6 Coral Springs Baseball Players Selected to BCAA All-Star Game

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6 Coral Springs Baseball Players Represented in BCAA-All Star Game

BCAA All-Star Game. {BCAA}

By: Matt Rothman

After an exciting high school baseball season this year, Broward County Athletic Association held its annual All-Star Game on May 26, where six Coral Springs athletes were selected to play.

Craig Dumas 

Coral Springs High School’s lone representative was Craig Dumas. The senior catcher played three seasons on the varsity baseball team and hit .333 with 14 RBIs. He also threw out a runner trying to steal third in Team North’s 4-0 win.

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Emanuel Sohit

Senior Emanuel Sohit competed on the Coral Glades baseball team for three years and is headed to play college baseball at the University of Fort Lauderdale. He had a career era of 1.48 and recorded 113 strikeouts in 85 innings. Sohit recorded a rbi single in the All-Star Game and also pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to end the game. 

Jassiel Valbuena 

Jassiel Valbuena was a key piece for J.P. Taravella in their run to the Regional Semifinals. The Indian River State College signee hit .355 with two home runs and 19 RBIs. Valbuena had 44 hits and scored 45 runs in four years on the varsity baseball team. 

6 Coral Springs Baseball Players Selected to BCAA All-Star Game

Jasiel Valbuena and Vincent Samuel of J.P. Taravella Baseball. {JPT Athletics}

Ryan Meekins

While Ryan Meekins did not play in the All-Star Game, he still was selected after a stellar senior season. In 12 outings, Meekins went 3-0 with two saves. He also had an ERA of 1.81 with 36 strikeouts in 27.2 innings. 

Derek Rodriguez

Derek Rodriguez of J.P. Taravella was also selected but did not play. This season, he allowed only one run in 20 innings and finished his varsity career with a record of 4-1 with six saves. Rodriguez is signed to play at St. Thomas University. 

Vincent Samuel

Vincent Samuel competed in the home run derby at the All-Star Game and finished third. He hit the longest home run in the competition at 450 feet after hitting five home runs this season. Samuel is also set to play at Indian River State College. 

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Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.

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