4/2/2017
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Nanticoke Area

Classification: 4A

Coach: Joe Yudichak

Looking back: Lost to Riverside, 6-5, in the second round of the Class 2A district playoffs.

Players to watch: Kyle Pokrinchak, Kris Rynkiewicz, Jake Shatley, Cody Piestrak, Nick Bukofski

What to watch for: The Trojans are making a significant jump in class, going from 2A last year to 4A this year. Yudichak begins his first full season as the manager after taking over shortly after last year began. The Trojans have a good mix of upperclassmen and some younger players who will be counted on to contribute. Pokrinchak won four games on the mound last year and posted a 3.80 ERA. Piestrak picked up the other win on the mound. Rynkiewicz batted .349 to lead the team, while Pokrinchak finished tied for the team lead with eight RBIs. Another team that struggled to hit last year, the Trojans batted .232. When he is on the mound, Pokrinchak will give them a chance to win. Just need another starter or two to emerge.