Last but not least, to round out the summary of the 2019 Coyotes ball club are the infielders.
The Coyotes Infield saw three starters graduate following the 2018 Championship season. As a result, a new nucleus of players will be relied on to carry the weight offensively and contribute on defence.
The Coyotes infield will be led by two-time All-Conference Infielder Erick Junnola, coming off a solid 2018 campaign. Junnola batted .284 with 8 doubles, and routinely made sparkling plays up the middle. Also returning for the Coyotes is sparkplug and reigning All-Conference First Team infielder, Noah Wood-Jolivet, who has contributed to the team’s success primarily as a Utility player in recent years. However, this year he will primarily man the hot corner, and hope to improve upon his impressive 2018 offensive stat line which includes a .340 Batting Average, and was second on the team with 32 hits, and tied for second with 23 RBI.
Sophomore Dylan Faulkner, Freshman Nick Lee and Brendan Luther will look to compete for playing time at Shortstop. All three showcase above-average arm strength, athleticism and defensive ability, and embrace leadership roles on the infield.
Sophomore first basemen Damian Obrigewitch and Elias Erdman and freshmen Massimo Peranio and Hayden Misfeldt will look to add power with the bats and play solid defensively. All four will look to compete for playing time.
Rounding out the returners is Sophomore infielder Nate Postle. Postle showcases a high baseball IQ in tandem with a quick bat and sneaky power from the right side.
In addition, freshmen second basemen Kaden Dore and Mike Duwyn round out the talented young infielding group. Both will look to contribute to the teams success in any way they can, and will look to put pressure on returning players both offensively and with the glove.
This concludes our 2019 Coyotes player introduction. Look for updates on how the Coyotes fare during their Spring trip in Las Vegas and Arizona.