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Team Previews: Winnacunnet
- Updated: March 23, 2021
2021 NHIAA BASEBALL TEAM PREVIEW
Head coach: Aaron Abood
2019 Record: 10-10.
2019 Postseason: First-round loss to Bedford.
Players with varsity experience: Nine
Top Returners (Offense)
- Senior Cam MacDonald (C). Fourth year as our varsity starting catcher.
- Senior Hayes Waddell (OF/P). As a sophomore: .280 AVG, .500 OBP, 7 2B, 7 SB
- Junior Joe Allen (P/INF): As a freshman: .270 AVG, .400 OBP
- Senior Frank Chase (INF): Fourth year starting INF for varsity
- Junior Hunter Chase (OF/INF): As a sophomore: .275 AVG, 7 SB
- Senior Drew Wyman (INF/OF): Fourth year starting on varsity
- Senior Brady Annis (P/INF): Fourth year starting on varsity
Top Returners (Pitching)
- Senior Brady Annis (RHP): As a sophomore: 5-2, 1.88 ERA, 62 K, 41 IP
- Junior Joe Allen (RHP): As a freshman: 2-2, 3.36 ERA, 36 K, 33.1 IP
- Senior Hayes Waddell (LHP): As a sophomore: 3.17 ERA, 17.2 IP
Outlook/Coach’s Comment: Brady Annis, Joe Allen, and Hayes Waddell return to anchor what looks to be a deep pitching staff. All three started games and pitched significant innings as freshman and sophomores in 2018 and 2019. The Warriors played eight freshman and sophomores in their 2019 season and now bring experience to the field with an upper-classmen filled lineup. Cam MacDonald, Hayes Waddell, Joe Allen, Hunter Chase, Frank Chase, Drew Wyman, and Brady Annis project to be offensive leaders and sophomore Jake Fredericks could be in line for varsity at-bats as an underclassman. Winnacunnet is scheduled to open the season April 12 hosting Timberlane.
New Hampshire Division I figures to be very deep and wide open this year. Per usual, Bedford, Concord, Pinkerton, Portsmouth, Exeter, and Londonderry are among several teams expected to be in the mix. The Seacoast is particularly strong this year and should prove to be a difficult region to get out of come playoff time if brackets are regionalized.
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