2017 Baseball Season Preview
The Cavalier Baseball Program has completed their try-outs for the 2017 season and are ready for competition. The Cavaliers will return to action this season after finishing their 2016 campaign with a 6-10 Record. The Cavaliers graduated standouts Stephen Baughan(Norfolk State), Jonathan Triesler(Hampden Sydney), Nathan Iskowitz(Longwood), and Trent Kochheiser(Bryant and Stratton) who are all playing baseball in college. The cavaliers will also have to replace Onil Salazar and Kyle Bond.
The 2017 senior class will be lead by Old Dominion Signee Khie Simms and Eastern Mennonite commit Colin Jones. Khie will patrol center field again this year and will start the season hitting in the 3 hole. Colin will move from First Base/DH to left field and hit in the 4 hole. Seniors Bryce Holyfield, Zach Young, and Jacob Mozingo will play significant roles in the Cavalier defense while senior pitchers Ben Lake, Jacob Burns and David Wallace will be the cornerstone of the pitching staff.
Returning Juniors Ryan Spinner and Ethan Badin will hold down the corners in the infield and are expected to show marked improvement in their sophomore year.
Newcomers, Sean Hallinan, Ryan Storts, Bailey Burcume, William Toth, Cameron Geanas, Dylan Blanton and Darrian Jefferson will fill the gaps left vacant by the 2016 class. Ryan Storts will get some time on the mound along with other newcoming pitchers Cole Driscoll and William Flanagan. Finally, freshman rookie David Coppedge will get the nod as the starting shortstop.
Cavalier head coach Brett Mooney will begin his fourth season as head coach of the varsity program. “This years group should get us over the hump and back to the winning tradition that Clover Hill Baseball has demonstrated in past. Senior heavy pitching, quality offensive leadership, and a talented junior class should overcome any inexperience we may have been dealt from last years graduating class.”
Clover Hill High School home baseball games all start at 4:30 and charge $6 admission at the gate. Always remember to check out www.cloverhillathletics.com for schedules, scores, and more!