9th Region Preseason Rankings

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    9th Region Preseason Rankings

    Since today is the official beginning of baseball tryouts/season, I thought I would take a stab at ranking (IMHO) the 9th region. Last year I had Beechwood 1 and Highlands 2 and they played each other in the championship.... and flipped the script on me.

    1. Highlands (hitting will be the question mark for this team. The have the pitching for sure)
    2. Cov Cath (Solid upperclass and talented younger players)
    3. Beechwood (Young! Could be a 3.... could be an 8. coming off JV Championship)
    4. Ryle (lost a lot of seniors, but solid kids move up)
    5. Conner
    6. Cooper
    7. Boone Co
    8. Dixie
    9. NCC
    10. St Henry
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    I think you nailed the top 2, but I'd put Connor at 3.
    Highlands should pitch its way to a region this year. But as is always true in sports...that's why they play the games

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    I agree with top 2 as well...after that I'd say (and I'm no expert)
    3. Conner (Talented Sr Ace, good JR class)
    4. Cooper (Good young up and coming team)
    5. Ryle (No Ziggie so who's gonna step up and lead the staff, good JR class)
    6. Beechwood
    7. Dixie
    8. NCC
    9. St. Henry
    10. Boone

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    IMO
    1. Highlands (one of the deepest pitching staffs in the state)
    2. Cov Cath
    3. Cooper (this team will surprise many this year. Good young arms)
    4. Conner
    5. Beechwood
    6. Ryle
    7. Dixie
    8. Boone
    9. NewCath
    10. St. Henry

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    Highlands will be a much better hitting team this year than last. I think the Birds should be a well rounded team. They will be much better up the middle imo..

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    Just curious, who do you guys have as the top arms at Highlands? I do agree that they will be a deep staff, but some of the pitchers I am thinking of are young and haven't seen a lot of varsity time yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Mitchell View Post
    Just curious, who do you guys have as the top arms at Highlands? I do agree that they will be a deep staff, but some of the pitchers I am thinking of are young and haven't seen a lot of varsity time yet.
    Doty
    Rom
    Dreves

    These are the first three guys that come to mind for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raiderbird View Post
    Highlands will be a much better hitting team this year than last. I think the Birds should be a well rounded team. They will be much better up the middle imo..
    I thought all of their middle infield and centerfield were returning starters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    I thought all of their middle infield and centerfield were returning starters
    There will be some changes I believe..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Mitchell View Post
    Just curious, who do you guys have as the top arms at Highlands? I do agree that they will be a deep staff, but some of the pitchers I am thinking of are young and haven't seen a lot of varsity time yet.
    They have 4 kids that throw mid to high 80's. 1 kid is already committed to play in college and 2 more are getting High D1 looks already. The 4th is a sophomore with a ton of potential and just hit 86mph at the PBR Pre Season All State Tryouts Sunday. Birds are loaded with pitching!

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    Who is the soph

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy90 View Post
    Who is the soph
    Cramer

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    Will Kavanagh (Frosh) get varsity time? I hear he is the real deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020BirdDad View Post
    Will Kavanagh (Frosh) get varsity time? I hear he is the real deal.
    He is, without a doubt, the real deal. Should be a starter and at the top of the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack of all Trades View Post
    I thought all of their middle infield and centerfield were returning starters
    Didn't the second baseman, Mayhew graduate?

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