PCA may be on the rise
- Updated: March 1, 2019
2019 NHIAA BASEBALL TEAM PREVIEW
Portsmouth Christian Academy
2018 Record: 5-11
2018 Postseason: Did not qualify for Division IV tournament.|
Head coach: James Spinelli
Assistant coaches: Dennis Soule, Zack Wentworth, Gene Watson and Jesse Wentworth.
Starters Returning: 6
Junior Bryson Lund (1B) – (.408, 15 RBI)
Senior Will Holman (Inf/P) – (.295, 5 RBI)
Senior Thomas Mlynarski (OF) – (.312, 6 RBI)
Senior Nick Watson (C) – (.200, 3 RBI)
Sophomore Will Kuzman (Inf/P) (.346, 10 RBI)
Sophomore Maxx Spinelli (OF) (.333, 8 RBI)
Senior Will Holman (RHP) – (1-1, 1.68 ERA)
Sophomore Will Kuzman (RHP) – (1-3)
Sophomore Maxx Spinelli (RHP) – (1-0,)
Coach’s comment: Coming off a rebuilding year with a lot of young players, the PCA Eagles are hoping to get a solid performance early in the season from returning starters Will Holman, Thomas Mlynarski, Nick Watson, Bryson Lund, Will Kuzman and Maxx Spinelli. Both sophomores Will Kuzman and Maxx Spinelli were Third Team All-State selections. Although defensively PCA struggled in 2018, the Eagles hope to strengthen their infield with the return of second baseman Harry MacDougal who was out last season due to broken wrist. Pitching in 2018 was also a weak spot but with two returning seasoned starters (Holman, Kuzman), the Eagles look to capitalize on their string arms. Offensively, PCA is returning as a solid hitting team having a team batting average of .305 with 80 runs.
PCA is scheduled to open the season April 8 at home against 2018 Division 4 runner-up Newmarket.