Salem Quakers 2023 Baseball Preview


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Salem Quakers

Head Coach: Tom Hannan
Years Head Coach (current school): 1st
Record (current school): 0-0
Years Head Coach (overall): 13 (Ledgemont,Brookside,Lorain Catholic, Nordonia, Newton Falls)
Record (overall): 164-140

Assistant Coaches:
Jake Carner
Ryan Powell
Barry Long
David Toot

Record last season: 18-8-1 Overall 9-3 EBC
League Affiliation: Eastern Buckeye Conference
Last year's playoff results: Girard Won 12-0 Sectional, Louisville Lost 2-1

Top players returning:
Carson Rhodes Jr (Virginia Tech) 5-3, 2.068 Era, 52k In 44ip,.386 2 2b, 18 Rbi (HM All EBC)
Gavin Wilms Sr (Youngstown State) 3-3, 1.432 Era, 67 K In 44 Ip, .319, 8 2b, 17 Rbi (Second Team All EBC Pitcher)
Jackson Johnson Sr 1b .286, 3 2b, 18 Rbi, 29 Runs
Lance Bailey Jr SS/P .231 4 2b, 11rbi, 1-0, 1.800 Era,
Donnie Oesch Sr OF Moved To Catcher .115

Top players lost:
CF Blaie Exline .325, 32 Runs, 4 2b, 8 Rbi
C- Darius Beck .456 ,36 Hits, 11 2b, 24 Rbi, 21 Runs
Brock Young .265 ,5 2b, 13 Rbi, 3-0, 1.885 Era, 34 K
Cayden Burt 3-1, 1.037 Era, 24 K, .220,
Corey Riesen .333, 3 2b, 15 Rbi, "

New impact players:
David Watson Jr. 3b/DH
Colin Riesen Soph 2b/SS/P
Cameron Kelm Sr OF
Caden Swiger Sr OF
Troy Gibson Soph OF

Final Comments:
Strengths- Salem has got 45-12 over the last two years so we will have a target on our backs. Return two Div 1 pitching prospects so we should be strong on the mound. The Eastern Buckeye Conference is very strong in baseball. Any team can beat you on any given day.
Weaknesses- lost a good group of seniors, must be able to score runs and defend better, can the team handle success and failure, our young players must mature quickly to help our returning core of players.