2017 Crestview Baseball Preview

The Rebels will travel to Weir for the opener.

Crestview baseball

2017 Crestview Baseball Preview
Head Coach: Dan Hill
2016 Record: 17-7

Key Returnees
Brandon Chuey, OF/P (SR)
Jacob Crawford, 1B/P (SR)
Kaden Davis, 3B/P (SR)
Dylan Dickey, OF/P (SR)
Tyler Fitzsimmons, C/OF (SR)
Peyton Wolfe, IF (SR)
Caleb Hill, SS/P (JR)
Tyler Hurd, 3B/P (SO)
Devin Turvey, Utility/P (SO)

Strengths
The Rebels return four batters (with at least 40 at-bats) who hit for over .300 last season. Sophomore Tyler Hurd led the team by averaging .450 (18-40) with 3 doubles and 7 RBIs. Hurd’s classmate – Devin Turvey – batted .366 (26-71) with 9 extra base hits and 12 RBIs. Senior Tyler Fitzsimmons finished the 2016 season with a stat line of a .321 hitter (25-78) with 20 runs scored, 4 doubles and 13 RBIs. Junior Caleb Hill hit for a .305 average (18-59) with 5 doubles while driving in 11 runners. Senior Kaden Davis led the team in RBIs with 15 as he reached base 31% of the time he came up to bat (.313 OBP).

Weaknesses
Crestview will be without their stalwart left hander – Michael McDonough (Ohio State). The 5’11, three-time ITCL First-Team selection, holds a number of school records such as career strikeouts and K’s in a single season as well as in a single game. McDonough, last Spring, was brilliant by accumulating a 1.13 ERA over 56 innings of work while striking out 110 batters with only 20 walks as he tallied a perfect 6-0 mark. Tyler Hurd, a sophomore, finished with a 2.52 ERA over 16 2/3 innings in 9 appearances (2 saves). Senior Brandon Chuey, in his limited time, posted a 0.78 ERA in 9 innings with 7 strikeouts and just one walk. Senior Dylan Dickey has pitched in 18 games over the last two seasons – totaling a 5-3 record with 53 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings.

2016 Leaders
Batting Average: Tyler Hurd – .450
On-Base Percentage: Tyler Hurd – .525
Runs Scored: Joel Fitzsimmons – 26*
Base Hits: Joel Fitzsimmons – 27*
Doubles: Devin Turvey – 7
Triples: Joel Fitzsimmons – 6*
Homeruns: Joel Fitzsimmons – 2*
Runs Batted In: Kaden Davis – 15

Earned Run Average: Michael McDonough – 1.13 (56 IP)*
Wins: Michael McDonough – 6-0*
Innings Pitched: Michael McDonough – 56.0*
Strikeouts: Michael McDonough – 110*
Saves: Tyler Hurd – 2
*-Graduated

2017 Schedule
Mar. 28 – at Weir, 5
Mar. 29 – at Ursuline, 5
Mar. 31 – at Jackson-Milton, 5
Apr. 1 – at Mooney, 11
Apr. 3 – South Range, 5
Apr. 4 – at South Range, 5
Apr. 6 – Southern, 5
Apr. 7 – at Niles, 5
Apr. 8 – Salem, 11
Apr. 10 – at East Palestine, 5
Apr. 11 – East Palestine, 5
Apr. 13 – Mineral Ridge, 5
Apr. 15 – at Toronto (DH), 12 & 2:30
Apr. 18 – Springfield, 5
Apr. 19 – at Springfield, 5
Apr. 20 – McDonald, 5
Apr. 21 – Lisbon, 5
Apr. 22 – Boardman, 11
Apr. 24 – United, 5
Apr. 25 – at United, 5
Apr. 27 – Lowellville, 5
Apr. 28 – Weir, 5
Apr. 29 – at Magnolia, 2
May 1 – Columbiana, 5
May 2 – Linsly, 5
May 4 – Western Reserve, 5
May 8 – at Sebring, 5

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