When you look at a Carpenter Cup roster, one big category is how many seniors turn out for the team. In that regard, the veteran-laden Catholic League, with its 14 seniors, is in good shape. That includes five veteran arms, led by Bonner-Prendergast’s Dan Furman and Pat Vanderslice, plus La Salle’s Dominic Cuoci and Prep’s Tom Mullin. That’s a good staff.
Delco is certainly well represented among the group, with all three of the Delco teams sending representatives. Evan Harvey and Matt Lafferty will represent Carroll (so good is the staff that Lafferty is listed as an infielder, a position he’s more than capable of filling). John Banes is O’Hara’s lone rep, though Colin McGuire is an alternate. And in addition to Furman and Vanderslice, Richie Tecco and Brad Scull also represent the Friars as underclassmen. The Catholics open with the Suburban One American/Continental team June 17 at 4 p.m. The full roster:
Infielders: Chris Melillo, La Salle; Evan Harvey, Arch. Carroll; Erik Bowren, Arch. Wood; Richie Tecco, Bonner-Prendergast; John Banes, Cardinal O’Hara; Mike Christy, Lansdale Catholic; Matt Lafferty, Arch. Carroll; Bobby Romano, Arch. Ryan.
Outfielders: Shane Williams, St. Joseph’s Prep; Connor Golden, Arch. Ryan; Gage Galeone, Arch. Ryan; Jimmy Herron, La Salle; Chase Standen, St. Joseph’s Prep; Brad Scull, Bonner-Prendergast.
Catchers: John Santospago, Arch. Wood; Tim Rafter, St. Joseph’s Prep.
Designated hitters: Matt Simon, Roman Catholic; Matt Hull, Lansdale Catholic.
Pitchers: Dominic Cuoci, La Salle; Tom Mullin, St. Joseph’s Prep; Pat Vanderslice, Bonner-Prendergast; Scott Boches, Arch. Wood; Josh Teson, Father Judge; Chris Elmes, Arch. Ryan; Dan Furman, Bonner-Prendergast.
Alternates: Tom Cockill, La Salle, P; Colin McGuire, Card. O’Hara, IF; Josh Ockimey, Neumann-Goretti, IF.