Gilford baseball players earn All-State nods


by Bob Martin
Sports Reporter - Gilford Steamer, WInnisquam Echo, Meredith News

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Adrian Siravo made first team All-State as a freshman for Gilford this year. Bob Martin. (click for larger version)
June 12, 2017
GILFORD — The Golden Eagles baseball team didn't make it past the first round in the Division 3 state tournament, but they have a promising future with Adrian Siravo being chosen as a first team All-State player.

Also chosen was ace pitcher Tyler Sargent for the second team and sophomore Alex Muthersbaugh for the third team.

Siravo:

"To be selected first team All-State as a freshman is an outstanding accomplishment," said coach Vint Choiniere. "He led our tram in virtually every offensive category.

Siravo was not only a force at the plat with a .345 batting average and a .527 slugging percentage, but he also played well defensively at a number of positions in the field. He also showed his arm on the mound, earning two victories and closing out four other games.

"Adrian single handedly carried our team offensively for much of the season," said Choiniere. "He played a very important role in all aspects of the game, and to do so as a freshman was remarkable. He has a very bright future."

Offensive stats:

Slugging % .527

Batt Avg. .345

RBI 12

Hits 19

Doubles 4

Triples 3

Runs 13

Pitching Stats:

ERA 1.16

Opponent Batting Avg. Against .168

Strikeouts 38

Innings 30

Tyler Sargent:

"At any level a pitcher who has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2:1 is considered good," said Choiniere. "Tyler had a ratio of nearly 4:1. He was clearly the heart and soul of our team and he performed well when facing the toughest opponents."

The senior leader was known for his pitching but he also tied for the team lead in walks with 10 and had a .422 on base percentage.

His top performances was at Fall Mountain where had had 15 strikeouts in a three-hit complete game shutout. He also had a great game against Belmont where he left the game with a 0-0 tie in the seventh inning when he reached his pitch count. Against Raymond, Sargent lost 2-0 but gave up no earned runs on only one hit.

"Tyler pitched the second half of the season with a pulled hamstring but he still performed at a very high level," said Choiniere. "He is truly one of the finest pitchers in all of Division 3 and he will be sorely missed. He will take his talents to NH Technical Institute in Concord next season and we wish him all the best. I am very confident that he will do well."

Pitching stats:

ERA: 1.37

Strikeouts: 75

Innings 45 and 2/3

Opponents combined batting avg. against: .151

Alex Muthersbaugh:

"Our most versatile defensive player- very knowledgeable and our best bunter," said Choiniere. "After a slow start offensively Alex finished the regular season on a seven game hitting streak batting .375 during that stretch.

Key stats:

On base percentage: .397

Walks: 8 (tied for second on team)

"His versatility made him a very valuable player on our team," said Choiniere.

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