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2024 Prep Baseball Iowa High School Preview: Saydel Eagles

Joann Martin
Prep Baseball Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2024 High School season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Saydel High School
Nickname: Eagles
X: @Saydel_Baseball
Class: 3A
Conference: Heart of Iowa
Head Coach: Steve Gebhart
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 5 years (71-86)
2023 Overall Record: 19-17
2023 Post-Season Finish: Loss in round 2 of districts to Boone

# of Returning Starters: 5
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3
# of Starters Lost: 4
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 5


Jace Embry, C, 2024 (Iowa Lakes commit)
Boyd Jones, OF, 2024 (Iowa Lakes commit)
Adam Mein, P, 2025
Brady Hicks, P, 2027 


Mason Hicks - Iowa Lakes


”2024 should be an exciting year for the Saydel Baseball program. With the addition of a few new students on top of players returning from 2023 we should be able to play competitive baseball every night out. I expect our pitching staff to be one of the better groups in 3A this season and we hope to ride those arms towards a conference title and state tournament berth in 2024.” - STEVE GEBHART, Head Coach