The first thing that jumps out at you about this year’s Delco Carpenter Cup roster is experience: 13 of the 25 players on the roster are seniors; only three (two sophomores and freshman Connor Wilson) are younger than juniors. It’s a veteran leadership that has proven difficult to come by in the competition for Paul Bogosian’s team over the years. Integral to that is a four-play contingent from Strath Haven, including a trifecta of seniors.
Pitching-wise, there’s depth from both sides. The team has depth behind the plate and maybe just enough offense to maybe win a game or two, which is no narrow-minded prognostication for a team that has historically struggled in this competition. The full roster
Pitchers: Left: Ed Hild, Ridley; Drew Jackson, Conestoga; Right: Donovan Davis, Strath Haven; Kevin Bosco, Strath Haven; Ciaran Cahalane, Marple Newtown; C.J. Pruitt, Sun Valley; Matt Morella, Haverford.
Infielders: David Splain, Strath Haven; Andrew Born, Conestoga; Chris Morris, Harriton; Tom Carey, Haverford; Seth Bower, Marple Newtown; Jake Rosenberg, Harriton; Alex Barr, Haverford; Joe Sheeran, Springfield.
Outfielders: Cole Gamber, Penncrest; Mike White, Marple Newtown; Andre Pendleton, Harriton; Ron DiMatteo, Penncrest; Connor Wilson, Radnor; Stephen Born, Conestoga.
Catchers: Kevin Mohollen, Strath Haven; Ryan Tecco, Marple Newtown.
Designated hitters: Eric Bergman, Ridley; Geoff Warrington, Lower Merion.