Marky Billson profiles the Knoch baseball team.
"Next week the Knoch baseball team will make its fourth consecutive foray into the WPIAL baseball playoffs under the leadership of coach George Bradley.
The previous three trips have resulted in only one postseason victory, a 5-3 triumph against Thomas Jefferson last year. But after winning the Section 5-AAA title this season, the Knights may finally pose as a legitimate contender in the tournament.
A deep pitching staff has enabled Knoch to post an 11-game winning streak and 14-1 overall record coming into its final two games of the regular season. Junior Cole Shinsky, a 6-foot-4 left-hander, had put up some of the best statistics in the WPIAL with a 5-0 record, 1.50 ERA, and 50/12 strikeouts-to-walks ratio in 32⅔ innings coming into the week.
Though such numbers and physical makeup would seem to make Shinsky a prospect, much of the remaining staff actually had better numbers than him."