01/23/2017 8:34 AM
The Saugerties Stallions of the PGCBL has announced the following players to their 2017 roster.
Kevin Napoleon (FR, LHP, Butler University)
Earned two varsity letters at Saint Viator under head coach Mike Manno... All-time school wins leader (20)... Single-season wins leader (11)... Team Captain... Team pitcher of the year... Two-time All-Area selection... ESCC All-Conference selection... School Record for Team Wins in 2016 (25)... Career record of 20-7 with a 2.29 ERA...Member of the presidential honor roll
Son of Bob and Carolyn Napoleon... Has brothers named Bob and Jack and a sister named Kelsey... Majoring in exploratory business.
Sam Russo (SO, C, Butler University)
Freshman Season: Saw action in six games, making two starts... Collected three hits in 10 at-bats to post a .300 batting average... Scored one run... First hit of the year came at Samford (Feb. 19)... Saw two at-bats in the home opener vs. Marian (March 2)... Started as the designated hitter vs. Bradley going 1-for-4 with an RBI double (March 27).
Catcher of the North Canton JLWS World Series Team that won both the regional and state championships... Named 2013 Diamond League MVP... Invited to the PBR Top Prospect game as well as being a Walsh Jesuit SFC Invitee... Perfect Game 2015 Central Region honorable mention... Perfect Game National Top 1000 2015... Prep Baseball Report 2015 ranked 54th overall, listed in Top 10 for Ohio Catchers 2015... Selected to be the catcher for the East Squad in the 2015 Hank Miller All Star Team.
Austin Powell (FR, C, Arkansas State University)
Four-year letterwinner at Star City (Ark.) High School ... named to the Under Armour All-American team and Prep Gear All-American team ... hit .493 with three homers and 39 RBI as a senior ... ranked as the best catcher in Arkansas and 30th best backstop in the country by Prep Baseball Report ... three-time all-conference honoree and made the all-state team as a junior and sophomore ... made the all-state tournament team as a junior as he helped lead the Bulldogs to the 4A state championship ... 2015 stats included a .400 batting average, .505 on-base percentage, 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs, 44 RBIs, and 33 runs scored ... also played football ... was a member of Beta Club and an honor graduate.
Birthday is Dec. 5 ... son of Michael and Michelle Powell ... majoring in exercise science ... enjoys hunting and fishing.
Matt Feinstein (SO, OF, Dartmouth)
Four-year letterman at Friends Academy ... captained the team for coach Matthew Stecher as a junior and senior ... helped the squad win a conference championship as a sophomore and junior ... Nassau County Baseball Coaches Association All-League as a sophomore, All-County as a junior and All-Conference as a senior ... also fourth-team Class C all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association ... played basketball in final year, helping team share the conference championship with a 10-2 record ... student government vice-president during senior year.
Full name is Matthew Joseph Feinstein ... son of Steven and Yvonne Feinstein has one brother ... born June 18, 1997 in Queens, New York ... father player baseball at George Washington ... has an uncle Stuart who ran track at Colgate and another, David, who rowed at Yale ... music lover plays the piano and will on occasion sing while in the outfield ... enjoys skiing and video games ... considering a major in economics to prepare for a business career.
The PGCBL is a 14-team collegiate summer league in upstate New York. Last year, more than 140 alumni were playing professional baseball. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the largest independent scouting bureau in the country. Last year, more 1,500 professional players had either worn the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game event.
For more information about the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League please visit www.pgcbl.com.