Whitmer Panthers 2023 Baseball Preview


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Whitmer Panthers

Head Coach: Brad Densmore
Years Head Coach (current school): 7
Record (current school): 75-80
Years Head Coach (overall): 7
Record (overall): 75-80

Assistant Coaches:
Dave Harris
Kyle Durham
Ethan Lewandowski

Record last season: 10-4 / 17-9
League Affiliation: TRAC
Last year's playoff results: Lost to Toledo St.John's in Sectionals

Top players returning:
Cayton Cardenas, P/OF, SR. 5'9, 165, S/R, 3 Yr. varsity player, All TRAC HM, 25 IP, 3-1, ERA 3.08, Owens CC commit
Luke Fels, OF/DH, SR. 6'0, 150, R/R, 3 Yr. varsity player, All TRAC and All District HM, Ave. 375
Collin Jacobiak, OF, SR. 6'1 175, R/R, 2 Yr. Varsity player
Connor Barber, INF, JR. 6'4 195, R/R, 3 Yr. varsity player, All Trac and All District 2nd team, Ave. 338, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 22 R, Toledo Commit
Sean Doran, OF/P, JR, 5'10 175, R/R, 3 Yr. varsity player, Ave. 268, 10 RBI, 15 R
Joaquin Janatowksi, OF/P, JR, 6'2 170, R/R, 2 Yr. Varsity player, IP 14, 1-1, 18ks, ERA 2.0
Cory Viola, 1B/P/OF, JR. 5'10, 175, L/L, 2 Yr. varsity player, Ave. 357, IP 17.2, 3-3, 18ks, ERA 1.98

Top players lost:
Grady Mee- Western Michigan University
Grant Craig- Tiffin University
Logan Moss- Lourdes University
Nate Ganzel- Owens Community College

New impact players:
Camden Drabek
Connor Westray
Jacob Dillon
Harlan Hornsby
Aidan Hartle
Joe Naparstek
Royce Munoz
Ben Webb


Final Comments:
We return 5 starting position players and 3 starting Pitchers, however we have to replace starters in key spots as well as our 2 pitchers with the lowest ERA from last year. How well and how quickly we are able to develop in these positions as well as develop pitching depth will have a big impact on our season's success. We will have to work hard, form team chemistry quickly and handle the adversity of a tough league and non-league schedule to be successful this season.