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Oceanside Collegiate High School

OCA set for year three after successful second spring


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Mt. Pleasant – As the 2017-18 school year winds down, expectations for the coming year are quite positive at Oceanside Collegiate Academy.

The school’s athletic program is completing its second year of competition and has now earned its way as a full-fledged member of the South Carolina High School League. The athletic program will compete across the board next year as a AA athletic program and will be eligible for region championships in every sport.

The lacrosse programs were state championship eligible this year with the open format and no regions. The boys program took full advantage of that opportunity by winning the Class AAAA state championship in late April. The Landsharks finished 13-2 on the season and beat Greenville in the state AAAA finals.

The girls team also made the AAAA playoffs but were knocked out by eventual state champion Bishop England in the second-round. The girls team posted an 11-3 record and return their top two players – Kasey Bronco and Taylor Jenkins – next spring. Bronco scored 63 goals this season while Jenkins tallied 46 goals.

Another program sure to be a region contender next spring is the baseball program of Jerry Stoots. The Landsharks posted a 16-7 record this spring and will return most of their team next spring.

The highlight of the season came late in the year when Stoots recorded his 890th career coaching victory, making him the winningest prep coach in state history.

The baseball team had six hitters top .300 in batting average this season, led by Nick Hyde’s .395 average. Hyde also had 15 RBI’s this season.

Marcus Vasquez batted .383 with 19 RBIs and Gray Sobel added a .348 batting average with 20 RBIs. Brandon Schultz batted .333 and Darren Kraft and Frank Capogrosso each hit .328. Kraft also drive in 16 runs.

TJ Provenzano was the ace of the pitching staff, posting a 3-2 record with a 1.83 earned run average. Sean Jervey, Branden Waltz and Nick Lanzarin each had two pitching wins while Sobel had three wins.

The soccer programs also showed solid growth this spring and will be highly competitive programs in the future. Both teams had winning records this spring and return most of their rosters in 2019.




© 2017 High School Sports Report

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