Scouting Indiana prep baseball sectionals

Scouting Indiana prep baseball sectionals

2013-05-21T19:00:00Z 2014-05-26T23:50:05Z Scouting Indiana prep baseball sectionals nwitimes.com
May 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Class 4A

Munster Sectional

Thursday

Game 1: Munster vs. Highland, 5 p.m.

Friday

Game 2: Lake Central vs. Lowell, 5 p.m.

Game 3: Morton vs. West Side, 7:30 p.m.

Monday

Game 1 winner vs. E.C. Central, 10 a.m.

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 7 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the LaPorte Sectional at 10:30 a.m. June 1 in the LaPorte Regional.

Favorite: Lake Central. Darkhorse: Munster

Players to watch: MUNSTER — Alex DelRio, Sr., OF; Craig Dedelow, Sr., OF. HIGHLAND — Tyler Fraley, Sr., SS; Alex Freitag, Sr., RHP. LAKE CENTRAL — Alec Olund, Jr., LF; Ryan Burvan, Sr., SS; Aaron Glatt, Sr., RHP. LOWELL — Bryan Thomas, Sr., INF; Myles Siedentopf, So., P/3B. MORTON — Aurielo Cazares, Sr., RHP/SS. WEST SIDE — Paco Jordan, Jr., LHP/1B/OF; Anthony Cherry, Jr., C/3B. E.C. CENTRAL — D’Angelo Gonzalez, Jr., 1B/P.

Fast facts: Lake Central has won the last two sectional titles and five of the last six at Munster.

LaPorte Sectional

Today

Game 1: Crown Point vs. LaPorte, 5 p.m.

Game 2: Hobart vs. Chesterton, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Game 3: Valparaiso vs. Portage, 5 p.m.

Game 4: Michigan City vs. Merrillville, 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 11 a.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Munster Sectional at 10:30 a.m. June 1 in the LaPorte Regional.

Favorite: Chesterton. Darkhorse: Crown Point.

Players to watch: CHESTERTON — Aery Pratt, Sr., RHP-1B; Corey Rusboldt, Jr., INF; Andrew Ralph, Jr., OF; Michael Crowley, Sr., C; Mitch Kobitz, Sr., RHP. CROWN POINT — Ronnie Plesac, Sr., LHP; Zach Plesac, Sr., RHP/3B; Jake Jatis, Sr., SS. MERRILLVILLE — Aaron Dye, Sr., OF; Jose Carbajal, Sr., 1B. HOBART — Tyrus Joseforsky, Jr., SS; Nick Bokun, Jr., C/1B; Brandon Murray, Jr., RHP; MICHIGAN CITY — Logan Kaletha, Jr., 2B-OF; Andrew Ray, Sr. RHP; PORTAGE — Kevin Jones, Sr., RHP-OF; Eric Mesarch, Sr., 1B, Chris Klenk, Jr., C; VALPARAISO — Devin Bafia, Sr., LHP-OF; CJ Gear, Sr., C; Ethan Lehnen, Sr. OF; Sam Miller, So., OF/C.

Fast facts: Bafia won three sectional games last year, leading Valpo to the title. Chesterton defeated Crown Point twice during the season. Its only conference loss was to Portage.

 

Class 3A

Griffith Sectional

Today

Game 1: Hammond vs. Gavit, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Game 2: Griffith 7, Roosevelt 0, forfeit

Saturday

Game 1 winner vs. Griffith, 10 a.m.

Lew Wallace vs. Clark, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Kankakee Valley Sectional at noon June 1 at the Plymouth Regional.

Favorite: Griffith. Darkhorse: Clark.

Players to watch: HAMMOND Marcos Arredondo, Jr., RHP. GAVIT — James Thompson, Sr., C; Josh Lumbera, Sr., SS/C. GRIFFITH — Jesse Smith, Sr., Util; Anthony Carter, Sr., RHP; Kyle Buikema, Jr., C. CLARK — Dillon Slowiak, Jr., SS/RHP; Justin Martinez, P. LEW WALLACE — Quinton Harris, P.

Fast facts: Griffith is on a nine-game winning streak, 10 including the presectional forfeit.

Kankakee Valley Sectional

Today

Game 1: Rensselaer vs. Hanover Central, 4:45 p.m.

Game 2: Knox vs. Calumet, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 10 a.m.

Kankakee Valley vs. Andrean, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 5 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Griffith Sectional at noon June 1 at the Plymouth Regional.

Favorite: Andrean. Darkhorse: Hanover Central.

Players to watch: RENSSELAER — Ryan Lattimore, Sr., CF/LHP; Avery Walker, Jr.; Cole Hickman, Jr. HANOVER CENTRAL — Jesse Wilkening, So., OF/C; Dan Stum, Sr., RHP/3B; Daniel Balich, So., RHP/2B. CALUMET — Marcus Jackson, Sr., SS/RHP; TJ Thomas, So., RHP/CF. KANKAKEE VALLEY — Tim Schoonveld, Jr., CF; Jack Miles, Jr., RHP. ANDREAN — Zac Ryan, Sr., RHP; Matt DeSomer, Jr., RHP/OF; Jeremy Wright, Sr., INF.

Fast fact: Andrean hasn't lost in the sectional since 2001. In that time the 59ers have won three state titles.

 

Class 2A

Whiting Sectional

Today

Game 1: Bowman Academy vs. Wheeler, 5 p.m.

Game 2: Whiting vs. Bishop Noll, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 5 p.m.

River Forest vs. Lake Station, 7:30 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 11 a.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Boone Grove Sectional at 12:30 p.m. June 1 at the Whiting Regional.

Favorite: Bishop Noll. Darkhorse: Whiting.

Players to watch: BOWMAN ACADEMY — Antonio Pipkin, Sr.. WHEELER — Tyler Crussen, Sr., SS; Sam Bolla, Jr., OF/RHP; Jake LaFever, Fr., INF. WHITING — Matt Dvorscak, Jr., RHP/OF; Justin Jendreas, Sr., SS. BISHOP NOLL — Danny Pobereyko, Sr., 1B/RHP; Matt Sandoval, Sr., UTIL; Julian Guerrero, Sr., RHP/3B. RIVER FOREST — Geno Flores, Jr., RHP/3B; O’Shea Owens, Sr., C. LAKE STATION — Chris Szoztek, Sr., Util.

Fast facts: Bishop Noll is ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 2A. The Warriors have 22 sectional titles, five in Class 2A, including last year's.

Boone Grove Sectional

Today

Game 1: North Newton vs. Rochester, 5 p.m.

Thursday

Game 2: North Judson vs. Winamac, 5 p.m.

Saturday

Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 10 a.m.

Boone Grove vs. Hebron, 1 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 1 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Whiting Sectional at 12:30 p.m. June 1 at the Whiting Regional.

Favorite: Boone Grove. Darkhorse: Hebron.

Players to watch: BOONE GROVE — Dean Hill, Sr., RHP; Chuck Kidd, Fr., 3B; Caleb Narron, Jr., 2B; HEBRON — Kyle Joyce, Sr., P-INF; Mike Mikulich, Jr., INF; Drew Wheeler, Fr., INF. NORTH NEWTON — Chad Schultz, Sr., SS; Brandon Propes, Jr., LHP/1B.

Fast facts: Hebron is the defending sectional and regional champion. It defeated Boone 14-13 during the season.

 

Class A

Washington Township Sectional

Today

Game 1: Morgan Township vs. Washington Township, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday

Game 2: Covenant Christian vs. LaCrosse, 4:45 p.m.

Friday

Kouts vs. Game 1 winner, 4:45 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, noon

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of Hamilton Sectional at 10 a.m June 1 at the Caston Regional.

Favorite: Washington Township. Darkhorse: Morgan Township.

Players to watch: COVENANT CHRISTIAN — Steve Patton, Sr., Util. KOUTS — Jake Bekelya, Jr., OF-RHP; Jake Moore, Jr., C; Andrew Birky, Sr., RHP. LACROSSE — Jared Dyjak, Sr., RHP-INF. MORGAN TOWNSHIP — Adam Rettinger, Sr., C; Joe Dougherty, Sr., RHP; Ryan Klikus, Sr., SS. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP — Tyler Frye, Sr., RHP; Justin Landgrebe, Sr., LHP-OF; Tyler Byerly, Sr., SS; Bob Ross, Sr., 1B.

Fast facts: Morgan Township is defending champion. Washington Township is ranked third in Class A and has beaten Morgan twice this season.

 

Culver Community Sectional

Today

Game 1: Oregon-Davis vs. South Central, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Game 2: Marquette Catholic vs. Triton, 4:30 p.m.

Friday

Game 3: Argos vs. Westville, 4:30 p.m.

Monday

Game 1 winner vs. Culver, 9 a.m.

Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 11:30 a.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of Tri-County Sectional at 12:30 p.m. June 1 at the Caston Regional.

Favorite: South Central. Darkhorse: Triton.

Players to watch: MARQUETTE CATHOLIC — Parker Buell, Sr., RHP; SOUTH CENTRAL — Adam Clindaniel, Sr., RHP-3B; Logan Lionberger, So., LHP-OF; JT Snyder, Jr., 1B; Austen Hanna, Jr., OF-SS.

Fast fact: South Central has won four straight sectionals.

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