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Walsh Jesuit baseball team on national watch list

By mikeb Published: March 14, 2008

The Walsh Jesuit baseball team is ranked No. 100 in the Perfect Game Cross Checker Top 100 pre-season high school baseball teams for 2008.

The annual Buckeye Scout Top 100 list has selected three Warriors to its 100 top senior baseball players in Ohio.

Senior shortstop Ross Brunello is ranked No. 44 and senior left-handed pitcher Brannon Belair is ranked No. 60. Brunello and Belair are both Kent State recruits.

Senior left-handed pitcher David Starn is ranked No. 97.

The trio was also recognized as 2008 Collegiate Baseball New Players to Watch and each contributed to Walsh’s 2006 team that won the Division II state title.

Walsh, 24-5 last season, is scheduled to open its season on Mar. 31 at home against Strongsville. The Warriors have won five consecutive district titles and eight over the past 11 years under coach Chris Kaczmar, who enters his 12th season with three state titles.



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