The high school baseball season for fans in Gillespie, IL starts Wednesday, as the Miners travel to Jerseyville…our thanks to volunteer assistant Adam Tallman for giving us a look at his team’s chances in 2015.
Last year’s record: 18-14, Lost 2-0 in sectionals to eventual state champs, Pleasant Plains
Key Returning Starters: RHP/3b SR. Brady Anderson (Verbal to NW Missouri St) SR. OF Derik Engelke, Jr C/RHP Eli Fox, So. SS/RHP Tate Wargo, JR. 2b/RHP Bryce Mckinney SR P/OF Brock Werner
Key Newcomers: We have a couple freshman that I feel can contribute, but we have some underclassmen in Carter, Middleton, Balzraine and others that we are excited to see compete for opening positions.
Biggest Question heading into the season: I would say the biggest question mark would be which underclassman wants to step up and be a big part of our season?
Key Stretch of the season? April 1st-April 10, early in the season but we have 7 games in 10 days vs quality opponents.
Toughest Opponent: Piasa SW – we seem to always battle with them every year for conference.
Season will be a success if: play the game the right way and try not to do too much.
Anything else to add? Our team has a great mixture of Seniors and underclassmen. We have a couple open spots that I would like to see players compete for starting spot at varsity level.