In our last post, we highlighted the catching group for the 2019 season. We will now focus on their battery mates, the Pitchers.
This years pitching staff is deep with talent and will look to replicate and improve on what last seasons 2018 CCBC Champions were able to accomplish. The pitching staff will be led by last years pitcher of the year, Senior Trevor Brigden. In 2018, Brigden posted a 4-0 record with a 0.87 ERA in 31 innings. He struck out 57 batters and gave up just 13 hits. Brigden will be looked upon to set the tone for the rest of the Coyotes pitchers.
Also returning from last years team are Junior Wyatt Hummel, Sophomore Chris Wyslobocki and Sophomore Jesse Poniewozik. All three will look to make an impact as potential starters for the Coyotes. Hummel threw 22 innings last season, posting a 3.65 ERA and was the closing pitcher on the mound when the Coyotes clinched the title. Wyslobocki had a great freshman season as he was a mainstay in the Coyotes rotation. He would throw 57 innings and had a 2.37 ERA, striking out 39 batters on the way to a 2nd team all conference award. Poniewozik would put up solid numbers of his own in his freshman season. He would be the winning pitcher in the tie breaker game to send the Coyotes to the Semi Finals last season.
Rounding out the returning pitchers from last season are Junior Darren Reay, and Sophomores Alex Dawson, Gavin Barrett, Dylan Koenig and Justin Lanigan. All these pitchers will look to play big roles for the Coyotes in their pursuit of another Championship.
New to the team this year are Freshmen Nick Lee, Brett Reid, Austin Brown, Jayden Clayton, Brennen Flodin, Ethan Loran, Nic Taylor, Brett Melanson, Tyler Monks, Derick Powell, and Noah Zenkewich. Both Lee and Reid were with the Coyotes last season, but did not play due to injuries. All these pitchers will look to help the team in whatever role they are put in.
As the old saying goes, “Pitching and Defense win Championships”, and this years Coyotes pitching staff is ready for the challenge.
In our next post, we will focus on the Outfielders. Stay tuned for more.