Fauvelle to take over helm of Trail Blazers

Published Jan 11, 2018 at 4:00pm

BOONVILLE — The Adirondack Trail Blazers of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League have announced that current Adirondack varsity baseball coach and Boonville native Mickey Fauvelle will become the head coach of the Trail Blazers for the 2018 season.

Fauvelle, who replaces Bobby McLaughlin, brings over 20 years of baseball experience to the Trail Blazers, having coached at the high school and legion ball levels. Fauvelle was a member of the 1986 Adirondack team that went to the New York State Final Four. Fauvelle also played baseball at Herkimer County Community College and then Division II East Stroudsburg University.

“The Blazers have been in Boonville for five years and I’ve been intrigued for a while about possibly managing them,” Fauvelle said via e-mail. “Personally, while it seems quite daunting and challenging, I’m excited to get a unique opportunity to mange in one of the most prestigious summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. I look forward to working with the Trail Blazer administrative staff, the incoming 2018 roster and the community in hopes of making the 2018 Trail Blazer season a positive experience.”

Fauvelle took over the reigns of the Wildcats varsity program in 2014, since winning two Center State Conference titles. His 2016 squad was state-ranked all season long and won the school’s first league title in 17 years.

Fauvelle will make his head coaching debut on May 31 as the Trail Blazers host the Capital City Reds out of Canada at the Dr. Robert Smith Sports Complex in Boonville.