By Mal Boright
Seven members of the Champlain Valley Union High baseball semifinalist gained slots on the coaches All-Metro squads, including four on the first team.
Redhawks making the first team include pitchers Rayne Supple and Kyle Stanley along with third baseman Sam Mikell and outfielder Deagan Poland.
Supple, who fired a no-hitter in a losing effort to Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans in the final regular season game and then pitched a one-hitter in a 2-1 semifinal loss to eventual division champion Rice Memorial, led the division in runs-batted-in with 22. He played shortstop when not slinging fastballs on the mound.
Poland was the pace setter in stolen bases, swiping 23 sacks.
CVU players on the second team are catcher Hayden Smith and first baseman Will Bernicke. Honorable mentions were garnered by outfielder-pitcher Erik Bergkvist and infielder Will Potter.
Tommy Fitzgerald of Williston, shortstop for the champion Rice Green Knights, is on the second team.
BFA pitcher Ryan Connor is the player of the year and BFA skipper Geoff Murray the coach of the year.
TWO CVU SOFTBALLERS HONORED
The 2014 Metro high school softball all-star team as named by the coaches has included two Champlain Valley Union High players.
Natalie Gagnon and Claire Potter were accorded honorable mentions. Gagnon was a freshman and Potter a sophomore.