Fairfield Christian Academy Knights 2023 Baseball Preview


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Fairfield Christian Academy Knights

Head Coach: Josh Baker
Years Head Coach (current school): 5
Record (current school): 42-54
Years Head Coach (overall): 5
Record (overall): 42-54

Assistant Coaches:
Anthony Schulz
Don Keener
Ryan Teal
Brian Vance

Record last season: 14-12
League Affiliation: Mid States League
Last year's playoff results: 2022 Central District Champions - lost in Regional Semis against Fort Loramie

Top players returning:
Matt Keener (2022 1st team All State Outfielder, 2021 2nd team All State Outfielder, 2022 First team All District, 2021 2nd team All District) - BA of .456, OBP of .589, 14 XBH - 2 HR, 25 RBI - Committed to play at Ohio Christian

Andrew Keener (2022 2nd Team All State Infielder, 2022 1st Team All District, 2021 2nd Team All District) - BA of .397, OBP of .543, 24 RBI - Committed to play at Ohio Christian

Jimmy Schmitz (2022 HM All District, 2nd Team All League) - 37.1 IP, ERA of 1.31

Aiden Langwasser (2022 2nd Team All League), JP Vance (2021 HM All League)

Top players lost:
Manny Schulz (33.2 IP, 5-1 Record, 3.5 ERA)

Justin Hammel (Catcher - 2022 2nd Team All District, 2022 2nd Team All League - caught 124 innings - team ERA of 2.4)

New impact players:
Brayden Stem (Freshman)
AJ Holbrook (Freshman)
Caleb Smith (Freshman)


Final Comments:
We return 7 starters from a District Championship Team and only have 3 Seniors on this roster. We feel very strongly about our Freshman class and hope to compete for the schools first league title and hopefully be in a position to compete for another District Title. Strengths for us will be our defense as we replace our Catcher and Right Fielder, we also feel our strength will be on the mound as we return 8 arms. Our weakness will be losing a 3 year starter behind the plate and one of our top 2 arms for the last 3 years.