2015 Team Preview: The Benedictine College Prep Cadets



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: Benedictine College Prep
Nickname: Cadets
Class/Division: Division I (Private)
District/Conference: n/a
Head Coach: Sean Ryan
Twitter Handle:  @bcpbaseball
2014 Overall Record: 17-11
2014 Post-Season Finish: Did not qualify (1st time since 2005)

Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)

Brian Fitch, C/1B, 2015
Michael Geary, LHP/CF, 2015 (VMI)
Reid Leonard, SS, 2015 (Morehead State, Ranked #14 in VA and #396 Overall)
Jake Ottinger, RHP/OF, 2015 (VMI)
Nick Roth, RHP/2B, 2015
Wesley Steelman RHP, 2015 (Lynchburg)
Carter Walker, 3B/2B, 2015

Other Players of Interest for the Cadets:  Wesley Steelman (Lynchburg), Bert Hinton (RHP, 2016), Joe Triano (SS/2B, 2016), Reece Yeargain (Catcher, 2016), Ellis Brooks (Athlete, 2017), Eli Ottinger (RHP/3B, 2017), Will Simon (RHP/1B, 2017), and Matthew Vergara (RHP/CF, 2017).

OUTLOOK
The Cadets return a very talented group from the 2014 season, only losing one everyday player and two part-time players on a team that finished 17-11.  They will be lead by Morehead State signee, Reid Leonard, who will anchor their defense at Shortshop and provide their offense with stability.  The Cadets will be strong on the mound as they return a staff that had a combined ERA of 1.88.  Pitchers Michael Geary, Jake Ottinger, Nick Roth, and Wesley Steelman will look to keep opponents at bay through the 2015 season.  Also, don't be surprised to see talented sophomore Matthew Vergara (RHP/CF) help both on the mound and in the field.  Offensively, the Cadets will rely on Reid Leonard, leadoff hitter Carter Walker, and Brian Fitch, who lead the team in batting last season at .392.  If the Cadets can manufacture runs this season, they will have the Pitching and Defense to advance late into the Playoffs.

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