Baseball 2019 Preview
The 2019 Rebels baseball team returns 3 starters from the 2018 team that went 25-6 and won their 3rd straight sectional championship for the first time in school history. Catcher Brian Keeney and outfielder Tommy Hansen return for their senior seasons. Sophomore 3rd baseman Dominic Brown also returns after an impressive season as a freshmen. Alex Stroud is back for his junior season after seeing significant time down the stretch of the 2018 season at 1st base. The team also returns 2 starters on the mound in seniors Max Lundy and Erik Hommel.
This year’s Rebels team will be very young, with several sophomores who should see significant playing time. In addition to Brown, sophomores Cole Beckman, Ryan Henry, and John Troxell will help fill holes vacated from last season. Henry will see significant innings on the mound after pitching 7 innings as a freshmen. Beckman will see time in the middle infield and Troxell is a utility player. Both could see innings in relief on the mound. Senior Nathan Gramman will see time in the infield. Junior Corbin Fath will get time in the middle infield, and junior Will Schoettle looks to round out the starting pitching staff along with Lundy, Hommel, and Henry. Keeney looks to lock things down as the team’s closer as well. Junior Sammy Baugh and senior Casey Dovovan will see relief innings to round out the pitching staff. Senior Max Harper, juniors August Endris and Tommy Mullin, and freshmen Johnny Roeder will provide some depth for the Rebels. The Rebels are looking forward to competing against the best teams in Indiana and surrounding states.