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Prep Baseball Nebraska 2024 High School Preview: Kearney Bearcats

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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: Kearney
Nickname: Bearcats
X: @BaseballKearney
Class: A
Conference: Heartland Athletic
Head Coach: Matt Connot
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 1st year
2023 Overall Record: 14-14
2023 Post-Season Finish: District Runner-Up

# of Returning Starters: 6
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 2
# of Starters Lost: 2
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3


Griffin Novacek OF / Kearney, NE / 2025



Bryce Andersen LHP / Kearney, NE / 2025



Kole Throckmorton C / Kearney, NE / 2025



Karter Lee / Kearney, NE / 2024



Kaleb Larson 2B / Kearney , NE / 2024



  • Garrison Burns, 2024, SS


Brayden Andersen - IWCC
Dawson Stutz - Garden City CC
Tanner Johnson - Northeast CC
Peyton Larson - Concordia
Seth Altwine - Dakota State
Max Myers - Washington University - St. Louis
Easton Bruce - Washburn University
Cal Higgins - Western Kentucky
Seth Stroh - Wichita State


”We were a young group last season and will have several guys back who saw significant varsity time." - Matt Connot, Head Coach