Top Stories of 2015: #2 - Loyalsock Represents PA at the National High School Invitational

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

When Loyalsock Township arrived at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, NC in late March for the National High School Invitational, it was the first time the 2013 and 2014 PIAA class AA state champions had set foot on dirt or grass all spring. Despite competing against schools three to five times their size from almost exclusively warm weather climates, the Lancers more than held their own, as they became the first Pennsylvania team invited to compete at the prestigious event.

LT went 2-2 to open its season at the NHSI, beating Horizon (AZ) 7-4 and Leesville Road (NC) 5-0, while falling to College Park (CA) 5-1 and Puyallup (WA) 12-0. They then returned home and ripped off 21 straight wins against in-state competition, a streak that ended in the state semifinals against Neumann-Goretti.

Leading the charge at the NHSI was current North Carolina freshman Kyle Datres (.444 AVG, 3B, 4 R and 6.0 IP, 2 H, BB, 8 K), Wake Forest signee Jimmy Webb (.455 AVG, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 SB), Shippensburg freshman Tommy Baggett (.417 AVG, 2B, 2 RBI), current Duke freshman Luke Glavin (5.2 IP, 4 H, BB, 7 K), and current senior Caleb Schmucker (5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 3 K).

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    #4 - PIAA Announces Expansion to Six Classes
    #5 - North Penn Continues Dominance in PIAA Class 4A
    #6 - Neshannonck Spoils East PA Party in PIAA Class 2A
    #7 - Knoch and Lancaster County Christian Win First State Titles in School History
    #8 - PA Class of 2016 Prospects Emerge as Potential High-Round Picks
    #9 - PBR Future Games Team PA Members Commit
    #10 - Long-tenured Coaches Say Goodbye