Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders 2023 Baseball Preview


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Kent Roosevelt Rough Riders

Head Coach: Michael P Haney Jr.
Years Head Coach (current school): 21
Record (current school): 265-227
Years Head Coach (overall): 21
Record (overall): 265-227

Assistant Coaches:
Ron Spears
Jesse Michel
Jason Preising
Zach Lewis
Alonzo Spears

Record last season: (16-8) Overall (7-7) Suburban League American Division
League Affiliation: Suburban League - American Division
Last year's playoff results: Lost to eventual D1 State Runner-Up Kenston (2-1) in Sectional Final

Top players returning:
Donovan Daetwyler 12 (.429avg, 15r, 14rbi, 10sb) 2022 2nd Team SL
Logan Poole 12 (.389avg, 21r, 17rbi, 13sb) (3-2, 3.68era, 24.2ip, 29k) Lake Erie Commit. 2022 1st Team SL
Mikey Haney III 12 (.311avg, 10r, 12rbi, 9sb) 2022 Honorable Mention SL
Peyton Singer 12 (2-2, 4.13era, 22ip, 25k)
Scottie Spears 11 (6rbi, 5r, 3sb)
Ryan Schromm 11 (.283avg, 5r, 10rbi)
Jon Jon Smith 12 (.333avg, 4r, 2sb)
Jason Spurlock 12 (2-0, 3.50era, 6ip, 11k)

New impact players:
Cole Wood 12 (LHP/RF)
Tyler Poluga 12 (3B/2B)
Sam Lanier 11 (OF)
Tristyn Page 10 (RHP)
Brayden Darkow 10 (RHP)


Final Comments:
There are zero days off in the Suburban League. Lots of talented teams matched with outstanding coaching. We expect every team to be a challenge including returning League Champions Aurora

Team Strengths:
Experience: We return 10 letterwinners from our 2022 team who were a part of some big games.

Infield Defense: Daetwyler and Poole return as we look to improve on a .951 team fielding percentage.

Roster Flexibility & Depth

Situational Offense.

Overall Team Speed: We are looking to build off of the 68 stolen bases we collected last season at an 80% success rate.

Brotherhood: The core of this group has played together most of their lives and believe in each other.