New Hampshire Hardball

NHIAA Preview: Exeter

Exeter Blue Hawks

2018 Record: 20-3
2018 Postseason: Division 1 State Champions
Head coach: Kevin McQueen
Starters Returning: 5

Top Returners:
Senior Garret Roberts: (OF) (.391, 14 RBI, .536 OBP)
Senior Colin Jackson: (OF) (.407, 22 R, .545 OBP)
Senior Rob Wirtanen: (C/INF) (.364, .481 OBP)
Junior Brady Green: (INF) (.258, .353 OBP)

Senior Ethan Imbimbo (RHP): (5-3, 2.31 ERA, 41 K in 39 IP)
Senior Colin Jackson (LHP): (4-0, 0.41 ERA)
Senior Harrison Lendrum (RHP): (2-0, 0.00 ERA)

Coaches comment: Ethan Imbimbo, Colin Jackson and Harrison Lendrum are the most experienced pitchers returning to what looks to be a deep staff. The Blue Hawks will count on returners in expanded roles and some promising newcomers for what has the makings of a solid defensive club. Garret Roberts, Colin Jackson, Rob Wirtanen and Brady Green return as offensive leaders. Exeter opens the season Monday at Timberlane.

New Hampshire Division 1 appears to be very deep and wide open this year, especially with the addition of Portsmouth, Goffstown and Windham. Pinkerton, Bishop Guertin, Bedford and Spaulding are among teams expected to contend.

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