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Alabama HS Team Preview: Robertsdale Golden Bears

Austin Sharp
Alabama Scouting Director

The 2024 high school baseball season is quickly approaching and as usual, excitement abounds throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Alabama.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in the Jacksonville/Oxford/Montgomery area at the AISA or AHSAA state championships, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Alabama. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing our scheduled podcasts and releasing our preseason top-10 rankings in each AHSAA classification.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state.

Each week we will be releasing our Players of the Week, updating the top-10 ranks in each AHSAA classification, as well updating our Power 25 overall rankings. One thing, especially, you don’t want to miss are our scheduled podcasts with guests from across the state, as well as the recaps and previews of the big games we’re covering.

*Please note the information has been gathered from head coaches across the state, based on their replies to the questionnaire we distributed over this offseason.

High School: Robertsdale Golden Bears
Head Coach: Peter Bezeredi
Classification: AHSAA Class 6A
Area Number: Class 6A, Area 2
2023 Record (Finish): 22-11 (No Postseason)
No. of Returning Positional Starters: 7
No. of Returning Pitchers: 6
Team Strengths: Senior Leadership, Infield Defense



OF/RHP Andrew McDaniel (7/13/22)


The Robertsdale Golden Bears enter the 2024 season with high expectations due to seven of their positional starters and six pitchers returning from last year's team. The Golden Bears compete in a talented, deep area in Class 6A and missed out on the playoffs in 2023, but look strong once again this spring and will look to be right back in the mix in Class 6A in 2024.

The Golden Bears have consistently had successful seasons over the past few years and won over 20 games last spring. Competing against three of the other top teams in the Mobile area in Class 6A in their area, they unfortunately were unable to finish in the top-2 in that area last spring. Hopes are high this spring, however, with a good chunk of last year's team returning for another year. INF/RHP Ethan Parnell (Bishop State CC, 2024) is a returning top-of-the-order hitter who has also served as the ace of the pitching staff for the past couple of seasons. The right-hander can fill up the zone with multiple pitches for strikes, and will also be a key piece to their offensive success. SS/RHP Taylor Jordan (2024) is another important part returning this spring who enjoyed a strong junior campaign in 2023. The senior dominates the routine play at shortstop with good skills and will return to the heart of their order while also serving as their closer. C/RHP Riley Fuller (Lawson State CC, 2024) will be counted on to drive in runs once again this spring, as he's another middle-of-the-order returning hitter. He's solid behind the plate defensively and has a chance to throw some meaningful innings on the mound this spring. Rounding out the notable returners, OF/RHP Andrew McDaniel (2025) is a multi-year starter who should hit in the leadoff spot once again for the Golden Bears. The junior is slotted to play a corner outfield spot and serve as their No. 2 in the pitching rotation behind Parnell. 

The Golden Bears are shaping up to have another successful season this spring, one that hopes to end in the Class 6A playoffs. They'll compete in Area 2 against Baldwin County, McGill-Toolen, and Spanish Fort for a berth in the playoffs at the end of the regular season. The Golden Bears took a strong step forward in 2023 with a 22-11 record, and will look to continue that momentum in Class 6A in 2024.

Find more information on the 2024 Robertsdale program below:

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