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Spring Forward: NOVA/DC Impact Arms


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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Welcome to 2020 and the return of our Spring Forward series. While it may still be January, the high school season is just around the corner, with public school tryouts beginning in a little over a month. In February, we will begin our detailed season preview, including Region breakdowns, Power 25 reveal, and the Preseason All-PBR Team. In the meantime, we will begin gearing up for the season by highlighting some storylines that we are keeping our eyes on this spring in this series.

This week, we will be looking at some of the top pitchers in each region of our coverage area. While some of these players are top prospects, one doesn't have to throw 92 to be a dominant high school pitcher. Our focus in these stories will be the arms that we think have a chance to carry their teams as true aces this spring and put together a monster season. Some teams that have deep staffs have been omitted from this list because they might operate more by committee than leaning on a true ace.

As always, these are the pitchers that we think are likely to have big seasons, invariably someone that we leave off this list will have an outstanding season and we look forward to following those players' performances this spring.

NOVA/DC Impact Arms 

Name Position High School Class Commitment
Jake Berry LHP Bishop O'Connell 2020 Virginia
Collin Bosley-Smith RHP  Wilson (DC)  2020  Duke 
Jack Braley RHP Osbourn Park 2020 Christopher Newport
Jason Cheifetz RHP Westfield 2022 James Madison
Riley Eikhoff RHP Patriot 2020 Coastal Carolina
Adam Fischer LHP West Potomac 2020 William & Mary
Blake Fisher RHP Highland 2020 Lynchburg
Dean Kampschror LHP Justice 2021 Virginia
Robert Kelley RHP Marshall 2020 UMBC
Nathan Knowles RHP Yorktown 2021 William & Mary
Wyatt Lunsford-Shenkman RHP Riverside 2021 East Carolina
Braden Mack RHP Potomac 2020 Cornell
Teddy Merritt RHP McLean 2020 High Point
Garrett Newsome RHP Gonzaga 2020 William & Mary
Daniel Salisbury RHP Annandale 2021  
Colby Shriner RHP Centreville 2020 Christopher Newport
Joey Thomas LHP Flint Hill 2020 Washington Univ (Mo.)
Jack Thompson RHP South Lakes 2020 VMI
James Triantos RHP James Madison 2022 North Carolina
Joe Vogatsky RHP Kettle Run 2020 James Madison
Tre Williams RHP South County 2020 Florence-Darlington JC 

 

 

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