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WINNING PITCHER Healdsburg’s Alex Mauro-Manos, seen here playing against Kelseyville on April 17, was voted the NBL ‘Pitcher of the Year’ for his 2024 season. The sophomore ended the year with a 7-2 record.

Now that the winners of the North Bay League’s Redwood division have been settled, with Justin-Siena scoring a surprise upset over Saint Mary’s on May 22, the All League players have been officially announced. (It was St. Mary’s who bumped the Greyhounds from the division playoffs on May 18 by an 8-0 score; they lost to Justin-Siena a week later, 6-1, who in turn defeated #2 ranked Piedmont on May 24, 11-1.)

All League selections are nominated by their coaches, and voted on by the entire coaching staff of the league. Given that the Healdsburg Greyhounds fell only midway in the playoff rankings, the choice of Pitcher of the Year is especially noteworthy: Alex Mauro-Manos, only a sophomore on the young Greyhounds team. He was actually a co-winner of the Pitcher of the Year award, sharing it with Jack Mountanos of St. Vincent, a 4-3 pitcher with a 3.25 ERA.

Mauro-Manos racked up a 7-2 record over the season, pitching seven complete games and accumulating a league-leading Earned Run Average of only 1.02. Among the highlights were three complete games against first-place finisher Montgomery, two of them shutouts and one of them in the league’s playoff series.

He also led the Greyhounds to their May 15 first-round division playoff win over Alameda’s St. Joseph Notre Dame, 2-1, in another complete game. He will be back to lead the Greyhounds in their 2025 baseball season against a reorganized NBL league.

5 All League players
BOYS ALL LEAGUE The five players from the Greyhounds baseball team selected for the All League roster. From left, Xander Harms, Tyler Swanson, Alex Mauro-Manos, Wyatt Dugan and Isaiah Robles.

Other Greyhounds named to the All League Team were first-team selections Wyatt Dugan (No. 22) and Tyler Swanson (No. 5), and second-team picks Xander Harms (No. 11) and Isaiah Robles (No. 16).

As the team’s go-to man behind the plate, senior Dugan was rock-solid on defense with only two errors over 28 games, for a .988 fielding percentage, while allowing zero passed balls. Offensively, he drove in 14 runs on only 12 hits, including two doubles.

Infielder Tyler Swanson, also a senior, hit a team-leading .342 over the season for an on-base percentage of .452, driving in 13 runs on 26 hits, which included five doubles, two triples and a home run. He scored 17 times, helped along the base paths by his five stolen bases. He also proved an effective relief pitcher, not allowing a hit in three innings of work while striking out five.

Outfielder Xander Harms and first baseman Isaiah Robles, both sophomores, made a significant impact on the Greyhounds this year. A .213 hitter, Harms led the team with two home runs. Robles was a reliable glove at first with a fielding percentage of .949 across 27 games. 

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  1. I’m so proud to be a friend of Alex. Also proud to be a friend to Coach D ! Keep up the good work, Alex. A lot of people love you. When you’re famous we’ll be standing right next to you for an autograph and a hug.
    Barbara R

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