Prep Baseball Report

Diamond Notes (Week Four)

Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Rafe PerichSS/RHP Rafe Perich (Northwestern Lehigh), who will participate as a member of the Team Pennsylvania roster at the 2019 PBR Future Games, is this week's Pennsylvania Player of the Week.

The switch-hitter, currently ranked No. 46 in the PA Class of 2021, went 6-for-11 with a double, two home runs and eight RBI on the week in three wins that pushed the Tigers record to 11-2 on the year.

For the season Perich is hitting .595 with 25 hits in 42 at bats. He has shown his power potential clubbing seven doubles, two triples and three home runs.The sophomore has scored 22 runs and has driven in 24. He has also gone 1-0 on the mound in five appearances with a 1.00 ERA.

Diamond notes

+ 2020 outfielder Breth Beith (Lakeview) went 8-for-9 on the week in including a 6-for-6 day against Mercer. On the week the junior had two doubles, stole three bases, drove in five runs and scored five runs. The left-handed hitter is now hitting .667 on the season (22-33).

+ Catcher Mark Black (Serra Catholic), No. 8 in the PA Class of 2020, went 8-for-11 with a home run, a triple and three doubles on the week. The St. John's commit also through out 3-of-4 base runners attempting to steal.

+ Junior RHP Ian Haynes (Franklin), No. 106 in the PA Class of 2020, went five innings allowing one earned run with five strikeouts in a win over Sharon this week. The win pushed Haynes record to 5-0 on the season with a 2.04 ERA.

+ 2019 shortstop Kevin Merrone (Marple Newtown) went 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in his team's only game this past week. For the season, Merrone has had at least one hit in each of the defending state champs' games.

+ 2019 RHP Thomas Schultz (Mount Carmel Area) went 6.2 innings with 10 strikeouts to pick up a 3-2 win over Bloomsburg this week. For the season the Vanderbilt recruit is 4-0 with a 0.65 ERA and has recorded 30 strikeouts in 21.2 innings of work.

+ 2021 outfielder Chris Juchno (McDowell) went 1-for-2 with a double and two walks in McDowell's only game of the week. The sophomore also scored the game winning run in the Trojans' win over Meadville. On the season Juchno is hitting .684 (13-for-19) with five doubles and a home run.

+ RHP Daniel Errigo (Neshaminy) went five innings allowing four hits in a win over Souderton this week. On the season the junior, ranked No. 129 in the PA Class of 2020, is 4-0 with a 2.88 ERA. 

+ 2019 infielder Nolan Bolton (Christopher Dock Mennonite), a Liberty recruit, went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in the Pioneers only game this week. On the season the Team Pennsylvania participant at the 2017 PBR Future Games is hitting .600 with four doubles and two triples.

+ 2019 infielder Vince Cimini (Scranton Prep), a Boston College recruit, went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI this week. On the season, the 2019 PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase participant, is hitting .594 (19-32) with three doubles a triple and two home runs. Cimini has scored 12 runs and has 15 RBI.

Coaches, have a player of the week, or top performer nomination? Simply send weekly detailed stats into our scouting staff by Sunday at noon, and look for our weekly top performers article, as well as, the Player of the Week each Monday.

In order to be considered for the Player of the Week a player must be nominated by his high school coach. All nominations should be sent to [email protected] by the Sunday deadline for consideration.


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