2021 Spring Sports Preview: Clinton-Massie baseball


The Clinton-Massie baseball team, from left to right, front row, Cole Adams, Wyatt Creech, Dakota Gasaway, Gabe McDowell, Carson Vanhoose, Ethan Johnson; back row, Adam Frisch, Nate Wildermuth, Garrett Vance, Kody Zantene, Tyler Keck.

The Clinton-Massie baseball team, from left to right, front row, Cole Adams, Wyatt Creech, Dakota Gasaway, Gabe McDowell, Carson Vanhoose, Ethan Johnson; back row, Adam Frisch, Nate Wildermuth, Garrett Vance, Kody Zantene, Tyler Keck.


March 22^A^Lynchburg^5

March 29^A^Wilmington^430

March 30^H^CCHR^430

April 1^A^Blanchester^430

April 5^H^New Richmond^430

April 6^A^Williamsburg^430

April 7^A^Georgetown^430

April 8^A^Wash CH^5

April 9^H^Goshen^430

April 10^A^Franklin^4

(Game at Dayton Dragons Field)

April 12^H^Lynchburg^430

April 14^A^Batavia^430

April 15^H^Clermont NE^430

April 16^H^Bethel-Tate^430

April 17^A^Lebanon^430

April 20^A^Western Brown^430

April 21^H^Greeneview^430

April 23^H^Wilmington^430

April 27^A^Little Miami^430

April 28^A^New Richmond^430

April 30^A^Goshen^430

May 3^H^Batavia^430

May 4^H^Fayetteville^430

May 5^H^Western Brown^430

May 6^H^East Clinton^430

May 10^A^Hillsboro^430

May 11^A^Fairmont^430

(Game at Wilmington College)

The last time Clinton-Massie played baseball they were winning the SBAAC American Division championship in 2019.

Gone from that team are 2019 graduates Spenser Branham, Luke Chappie, Tyler Lewis and Corey May. Then 2020 seniors Seth Goodall, Bryan Kennedy, Dom Kerns, Josh Merkle, Nolan Prignitz and Clint Stotts all lost their final season.

Chappie, Goodall, Kennedy, Kerns and Lewis were all first-team SBAAC players in 2019.

Head coach Brian Camp, 66-36 in his Massie coaching career, will be assisted by Jeskee Zantene at the varsity level; Tyler Hayslip as JV head coach; and Andrew Ledley as JV assistant.

The Falcons roster this season consists of seniors Cayden Clutter, Dakota Gasaway; juniors Kody Zantene, Carson Vanhoose, Nate Wildermuth, Garrett Vance, Tyler Keck, Cole Adams, Ethan Johnson; and sophomores Wyatt Creech, Gabe McDowell and Adam Frisch.

Clutter, Gasaway and Zantene are the top returning players.

“This group will work hard together and gut through the obstacles we will encounter through this season,” said Camp. “Our pitching staff will be full of some new faces, so they will have to develop quickly for us to achieve the success we desire.”

Camp said the league, as always, “is competitive. We will have to be good at all aspects of the game to defend our league title of 2019.”

The Clinton-Massie baseball team, from left to right, front row, Cole Adams, Wyatt Creech, Dakota Gasaway, Gabe McDowell, Carson Vanhoose, Ethan Johnson; back row, Adam Frisch, Nate Wildermuth, Garrett Vance, Kody Zantene, Tyler Keck.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/03/web1_BAS_clintonmassie.jpgThe Clinton-Massie baseball team, from left to right, front row, Cole Adams, Wyatt Creech, Dakota Gasaway, Gabe McDowell, Carson Vanhoose, Ethan Johnson; back row, Adam Frisch, Nate Wildermuth, Garrett Vance, Kody Zantene, Tyler Keck.

March 22^A^Lynchburg^5

March 29^A^Wilmington^430

March 30^H^CCHR^430

April 1^A^Blanchester^430

April 5^H^New Richmond^430

April 6^A^Williamsburg^430

April 7^A^Georgetown^430

April 8^A^Wash CH^5

April 9^H^Goshen^430

April 10^A^Franklin^4

(Game at Dayton Dragons Field)

April 12^H^Lynchburg^430

April 14^A^Batavia^430

April 15^H^Clermont NE^430

April 16^H^Bethel-Tate^430

April 17^A^Lebanon^430

April 20^A^Western Brown^430

April 21^H^Greeneview^430

April 23^H^Wilmington^430

April 27^A^Little Miami^430

April 28^A^New Richmond^430

April 30^A^Goshen^430

May 3^H^Batavia^430

May 4^H^Fayetteville^430

May 5^H^Western Brown^430

May 6^H^East Clinton^430

May 10^A^Hillsboro^430

May 11^A^Fairmont^430

(Game at Wilmington College)