Prep Baseball Report

Arkansas High School Spring Spotlight: Batesville

By: Prep Baseball Arkansas Staff

The Arkansas high school baseball season kicks off on Feb. 26, opening day for regular season action under AAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Arkansas Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a preseason questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: Batesville
Head Coach: Tony Roepcke (1)
Classification: 5A
2023 Record: 21-11



No. of Returning Starters:


Top Returning Players:

Mark Brissey - SP, 2025, Arkansas Commit
Connor Cunningham - SS, 2024 Murray State Commit
Beau Baxter - SP/OF, 2024

Top Newcomers:

Jake Daughtery, SP/3B, 2027
Gabe Bledsoe, OF, 2027

Coach’s Insight:

“Team Strength this year would be that we are returning all 9 guys from last years Quarterfinal team. Some unknowns leading into this year would be some new guys having to step up on the mound for us.” – Tony Roepcke, head coach

Find more information on the 2024 Batesville program below:

+ Follow them on X: @PioneersDiamond.
+ Visit Prep Baseball Arkansas’ 2024 AAA Season Preview page to learn more.

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