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Cranford Collegiate Athletes Honored at 82nd Annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Awards Dinner

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Local young athletes were honored for their achievements during the dinner. Credits: Jim Lowney/County of Union
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CLARK, NJ - Two Cranford athletes were honored during the 82nd Annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Awards Dinner, according to a press release from the county.

Brian Oblachinksi received the Edward R. Cooper Award for outstanding high school baseball player and Katarina Polyviou received the Joseph R. Lombardi Award for outstanding female athlete, according to the press release.

Oblachinski, who graduated from Cranford High School last year, plays baseball at Montclair State University. During his last year as shortstop and leadoff hitter for the Cougars, he posted a .396 batting average with 33 runs scored and only eight strike outs, according to the press release.

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Polyviou is a junior at DeSales University, where she plays lacrosse and field hockey. Last year, Polyviou was one of six athletes from around the country selected for Sports Illustrated's “Faces in the Crowd."

Additionally, Clark students Shannon Brogan and Gianna Randazza shared the Banyasz Brothers Award for most valuable scholastic softball players and Nate Roe of Plainfield received the Chris Zusi Award for outstanding male athlete, according to the press release.

Major League Baseball umpire Phil Cuzzi was a guest speaker at the event. Also in attendance were Freeholders Angel G. Estrada and Alexander Mirabella, Union County Manager Alfred Faella, and Union County Baseball Association President Jim Iozzi, according to the press release.

The awards dinner is sponsored by the Union County Baseball Association, in cooperation with the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. Since 1937, the Hot Stove League Baseball Dinner has been the primary fund-raiser for the UCBA’s summer and fall programs for young ballplayers, the press release reads. 

For more information the Union County Baseball Association, visit www.UCBA-NJ.org.   

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