2014 Team Preview: Bullitt East



By Chris Fuller
Kentucky Scouting Director

As we prepare for our 2014 high school season coverage, we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Bullitt East
District:
24th
Region:
6th
Head Coach: Jeff Bowles
2013 Overall Record: 33-4
2013 Region Record: 10-2
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers:
5

TOP PLAYERS (2013 Stats in parenthesis)

Zac Ching, RHP/SS, 2014 (.304, 13 RBI, 5-0, 0.52 ERA, signed with Wright State)
Chase Patton, LHP/1B/OF, 2014 (.310, 20 RBI, 7-1, 1.71 ERA, committed to Spalding)
Alex Ralph, RHP/3B/SS, 2014 (.329, 18 RBI, 3-0, 1 save, signed with Bellarmine)
Tyler Krauth, RHP, 2014 (2-0, 1.63 ERA)
Brayden Blair, C, 2015 (.400)
Jacob Bowles, 2B, 2015 (.333)

YOUNG UP AND COMERS

Derrick Kromenacker, C, 2016
Garrett Wilson, OF, 2016
Jacob Reece, 2017

OUTLOOK:

The Chargers didn't lose a game the first 6 weeks of the season in 2013 as they compiled an impressive 33-4 overall record that culminated in a 24th District Championship (their 10th consecutive) and a run to the 6th Region Semi-Finals where they lost to eventual State Champion PRP.  They return 4 starters and 5 pitchers from the 2013 squad and will be led both offensively and on the mound by a trio of seniors who will continue their playing careers at the collegiate level next year in Zac Ching, Chase Patton, and Alex Ralph.  Look for senior Tyler Krauth to have a larger role on the mound this year.  Junior Brayden Blair will take over the catching duties from the departed Hunter Wood (Western Kentucky).  The Chargers are once again the favorites to win the 24th District and will look to contend for the 6th Region Championship.

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