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Fort Ann pitcher Tyler Mattison delivers a pitch during the May 20 Class D semifinal of the Section II Baseball Tournament at East Field.

Diana C. Nearhos dnearhos@poststar.com

The accolades keep rolling in for Tyler Mattison.

On Thursday, the Fort Ann graduate was named to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League’s Prospect Game as a member of the Glens Falls Dragons’ pitching staff. On Friday, he was named the Class D state baseball player of the year by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Mattison was part of a strong senior class that led Fort Ann to the Class D state title. Coach Dane Clark was named the state’s coach of the year in his final year at the helm.

Fellow Cardinal graduate Garrett Bailey was also named to the all-state first-team and Jeremy Johnson made the third team. Fort Ann was the only area team to put two players on the first team.

Hoosic Valley had three players on the all-state teams, including a first-team selection. Pitcher Jon Colligan is on the Class C first team, outfielder Jimmy Burnell is on the fourth team and pitcher Ethan Caiazza on the sixth team.

Queensbury pitcher Vincent Valenti was named to the Class A second team and first baseman Mike Siano made the fourth team.

Whitehall outfielder Evan St. Claire made the Class D second team and shortstop/pitcher Danny St. Clair is on the fifth team. Ticonderoga pitcher Dalton Granger is on the Class C second team and infielder Evan Graney made the fourth team.

Greenwich put two outfielders on the all-state teams: Cole Burgess on the third team and Derek McPhail on the fifth.

Saratoga Catholic also had two players made the Class B teams. Pitcher/third baseman Terel Tillman made the third team and outfielder/pitcher Connor Farrington the seventh.

Lake George third baseman Shane McCabe was selected for the Class C fifth team. Saratoga Springs outfielder Brian Hart was named to the Class AA second team.

Johnsburg shortstop/pitcher Jim Morris is on the third team in Class D and Bolton-Schroon Lake outfielder Andrew Pelkey was named to the fourth team.

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