Season Preview: The Kings Christian School


TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

School:  The Kings Christian School
Coach: John Scanzano (5th, 53-24)
League: Penn-Jersey League (Non-NJSIAA)
2017 Record: 16-8
Conference Finish: 1st


TOP RETURNERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Connor VanDine, SS, 2018
Matthew Fink, P, 2018 (Cairn University)
Eddie Bober, 1B, 2018
Cole Magill, 2B, 2019
Masami Yamauchi, C, 2020
Chris Holmes, INF
Jim Crew, P/C
Issaah Ogando, RHP/OF, 2020

TOP NEWCOMERS
Jake Andrey, RHP/INF, 2019
Sean Ryan, P/OF (RCBC)
Ben Smith, P/INF
Cael Magill, INF
Caleb Willis, OF
Mike Binnaccio, C

OUTLOOK
After a successful 2017 campaign which saw The Kings Christian School go all the way to the National Christian School Championship in Tennessee, the Knights will look at unfinished business after finishing second overall at the tournament. Coach John Scanzano returns SS Connor VanDine a stable fielder and consistent bat at the top of the order, as well as C/RHP Masami Yamauchi who has a chance to produce some big numbers at the plate and on the mound. Transfer RHP/INF Jake Andrey brings a high 80s type arm to the staff as well as a powerful punch to the middle of the order. Andrey was a participant at the Future Games in August for Team New Jersey. A repeat to the National Championship will be a gauntlet with New Foundations (PA) and Barrack Academy (PA) returning some key players, but expect the Knights to make some noise in their own right.

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