Bruzdewicz, Fedko named state’s top coach, player by USA Today |

Bruzdewicz, Fedko named state’s top coach, player by USA Today

Chris Harlan | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan baseball coach Tim Bruzdewicz celebrates after winning the 2018 PIAA Class 6A championship.
Chris Harlan | Tribune-Review
Canon-McMillan baseball coach Tim Bruzdewicz discusses his team's PIAA semifinal victory over Council Rock North on June 12, 2018, at Scotland.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Vincentian's Kyler Fedko celebrates his RBI triple during the PIAA Class A state championship game against Southern Fulton Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.

A state title can shine a spotlight on any community, large or small. It can even come with national recognition.

The Canon-McMillan baseball team was lauded nationally Thursday for winning the PIAA Class 6A title as coach Tim Bruzdewicz was named the USA Today All-Pennsylvania Coach of the Year.

Bruzdewicz guided Canon-McMillan to a 21-5 record.

The Big Macs defeated Bensalem, 10-3, on June 15 for their second state baseball title. They became just the fourth team — the first in 22 years — to win WPIAL and PIAA titles in the state’s largest classification.

More WPIAL honors went to Vincentian senior Kyler Fedko, who has named USA Today’s Pennsylvania Player of the Year.

A Connecticut recruit, Fedko hit .661 with eight home runs, 41 RBIs and 46 runs to led the Royals to WPIAL and PIAA Class A championships.

In addition, three other WPIAL players made USA Today’s all-state team. Sophomore outfielder Austin Hendrick of West Allegheny was a first-team selection, while second-teamers included senior pitcher Zach Rohaley of Canon-McMillan, and senior infielder Michael Turconi of Blackhawk.

Full All-Pennsylvania Team

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