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Team Previews: Exeter

Exeter Blue Hawks

Head coach: Kevin McQueen (25th season)
2019 Record: 15-4
2019 Postseason: Lost to Dover in Division I tournament’s first round.
Returning Varsity Players:

  • Dan Sarmiento/Senior (P/1B) (2019: 6-0, 0.95 ERA, 37 IP, 29 K)
  • Sam Malgeri/Senior (OF) (2019: .345, .458 OBP, 1 HR, 7 RBI)

New Varsity Players:

Seniors: Cole Arcieri-Rowe (INF/P), JC Beason (INF/P), Jason Bickford (OF/P), Ben Cerrato (OF/P), Ethan Crawford (INF/P), Gavin Moss (OF/P), Connor Norton (1B), Mike Rollick (INF/P), Ryan Smith (INF).

Juniors: Zach Ferris (INF/P), Damon Grace (OF), Nathan Leighton (C/OF), Parker Lendrum (INF/P), Jacob Wiberg (OF/P), Connor Wyskiel (OF/1B/P)

Team Outlook/Coaches comment: Dan Sarmiento is the most experienced pitcher returning to what is shaping up to be a deep staff, with as many as 12 pitchers competing for innings. Parker Lendrum, Ben Cerrato, Jason Bickford and Cole Arcieri-Rowe are among several who have thrown the ball well in the preseason.  The Blue Hawks will have a good mix of seniors and underclassmen on what has the makings of a solid defensive club. Look for Sam Malgeri, Nathan Leighton and Jacob Wiberg to be among a large group who contribute to a balanced offense. 

“New Hampshire Division I once again will be very deep and wide open. The regionalized schedule should result in many great regular season games, particularly on the Seacoast where there are many quality teams. Expect Portsmouth, Winnacunnet, Londonderry and Concord to be among teams in contention.”

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