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2015 Team Preview: Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

https://bvmcrusader.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/crusader-logo-2012.pngAs we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Parkersburg Catholic
Nickname:
Crusaders
Class:
A
League:
Little Kanawha Conference
Head Coach: Tom Harvey
2014 Overall Record: 18-13 (lost in region semifinals)

TOP PLAYERS:
Jake Boice, C, Class of 2015 (Honorable Mention All-State selection in 2014)
Cary Casto, 1B/RHP, Class of 2014 (Honorable Mention All-LKC selection in 2014)
Andrew Cinalli, Util/RHP, Class of 2015 (Honorable Mention All-LKC selection in 2014)
Nick Roedersheimer, OF, Class of 2015 (Honorable Mention All-LKC selection in 2014)

Others to watch:
Zack Van Camp
, IF/RHP, Class of 2018

SEASON OUTLOOK:
The Crusaders will rely heavily on the senior leadership of Jake Boice. The backstop hit .542 with 46 RBI and 40 runs scored while only striking out three times in 2014. Six seniors return but the Crusaders will have their work cut out for them to replace last year's senior class that included All-State performer Jake Ullman.

According to the Coach:
"2015 is going to be an interesting year. We will have to replace three full time starters, our DH and our top substitute. The returning guys are going be called upon to carry more of the load offensively and maybe play some positions that they wont be real familiar with at the start of the year. We have six seniors. Most of them have played a lot so they will be looked to for leadership. Our section should be a toss up and could be a real dog fight this year."

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