Youngstown Ursuline Irish 2023 Baseball Preview


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Youngstown Ursuline Irish

Head Coach: Paul Kempe
Years Head Coach (current school): 2
Record (current school): 18-10
Years Head Coach (overall): 2
Record (overall): 18-10

Assistant Coaches:
Brian Frasco
Carmen Tarantino
Andrew Frasco
Jake Mikesell

Record last season: 18-10 / 4-0
League Affiliation: Steel Valley Conference
Last year's playoff results: D3 Struthers District Champs / Lost in Regional Semi's to Waynedale

Top players returning:
Andrew Kirila: 7-1, 70K, 2.07 ERA
Luca Ricchiuti: .419 BA, 12 RBI, 28 R, 9 SB
Tom Groner: .354 BA, 15 RBI, 11 R, 3-1, 22K, 1.50 ERA
Dylan Casey: .329 BA, 16 RBI, 19 R, 10 SB
Nick Bako: .407 BA

Top players lost:
Brady Shannon - UCF

New impact players:
Marc Manning
Jack Ericson
CJ Frasco
Johnny Cambert
Anthony Triveri


Final Comments:
We return a core group of starters and lettermen from our 2022 D3 Regional Semi-finalist team. We moved to D2 in the offseason and our goal is to continue to compete at a high level. Our schedule is very competitive and hope it will prepare us for a deep run in the tournament this spring. We will rely on our senior leadership and pitching depth this year to help us reach our goals.