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2014 VARSITY ROSTER
  #2
Alex Roth
Catcher
Senior
5'10"    150
5/6/96
Senior catcher who returns after starting more than half of the games behind the plate in 2013...very good catch and throw guy behind the plate...short, compact swing at the plate that produces a great deal of contact and line drives to all fields...pre-season was cut short with a minor injury but should be back in action around the beginning of the region schedule...looks to improve on his offensive numbers to go along with his already solid defensive abilities
  #3
Grant Berry
2nd Base
Junior
5'10"    165
1/29/97
Extremely athletic junior who makes the move back into a more natural middle infield position after spending most of the 2013 campaign in left field...very quick hands and strong arm make him a very good defender...showed some power last year with four extra-base hits including one home run...has power to all fields from the left side of the plate...improved consistency at the plate will make him a top tier college prospect in the next couple of years
  #4
Davis True
SS/2nd Base
Junior
5'11"    170
1/11/97
Junior middle infielder who makes the move to the varsity level this year after two very good years in the JV program...solid defender with a strong arm and good range...ranked near the top in most offensive categories as the starting shortstop on the JV level in 2013...extremely coachable young man who looks to improve on a daily basis...will compete for a starting job in the infield during the 2014 campaign
  #5
Chris Callaway
Outfield
Junior
5'7"    140
4/23/97
Speedy athlete who makes the jump to the varsity level this year and moves into the outfield after spending much of last season as an infielder...covers a lot of ground in the outfield and looks very natural chasing down fly balls in any direction in the preseason...worked extremely hard in the offseason to improve his strength which has shown with some added pop off his bat in the early part of the year
  #6
Nate Dupree
LHP/1st Base
Junior
6'2"    190
6/26/97
Talented junior lefty who looks to be a mainstay in the starting rotation...hard-luck pitcher in the number three slot during the 2013 campaign seemingly making every start in adverse weather conditions...comes into 2014 another year more physically mature and throwing very well in the preseason...also looks to compete for the starting job at 1st base when he's not on the mound...has shown a great deal of offensive promise and outstanding glove skills to this point and has the ability to be a dominant two-way player for the Trojans
  #7
John Melson
RHP/SS
Senior
5'9"    140
11/22/95
Senior middle infielder and reliever who looks to compete for the starting job at shortstop...sure-handed, scrappy middle infielder with outstanding range and a quick release...excellent contact at the plate from the right side makes him a candidate to fill a lineup spot on a regular basis...submariner on the mound who induces a lot of ground balls...will be counted on for meaningful innings out of the Lassiter bullpen in 2014
  #8
Nathan Anthes
Catcher
Sophomore
5'8"    150
5/6/98
The youngest of the three Anthes brothers makes the step up to Varsity after one year on the JV level...garnered most of the innings behind the plate for the JV squad during 2013...his quick release and strong arm give him an excellent chance to challenge for a starting position at the varsity level during 2014...has improved his strength since last season and has surprising pop from his 5'8" frame...hard-working young man who will continue to improve daily
  #9
Jonathan McKinney
Outfield/RHP
Junior
6'    165
9/8/97
Left-handed swinging junior who has the potential to crack the starting lineup as an outfielder and the starting rotation on the mound...continues to physically mature as he worked very hard in the offseason in the weight room...solid swing that produces a lot of line drives and some power to the gaps...has thrown the ball very well off the mound during the preseason...finished the 2013 campaign throwing the second most innings while sporting a sub 4 ERA...
  #10
Taylor Giles
RHP/First Base
Junior
6'2"    165
10/19/96
Long, lean junior making the step up to the varsity level after being a major contributor to the JV program over the last couple of seasons...led the JV pitching staff in innings pitched and strikeouts in 2013...led the 2013 JV squad in average (.508), RBI (20), and hits (31)...was a late season call-up to the varsity where he singled and drove in a run in his first varsity at-bat...looks to compete for a starting job at 1st base and innings on the varsity mound in 2014...has the ability to be a major contributor the the Trojans success this season
  #11
Nick Suter
Third Base/RHP
Junior
6'1"    175
7/28/97
Another two-year JV anchor moving up to the varsity level for 2014...will work hard to compete for innings and at-bats with two seniors at the hot corner...comes off a sophomore campaign that saw him hit over .300 last season while reaching base at a .528 clip...has thrown very well in the preseason and could compete for innings in what should be a deep Trojan bullpen in 2014
  #12
Jacob Anthes
RHP
Senior
5'9"    175
2/6/96
Senior righthander who returns as a member of the Lassiter pitching staff this season...will be joined by younger brother, and potential batterymate, Nathan, on the varsity squad for 2014...pitched in 4 games in the 2013 campaign recording an ERA under 2.00...worked very hard in the weight room in the offseason and has added velocity to his fastball...will throw valuable innings for the Trojans in 2014 and could compete for a spot in the starting rotation
  #13
Jacob McLinskey
RHP
Junior
5'8"    160
2/1/97
Junior righthander who comes to the Trojans from Allatoona HS in west Cobb...has thrown very well in the preseason showing command of three pitches and the ability to induce ground balls with regularity...simple motion he is able to repeat...misses barrels as he pitches well in all parts of the strike zone...will be counted on to contribute innings out of the Lassiter bullpen
  #14
Casey Robbins
RHP/3B
Senior
6'1"    185
2/21/96
Has emerged as a team leader in off-season workouts and the preseason...comes with a determined attitude on a daily basis and looks ready to play a major role for the 2014 version of the Trojans...will compete for the starting job at 3rd base with fellow senior Nick Esposito and junior Nick Suter...expected to play a role as a consistent strike thrower out of the Lassiter bullpen...has shown improved consistency at the plate in the preseason and is making a push to be a regular in the Trojan lineup
  #15
Nick Cachussie
Outfield
Junior
5'11"    185
4/26/97
Junior who makes the move to the outfield and up to the varsity level in 2014...has shown improved strength and consistency at the plate in the preseason and continues to work hard at making his swing better...made good offensive contributions on the JV level as a sophomore and will attempt to take that up to the varsity level...needs to improve pitch recognition to become a more consistent offensive threat...hard working kid who looks to improve daily
  #16
Cameron Ricks
RHP
Junior
5'10"   165
11/7/96
Junior pitcher who joins the varsity pitching staff in 2014...deceptive sidewinding delivery keeps hitters off stride...pitched very well on the JV level in 2013 recording an ERA of less than 2.50...extremely tough on right handed hitters...pitched well in the preseason inducing numerous groundballs and continually missing barrels...should provide a valuable relief role in 2014
  #18
Nick Esposito
Third Base
Senior
5'11"    175
2/23/96
Another candidate to earn the starting nod at the hot corner in 2014 as he competes with Casey Robbins and Nick Suter...hard-nosed defender who is not afraid to sacrifice his body to make the play...good contact hitter at the plate who has shown improved power...comes off a solid 2013 season that saw him reach base at a better than .320 clip...high baseball IQ in all facets of the game will make it tough to keep him off the field
  #20
Brennan Dolan
First Base
Senior
6'2"    180
9/22/95
Left-handed hitting first basesman who will compete to earn the starting job at 1st base...saw limited action in 2013 playing behind senior Tyler Elwer but played at a high level when called upon...recorded first varsity hit, a run-scoring double at Wheeler...solid defender with very good glove skills and footwork around the bag at first
  #21
Tim Eber
LHP/Outfield
Senior
6'1"    185
12/7/95
Returns as the most veteran pitcher on the staff after logging 58 innings while compiling 8 wins in 2013...Fierce competitor on the mound who pitches to contact and gets a lot of ground balls...1.57 ERA in 2013...looks to carry over his junior year success in his senior campaign...good defensive outfielder with a strong, accuracte throwing arm...has shown excellent presence at the plate in the preseason which will certainly garner some at-bats in 2014
  #22
Matt McGuire
Outfield
Senior
5'8"    175
9/6/95
Senior seeking to become a three year starter in the Trojan outfield...excellent defensive outfielder who gets really good jumps on balls to either gap out of his center field position...has swung the bat very well in the preseason and will seek to become more consistent at the plate in 2014...reached base at over a .300 clip in his junior season and led all returners in RBI in 2013
  #23
Michael
Templeton
RHP
Junior
6'3"    180
11/26/96
Another junior who will fight for innings out of the Trojan bullpen in 2014...moves up from the JV level where he posted an ERA just over 3.00 in his sophomore season...does an excellent job of changing speeds and hiding the ball from view of the hitter...will need to improve strike throwing consistency and has worked hard in the preseason to do so
  #24
Mark Ankerholz
Second Base
Junior
6'    150
6/5/97
Junior middle infielder who worked hard in the offseason strength program to improve his long, lean frame...follows in the footsteps of brother, Eric, starting second baseman on the 2013 squad...reached base at a better than .300 clip as a sophomore for the JV squad...will be counted on as a valuable bat off the Trojan bench in 2014
  #25
Randal Heller
Outfield
Junior
5'11"    160
7/9/97
Outfielder who has shown a lot of offensive promise in the preseason...swings the bat aggressively and provides some pop to both gaps...comes off a sophomore campaign that saw him hit nearly .400 on the JV level...team leader in runs scored and extra base hits for the JV in 2013...should vie for a starting spot in the outfield for the varsity squad in 2014
  #26
Taylor Buice
RHP
Sophomore
5'9"    130
8/15/97
Sophomore righty who makes the move to Lassiter from Wheeler...has plenty of experience having pitched in a lot of big situations in 2013 for the Wildcats, including earning the win against Lassiter...deceptive delivery and pitches that have a great deal of movement make him a very effective arm out of the Lassiter bullpen...
  #27
Armando Martin
Catcher
Sophomore
5'6"    140
11/30/97
Hard-working, extremely coachable young man who always brings his best effort to the ballpark...split time behind the plate on the JV level with Nathan Anthes in 2013...makes the step up to the varsity level in 2014 to compete with senior Alex Roth and Anthes for innings behind the dish
  #34
Brandon Puckett
Outfield
Sophomore
6'    150
1/28/98
Sohpomore who has had an outstanding preseason earning his way onto the varsity roster...comes off a freshman campaign that saw him reach base at around a .330 clip...good defensive outfielder who sports a strong arm...simple swing at the plate produces line drives to all fields...will work to improve his consistency in 2013...will compete for a starting spot in the Trojan outfield in 2014

MANAGER
Brittany Sander Senior  

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Brantley Fraker Junior  

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Madison Sander Sophomore  

2014 JUNIOR VARSITY
ROSTER
#2
MJ Sasapan
Catcher
Freshman
5'6"    125
4/23/99
Talented switch hitting freshman backstop who should log a lot of innings behind the plate for the Trojan JV team...will be counted on to anchor the JV defense...has the ability to be an impact player both offensively and defensively
#3
McKaleb Harleman
Outfield
Freshman
5'7"    145
5/19/98
Freshman outfielder who will be counted on in a variety of roles...one of the speedier players on the JV team, will be a threat on the bases...will compete for playing time in the outfield
#4
Bannon Bembenek
Shortstop/RHP
Freshman
5'8"   145
8/3/99
Freshman shortstop with good defensive skills...will compete for playing time in the infield...has the potential to be a run creator for the JV offense
#5
Kyle Syvarth
Outfield
Freshman
5'10"    160
11/4/98
Freshman outfielder with some tools...will be counted on to produce runs for the JV offense...may see time on the mound as well...also a member of the Trojan football program
#7
Austyn Wright
LHP
Freshman
5'3"    105
5/7/99
Crafty left hander who will be counted on for situational and middle relief pitching...a great option versus opponents with lefty heavy lineups...strengths are solid off-speed pitches and precision with all pitches
#8
Brian Williams
Third Base/Second Base
Freshman
5'5"   140
8/4/99
Talented freshman infielder with lots of potential...will compete for playing time at third and second base...will work to refine himself offensively and defensively...also plays for the Trojan basketball program
#9
Eric Miner
LHP/Outfield
Freshman
5'8"    140
4/10/99
Will be counted on for middle relief and lefty on lefty matchups at critical points in the game...competing for playing time in the outfield when not on the mound...a hard worker and consistent performer
#11
Nathan Kutsche
Second Base/RHP
Sophomore
5'8"    130
2/26/98
Returning sophomore that will provide leadership to the JV team...experience and level headed mentality is a positive to have in the dugout and on the field...will compete for playing time at second base
#12
Matt Lazzaro
LHP/Outfield
Freshman
5'9"    150
11/2/98
Talented left handed pitcher who will compete for a spot in the JV starting rotation...has good command of a multi pitch arsenal...also competing for time in the outfield...a member of the Trojan basketball program
#13
Zach Huie
RHP/Second Base/Third Base
Freshman
5'10"    150
9/25/98
Hard-working freshman third baseman with an advanced approach at the plate...should hit in the middle of the order for the JV and will be counted on to produce runs...may see some time on the mound as well...also a member of the Trojan football program
#14
Justin Lavender
RHP/First Base
Freshman
5'10"    140
10/15/98
9th grader who will be counted on to provide innings on the mound...working to develop precision with his pitches...will compete for playing time at first base as well
#15
Matt Christian
RHP/Shortstop
Freshman
5'6"    120
5/26/99
Hard-working freshman pitcher and middle infielder...has solid command of his pitches and should contribute heavily to the JV pitching staff...vying for playing time at second base and shortstop
#17
Jake Davis
Catcher/RHP
Freshman
5'5"    155
2/5/99
Strong-armed 9th grade catcher...provides a valuable left handed bat to the lineup and off the bench...also competing for innings on the mound
#18
Reese Whitten
Shortstop/Outfield
Freshman
5'10"    130
7/21/98
Athletic freshman who has size and arm strength...working to refine skills in the field and at the plate...will compete for playing time at shortstop and in the outfield
#21
Preston Munns
RHP/Second Base
Freshman
5'9"    125
6/11/99
Freshman who will be relied upon to contribute on the mound...competing for a spot in the starting rotation...possesses solid control of several pitches...also competing for playing time at second base
#22
Jacob Hester
LHP/Outfield
Freshman
6'      140
9/12/98
9th grader with good stuff on the bump...competing for a spot in the starting rotation and in the outfield...good fastball complemented by a plus breaking pitch
#24
Dustin Roth
Catcher
Sophomore
6'2"    165
12/1/97
One of three 10th graders on the JV roster...good arm from behind the dish and can swing with some power...should contribute as a catcher and DH
#25
Connor Wolfe
First Base/Catcher
Sophomore
6'3"    205
9/14/97
Big sophomore should produce lots of runs with his bat in the middle of the order...working on refining his defensive game at first base and behind the plate...also a member of the Trojan football and basketball programs
#27
Zach Ottinger
RHP/Outfield
Freshman
5'8"    125
7/19/99
Freshman with multiple skills plus skills on the diamond...competing for a spot in the starting rotation and in the outfield...swings the bat well and has good stuff on the mound

Manager
Maggie Aarons Freshman  

Manager
Grace Hall Freshman  

Manager
Piper Wagner Freshman  


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