples, 4 home runs and 31 RBIs. Interestingly his father, Brian Fry Sr., also earned first team All-WNY honors during both his junior and senior years at Medina.

Luthart posted a 10-1 record on the mound with 100 strikeouts in 73 innings and an earned run average of 0.96. At the plate, he hit .262 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 19 RBIs.

Seefeldt led the Mustangs in runs batted in with 42 as he hit .481 with 13 doubles, 1 triple and 1 home run.

Sherman hit .333 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 28 RBIs.

Bruning hit .419 with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 15 RBIs. On the mound he had 6 wins with 54 strikeouts and a 2.30 era.

Furmanski had 5 wins, 2 saves and a 0.88 era. At the plate he hit .303 with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 15 RBIs.

Roy-Hart senior Charlie Bruning, left, has been named to the second team and Albion junior Thomas Furmanski has earned Honorable Mention.