Staples CHSCA Baseball Team Of The Year; Knight Player Of The Year

Staples, which won the Class LL title on Saturday with a 3-0 win over Southington, was voted the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Team of the Year. Chad Knight, the winning pitcher in the game, was honored as the Player of the Year.

Seven FCIAC players were named to the Class LL All-State team: Knight, Westhill’s Bobby Zmarzlak and Montana Semmel, Darien’s Henry Williams, Ridgefield’s Matt DeLuca, Danbury’s Javon Hernandez and Trumbull’s Kevin Bruggeman.

Two St. Joseph players, Stephen Paolini and Jimmy Evans, were named to the Class M All-State team.