’16 PREVIEW: Blanchester High School baseball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School baseball team, from left to right, front row, kneeling, Gavin Creighton, Aaron Anderson, Travis Nelson, Alec Richardson, Robert Rausch, Jordan Ellis; back row, standing, assistant coach Bradon Pyle, Blake Baker, Daulton Stevens, Donnie Sicurella, Max Davidson, Dylan Fawley, Jared Monhollen, Nick Hopkins, assistant coach Alan Leford, head coach Aaron Lawson.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

16-12, 1st place SBAAC National

HEAD COACH

Aaron Lawson, 6th year

COACH’S RECORD

78-39, 5 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Drew Freeman, JV head coach; Kevin Brown, JV assistant; Alan Ledford, varsity assistant; Bradon Pyle, varsity assistant; Jake Dawson, JV assistant

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

5

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Alec Richardson, 1st Team All-SBC; Jared Monhollen, 1st Team All-SBC; Daulton Stevens, 1st Team All-SBC; Travis Nelson, 2nd Team All-SBC; Gavin Creighton

KEY NEWCOMERS

Aaron Anderson, Blake Baker, Dylan Fawley, Max Davidson, Nick Hopkins, Robert Rausch

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Anthony Terrones: .301 BA, 2 2B, 13 RBI , 11 SB; Derek Barger: .310 BA, 3 2B, 10 RBI, .490 OBP, 17 SB; 3-3 W/L, 19.1 IP, 14K, 3.98 ERA, 1.86 WHIP, .229 OBA; Taylor Greene: .478 BA, 8 2B, 5 3B, 2 HR, 24 RBI, .542 OBP, 40 R, .739 SLG, 47 SB; Tyler Muncy: .262 BA, 1 2B, 1 HR, 10 RBI, 16 HBP, .382 OBP, 24 SB; 6-4 W/L, 1 SV, 60 IP, 58 K, 1.75 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, .216 OBA

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our defensive play. We are maintaining our focus and understanding pre-pitch assignments. If we are capable of making the routine play this season we will be very competitive.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

On getting ahead of hitters and pitching to contact. Anyone can hit when you fall behind.

WHO WILL BE THE TEAM TO BEAT IN SBCN

Williamsburg has a hand-full of starters returning as well. They were very talented last year and I suspect they will be ready to compete again this season.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

I am very excited to get this season underway. This group of kids has been very fun to work with up to this point. They show up willing to work hard every day and always have an open mind to learn. With this group I only need to say something once and they are capable of taking it to the dirt. I am anxious to see how we match up with other teams on our schedule.

ROSTER (Player, uniform number, positions)

SENIORS: Alec Richardson (2) SS, 3B, P; Daulton Stevens (1) 2B, SS; Jordan Ellis (23) 1B; Max Davidson (11) 1B, OF, P

JUNIORS: Aaron Anderson (3) 2B, SS, 3B, P; Blake Baker (5) OF, C, P; Donnie Sicurella (27) OF; Dylan Fawley (28) OF; Gavin Creighton (25) OF, P; Jared Monhollen (14) 3B, 1B, P; Nick Hopkins (32) OF; Robert Rausch (8) OF, C, P; Travis Nelson (7) C, OF

SCHEDULE

March 26 @Leesburg Fairfield DH Noon; March 28 vs Felicity 430 pm; March 30 vs Clermont NE 430 pm; April 1 vs Williamsburg 430 pm; April 4 @Bethel-Tate 430 pm; April 5 vs Hillsboro 5 pm; April 6 @Georgetown 430 pm;

April 8 @New Richmond 430 pm; April 11 vs Amelia 430 pm; April 12 vs Batavia 430 pm; April 14 @Wilmington 430 pm; April 15 vs Norwood 430 pm; April 18 @Felicity 430 pm; April 20 vs Clermont NE @Midland Field 7 pm; April 22 @Williamsburg 430 pm;

April 25 vs Bethel-Tate 430 pm; April 27 vs Georgetown 430 pm; April 28 vs Cin Trailblazers @Crosley Field 7 pm; April 30 vs Eastern Brown DH Noon; May 3 vs Washington 5 pm; May 4 vs Greeneview 5 pm; May 5 @Goshen 430 pm; May 6 vs Lynchburg-Clay 430 pm

The Blanchester High School baseball team, from left to right, front row, kneeling, Gavin Creighton, Aaron Anderson, Travis Nelson, Alec Richardson, Robert Rausch, Jordan Ellis; back row, standing, assistant coach Bradon Pyle, Blake Baker, Daulton Stevens, Donnie Sicurella, Max Davidson, Dylan Fawley, Jared Monhollen, Nick Hopkins, assistant coach Alan Leford, head coach Aaron Lawson.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_BB_bhsteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School baseball team, from left to right, front row, kneeling, Gavin Creighton, Aaron Anderson, Travis Nelson, Alec Richardson, Robert Rausch, Jordan Ellis; back row, standing, assistant coach Bradon Pyle, Blake Baker, Daulton Stevens, Donnie Sicurella, Max Davidson, Dylan Fawley, Jared Monhollen, Nick Hopkins, assistant coach Alan Leford, head coach Aaron Lawson. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports.

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