2015 Team Preview: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin

By Dylan Hefflinger and PBR Staff
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin

School Name: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin
Coaches Name/Record: Jim Clark, 425-126
2014 Record: 18-12
Conference: North Coast League
Conference Record: 6-4
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2001, 2009-State Champion
  • 2006- State Runner-Up
  • 14 District Championships

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Connor Kaucic, LHP, Valparaiso
  • Cody Paterniti, OF, Ohio Dominican
  • Ryan Proud, OF, John Carrol
  • Austin Jackson, SS, Gordon State

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Hitting

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Experience

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Ryan Falls, LHP, 6' 5" 220lb, Polk State Commit, 5-2 Record, .77 ERA, 74 strike outs, .467 avg, Ranked 7th in Ohio
  • Aidan Mlachak, RHP, 6' 2" 175lb, Walsh Commit. Ranked 194th in Ohio
  • Daniel Mitri, C, 6' 1" 185lb, Sinclair Commit
  • Nick Beck, OF, 6' 2" 200lb, Capital Commit
  • Brandon Farone, RHP, 6' 4" 215lb
  • Brandon Boazman, 3B/RHP, 5'9" 190lb
  • Kevin McMahon, CIF, 5'11" 190lb

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Nick Mann, INF, 6' 1" 195lb, started as a sophomore, .400+ avg, 3 HRs
  • Corbin Walnch, 3B, 6' 190lb

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Bobby Kingsbury- Fordham University- Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Connor Kaucic- Valparaiso University
  • Casey Pestak- Miami University
  • Dominic Paolucci- Mercyhurst
  • Cody Paterniti- Ohio Dominican
  • Austin Jackson- Gordon State

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