Crestview Knights 2023 Baseball Preview


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Crestview Knights

Head Coach: Jim Wharton
Years Head Coach (current school): 39
Record (current school): 596-295

Assistant Coaches:
Terry Crowle
Gregg Mosier
Matt Perkins
Tanner Crowle
Kole Rolsten

Record last season: 12-7. 6-2
League Affiliation: Northwest
Last year's playoff results: Lost 1-0 to LCC in Sectional Finals

Top players returning:
Carson Hunter 1st Team NWC, 1st Team District, PBR 2nd Team
Hunter Jones 2nd Team NWC, 2nd District
Nate Lichtle 2nd Team NWC, 2nd District
Preston Kreischer, Hon Men. NWC
Parker Speith, Hon Men. NWC
Connor Sheets
Bryson Penix
Mason Speith

Top players lost:
Ayden Lichtensteiger 1st team NWC, 1st team District, second Team All Ohio St Francis University
Nick Helt

Final Comments:
Quality pitching staff that can compete at a high level with second team PBR Carson Hunter leading the way. Hunter Jones, one of the best receivers in the State is behind the dish. We will need to improve our situational hitting and two strike approach this season to compete within our competitive schedule. How quickly we can get our basketball players safely into baseball shape will determine early season success with our focus on playing our best come tournament time.