Preseason Preview: North Penn HS (District 1)

By Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

posavecThe North Penn Knights had a solid year in 2012, finishing 2nd to Hatboro-Horsham in their league, advancing to the 2nd round of the District 1 playoffs and an overall record of 16-6. Returning from that roster in 2013 will be four every day starters and just two pitchers with varsity experience. Head Coach Kevin Manero will be searching to replace 95 innings of pitching that have graduated. Manero feels as though good team speed and top of the rotation pitching will be strengths for his club heading into the new season. Following is a look at the Knights who should make an impact on the success of the 2013 campaign.

MengelClass of 2013:

  • C Eddie Posavec - 5'11", 180-pound Binghamton University recruit. Posavec hit .375 with two home runs and 20 RBI in 2012. He is currently ranked No. 82 in the PA Class of 2013.
  • RHP Bryce Mengel - 5'11", 175-pound Bloomsburg University recruit. Mengel hit .350 in 2012 while going 5-2 with a 2.74 ERA on the mound. Mengel is currently ranked No. 144 in the PA Class of 2013.
  • OF Brady West - 5'8", 150-pound senior who hit .355 with 19 RBI last season
  • OF/RHP Eric Albaugh - 6'0", 180-pound athlete with excellent speed and arm strength. Albaugh is the likely candidate to be the Knights' closer this season.
  • 3B Brad Bertucci - 5'10", 185-pound infielder will be looked to for production in the infield.

Class of 2014:

  • SS Chris Kersey - 5'10", 160-pound junior who is an excellent student and versatile athlete.
  • RHP Noah Melchior - 6'1", 195-pound junior who has a mid-80's fastball.
  • INF/RHP Bobby Scott - 5'11", 185-pound athlete who has shown power potential at the plate.

Class of 2015:

  • INF John Posavec - 5'10", 175-pound sophomore with a strong arm.
  • INF/OF/C Anthony Cameron - 5'9", 165-pound left-handed hitter. Three-sport athlete with potential.

Class of 2016:

  • OF Mason Nadeau - 5'10", 160-pound freshman who has excellent speed. Nadeau has been impressive at PBR events this winter.

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