Last year, Nick Merich pitched Peters Township to the WPIAL Class AAAA championship. Merich is still a key component of the Indians' rotation but head coach Joe Maize will start Jordan Jankowski on the mound Wednesday night against Plum.
In addition to being a prolific power hitter, Jankowski is 5-0 with 1.00 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 35 innings. He's pitched complete games in each of his four starts with two shutouts.
He pitched a shutout in the quarterfinals against Seneca Valley.