The Yotes 2023 infield will feature some familiar faces with elevated roles this season.
Senior Mike Duwyn will again play a crucial role in the Yotes infield. Duwyn batted .364 and scored 15 runs in the regular season. Duwyn has the versatility to play multiple infield positions and we will see it on display this season.
Junior Conrad Timmerman will look to take a big step and man shortstop this upcoming season after appearing in 12 games, batting .333 and registering 11 stolen bases. Nolan Rivard will try and build off a strong 2022 season where he hit .277 with 25 runs scored and blasted one home run. Rivard logged the most innings on the team at third base last season. Nolan Klein is another infielder that will be spotted at multiple positions this year. The senior looks to have another solid year where he will mix in this strong infield. Senior Adam Sarafinchin is going to fight to get in the lineup card too. After suffering an injury early in the 2022 season that limited his appearances, Sarafinchin will look to stay healthy and help the Yotes repeat. Sophomore Connor Richards will fight for playing time after playing 12 games his Freshman season last year
Freshman Marcus Andrews will find his way on the infield this year. From Saskatoon, Marcus’s plus speed, strong defense, along with a solid bat, Andrews will make a push to get in the lineup as a Freshman.
First base will be battled out by Junior Justin Misfeldt, Sophomore Aiden Wensman, Freshman Daniel Kovacevic and Freshman Tyson Cherwoniak. None have experience at the varsity level, each is looking to prove their skills this upcoming season. Junior Kai Hoek, from Pickering Ontario, Sophomore Ryan Bratt from Calgary Alberta, and Freshman Joe Stawarz from Regina Saskatchewan will all be battling for innings. All three have the ability to play anywhere on the infield and will fight for the opportunity to get in the lineup.
Two-way infielders this season are Lyndon Sinclair, Brady Robin, Matt Jennings, and Easton Brons. All four are Freshman and all four will fight to get innings in the field as well as innings on the mound.
As the 2023 season rolls along, the Yotes will rely on their deep and versatile infield depth to help repeat as both a strong offense and defensive unit in pursuit of a 2023 Championship.