Archbold Blue Streaks 2023 Baseball Preview


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Head Coach: Dick Selgo
College Attended: BGSU
High School Attended: Pettisville
Years Head Coach: Beginning 14th Year at Archbold, (2 years at Eastwood).
Career Record: 285-125

Asst. Vars. Coach: Jeff Brunswick (27th Year)
Volunteer Asst. Vars. Coach: Scott Foor (10th Year)
JV Coach: Kirk Weldy (2nd Year)
Volunteer Asst. Coach: Garrett Grime (5th Year)
Volunteer Asst Coach: Loren Brown (5th Year)
Volunteer Asst. Coach: Toby Walker (1st Year)

Classification: Div. III
League: NWOAL
2022 Record: 16-8
2022 NWOAL Record: 5-2, 2nd Place
2022 Sectional Champs

Lettermen Lost: 3
DJ Newman, P-SS, (1st Team All-NWOAL-Player of the Year, 1st Team All-Ohio, Crescent-News --
Player of the Year). Now playing at BGSU.
Zane Behnfeldt, 3B-P, (H.M. All-NWOAL).
Jaybe Burkle, 1B, (H.M. All-NWOAL).

Returning Letterwinners: 8
Sr. Devon Morris, C, (2nd Team All-NWOAL, 2nd Team All-Ohio), .420 BA, 22 RBI, 3 HR. (Committed
to Notre Dame College, Ohio).
Sr. Krayton Kern, CF-P, (1st team All-NWOAL, H.M. All-Ohio). .394 BA, 15 RBI, 12 SB. (Committed
to Adrian College).
Sr. Cade Miller, INF, .306 BA.
Sr. Carson Dominique, OF, .268 BA, 16 RBI, 2 HR.
Jr. Jayden Seiler, P-INF, (2nd Team All-NWOAL), .365 BA, 20 RBI, 4 2B, 2.69 ERA, 4-2, 40 K, 26 IP.
Jr. Brian Burrowes, 3B-P, .333 BA, 16 RBI.
Jr. Stephen Diller, INF, .240 BA.
Jr. Mason Siegel, 1B-P, .125 BA,

Shoulder Surgery—Unlikely to Play
Jr. Jack Hurst, OF, .382 BA, 14 RBI, 4 2B, 3 3B. (BIG loss in our lineup!)

Promising Newcomers
Sr. Masen Towns, P-OF.
Jr. Josiah Gomez, OF.
Jr. Jett Baun, C-3B.
So. Zach Short, P.

Playing in College:
--Bryson Taylor (Indiana-South Bend)
--Kade Kern (Ohio State)
--Rigo Ramos (BGSU)
--DJ Newman (BGSU)
--Corey Erbskorn (Trine)
--Jeron Williams (Toledo)

“A number of key returning letter winners that had very productive years last season.”

“Making up for the loss of some outstanding players that graduated, and for the loss of injured player,
Jack Hurst. We will also need to develop some depth on our pitching staff.

Overall Team Outlook:
“This team is very motivated to continue the tradition of Archbold Baseball. Another strong non-
league schedule including Defiance, Perrysburg, Anthony Wayne, Bowling Green, Ottawa Hills, and
Sylvania Southview, plus many teams in our immediate area and league, will be quite challenging.

League Race:
“ It is very difficult to win a strong league, especially when you only play a single round of seven
league games. Bryan is the defending champs, and has quite a few players returning. Most of the
teams in the league are going to be stronger than they were last year, which will make for quite a few
teams, with a chance to compete for the championship.

Predicted Order of Finish—NWOAL
1. Bryan
2. Liberty Center
3. Wauseon
4. Archbold
5. Patrick Henry
6. Evergreen
7. Swanton
8. Delta

Notes of Interest:
--Archbold has won five of the last six District Championships.
--Archbold has averaged over 20 wins a year over the last nine seasons.
--The 2021 team was the second Archbold team ever to make it to the State Tournament.
(2005 State Champs).
--Schedule and Roster will be forthcoming.