2016 Team Preview: Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders



By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

https://bvmcrusader.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/crusader-logo-2012.pngTeam: Parkersburg Catholic
Nickname:
Crusaders
Class:
 A
League:
Little Kanawha Conference
Head Coach: Tom Harvey
2015 Overall Record: 16-10 (lost in LKC Semifinals) 

TOP PLAYERS:

  • Cary Casto, 1B/RHP, Ranked No. 33 in Class of 2016
    + Hit .392 with 6 HR and 34 RBI in 2015
  • Zach VanCamp, RHP/IF, Ranked No. 10 in Class of 2018
    + 3-2 with 22 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched as a freshman
  • Ryan Roedersheimer, OF/LHP, Class of 2017
    + Returns from early season-ending injury in 2015
  • Isaac Walters, OF, Class of 2017
    + Hit .281 with 10 RBI in 2015.

OTHERS TO WATCH:

  • Ty Sturm, IF/RHP, Class of 2019
  • Bryce Moore, IF/C, Class of 2019
  • Ryan Brown, C, Class of 2019

KEY LOSSES:

  • Jake Boice, C (Marietta), 2015 1st Team All-State
  • Andrew Cinalli, RHP/OF, 2015 Honorable Mention All-State
  • Nick Roedersheimer, OF/2B, 2015 Honorable Mention All-State
  • Evan Dexter, IF, 2nd Team All-LKC
  • Mike Hinton, RHP/C/IF, Honorable Mention All-LKC
  • Andrew Garvin, OF, Honorable Mention All-LKC

ACCORDING TO THE COACH:

"We will be extremely young. From last year's team we lost our top three hitters, top pitcher, center fielder, third baseman, shortstop, second baseman and catcher. Two returning starters are expected to play and we hope a third decides to continue baseball. We have a very promising freshmen class ready to join us. We expect to get better every day and be playing our best by the start of postseason."

COACHES PRE-SEASON QUESTIONNAIRE:
We appreciate all help provided by high school coaches across the state assisting with our preseason coverage. If you have not already done so you can fill out our coaches' preseason questionnaire by contacting Director of Scouting Greg Williams.


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