Week 8 Preview

Harford vs #13 Lackawanna

Baseball in the Northeast is BACK and it is ready to get rolling in a big way! Both these teams in the past few years have success at both the Regional, and National Level. 

In the Past 5 years, Harford has had a 207-51-1 record, with 1 trip to the Junior College world series back in 2016, where they went 3-2 losing both games to Chattahoochee Valley and finished 7th. 

For Lackawanna, the past 5 years have been as successful in just not as loud. They have over 128-78 over that span with a trip to Enid in 2019 in which they went 0-2 at losing to Pasco-Hernando State and Kellogg. 

Harford has been known for their bats. In big part to their former head coach Tom Eller who is now currently with the Baltimore Orioles A-Adv Aberdeen IronBirds as their Hitting Coach. However the Current Head Coach Joshua Houser has continued that power hitting tradition. Coming into the weekend they currently have a team slash line of .315/.454/.522. They have hit 7 Home Runs, scoring 63 Runs. That though, has not been their only strength this season. As a team they have a Team BAA of .165 which is 2nd in the country currently. 

Leading the way for them on the offensive side of the ball this season has been the trio of Ajay Sczepkowski (Charleston Southern Commit), Braydon Parr, and Andrew Sicinski. Sczepkowski this season has been hitting .476 with 3 2B, 2 HR, and 9 RBI’s. Parr has been hitting just south of his teammate with .417, with a 2B, and 5 RBI’s, and a team leading 4 SB. Rounding out the trio is Sicinski who has been hitting a team leading .545 with 2 2B, 2 HR, and 7 RBI’s

Lackawanna, as many know is one of our favorite twitter follows, took a quick turn around at the national level when the Head Coach Michael McCarry took over the helm back in 2019. Building on what the former Head Coach Bruce Thompson started. McCarry took that team and took them to Enid in his first season. So far this season the Falcons have hit a team slash line of .287/.453/.522. They have hit 8 Home Runs, while scoring 51 runs in the 5 runs that they have played. 

In their first 5 games they have been led by the trio of Raymond Vorhees, Quinn Hanafin, and Jake Kelchner. Vorhees is hitting a team leading .583, with 1 2B, 2 HR, and 8 RBI’s. Hanafin is hitting .444, with 5 RBI’s. Kelchner rounds out the trio hitting .500, with a double, and 2 HR, with 4 RBI’s. 

Harford #13 Lackawanna 
Game 1 Cameron Kalandros – RHP – 1-0, 3.60 ERA, 10.8 K/9 Zach Klapak – 2-0, 2.57 ERA, 12.86 K/9
Game 2 Carter Heller – RHP – Gardner-Webb Commit – 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 18.00 K/9 Kyle Scott – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 15.75 K/9

Other Notable Weekend Series w/ Pitching Matchups

#9 Catawba Valley vs #17 Patrick Henry

#9 Catawba Valley #17 Patrick Henry
Game 1 Chance Daquila – RHP – 2-0, 4.35 ERA, 13.06 K/9 Dew Harlow – RHP – 3-0, .69 ERA, 20.08 K/9
Game 2 Andrew Dye – RHP – 1-0, 1.42 ERA, 11.37 K/9 Magnus Ellert – RHP – 3-0, .82 ERA, 19.64 K/9
Game 3 Mason Herbert – RHP – North Greenvile Commit – 2-1, 3.86 ERA, 16.39 K/9 Spencer Rife – RHP – 2-0, 3.21 ERA, 9.00 K/9

Arizona Western vs #2 Central Arizona

Arizona Western #2 Central Arizona
Game 1 Joe Taveras – RHP – 2-1, 2.25 ERA, 13.50 K/9 *Mat Olsen – RHP – Arizona State Commit – 4-0, .75 ERA, 15.57 K/9
Game 2 Bobby Vath – RHP – 2-0, 3.46 ERA, 10.73 K/9  *Daniel Davila – 3-0, 2.61 ERA, 10.45 K/9

*Projected Starters

Blinn vs #4 San Jac

Blinn #4 San Jac
Game 1 Dylan Theut – LHP – UL-Lafayette Commit – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 16.34 K/9 Thomas Burbank – 6-0, 0.00 ERA, 9.32 K/9
Game 2 Evan Aschenbeck – LHP – 1-0, 5.68 ERA, 12.79 K/9 Hunter Hollan – 3-2, 4.12 ERA, 9.15 K/9

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: