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2022 Baseball Preview: Pocono Mountain West Panthers

Head Coach: Steve Mason (4th season)

Assistant Coaches:
Cody Knecht – Assistant Varsity
Chris Orengo– Assistant Varsity
Mark Koval– JV Head Coach
Don Pietrafesa – JV Assistant
Jordan Cruz- JV Assistant
Michael Legg– JHS Head Coach
James Dougher– JHS Assistant
Trent Cherence- JHS Assistant

Team Name: Pocono Mountain West Panthers High School

League: EPC

2021 Record: 9-11 (including district playoff)

Key Players Lost:
JD Greeley- League MVP
James Dunham- P
Josh Kalinock- P,OF
Steve Olizarowicz- 3B,P

Key Returning Players:

Joel Weirich– Senior- P,INF-1st team EPC Utility (.410 avg, 25 hits, 19 RBI, 16 Inn Pitched, 22 K’s)

Matt Munoz- Junior- OF, P (.315 avg, 17 hits, 12 runs, 7 SBs)

Matt Marinovich- Junior- P, 1B (13 runs, 5 SB, 24 Innings pitched)

Ian McHugh- Junior- C, P, INF (10 hits, 11 runs, 112 putouts)

Ryder Bray- Soph- SS, P (.346 avg, 18 hits, 11 runs)

Will Mecca- Soph- INF,OF,P (.286 avg, only 4 errors)

Key Newcomers:
Ethan Ladlee- Soph- OF,P
Eric Rivera- Soph- P,1B
Jack Dunham- Soph- P,INF
Thomas O’Hern- Soph- C,P
Jayden Espnoza- Fresh- INF,P
Eryan Silva- Fresh- SS,P,C

2022 Outlook: “Our biggest strengths this year will be our defense and baserunning. We have a young aggressive team that will need to put the ball in play and throw strikes on the mound in order to compete in the EPC. We will play small ball and force other teams to make plays.”

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