The defending Liberty District Tournament Yorktown High School baseball team is scheduled to open its 2021 season with a home game over the visiting South Lakes Seahawks at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
“The pitching is there, our bats have potential, and we’ll see how our infield defense is,” Yorktown coach John Skaggs said.
Yorktown is a favorite to defend its title, with a strong pitching staff, led by William and Mary-bound Nathan Knowles, and returning starting catcher Jacob Friend, who will play at Davidson College. Shortstop Ryan Bhojwani, a transfer from Bishop O’Connell High School, is Division I college player for Yorktown.
Yorktown finished second in the Liberty District tournament in 2019, then lost in the regionals to Westfield.