FRONT ROW: Hobie Bartoe, Mitchell Waldroup, Wyatt Fleming, Zac Blair, Dawson Sloan, Tyler Hutchison, Gerald Kummer, Zachary Neff. MIDDLE ROW: Jacob Callihan, Conner Schaffner, Hunter Troutman, Braeden Rodgers, Dillan Stroup, Braden Grossman, Luke Anderson, Mallick Metcalf. BACK ROW: Cole Sherwin (Coaches: David McElroy, Travis Trimbur, Josh Smith, Troy Zediker), Michael Neff, Brayden Christie
Karns City High School Boys Baseball Team
Head Coach Josh Smith begins the 2021 season with a lot of youth on his side. With only two seniors on this year’s team, Smith will look to develop his players with game time experience.
Thus far this season the young Gremlins are off to a 4-3 start and are currently 2-2 in KSAC play.
Offensively the team has been led by sophomore, Mallick Metcalfe who as of press time is batting at a .600 clip. Metcalfe has 12 hits in 20 plate appearances. In a come from behind win against A-C Valley he collected three rbi’s as the Gremlins scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take an early season win.
Jr., Zack Blair helped the cause in the contest by blasting a 2 run homer to seal the victory. Blair currently has six hits to go along with six rbi’s on the season. Blair sports a .300 avg. at the plate.
Supplementing Metcalfe offensively is 5’-8" Jr.. Cole Sherwin. Sherwin is 8-19 and batting a solid .421.
Carrying the work load on the mound for coach Smith has been the appearances of Cole Sherwin and Mallick Metcalfe. Metcalfe is currently 3-0 with 15 strikeouts and a 3.23 era in five appearances.
Sherwin leads the team in the strike out column with 17 K’s in 17 innings of work. Sherwin has a 4.36 era. Mike Neff, a 6’-0" sophomore also has some work on the mound with six innings under his belt.
The Gremlins are currently batting .289 as a team.
The Gremlins have been competitive in every game and look to improve as the season develops.
Upcoming games include:
April 26 at Cranberry
April 28 at C-L
April 30 vs. Freeport (H)
May 3 at Moniteau
May 5 vs. Forest (Sr. Night)
May 10 vs. Clarion (H)
May 12 vs. Redbank (H)
May 14 at Kiski
May 15 at Union
May 18 vs. Brockway (H)
May 19 vs. Ambridge (H)
Assisting head coach Smith are David McElroy, Travis Trimbur and Troy Zediker