Magnanti Earns MSAC Player of the Year Honors

Magnanti Earns MSAC Player of the Year Honors

CANANDAIGUA — For the second straight season, Finger Lakes Community College sophomore Mike Magnanti (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) was named the Mid-State Athletic Conference's (MSAC) Baseball Player of the Year.

Magnanti, a shortstop, was one of four student-athletes to earn All-Conference honors, along with freshman Cody Cooper (Farmington, N.Y./Canandaigua), sophomore Nick Ferrino (Angola, N.Y./St. Francis), and sophomore Michael Donofrio (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili).

Magnanti, an NJCAA Second-Team All-American in 2016, led the team in batting average, runs, and stolen bases. He batted .425 (54-for-127) with 39 runs scored and 19 stolen bases in 22 attempts.

Magnanti, who signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Division I St. Bonaventure University of the Atlantic 10 Conference in the fall, added five doubles, two triples, and drove in 25 runs for FLCC.

Cooper, a third baseman, led the team in hits (56), RBI (35), and doubles (17), and was second in batting average (.403). He also scored 25 runs with one home run and two triples.

Ferrino, a second baseman, finished second in RBI (25) and doubles (10), and was third in batting average (.352) and hits (45). He scored 25 runs while hitting one home run with two triples and nine stolen bases in 11 attempts.

Donofrio, a starting pitcher, was 3-2 with a 3.03 ERA, compiling 27 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched. He appeared in seven games (all starts), with his best start coming at home against SUNY Broome Community College (April 29). Donofrio allowed one run on three hits with four strikeouts in a complete-game, 2-1 win.

FLCC (18-26, 14-13 Region III) wrapped up its season with a pair of losses at Genesee Community College Thursday.