Canes Coastal 15U Team Preview

May 2, 2018 Off By Can Capell
Canes Coastal 15U Team Preview

–Top Position Players:

We have two of the best 2021 catchers in the state of Virginia. Both of these gentlemen were contributors on their HS varsity teams as freshmen:
2021 Thomas Watermolen (5'8, 160 lbs) from Hickory HS (VA)
2021 Sam Aquilino* (5'9, 165 lbs) from First Colonial HS (VA)

Anchoring the middle of the infield will be the following talented glovesmen:
2021 Kameron Walker (5'10, 135 lbs) from Carrboro HS (NC)
2021 Mason Little (6'2, 155 lbs) from Uwharrie HS (NC)
2021 Evan Morris (5'7, 135 lbs) from Western Alamance HS (NC)
2022 Spencer Nolan (5'10, 120 lbs) from Hoggard HS (NC)

Our top corner infielders will be:
2021 Chad Carpenter (6'0, 175 lbs) from Ragsdale HS (NC)–3B
2021 Jeb Byerly (6'0, 200 lbs) from USA Homeschool (NC/VA)–1B
2022 Aubrey Smith* (6'0, 150 lbs) from South Brunswick HS (NC)–1B

Our top guys patrolling the outfield will be:
2021 Matt Poole (6'2, 165 lbs) from North Raleigh Christian HS (NC)
2022 Tom Echols (5'11, 145 lbs) from Kerr Vance Academy (NC)
2021 Ben Penchuk (5'11, 160 lbs) from Green Hope HS (NC)
2022 Josh Mason (5'6, 135 lbs) from West Cateret HS (NC)

A guy who will be helping us at many different positions and with his big time lefty bat (OF, C and RHP) will be 2021 Ben Buchman* (5'10, 160 lbs) from East Chapel Hill HS (NC)

*denotes a LHH

–Top Pitchers:

To begin the Summer season, here is our talented starting 4-man rotation:

2021 LHP Christian Hairr (6'1 180 lbs) from Midway HS (NC)
2021 LHP Cameron Fordham (6'1, 135 lbs) from Uwharrie Charter Academy (NC)
2021 LHP Lee Watson (5'10, 155 lbs) from J.H. Rose HS (NC)
2021 RHP Jacob Scott (6'1, 150 lbs) from Lumberton HS (NC)

–Top uncommitted:

— Committed Players:

— Expectations:

Expectations for this team are HIGH! Nine of the players on this roster made their respective HS Varsity team as freshmen. That is saying a lot since four roster players weren't even in HS last Spring. We have a ton of athleticism and talent. Additionally, our roster has grown up playing on highly competitive teams and should be prepared for the competition they will face throughout the Summer. Our pitching staff is deep and experienced, which will allow us to play for the top prize every weekend. If I was a recruiting coordinator/college coach, this would be a team that I would want to watch this Summer!