Prep Baseball Report

Preseason Power25 Countdown: No 13 American Heritage Delray

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

                        LHP Ryan Bruno

Team: American Heritage Delray
Preseason Rank: 13
2018 Record: 22-7
FHSAA Class: 4A
Head Coach: Carm Mazza
Playoff Run: Lost in Regional Finals
Returning Starters: 13

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Ryan Bruno, LHP, 2020 (Stanford)
Ben Vespi, RHP, 2020 (UCF)
Nelson Berkwich, LHP, 2020 (Vanderbilt)
Carmine Lane, 3B/RHP, 2019 (USF)
Jacob Lojewski, MIF, 2020 (FGCU)
Dylan King, C, 2021 (North Carolina)
Bailey Uderitz, OF/RHP, 2020 (Pepperdine)
Jaden Bruno, RHP, 2020 (Stanford)
Stan DeMartinis, UTL, 2020

Added youth experience. After making a run to the regional finals in 2018 with the same talented group as mostly sophomores, the added experience to eight Division 1 commits will be huge in 2019

Troy Hamilton

With a run to the regional finals under their belt in 2018, the eight Division 1 recruits, which includes six juniors and a sophomore, will look to lead the way to a state title in 2019. The Stallions return four of their top five hitters from 2018, led by Carmine Lane who batted .349 with four home runs and 20 RBIs and Jacob Lojewski, who led the team with six home runs and 25 RBIs in 2018. The pitching staff will be formidable, led by the same four power arms from 2018. Vespi, Lane, Berkwich and Ryan Bruno all logged over 25 innings in 2018. Vespi and Lane both had six wins while Bruno had four saves. The team ERA was 1.81 in 2018 and look to even improve upon that as all four have made big strides over the last year and can each dominate a game. A deep and talented roster, while young, has some experience and is ready for a run to the 4A State Title in 2019.