With the 2019 baseball season looming, WBCB has a ton of games to bring your way! Our games stretch from Bucks to Mercer Counties, covering a few different teams from both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The preview below covers the teams who will be broadcasted on the WBCB Sports Network in 2019.
After turning in a 10-10 record last season, the Falcons look to end this season above the .500 mark. They went 6-8 in the league last year, which is surely something that they look to improve on, especially getting back to the playoffs. This team is just two years removed from an SOL National Conference Title, as well as, the PIAA 6A State Champions, so this team still has the potential to do some damage in the National Conference. The Falcons are going to be centered around their nine seniors and more importantly three returning starting pitchers. Shayne Ostrowsky, Sean Hochhausler and Christian Buchler are going to be the focal points to the rotation.
They will have a new name to their stadium this season. Their field is now called Coach Victor Napolitano Field and will be formally dedicated to him on Saturday, April 6, 2019 against Wood. For more details on the ceremony, check out this article!
Conwell-Egan ended last year with eight wins, 12 losses and a tie. They only had three league wins, opposed to their nine losses in the Philadelphia Catholic League. The team surely looks to bounce back this season and improve on a lot. The Philadelphia Catholic League is surely a hard league to play in, but Conwell-Egan athletics are on the rise, and the baseball team is one to look out for.
The Eagles are already 0-2 this season, and will play Neshaminy on 3/27
The Redskins are looking to avenge their losing record from last season. They went 9-11 overall and 7-7 in the conference, failing to make the playoffs. Coach Dan Toner is going to be rallying his Redskins to increase their record this season. Neshaminy baseball needs to play well within their division, in hopes to make the playoffs. They are in the National Conference, that holds powerhouse teams like, CR North, and Bensalem.
Notre Dame is poised for another great year. The Irish look to replicate their 16-7-2 season they had last year. With many seniors returning, the Irish look to build off of their run last year. WBCB’s Matt Howe gave some insight into the upcoming year, with interviews with players and coaches. Check out Matt’s coverage below!
Look for Nick Feretic, Robbie Buecker and Ryan Mains to lead the Irish this year!
The Northstars had a great season last year. They turned in a 16-5 record and were one of the most dominant teams on the WBCB Sports Network. Nottingham should not see a very significant dip in their record, however it is very difficult to follow up a 16-win season with another, especially as a young and rebuilding squad.
Leading the charge for the Northstars, will be Widener University commit, Jake Fanning, as well as, Robbie Bennett and Christian Fuentes. Another player to keep an eye on, is Wyatt Baker, the catcher who hit for over .400 last season.
Steinert had a decent year last year. Posting a 12-7 record was certainly a highlight of the year, but they certainly wanted more. After the loss to Wall Township in the quarterfinals of the state tournament, they are certainly hungry to get further than last year. The Spartans nearly beat Wall, who was ranked at 14th in the state, however struggled to get any runs in that game, losing 1-0. The team got a small taste of states, but with their experience, it shouldn’t be difficult for them to get back there.
Hamilton did not have their best season last year, going 11-11. The good news for Hornets fans, is that last year is in the past, and this team has some great potential. Showing some promise towards the end of the year, Hamilton looks to post a positive record this year. It should be an exciting year for Hamilton West, as they look to use their young pitching staff to boost their record. Hamilton fans want to look out for Justin Wiltsey, Nick Diaz and Jack Angelini, who will be leading the charge for the Hornets.