Season Preview: Nottingham

TJ Hunt
Director, New Jersey

School: Nottingham
Coach: Jim Maher (4th Season, 402-172 Overall)
Section, Group: Central, Group III
2017 Record: 21-8
Conference: CVC Valley Division
Conference Finish: 1st (Tied with Allentown)
Returning Starters: 7
Playoff Run: Lost second round to Allentown 7-6 in 10 innings

'18 RHP/OF Nick Houghton

Top Returners:
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Nick Houghton, RHP/OF,  2018 (Monmouth)
Phil Rojek, 3B/RHP
Tom McParland SS/RHP
David Scott, 2018, OF
Bryce Fremgen, P/1B, 2018
Christian Fuentes DH/OF, 2019
Pat Luckie, P, 2019
Rob Bennett, OF, 2019
Jake Fanning, OF, 2019
Wyatt Baker, C/INF, 2020


Coach Maher has a workhorse returning in 2018 with Monmouth recruit Nick Houghton and a host of players from last year that contributed to a successful 21-8 finish. Expect the Northstars to compete yet again for the coveted "Triple Crown" League, County, and State Championships. Pat Luckie is a 2020 prospect to watch this spring to compliment Houghton on the bump. As a freshman last season, Luckie ate up 28 IP with a 2-2 record and 2.75 ERA. Other key contributors will be Phil Rojek who was 5-0 on the mound last season, David Scott who batted .333 with 26 hits and 15 RBI, and 2019 Christian Fuentes who hit .340 as a sophomore with 18 hits and 10 RBI. On paper, the Northstarts will be one of the favorites coming out of Mercer County.

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