Coronado is our Player of the Year in connection with the 34th annual Daily News All-City Team, which includes players from the Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac leagues. He hit .589, with eight doubles, two triples and three homers while posting 28 RBI and going 19-for-19 on steal attempts.
In the semis, played at Richie Ashburn Field (major league dimensions), he went 3-for-4 with a double and two homers for four RBI. In the final (same site), strong winds almost certainly prevented two more homers that would have netted six RBI.
Also, in a quarterfinal, which happened to be his first lifetime pitching start, the Dominican Republic native allowed one hit and fanned 10 in a five-inning outing.
Coronado will attend Keystone College, which is coming off an appearance in the Division III World Series, where the Giants lost in the semifinals.
Our Pitcher of the Year is junior lefthander Joey Gorman, of Ss. Neumann-Goretti.
While leading the Saints to the Catholic League title and a 22-1 overall record, the 5-10, 180-pound Gorman went 9-1, with a 1.00 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 54 innings. Thanks to two starts and a relief stint, he earned all of N-G's playoff wins, while going 15 total frames. Overall in the postseason, he posted a 1.59 ERA, with 21 K's and nine walks.
Gorman also starred as a centerfielder and No. 2 hitter, posting a .484 average with 23 RBI.
DAILY NEWS ALL-CITY TEAM
1B Joe Forcellini, La Salle, Sr.
IF Nate Coronado, Thomas Edison, Sr.
IF Mike Zolk, Neumann-Goretti, Sr.
IF Kyle McCrossen, Archbishop Wood, Sr.
OF Nick Bateman, Malvern Prep, Jr.
OF Rory Clemens, Lansdale Catholic, Sr.
OF Mike McLaughlin, Father Judge, Sr.
C Chris Harvey, Germantown Academy, Jr.
DH Vince Rondolone, Haverford School, Sr.
P Joey Gorman, Neumann-Goretti, Jr.
P Chris O'Brien, Malvern Prep, Sr.
P Jeff Courter, Archbishop Wood, Sr.
1B Mark Gervasi, Central, Sr.
1B Greg Guers, Germantown Academy, Sr.
IF Kenny Koplove, Penn Charter, Jr.
IF Colin Pyne, La Salle, Jr.
IF Dom Raia, GAMP, Sr.
IF Andrew Amaro, Penn Charter, Sr.
OF Augusto Ortega, Frankford, Jr.
OF Jimmy Kerrigan, Neumann-Goretti, Jr.
OF Kevin Mack, Archbishop Ryan, Sr.
C Ray Toto, St. Joseph's Prep, Sr.
C Corey Baiada, La Salle, Jr.
DH Ryan Blake, Haverford School, Sr.
P Matt Dolan, Bonner, Sr.
P Dan Rosenbaum, Chestnut Hill, Jr.
P David Ashbridge, Julia Masterman, Sr.
1B Matt Primavera, Chestnut Hill, Jr.
1B Nick Craig, Haverford School, Sr.
IF Eric Frain, Archbishop Ryan, Sr.
IF Drew Hayes, Malvern Prep, Jr.
IF Omar Cruz, Frankford, Jr.
IF Danny Hull, Chestnut Hill, Jr.
IF Rich Houck, Roman, Sr.
OF Mike Cavallaro, Central, Jr.
OF Brian Ruditys, Episcopal Academy, Sr.
OF Taylor Wright, Episcopal Acadermy, Sr.
C Paul Shepherd, Bonner, Sr.
DH Matt Wagner, Conwell-Egan, Sr.
DH Jordano Rodriguez, Mariana Bracetti, Sr.
P Kurt Sowa, Father Judge, Sr.
P Johnny Pagan, Thomas Edison, Sr.
P Nick Burns, La Salle, Sr.
Honorable mention (Seniors Unless Noted)
First basemen: Colin Cooke, Roman, jr.; Josh Ockimey, Neumann-Goretti, fr.; Justin Roman, Carroll, jr.; John Rizzo, Ryan; Rich Young, Bonner; Aron Litostanski, Franklin Towne; Tommy Hicks, Phila. Elec., so.
Infielders: Marty Venafro, Neumann-Goretti, jr.; Rich Houck, Roman; Stefan Swaintek, Lansdale; Kyle Gillen, SJ Prep, jr.; Jim Haley, Bonner, so.; Jim Murphy, Bonner; William Dougherty, Roman; Eric McGough, Carroll, so.; Larry Brittingham, Wood; Dan Quinn, Central; Felix Torraca-Dedos, Esperanza; Ricky Alvarez, Frankford, jr.; Tom Marano, Washington; Nelson Coronado, Edison; Joey Powell, Masterman, so.; Jake Wright, Washington, so.; Luis Contreras, Northeast; Michael Borelli, Prep Charter, jr.; Santiago Bravo-Tejada, Fels; Ralph Martinez, Roxborough; Joe Poduslenko, Malvern, so.; Danny Hoy, Germantown Academy, jr; Gus Costalas, Haverford School, jr.; C.J. Costalas, Haverford School, jr.; Brian Dones, Chestnut Hill; Doug Trimble, Episcopal, so.
Outfielders: Jamie Juisti, Bonner; Matt Stoffere, Roman; Ryan Otis, La Salle, jr.; John Snyder, Neumann-Goretti; Brett McCrossen, Wood, so.; Ryan Donovan, O'Hara, so.; Tyler Kozeniewski, La Salle, jr.; Mike O'Hanlon, Judge, so.; Blaise Schieler, West Catholic, jr.; Hector Cerda, Frankford, jr.; Tyler Criniti, GAMP, jr.; Joshua Fontanez, Edison; Tavio Thomas, Germantown; Demetrius Jennings, Penn Charter, jr.; Mike Washington, Haverford School; Aaron Novak, Germantown Academy.
Catchers: Daulton George, Conwell-Egan; Matt Conroy, McDevitt; Eric Lewandowski, Lansdale; Julien Blancon, Central; Chris Woods, Masterman; Max Alvarado, Bodine; George Klein, Franklin Towne; Nick Barile, Chestnut Hill; Billy Ford, Malvern, so.
Designated hitters: Shane Williams, SJ Prep, so.; Nick DiMarco, O'Hara; Michael Sandefur, Prep Charter; Shafeeq Coleman, Overbrook, jr.
Pitchers: Jon Motts, Lansdale, jr.; Matt Petrizzi, Conwell-Egan; Sean McCloskey, Wood; Erik DeLone, Roman, jr.; Kyle Slawter, Ryan, jr.; Marty McKeone, Bonner; Jeff O'Reilly, O'Hara; Ryan Winton, SJ Prep, jr.; Nate Vahedi, Masterman, jr.; Pete Rowe, Central; Brandon Gonzalez, Frankford, jr.; Eliantonio Martinez, Fels, jr.; Chuck Fitzgerald, Phila. Elec.; Khalil Coles, Franklin, so.; Brandon Williams, Science Lead.; Kevin Butler, Randolph; Joe Ravert, Malvern, jr.; Burk FitzPatrick, Episcopal, jr.; Eric Close, Haverford School, jr.; Luke Reilly, Germantown Academy, jr.