Scouting local baseball sectionals

2012-05-22T20:00:00Z 2013-05-26T23:13:05Z Scouting local baseball sectionalsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
May 22, 2012 8:00 pm  • 

Class 4A

Munster

Thursday

West Side vs. Morton, 5 p.m.

Friday

Munster vs. Lake Central, 5 p.m., WEFM-FM (95.9), rrsn.com

E.C. Central vs. Lowell, 7 p.m.

Monday

Highland vs. Morton-West Side winner, noon

Munster-Lake Central winner vs. E.C. Central-Lowell winner, 2 p.m.

Championship, 7:30 p.m., WEFM-FM (95.9), rrsn.com

2011 Champion: Lake Central

Favorite: Lake Central. Darkhorse: Munster.

Advancement: Winner plays winner of the Elkhart Memorial Sectional in the LaPorte Regional at approximately 12:30 p.m. on June 2.

Players to watch: West Side – Todd Porter, Sr., SS/RHP; Aaron Hall, Sr., Util. Morton – Chris McCormack, Sr., 3B; Aurileo Cazares, Jr., RHP/SS. Munster – Ethan Flahaven, Sr., Util; Mark Strbjak, Sr., OF. Lake Central – Jimmy McNamara, Sr., LHP; Taylor Lehnert, Sr., RHP; Chase Fieldhouse, Sr., OF. E.C. Central – Luis Perez, Sr., OF/P. Lowell – Tyler Hamm, Sr., OF; Danny DeBoer, Jr., P/SS. Highland – Jordan Minch, Sr., LHP; Tyler Fraley, Jr., SS.

Fast facts: The longest drought for any team in the sectional is Morton, which last won in 1994. … Lake Central holds the most sectional titles with 14, the most recent last season.

Merrillville

Today

Chesterton vs. Valparaiso, 4:30 p.m., WEFM-FM (95.9), rrsn.com

Michigan City vs. Crown Point, 6 p.m., WEFM-FM (95.9), rrsn.com

Thursday

Portage vs. Merrillville, 4:30 p.m.

Hobart vs. LaPorte, 6 p.m.

Friday

Chesterton-Valparaiso winner vs. Michigan City-Crown Point, 4:30 p.m.

Portage-Merrillville winner vs. Hobart-LaPorte winner, 6 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 11 a.m., WEFM-FM (95.9), rrsn.com

2011 Champion: Crown Point

Favorite: Crown Point. Darkhorse: Portage.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the South Bend Clay Sectional in the LaPorte Regional at 10:30 a.m. June 2.

Players to watch: Chesterton — Jake Post, Bobby Humphreys, Zac Jenks, Andrew Ralph. Valparaiso — Devin Bafia, Jeff Holmes, Joe Gallinatti, John Olejniczak. Michigan City — Logan Kaletha, Andrew Ray. Crown Point — Jake Lindeman, Sr., P/2B; Zach Plesac, P/INF; Joe Hopman, Sr., OF. Portage — Gabe Acevedo, Kris Springman, Dave Jercha, Zach Simmons. Merrillville — Aaron Dye, Jr., OF; Jose Carbajal, Jr., 1B. Hobart – Brandon Murray, So., RHP/OF; Jake Erlich, Sr., LHP; Chris Moore, Sr., 3B; Phil Madvek, Sr., RHP. LaPorte — Wally Dickman, Tommy Snyder, Ben Saliwanchik.

Fast facts: Of Crown Point’s 20 sectional titles, seven have come in the multiclass system. … Portage last hoisted the trophy in 1995, second only in the longest wait with Hobart, which last won a title in 1993. … Michigan City holds the fewest sectional titles of the group with one, won in 2002. LaPorte has the most with 35.

Class 3A

Clark

Today

Hammond vs. Clark, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Roosevelt vs. Lew Wallace, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

Hammond-Clark winner vs. Roosevelt-Lew Wallace winner, 10 a.m.

Gavit vs. Griffith, noon

Championship, 4 p.m.

2011 Champion: Clark

Favorite: Griffith. Darkhorse: Clark.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Kankakee Valley Sectional in the Plymouth Regional at 10 a.m. June 2.

Players to watch: Hammond – Marcos Arredondo, So., SS. Clark – Enrique Zamora, Sr., RHP/3B; Jerald Morgan, Sr., 2B; Chris Miller, Sr., SS. Gavit – Alex Maskovich, Jr., LHP/1B. Griffith – Garrett Litke, Sr., P/SS; Brett Brinkley, Sr., OF; Jesse Smith, Jr., P.

Fast facts: The realignment of the sectional brings Griffith into a group that had previously crowned Clark each of the last four years. … Clark and Griffith hold the same number of sectional titles with nine apiece.

Kankakee Valley

Today

Kankakee Valley vs. Knox, 4:30 p.m.

Hanover Central vs. Calumet, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Kankakee Valley-Knox winner vs. Hanover Central-Calumet winner, 11 a.m.

Rensselaer vs. Andrean, 1:30 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

2011 Champion: Andrean

Favorite: Andrean. Darkhorse: Kankakee Valley.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Clark Sectional in the Plymouth Regional at 10 a.m. June 2.

Players to watch: Kankakee Valley – Jake Wright, Sr., C; Zach DeFries, Sr., OF; Chris Rusk, Sr., LHP. Hanover Central – Jesse Wilkening, Fr., OF; Dan Stum, Sr., P; Zac Maciejewski, Jr., C. Calumet – K.C. Woleski, Sr., SS/RHP. Rensselaer – Ryan Lattimore, Jr.; Jake West, Sr. Andrean – Zac Ryan, Jr., P; Mike Brosseau, Sr., SS; Nick Tobye, Sr., C.

Fast facts: Andrean’s current streak of 10 straight titles is the longest active stretch in the state. … Hanover Central, Class 2A runner-up last season, joins Class 3A for the first time this year. … Hanover Central and Knox hold the fewest number of sectional titles with one each.

Class 2A

Whiting

Today

Lake Station vs. Bowman Academy, 5 p.m.

Thursday

River Forest vs. Whiting, 5 p.m.

Monday

Lake Station-Bowman Academy winner vs. River Forest-Whiting winner, 10 a.m.

Wheeler vs. Bishop Noll, 12:30 p.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

2011 Champion: Hanover Central

Favorite: Bishop Noll. Darkhorse: Wheeler.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Boone Grove Sectional in the Whiting Regional at 1 p.m. June 2.

Players to watch: Lake Station – Kris Suleski, Sr., INF. Bowman Academy – Terrance Harris, Jr., 3B/RHP. River Forest – Chris Lauderback, So, RHP/INF; Jason Temple, Sr., CF. Whiting – Matt Dvorscak, So., OF/P; Gio Cruz, Sr., C. Wheeler -- David Bolla, Tyler Crussen, Nick Naspinski, Jesse Kellar. Bishop Noll – Kody Alayon, Sr., SS; Cody Moskovsky, Sr., C.

Fast facts: Bishop Noll’s 21 sectional titles are the most of any Hammond school. … Wheeler’s last sectional trophy came in 2008. … Whiting, a Class 2A participant for the first time, will host both the sectional and regional games.

 

 

Boone Grove

Wednesday

Winamac vs. Boone Grove, 5 p.m.

Thursday

North Newton vs. Rochester, 5 p.m.

Saturday

Winamac-Boone Grove winner vs. North Newton-Rochester winner, 10 a.m.

North Judson vs. Hebron, 1 p.m.

Monday

Championship, 1 p.m.

2011 champion: Culver

Favorite: Hebron. Darkhorse: Rochester.

Players to watch: Boone Grove — Dean Hill, Jared Thill, Cody Poynter, Jason Sawa; Hebron — Cody Hayes, Damon Wallace, Kyle Hernandez, Kyle Joyce. North Newton — Wes Pemberton, Chad Schultz.

Fast facts: Boone had a string of four titles end last season. ... Hebron's only sectional title came in 1977. ... North Newton's last title came in 1997. ... Rochester was previously in 3A.

 

Class A

Washington Township

Wednesday

Covenant Christian vs. Washington Township, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

LaCrosse vs. Morgan Township, 4:30 p.m.

Friday

Kouts vs. Covenant Christian-Washington Township winner, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

Championship, noon

2011 champion: Kouts

Favorite: Washington Township. Darkhorse: Morgan Township

Players to watch: Covenant Christian — Zach Bowers, Justin Dexter; Kouts — Jake Moore, Jake Bekelya, Max Everaert; LaCrosse — Jimmy Rippe, Tyler Mack, Jared Dyjak; Morgan Township — Ryan Klikus, Adam Rettinger, Joe Dougherty, Brandon Murphy; Washington Township — Justin Landgrebe, Greg Fadell, Tyler Frye, Bob Ross.

Fast facts: Washington's last title came in 2007. ... Morgan's only title came in 2004. ... LaCrosse's last title came in 2002.

 

Culver Community

Wednesday

Argos vs. South Central, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

Culver Community vs. Westville, 4:30 p.m.

Friday

Marquette vs. Triton, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

Oregon-Davis vs. Argos-South Central winner, 9 a.m.

Culver Community-Westville winner vs. Marquette-Triton winner, 11:30 a.m.

Championship, 4:30 p.m.

2011 champion: South Central

Favorite: South Central. Darkhorse: Culver Community.

Local players to watch: South Central — Garrett Walter, Blake Geskey, Adam Clindaniel, Steven Shepherd. Marquette - Parker Buell; Westville — Austin Swistek, Brian Popp, Eric Quinn, Austin Hisick.

Fast facts: South Central is a three-time defending champion and reached the semistate last season. ... Westville has never won a sectional.

— Hillary Smith and Jim Peters, Times Sports Writers

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