The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

June 5, 2013

Naternicola, DeVaul, Strand earn Big 10 honors

FAIRMONT — Get the brooms out because Fairmont Senior has just swept the Big 10 top honors in baseball.

During the Big 10 all-conference awards ceremony, the Polar Bears took home Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

Player of the Year went to Fletcher DeVaul, while Pitcher of the Year was Andrew Strand, and Steve Naternicola earned Coach of the Year.

Throughout the season, Fairmont Senior was known for its dynamic pitching, but the Polar Bears needed someone to rise to the occasion with the bat.

That’s when the 6-1, 180-pound right-handed slugger in DeVaul decided that he wanted to be the next big thing.

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