Two Mariners, Windjammers to play in all-star showcasesOceanside's Tobin, Mazurek; Camden Hills' Crans, Graffam selected
Four high school baseball standouts from Knox County high schools will move on to play another game on the diamond for their respective schools — three of whom will do so for the final time.
Oceanside senior J.T. Tobin, along with Camden Hills seniors Connor Graffam and Chandler Crans, will play in the 2014 Maine Class A/B Senior All Star Game. The game will be played on Friday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Husson University in Bangor.
Tobin, a catcher, batted .457, with five home runs, 22 RBIs, a .533 on-base percentage and a .826 slugging percentage for the Mariners.
Crans, who pitched and played infield for the Windjammers, batted .281, with 16 hits, eight RBIs and 11 runs scored. On the hill, Crans had a 5-1 record and a 1.05 earned run average, as he allowed 21 hits and 18 walks, while fanning 34 batters.
Graffam, who also pitched and played infield for the Windjammers, batted .431, with 25 hits (3 home runs), 19 RBIs, 15 runs, a .515 on-base percentage and a .724 slugging percentage. On the hill, Graffam had a 5-3 record and a 2.17 earned run average, as he allowed 30 hits 13 walks, while striking out 68. He also threw a no-hitter this season against Maranacook.
Oceanside sophomore Nick Mazurek, who won the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B player-of-the-year honor, will play in the 2014 Undergrad Showcase. The game will be Wednesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph's College in Standish.
Mazurek, who pitched and played infield for the Mariners, batted .460, with five home runs, 24 RBIs, a .556 on-base percentage and a .800 slugging percentage. On the hill, Mazurek was 6-2 with a 1.84 earned run average, as he walked 14 and struck out 60. He also threw a no-hitter against Medomak Valley.
All four players were KVAC Class B first-team all-conference selections.
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Mark has been covering local sports throughout Knox, Waldo and part of Lincoln county since 2007. Haskell has a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from the University of Maine and is also a 2000 graduate of Rockland District High School. He has won multiple Maine Press Association awards for writing and photography.
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