Name: Jay Cortese
High School: Vincentian
Background Info: A 6-foot-1, 175-pound right-handed pitcher/outfielder, Cortese dove into the season with a tremendous start for Vincentian. After pitching a complete game during the Royals' first win of the year against South Boone (Mo.) during a spring trip in Florida, Cortese followed up by tossing a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts against Karns City. A left-handed hitter, Cortese then hit for the cycle by going 5 for 5 against Springdale the very next day. He also drove in nine runs during the 20-10 rout over the Dynamos.