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Small in stature, huge presence on the ballfield

North Chelmsford Post 313’s Michael DeDonato throws to first base for an out against host Newton.
North Chelmsford Post 313’s Michael DeDonato throws to first base for an out against host Newton. Credit: Jon Mahoney for The Boston Globe

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Mike DeDonato may be one of Chelmsford High’s smaller athletes, but he’s a big impact player in the games of baseball, hockey, and life.

The rising senior has earned Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star honors twice for baseball and once for hockey, while contributing more than 60 hours of community service as a member of the Chelmsford High National Honor Society, and earning himself a coveted scholarship in this summer’s Bay State Games.

“He looks like he’s small, but he brings an awful lot to the table each game,” said Chelmsford High baseball coach Mike O’Keefe. “He can beat you physically, and most people wouldn’t think that, but he can pop one out of there.”

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