Prep Baseball Capsules

April 03, 2004



Coach: Bob Thomas, 40th year (651-189)

Last year: 18-5, lost to Lower Dauphin in District 3 playoffs.

Returning starters (10): Irvin Sleighter, Sr., P/1B; Ryan Hinkle, Sr., P/3B; Andy Carter, Sr., C; Cody Stinger, Sr., SS; Tyler Brown, Sr., OF; Trent Casey, Sr., OF; Drew McGwin, Sr., OF; Andrew Burke, Jr., P; Jared Olson, Jr., P/3B; Josh Frey, Jr., 1B/P.

Remainder of roster: Adam Bennett, Sr., 2B; Kyle Davis, Sr., 2B; Josh Pool, Sr., IF; Dan Stoner, Sr., OF; Austin McNew, Jr., C; Tyler Beckner, Jr., 1B; Jesse Kimple, Jr., IF; Bryan Rowland, Jr., IF/P; Bryan Mitchell, Jr., OF; Kyle Little, Jr., OF.

Outlook: "We have just about our whole team back from last year and most of the guys have been starters since they were sophomores. These guys have the possibility of being a real good team and we're looking forward to the season."


Coach: Chris Sellers, 15th year

Last year: 15-7, lost to Palmyra in District 3 semifinals

Returning starters (9): Chris Scott, Sr., 1B; Brett Sellers, Sr., SS; Brett Hoffman, Sr., OF; Nate Kopp, Sr., OF; Jarod Barkdoll, Jr., C; Nick Schreiber, Jr., 2B; Bobby Group, Jr., P; Evan Brown, Jr., P; Adam Weistling, So., 3B.

Remainder of roster: Adam Ambrose, Jr., C; Clint Castellar, Jr., OF; Josh Crunkleton, Jr., OF; Cory Briggs, So., 2B; Brett Thrush, So., OF.

Outlook: "We only lost three players from last year's team, which could have easily played for a district championship. We are well experienced, especially up the middle and our main focus will be to pitch and play defense well."

James Buchanan

Coach: Corey Dayley

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Coach: Loy Garber, 17th year (145-167)

Last year: 7-10

Returning starters (9): Scott Earley, Sr., OF/P; Joey Boor, Sr., 1B/P; Jeff Gibson, Sr., IF/P; Derek Swope, Sr., OF; Dustin Wink, Jr., C; Matt Hill, Jr., 2B/P; Jesse Doyle, Jr., IF/OF; Shawn Hoffman, Jr., SS/P; Koby Cutchall, So., 3B.

Remainder of roster: Matt McQuade, Sr., IF/P; Ryan Pearson, Jr., OF; Dustin Spennati, Jr., IF/OF; Andy Swope, So., C/OF; Kegan Zeger, So., IF/P; Stephen DeShong, So., IF/OF; Jesse Richards, So., OF; Josh Tweety, Fr., OF.

Outlook: "To be successful, we are going to have to work hard on cutting down errors on the field as well as develop good pitching. "If we are able to strengthen our defense we will be competitive."

Mercersburg Academy

Coach: Karl Reisner, 13th year

Last year: 15-6

Returning starters (4): Garrett Fix, Jr., OF; Matt Englehart, Jr., C; Josh Edgin, So., Util; Josh Davis, So., IF.

Remainder of roster: Alex Maulucci, Sr., OF; Gavin Vetrano, Sr., 1B; Rob Mayer, Sr., OF/C; Court Shreiner, Sr., C; Brian Schaus, Sr., 3B/P; Alex Lowe, Sr., P; Adam Bradtrude, Sr., P/1B; Ben Huwson, Sr., OF; Gunner Coil, Jr., SS/P; Zach Light, Jr., IF/P; Ethan Cline, Jr., IF; Zac Hart, Fr., OF; Ryan Colby, Fr., P/IF; Lane Radbill, Jr., OF.

Outlook: "Pitching is our big question mark. We have a lot of arms but no true ace. I do believe that this is the best team we've had in 10 years both offensively and defensively, but how we do will depend on how we pitch. We play a brutal schedule with 75 percent of our games on the road, but we are optimistic and excited about playing."

Southern Fulton

Coach: Matthew Quigg, 1st year

Last year: 2-18

Returning starters (6): Danny True, Sr., 3B/P; Bo Divelbliss, Sr., C/P; Bryan Hockenberry, Sr., OF; Tyler Elbin, Jr., SS/P; Chris Krause, Jr., 1B/P; Andy Norris, So., 2B.

Remainder of roster: Dwight Bard, Sr., OF; Matt Kebaugh, Jr., P/C; Andrew Glessner, Jr., OF; Joey Howard, Jr., P/OF; Aaron Wilt, Sr., OF; John Francis, So., 2B; Matt McGraw, So., OF; Zach Mellott, Fr., SS.

Outlook: "I think we'll do pretty well this season. We have a good solid group of seniors that hopefully will lead the team. The goal is to make the playoffs, which I think is a very reachable one with the kids we have."


Coach: Greg Chandler, 17th year (264-98)

Last year: 13-7, lost to Ephrata in first round of District 3 playoffs

Returning starters (1): Brian Lisko, Sr., Util.

Remainder of roster: Jared Helman, Sr., 1B/P; Sean Hyndman, Sr., P/OF; Derek Shaffer, Sr., 3B/DH; Ben Cook, Sr., C; Adam George, Sr., OF/P; Scott Livengood, Jr., Util.; Josh Arendt, Jr., P/OF; Eric Finneyfrock, Jr., C; Corey Livengood, So., C/P; Jordan Reitz, So., 2B/OF; Josh Mummert, So., OF; Andrew Caron, So., C/1B; Nick Wagaman, So., P/OF; Zach Helman, Fr., 3B.

Outlook: "We lost 11 seniors and nine starters last year, so its's obvious that we don't have much experience. We're going to go through some growing pains, but we have a good group of guys with good attitudes and work ethic. Hopefully by the midway point we can get some things going."



Coach: Roger Dawson, 12th year (156-70)

Last year: 10-10, lost in 1A South final to Catoctin

Returning starters (3): Preston Tarleton, Sr., LF; Blaine Keyser, Sr., 2B/P; Justen Smith, Jr., IF/P.

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