2015 Team Preview: The Bishop O'Connell Knights



By Sammy Serrano
Director of Scouting-Prep Baseball Report VA/DC

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Bishop O'Connell
Nickname: Knights
Class/Division: Division I
District/Conference: Washington Catholic Athletic Conference
Head Coach: Kyle Padgett
Twitter Handle:  @DJOBaseball
2014 Overall Record: 16-14
2014 Post-Season Finish: Advanced to both the VISAA and WCAC Tournaments

Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)

Brian Murray, RHP/INF, 2015 (Wooster College)
Myles Hudzick, OF, 2016 (Duke Baseball/Football)

Patrick Ryan, SS, 2016, (William & Mary)
Rafi Vazquez, RHP/INF, 2016 (Ranked #11 in Virginia and #109 Overall)

Other Players of Interest for the Mustangs: Corey Burch (LHP/1B, 2016) and Austin Kunde (RHP/OF, 2016), Jack Basse (RHP/OF, 2017), Noah Hagenston (INF, 2017) , and Aidan Koferl (C, 2018)

OUTLOOK:
Bishop O’Connell enters this season bringing back the bulk of their team, only graduating one starter off of their 2014 edition. The Knights will be led by reigning WCAC Player of the Year Rafi Vazquez (1B/RHP, 2016) and senior Brian Murray (RHP/IF). The Knights junior class is incredibly deep and is highlighted by Vazquez, Patrick Ryan (SS), and Myles Hudzick (OF). The Knights should be competitive this year in the incredibly deep WCAC and are positioned to go deep in the postseason each of the next two years.

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