Central Bucks South Baseball Preview


Coach:  Kevin Bray (Year 5)

Assistant coaches: George Kotsopoulos (Year 3) Dave Jentsch (Year 5) Stevie Stevenson (Year 2) Dave Bodzioch (Year 3) Josh Perrson (1st Year)

Last year’s record:  Overall 10-10, SOL 7-9

Notable losses:  Logan Hinds (Clarion), Owen Wheeler (Maine), Jake Carver (Bloomsburg), Hunter Petrich, Jordan Chui (Juniata), Ryan Madden (Widener), Connor Wojciechowski (Widener), Jack DiCesare (Moravian), Tommy Donnolly (Muhlenberg – Football), Eli Geackel (Widener)

Key returners: ’24 Colin Flynn – OF, ’24 Braeden Black – OF (Mt. Saint Mary’s Univ. Commit), ’24 Eric Hofmeister – RHP/OF, ‘25 Jake Yang – SS (Northwestern University Commit), ’25 Brett Barrett – RHP/INF, ’25 Owen Pinkerton – OF, ’25 Blake Bell – RHP/OF/INF

Others to watch: ’24 Michael Liu – RHP (Univ. of Mary Washington Commit), ’26 Luke Hillegass – LHP/1B, ’26 Ryan Frey – INF, ’25 Connor Thompson – LHP/1B, ’25 Landen Hinds – LHP/1B, ’25 Jake Friedman – RHP, ’25 Jake Ruddle – C, ’25 Nick Baeta – C, ’25 Luke Poley – INF, ’24 Matt Kline – OF, ’25 Nick Zakrzewski – INF, ’24 Ryan Shaughnessy – OF, ’24 Shawn Esler – RHP, ’25 Dallon Smith - OF

Strengths/Question Marks: After graduating 12 seniors from the 2023 club, there are plenty of opportunities for leaders to emerge.  We return three starters from the lineup in ’24 Colin Flynn, ’25 Jake Yang, and ’25 Owen Pinkerton who gained valuable experience last season.  We will look to those three to help a younger group gain traction at the varsity level.  On the mound, we return ’25 Brett Barret, ’25 Blake Bell, and ’24 Eric Hofmeister who took big steps in their development.  We believe they will continue to progress and provide quality innings as two-way players.  This senior class - led by Flynn, Hofmeister, Braeden Black, Michael Lui, Shawn Esler, Ryan Shaughnessy, and Matt Kline - understands the importance of our team-oriented goals, the core values of our program, and our group believes we can take steps forward in our pursuit of success.”

Outlook:  “It is always a goal at CB South to reach the district playoffs.  So, nothing has changed with our mindset even with a young and less experienced group overall.  We have a hungry group that we believe is committed to each other and eager to compete in a very talented SOL division and league.”