Team Previews: Kennett
- Updated: April 11, 2021
2021 NHIAA BASEBALL TEAM PREVIEW
Head coach: Josh McAllister
2019 Record: 13-7
2019 Postseason: Lost in Division II quarterfinals
Players with varsity experience: Seven
- Senior Parker Coleman (CF) – (.226, 9 runs, 6 RBI, 7SB, .423 OBP)
- Senior Brady King (OF/1B) – (limited Varsity experience as sophomore)
- Senior Harrison Keeler (OF) – (limited Varsity experience as Sophomore)
- Senior Noah Barows (IF) – (limited Varsity experience as Sophomore)
- Senior Harrison Keeler (RHP) – (1-0, 2.80 ERA)
Players to Watch:
- Sophomore Sam Seavey (1B/OF/OP – Primary 1B for season. Will look to provide offense in the middle of the order. Will be looked to for relief innings
- Sophomore Bridger Viger (IF) – middle infielder with good bat. Will provide solid defense at 2B and will look to produce runs for the Eagles
Team Outlook/Coaches Comment: “With an entire season off and nine graduating seniors in the 2020 class, there are a lot of new faces on the varsity roster. Returning seniors had limited playing time as sophomores, but will be looked to as leaders for this year’s team. Starting pitching looks like it will be a strength with Harrison Keeler (Senior RHP, Susquehanna commit) and Parker Coleman (Senior RHP Bridgton Academy commit) looking to be the primary starters. In relief, Senior Noah Barrows has shown great things in the preseason thus far and will have his number called often. Seniors Sean Regnier and Riley Gavett, junior Will Metz and sophomore Sam Seavey will pitch valuable innings for the Eagles during the 2021 season. Offensively, Coleman will be called upon as a primary run producer at the top of the lineup. Fellow Senior Brady King will be expected to set the table along with Coleman. Keeler, Barrows and Seavey will be hitting in the middle of the order to drive those guys in. The outfield will be manned by junior Brady Robitaille in left and King in Right. Coleman and Keeler will split center field duties. Barrows will serve as the primary shortstop this season with senior Sean Regnier, sophomore Bridger Viger and freshman Brody Nagle filling out the rest of the infield.
‘The short NHIAA preseason was cut even shorter for the Eagles with a mandatory 10-day shutdown leaving the Eagles out of commission (conducting virtual practices) until April 16. The Eagles will look to their strong senior leadership to help expedite preparations upon return to practice to get ready for Game No. 1 against Division III Gilford.
“The Eagles have a talented roster with limited varsity experience. How they deal with the early season adversity will shape how the season turns out. The goal for this season is to continue to get better each day as we look toward the Division II open tournament and compete with the best teams in Division II for a state championship.”
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