Conference Preview: District 10 Class AAA



By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

With the start of the high school season less than a week away we will be previewing conferences around the state leading up to opening day. In addition to a look at the top teams we will also highlight some of the top prospects in each conference.

           district 10 Class AAA

Preseason Favorites

Cathedral Prep (18-2), Warren (9-6), Harbor Creek (17-4)

The title in 2014 is likely to come from a team located in the northern portion of the district in large part because of the pitching. Ted Desanti, Sam Riley, Carter Cross, Tanner Stanz, Collin Fantaskey, Isaac Mattson and Patrick Brennan give the top three teams in the north the ingredient needed for post season success, a 1-2 pitching combination that both give a team a fighting chance every night out. Add in that all three teams pack more than enough offensive punch and the D10 title could be a three horse race.

 

in the mix

Grove City (11-7)

Grove City will send ace Matt Gordon to the mound whenever he is on rest, but will need to develop additional pitching to compete with the teams from the north.

 

Preseason Player of the Year

Matt GordonMatt Gordon, Grove City HS (Class of 2014)

Gordon is a 6-foot-3, 215-pound RHP that is a Binghamton University recruit. He sits in the mid-80s with command of a 75 mph curveball and a 78 mph changeup. Gordon mixes his pitches well and has a heavy fastball that deadens a lot of bats. The left-handed hitter swings a powerful bat in the middle of the Eagles lineup but will stick to his duties on the mound at the next level.

Top Prospects

cathedral prep

Ted DeSanti, SS/RHP (Class of 2014, Indiana of PA recruit)
Billy Fessler, 1B/OF (Class of 2014)
Sam Riley, RHP/OF (Class of 2014, Indiana of PA recruit)
Charlie Fessler, OF/2B (Class of 2015)
Carter Cross, OF/RHP (Class of 2016)

conneaut area

Cole Baker, 3B/RHP (Class of 2014)
Chase Gallo, SS (Class of 2014)

girard

Alex Stevens, RHP/C (Class of 2014)

grove city

Matt Gordon, RHP/1B (Class of 2014, Binghamton recruit)
Dustin Maine, OF (Class of 2014)
Jordan Anderson, OF/SS (Class of 2015)
Jesse Hodge, SS/RHP (Class of 2015)

harbor creek

Patrick Brennan, C/RHP (Class of 2014)
Mitchell Fife, 1B (Class of 2014)
Isaac Mattson, RHP/OF (Class of 2014)
Andrew Heitzenrater, OF (Class of 2014)
Sean Rutkosky, RHP/3B (Class of 2015)

meadville

Thomas McCloskey, RHP (Class of 2014)
Ted Williams, 2B/SS (Class of 2014, Millersville recruit)
Dominik Pruskowski, 3B/RHP (Class of 2016)
Trevor Smith, 3B/RHP (Class of 2016)

oil city

Cullen Flaherty, SS/RHP (Class of 2014)
Wesley Lang
, C/2B (Class of 2014)
Andrew Pikna, C/3B (Class of 2016)

slippery rock

Jacob Arienzo, LHP/1B (Class of 2014)
Joe Barnhart, RHP/3B (Class of 2014)
Travis Lauster, OF (Class of 2015)
Ryan Lauster, 2B/OF (Class of 2016)

warren

Collin Fantaskey, OF/RHP (Class of 2014, Mercyhurst commit)
Austin Schwanke, OF (Class of 2014)
Tanner Teconchuk, 2B/RHP (Class of 2014, Thiel commit)
Tanner Stanz, SS/RHP (Class of 2015)

 

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