Prep Baseball Report

2016 Season Preview: Benedictine Cadets

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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter March, the high school season is quickly approaching. As we approach opening day, we will continue our look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.



Team: Benedictine
Nickname: Cadets
Class: VISAA I
Conference: Independent
Coach: Sean Ryan
Twitter: @BCPBaseball
2015 Record: 18-6
2015 Post Season: VISAA Quarterfinals
Returning Starters/Position: 2
Returning Pitchers: 1


Jacob Lingle (LHP/OF, 2017)
Eli Ottinger (RHP/3B, 2017) Ottinger has a projectable frame and a good fastball and breaking ball combination. Ottinger is currently ranked 23rd in the VA/DC Class of 2017 Rankings.
Gregory Ryan (SS/2B, 2018, Pittsburgh) Ryan is an athletic middle infielder with a ton of upside as a hitter and defender. He is currently ranked 20th in the VA/DC Class of 2018 Rankings.
Will Simon (1B/RHP, 2017, Richmond) 
Simon has a projectable frame and is one of the top hitters in his class in Virginia. Simon is currently ranked 11th in the VA/DC Class of 2017 Rankings.
Joe Triano (2B, 2016, Lynchburg)
Matthew Vergara (OF/RHP, 2017)
Reece Yeargain (C, 2016) 


Benedictine had an outstanding 2015 season that saw the Cadets reach the VISAA playoffs and fall in the quarterfinals in extra innings to a very talented St. Anne’s Belfield team. The Cadets have lost a lot of talent to graduation and will have to replace over eighty percent of their innings and at-bats from 2015. The 2016 Cadets will be young, but very talented. The pitching staff will be very deep and has a ton of upside. Triano, Simon, Ryan, and Vergara will be the centerpieces of a potentially good lineup. If Benedictine stays healthy and can take advantage of their deep pitching staff, the Cadets will improve as the season progresses and be a dangerous team in the VISAA playoffs again this spring.

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