Posted: 5:39 pm Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Stat Tuesday: Five things that jump out from this week’s baseball stats 

By Matt Porter

It’s Stat Tuesday. Do you know what happens on Stat Tuesday? We spotlight a few players and trends from the weekly baseball stats page, and give you a look at the numbers. Here you go:

Delaney

Delaney

1. The little guy. He’s only 5-foot-10, so Anthony Delaney doesn’t look too imposing on the mound. Hitters usually change their minds after he blows it by them. Delaney, who as a sophomore helped pitch Summit Christian to the 2011 state title, is dominating for American Heritage this year as a senior. He has an area-best 42 strikeouts in 24 innings, and is 3-1 with a 2.04 ERA. Delaney, who is headed to Palm Beach State next year, is on a pace to top last year’s 100-strikeout performance.

2. Clan of Warriors. The undefeated, top-ranked Warriors have six or seven pitchers they’d feel comfortable throwing out there against anyone. The most productive guys right now are senior right-handers Kyle Keatts (2-0, 0.00 ERA in 10 innings), Lance Fry (2-0, 0.50 in 14 innings) and lefty Scott Danek (2-0, 1.40 in 10 innings). Seniors Parker Hamilton, Hunter Halsey, John McCarthy and junior Brandon Keithley have combined to allow six earned runs in a combined 49 2/3 innings. That depth is one of the reasons why Jupiter hasn’t lost.

3. Cobra command.
Park Vista has a tough slate this week, as we wrote about here. You can bet sophomore Austin Smith will get the ball for at least one of those games. A 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-hander, Smith has started 3-0 with a 2.21 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 19 innings. Park Vista has a ton of young talent this year.

4. Doing well. We wrote about Wellington’s growing pains in our rankings post, but a few Wolverines have been consistent. Chief among them: senior shortstop Michael Cusenza, who is batting .563 (18-for-32), and sophomore second baseman Matt Morales (.550, 11-for-20). Morales is the younger brother of former Wellington standout Mitch Morales, who plays for FAU.

5. The area’s best? It’s hard to think of pitchers better than Benjamin junior Bennett Sousa. The lefty, who has committed to Virginia, is 4-0 and hasn’t allowed an earned run in 17 innings. He doesn’t strike out two batters an inning like some others, but he’s on pace to duplicate last year’s numbers (6-2, 0.77, 69 strikeouts in 54 1/3 innings). And then he’ll be back for his senior year.

BATTING GP AB H AVG.
(min. 11 at-bats)BATTING GP AB H AVG.
Panama Mendez, BC 5 12 8 .667
Tyler Levin, OX 5 20 13 .650
Gabriel Mendez, BC 5 13 8 .615
Nyle Newland, PV 8 13 8 .615
Franco Guardascione, TC 6 20 12 .600
Michael Cusenza, WELL 8 32 18 .563
Ben McGrath, OX 5 16 9 .563
Matt Morales, WELL 8 20 11 .550
Jonathan Leon, GD 9 26 14 .538
Kyle Farjad, SR 9 13 7 .538
Nick Russo, OX 5 15 8 .533
Casey Goldenberg, SUN 8 21 11 .524
Logan Heiser, JUP 8 23 12 .522
Gage Morey, PBC 6 22 11 .500
Noah Figueroa, GD 9 18 9 .500
Stephan Patti, SANT 8 16 8 .500
Chase Morell, OX 5 12 6 .500
Andrew Lopez, SR 5 12 6 .500
Zach Hall, JUP 3 10 5 .500
Bennett Sousa, BEN 9 19 9 .474
Byron Murray, TC 7 26 12 .462
Matt Ellmyer, BEN 9 22 10 .455
Austin Smith, PV 8 22 10 .455
Troy Steele, SANT 6 11 5 .455
Hunter Sanicky, PBG 8 11 5 .455
Javier Casas, JIL 7 20 9 .450
John O’Connor, SR 8 29 13 .448
Austin Marrs, DWY 9 29 13 .448
Bruce Steel, CN 9 27 12 .444
Dylan Santalo, JIL 7 27 12 .444
Ryan Johnson, KA 7 25 11 .440
D.J. Paone, BEN 9 30 13 .433
Pavin Smith, PBG 10 30 13 .433
Troy Hoecker, SUN 8 24 10 .424
Casey Furnas, OH 8 26 11 .423
Andrew Calderone, SF 8 26 11 .423
Shane Sawczak, PBC 10 26 11 .423
Noel Canete, JIL 7 19 8 .421
Joey Boyd, PBG 10 31 13 .419
Trey Amburgey, PV 8 24 10 .417
Pat Walther, JUP 8 24 10 .417
Jesse Barton, SUMC 11 34 14 .412
Sean McClaskie, OH 8 34 14 .412
Kevin Cherestal, RPB 6 17 7 .412
Matthew Mika, PV 8 27 11 .407
John McCarthy, JUP 8 27 11 .407
Spencer Diaz, SR 8 30 12 .400
Pete Crocitto, SF 8 25 10 .400
Cody Wager, SANT 6 25 10 .400
Jarren Pinkney, ATL 8 25 10 .400
Branden Cook, PV 8 20 8 .400
John Monte, KA 7 20 8 .400
Oscar Singh, JIL 7 18 7 .389
Daniel Cole, CN 9 30 14 .388
Tyler Murley, SR 10 31 12 .387
Spencer Stockton, WELL 8 26 10 .385
Thomas Corzo, GD 9 26 10 .384
Dominic Mercurio, KA 7 21 8 .381
Darren Seferina, TC 7 24 9 .375
Brian Brooker, DWY 9 24 9 .375
Jason Popovich, SF 6 16 6 .375
Jake Summey, WELL 8 24 9 .375
Johnny Carpenter, KA 7 24 9 .375
Ryan Berger, SR 8 35 13 .371
Bobby Bourque, ATL 8 27 10 .370
Kyle Cunningham, CN 9 27 10 .370
Bruce Thomas, ATL 8 19 7 .368
Kody Ruedisili, BEN 8 30 11 .367
Matt Williams, PBG 10 30 11 .367
Stephen Gogreve, PJP 8 22 8 .364
Matt Luzzi, PJP 8 22 8 .364
Sam Wortman, OX 5 11 4 .364
Zander Retamar, PJP 11 36 13 .361
Peter Sitaras, JUP 9 25 9 .360
Jake Paez, SR 7 14 5 .357
Boomer Saraga, SR 8 31 11 .355
Cody Bryant, ATL 8 20 7 .350
Angelini Maduro, TC 7 20 7 .350
Tyler Dillon, WELL 8 20 7 .350
Sendle Jean, PBG 9 23 8 .348
Chris Perez, JIL 7 23 8 .348
Carmine Cioffoletti, SR 11 26 9 .346
Bradley Riddle, WELL 8 29 10 .345
Kyle Perkins, PBC 8 24 8 .333
Elliot Rodiquez, JIL 7 21 7 .333
Joe Shue, PBC 10 24 8 .333
Tommy Caracchi, OX 5 12 6 .333
Logan Taplett, BEN 8 15 5 .333
John Ricca, OH 8 30 10 .333
Alex Aristy, SR 11 33 11 .333
Mark Zippin, KA 7 21 7 .333
Ronnie Rocca, SA 5 12 4 .333
Alberto Hernandez, JIL 7 15 5 .333
Nick Chiappetta, SA 5 12 4 .333
Vincent Scambone, OH 8 28 9 .321
Conor Archer, OH 8 28 9 .321
Anthony Zaleski, CN 9 25 8 .320
Baylen Sparks, BEN 9 22 7 .318
Landon Myers, PV NA 16 5 .313
Mark Kuhner, SR 11 32 10 .312
Jason Moore, SR 11 29 9 .310
Bryan Greff, OH 8 29 9 .310
Desi Isaacson, OX 5 13 4 .308
Kyle Tedesco, BB 8 13 4 .308
Glen Casaceli, JUP 8 20 6 .300
Kyle Berkowitz, WC 5 10 3 .300

HOME RUNS
Hunter Hope, DWY 4, Darren Seferina, TC 4, John Monte, KA 3, Pavin Smith, PBG 2, John McCarthy, JUP 2, Michael Cusenza, WELL 2, Bryon Murray TC 2, Cody Bryant, ATL 2, John McCarthy, JUP 2, Connor Power, AH 2.

RBI
D.J. Paone, BEN 14, Michael Cusenza, WELL 14, Ben McGrath, OX 13, Joey Boyd, PBG 13, John McCarthy, JUP 12, Tyler Murley, SR 11, Andrew Calderone, SF 10, Franco Guardascione, TC 10, Jonathan Rodriguez, GD 10, Thomas Corzo, GD 10, Byron Murray, TC 10, Bennett Sousa, BEN 10, Pat Walther, JUP 10, Mark Kuhner, SR 10, Joe Shue, PBC 10, Bruce Steel, CN 10, Hunter Hope, DWY 9, Matt Williams, PBG 9, Pavin Smith, PBG 9, Jason Moore, SR 9, Kyle Perkins, PBC 9, Anthony Zaleski, CN 9, Spencer Diaz, SR 9, Jesse Barton, SUM 8, Nick Horvath, PBG 8, Noel Canete, JIL 8, Alex Aristy, SR 8, Zach Berry, SR 8, Kyle Cunningham, CN 8, Casey Furnas, OH 8, Nick Cincotta, SF 7, Chase Morell, OX 7, Matt Ellymer, OX 7, Trey Amburgey, PV 7, Austin Smith, PV 7, Carmine Cioffoletti, SR 7, Dominic Teresi, SANT 7, Luis Biestero, CN 7, Vincent Scambone, OH 7, Nick Transleau, PJP 7, Sam Wortman, OX 6, Nick Gallo, PBG 6, Chris Perez, JIL 6, Zac Hall, JUP 6, Scott Danek, JUP 6, Brooks Aristy, SR 6, Ian Hagenmiller, PBC 6, Raige Hasko, PBC 6, Daniel Cole, CN 6, Casey Goldenberg, SUN 6, John Ricca, OH 6.

PITCHING W-L IP ERA
(min. 5 IP)
Bennett Sousa, BEN 4-0 17 0.00
Riley Colbath, PBG 2-0 14.1 0.00
Trevor Adams, PV 1-0 11 0.00
Kyle Keatts, JUP 2-0 10 0.00
Tony Schutzer, PBG 1-0 7 0.00
Eric Adelman, PV 2-0 6 0.00
Nick Russo, OX 1-0 5 0.00
Ronnie Rocca, SA 0-2 11 0.00
Scott Murphy, SUM 0-1 8 0.00
Lance Fry, JUP 2-0 14 0.50
Matt Harris, BEN 2-0 13 0.53
Wil Engel, SUN 3-0 13 0.54
Pavin Smith, PBG 3-1 18.2 0.75
Matt Ellmyer, BEN 1-0 9 0.77
Dominic Teresi, SANT 1-0 18 0.78
Jorge Alfonso, PBC 4-0 15.2 0.89
Brandon Centrone, SF 2-0 13 1.08
Shane Sawczak, PBC 2-0 12.1 1.14
Zach Lawrence, SUM 2-2 19 1.13
Victor Hughes, BB 0-1 6 1.17
Thomas Corzo, GD 2-0 16 1.23
Noel Canete, JIL 2-1 16.2 1.30
Jordan Lauginiger, RPB 1-2 21 1.33
Dylan Gordon, CN 2-0 15.1 1.37
Scott Danek, JUP 2-0 10 1.40
Josh Parker, PJP 1-1 20 1.40
Jason Popovich, SF 3-0 19 1.47
Anthony Zaleski, CN 1-0 9 1.56
Daniel Mayer, PJP 2-0 16.1 1.71
Ben McGrath, OX 1-1 8 1.75
Cody Wager, SANT 3-0 24 1.75
John Padich, PBC 2-1 24 1.75
Luis Cepeda, BB 0-1 12 1.75
Jared Johnson, JIL 2-0 23 1.83
Anthony Delaney, AH 3-1 24 2.04
Cam Weinberger, SR 0-2 5 2.05
Austin Smith, PV 3-0 19 2.21
Nick Martinez, SR 1-1 12.1 2.27
Colton Rendon, DWY 2-0 10.1 2.39
Chad Swift, BEN 1-1 17 2.47
Ryan Berger, SR 0-1 5 2.60
Alex Levy, PV 1-0 5 2.80
Kyle Tedesco, BB 0-4 22 2.80
Braden Hartigan, SUN 0-2 11 2.89

STRIKEOUTS
Anthony Delaney, AH 42, Austin Smith, PV 34, John Padich, 32, Cody Wager, SANT 26, Cody Bryant, ATL 26, Jordan Lauginiger, RPB 25, Greg Hester, PBL 25, Zach Moses, STA 25, Michael Rosario, FH 23, Josh Parker, PJP 22, Alex Bialakis, PJP 22, Kyle Tedesco, BB 20, Spencer Stockton, WEL 19, Bennett Sousa, BEN 19, Tom Szapucki, DWY 18, Pavin Smith, PBG 17, Mike Rodriguez, WEL 16, Cheyne Bickel, DWY 15, Jared Johnson, JIL 15, Lance Fry, JUP 14, Anthony Zaleski, CN 14, Dylan Gordon, CN 14, Colton Rendon, DWY 12, Alec Duboy, CN 12, Jordan Maars, LWC 12, Shane Sawczak, PBC 11, Tyler Krull, CN 10, Noel Canete, JIL 9, Nick Chiappetta, SA 9, Jorge Alfonso, PBC 9.