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2022 Power25 Countdown: No. 14 Wharton


PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:


            RHP Ryan Fry

Team: Wharton
Preseason Rank: 
14
2021 Record: 
21-5
Playoff Run: Regional Quarterfinals
FHSAA Class: 
6A
Head Coach: 
Michael Burgess

TOP PLAYERS
Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Ryan Fry, RHP, 2022 (Miami)
Evan Chrest, RHP, 2022 (Jacksonville)
Elijah Dukes, OF/1B, 2022 (San Jacinto JC)
Billy Eich, 1B/RHP, 2022 (Barry)
Quentin Meadows, 3B, 2022
David Limbach, OF, 2022

X-FACTOR

Ryan Fry/Evan Chrest - Fry and Chrest make up a terrific 1-2 punch on the mound for the Wildcats. Pitching will be key to the team's success in 2022.

OUTLOOK

The Wharton Wildcats are coming off a 21-5 season that ended earlier than expected in the Regional Semifinals. Losing their two top hitters in Zachary Ehrhard (Oklahoma State) and Dylan McDonald (Saint Leo) will hurt, but returning their two top pitchers in Ryan Fry and Evan Chrest will be huge to the Wildcats' success in 2022. Offensively, Elijah Dukes and Billy Eich return as the power bats on the team, and Quentin Meadows and David Limbach will be key contributors. Wharton has lots of Senior experience that should help them succeed in 2022.

 

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