Fayetteville Perry Rockets 2023 Baseball Preview


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Fayetteville Perry Rockets

Head Coach: Chris Snider
Years Head Coach (current school): 2
Record (current school): 4-16
Years Head Coach (overall): 2
Record (overall): 4-16

Assistant Coaches:
Cliff Crone
Allen Roy
Brian Short
Jon Williamson

Record last season: 3-10/4-16
League Affiliation: Southern Hills Athletic Conference
Last year's playoff results: Lost 6-0 in Sectional Championship to Cincinnati Christian

Top players returning:
2023 Senior - Austin Snider 6’ 8” 210 pounds P, 1B, OF - 3 year Varsity starter.
Southern Hills Athletic Conference All League Team Last year.
Earlham Commit
Offense -
3rd on team with a .306 batting average.
Team leader in BB’s - 11
Second on team in OBP .443
Tied for team lead in runs scored - 13
Defense -
Tied for second on team with 1 Error all year.
Pitching -
33.2 innings pitched - 3 wins, 3 losses - 4.15 ERA - 40 K’s - 1.6 WHIP - Opponents BA. .231

2023 Senior - Collin Mayer 6’ 0” 164 pounds SS, 2B, P - 2 year Varsity starter.
Offense -
Second on team with .344 batting average. - OBP .394 - OPS .771 -
Team leader in hits, with 21
Tied for 3rd on the team in RBI’s 9 - Tied for first on the team with 13 runs scored.
Second on the team with 12 SB.

2023 Senior - Anthony Fay 5’ 8” 160 pounds Utility, P - 2 Year Varsity starter.
Offense -
Team leader in OBP. 500 - 2nd on team BB 8 - 3rd on team in SB 8 - 2nd on team in OPS. .848

2023 Senior - Jonas Jakeway 6’ 0” 180 pounds 1B, P - 3 year Varsity Starter.
Offense -
Tied for 3rd on the team in RBI’s 9 - Tied for second on team in runs scored with 12
On 4 strikeouts in 60 Plate appearances.
Defense -
He had 79 total chances with 0 errors - 75 putouts & 4 assists.
Pitched 15.2 innings with 16 K’s & a 4.91 ERA & a 1.8 WHIP

2024 Junior - Clayton Holden 6’ 3” 200 pounds C - 2 year Varsity Starter
Offense -
BA. .304 - OBP. .407 - OPS. .799 - Slugging PCT. .391
Defense -
Caught 37.2 innings with 5 caught stealing.

Top players lost:
Blake Coffman - Team leader in most offensive categories & was a solid pitcher for us.

Kyle Fehring - Starting center fielder all year with only 1 error all year.

New impact players:
Junior - Caleb Tipis - Caleb started Varsity as a sophomore & finished the season for us on SS & did amazing. He will start SS for us this year. Caleb can play any position on the field. His speed & athleticism can be a game changer. He is a great defensive player.

Sophomore - AJ Roy - He made Varsity as a freshman. He will start Varsity for us this year. He will play middle infield, 3B & be a starting pitcher for our team this year. I expect big things, offensively & defensively out of AJ this year.

Sophomore - Braedyn Crone - He made Varsity as a freshman. He’s fighting for a starting spot on Varsity this year. He will pitch, play 1B & RF for us this year. He has the ability to start & be a top 5 hitter for us if he keeps putting the work in.

Freshman - Blake Rugenstein - Blake made Varsity this year. He will play JV & Varsity to start the season. I expect Blake to be full Varsity midway through the season. Blake can play any position on the field. He will catch, pitch play IF & OF for Varsity & JV this year. Blake has the skills to play high level college baseball, if he puts the work in.

Freshman - Alex Williamson - Alex will be on JV to start the season but should see Varsity sometime this season. Alex has speed & power. With hard work & dedication the sky’s the limit for Alex. Alex will also be able to play any position on the field.

Freshman - Ryder Luncan - Ryder will be on JV to start the season but should see Varsity sometime this season. Ryder is tall & athletic. He’s still growing & has a chance to be a dominant pitcher for our team the next 4 years. Ryder is going to be a great hitter & is such a smart player. I expect big things out of Ryder the next 4 years.

Freshman - Tyler Short - Tyler will start the season on JV. He’s a really good left handed pitcher with good mechanics. He was the A teams best pitcher last year. I really like Tyler’s offensive abilities. Tyler has a chance to come up to Varsity this year if he keeps putting the work in. He’s also a very smart player & I expect big things out of Tyler the next 4 years.

Final Comments:
Strengths - Leadership, Defense, Starting Pitching

Weaknesses - Depth, relief pitching.

Our team improved throughout the season last year. We won our first tournament game since 2016. Losing 5 seniors will be tough but we should be much improved this year. Now that I’ve coached most of these young men for a year, they know what I expect from them. We will have great senior leadership & a really good freshman class coming in.