Full swing into the season

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Connor Bunker '19 | The Plank

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Jesuit High School’s baseball season will be in full swing this March. Last season, Jesuit finished with a 21-11 record and made it to the semifinals of the CIF State Playoffs. The Marauders look to return to the playoffs for their fifth consecutive year.

Coach Joe Potulny, commonly known as “Coach P,”  will be entering his twenty-sixth season as the varsity head coach. Coach P has led the Marauders to five section titles with an astounding record of 568-238.  

Jesuit High School baseball is a competitive program. Due to the large number of players trying out, this year’s prospects will have to showcase their a-game in order to make the team and earn a starting position.

“This season has the most guys we’ve seen try out in 30 years,” Coach P said. “This season, there are a lot of good arms. There is also a lot of space to compete for positions.”

There are several varsity players committed to colleges to continue their academic and baseball careers. Those players include outfielder Sam Daly ’19 (Willamette University), pitcher Carter Benbrook ’19 (UC Santa Barbara), and pitcher Cade Pilchard ’19 (California State University, Northridge).

With these talented players on the roster, there will be fierce competition for the remaining starting positions on the team.

“This season, there are a lot of really competitive guys out there,” said shortstop Talon Krieger ’20. “This season, everyone is trying for that top spot.”

One challenge for the Marauders is the tough competition in the Delta League. They will face formidable opponents like Franklin High School, Davis High School, and Elk Grove High School.

“[The challenges we will face this season] is that all the teams in our league are good,” Carter said.

With exceptional talent and coaching, the Marauders have their sights on continuing the Jesuit baseball legacy with another section title and hopefully advancing through the CIF State Playoffs.

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