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Team Previews: Portsmouth

Portsmouth Clippers

2023 Record: 15-6
2023 Postseason: Lost to Pinkerton in Division I quarterfinals
Head coach: Tim Hopley (29th season)
Players with varsity experience: 7

Top Returners:
— Jake Carlisle, Sr, 3B/P (.324, 5 HR, 21 RBI; St. Joe’s baseball commit)
— Gar Hindle, Jr, SS (.288, 10 RBI, 14 R, .440 OBP; Elon baseball commit)
— Devin Driscoll, Jr, 2B/OF/P (.288, 6 RBI, 15 R, .494 OBP)

— Jake Carlisle (2-1, 2.22 ERA, 28 1/3 IP)
— Tucker Huskey, Sr, OF/P (0-1, 4.00 ERA, 7 IP)
— Joe Zingariello, Jr, OF/P (1-0, 3.23 ERA, 4 1/3 IP)

Other Key Returning Players:
— Ryan Clark, Jr, C
— Zavier Lampert, So, 1B/P

Top Newcomers:
— Finn Melchior, Sr, MI
— Patrick Bancroft, Jr, OF/3B/P
— Nick Gladu, Jr, OF
— Andrew Hudlin, Jr, OF
— Nathan Delaney, So, 1B/P
— Porter Lalime, So, OF/P
Coaches comment: “Having graduated 10 players who have gone on to play collegiately over the past two seasons, we’ll be younger and looking to gain experience as this season goes along. Pitching will be the biggest question as we return only 39 2/3 innings on the mound. There are pieces there from which to build, however, as senior Jake Carlisle (3rd-team all-state in 2023), and juniors Gar Hindle (SS), Devin Driscoll (2B) and Joe Zingariello (OF) return in starting roles. There are a ton of really good teams – Londonderry, Pinkerton, Bedford, Dover – jump to mind, but probably twice as many who have the pitching to make life miserable for opposing hitters.”

Season Opener: April 10 vs. Manchester Memorial

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