1989 State Championship Baseball team reunites for 30th Anniversary
by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
Thirty years ago the Shorecrest Chargers celebrated their 9-3 victory over Miami Westminster Christian to win the 1989 Florida State Championship. On Friday, April 5, Shorecrest will honor the team’s members prior to the varsity baseball game at 4:30pm.
At the time of the Chargers State Championship win against Miami Westminster Christian, their opponent was ranked in the high school top 25 and #4 USA Today Super 25 rankings. The Chargers had made their fifth final-four trip in seven years and finished the regular season as the state’s No. 2 ranked Class A club.
The team roster included: Coach James C. Vigue, Coach Bill Van Aman, John Arcaro '89 – Captain, Jim Vigue '89 – Captain, Denis Burns '89, Brett Hayford '89, Alexander Plomaritis '89, Andrew Snell '89, Curtis Burns '90, Clay Hall '90, Todd Turner '90, Mariah Dehaven '91, Dean Harkey '91, Daniel Lynn '91, Fred Rath '91, Shane Spears '91, David Stringer '91, Matt Strome '91, Anthony Goff '92, Eric Klug '92, Jim Bochis '92.
Shorecrest’s Athletic Director at the time, Coach Phil Hayford, and Upper School Head, Bob Bradshaw, and team bat boy, John Vigue, round out those also being celebrated as part of the team’s acknowledgment.
Friday’s festivities include a presentation of commemorative baseball caps, ceremonial first pitch and a pre-game program honoring the Charger baseball team. We congratulate the 1989 State Champion Charger team for reaching the pinnacle of success in high school baseball!