Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SuiteSports' 2017 MIAA Baseball Player of the Year

By SuiteSports Staff

SuiteSports.com and its panel of high school sports correspondents are pleased to announce today that Mike Vasil, a junior right-handed pitcher out of Boston College High School, is the recipient of the first ever “SuiteSports MIAA Baseball Player of the Year” award, given to the top high school baseball player in Massachusetts.

Vasil was selected among a number of candidates for the award who showcased their talents both during the regular season and in the state tournament.

The Eagle ace joins Cambridge center Dimon Carrigan (basketball) and Duxbury quarterback Bobby Maimaron (football) as other SuiteSports Player of the Year award winners during this high school sports year. As our Player of the Year, Vasil is the first member of our 2017 MIAA Baseball All-State team, which will be released later today in its entirety.

“While the numbers are impressive, from a coaching standpoint, what one wants is for the best player to be the hardest worker, and that's what Mike was,” said BC High head coach Norm Walsh. “Every day he worked at all facets of the game but also had fun doing it. He has a great baseball IQ, is never satisfied and thrives on competition.”

Vasil has been regarded as one of the top arms in Massachusetts for nearly two years now, and made headlines when he committed to the University of Virginia in the fall of his sophomore year.

All season long, Vasil lived up to the hype that comes with his notable commitment as he helped guide BC High to the Division 1A “Super Eight” semifinals for the second time in three years. The Eagles never once lost a game in which Vasil started.

After a terrific regular season, Vasil followed it up with an equally as impressive postseason. Over the course of two Super Eight starts, Vasil went 2-0 throwing a complete game in both outings. He allowed just one earned run over those two starts, surrendering 14 hits, walking one, and striking out 13.

For his postseason efforts, Vasil was named to Suite Sports’ 2017 “All-Super Eight” team.

Standing at six-feet four-inches and 210 pounds, Vasil features a fastball that hovers in the low 90s and tops out at 94 miles per hour. To compliment his four-seam fastball, Vasil also holds a sharp curveball and a changeup in his repertoire.

For the 2017 season, Vasil went 9-0 with a 0.505 ERA. He scattered 39 hits over 69.1 innings pitched, walked just 10 and struck out 71 while also accumulating a save.

With one more year of eligibility remaining, Vasil is sure to make BC High a contender once again in 2018.

1 comment :

footballa said...

As good of a player that he is, he's an even better young man.

-Tony DeMeo