Prep Baseball Report

2024 HS Team Previews: Elmira

Prep Baseball New York
Content Staff

Follow us throughout the preseason as we preview teams across the state prior to the start of New York’s high school baseball seasons. These previews were assembled with the assistance of the responses collected by head baseball coaches through a questionnaire form we distributed this offseason. Follow us @PBRNewYork on X and @pbrnewyork on Instagram throughout the spring for in-season highlights and game-breaking coverage.

High School: Elmira High School Express
Head Coach: Jason Manwaring, Head Coach
2023 Record & Accolades: 17-6, Sectional Four Champs Lost in NYS Regional Final to Ketcham. Final 2023 Ranking #6)


Showcase State Date Location
Central PA Preseason ID PA 02/11 Liberty Arena, Williamsport
Southwest PA Preseason ID (Session 1) PA 02/17 Battleground Baseball Group, Callery
NY Preseason ID: Southern Tier NY 02/10 Binghamton Sports Complex, Binghamton
NY Preseason ID: Hudson Valley NY 02/18 SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake
NY Preseason ID: West PA 02/19 Sahlen's Sports Park, Elma
NY Preseason ID: Central NY 02/20 Accelerate Sports Complex, Whitesboro
NY Preseason ID: Central Region NY 02/21 AllStars Academy, Latham
NY Preseason ID: Downstate NY 02/22 East Coast Sports, Yorktown Heights
NY Preseason ID: Long Island NY 02/23 Long Island Sports Complex, Freeport
NY/PA Rising Stars (2028-2029 grads) PA 03/03 Liberty Arena, Williamsport (PA)
NY Preseason ID: Pitcher/Catcher Analysis NY 03/07 Athletes Warehouse, Pleasantville
NY Preseason ID: Last Chance NY 03/09 Accelerate Sports Complex, Whitesboro


Top-3 Players: We have 11 Returns that we feel are all Top Returners

Top-3 Returners: Ben Rhode SS (Barry U.) Bryce Mashanic RHP (Niagara CC) Brady Morrell C (Shenadoah Va. U) Michael Palmer (Niagara CC) Bobby Cavalier (Pitt Bradford) Ashtyn Knoll (Cayuga CC) Jack Stemerman (Cayuga) Aedan Palmer Soph

Impact Newcomers: Aedan Palmer Soph LHP was 6-0 on the mound last year, and will see more of an everyday role in the outfield. Logan Demember saw action in 18 games and hit .343. Jackson Cavalier Soph who will provide depth on the mound and at 3rd base. Soph Logan Palmer will add depth at catcher.

Key Matchups: Lancaster Buffalo, Liverpool, both out of section games, and both made it to state final 8 or 4 last year. League games with Corning, Horseheads and Ithaca will be very challenging.

Coach’s Insight: “Section Four is one of the toughest sections in NYS, loaded with talent and great coaching. Teams like Horseheads, Corning, Vestal, Maine Endwell, JC, UE always have high level of talent. From top to bottom everyone is tough. With 7 of our seniors going on to play in college, plus 12 players returning our goal is to make a deeper run than last year. The team is motivated for a tough schedule that includes several state-ranked teams. This group has worked extremely hard since the end of last season to prepare for this season. We are excited, but know what challenges lie ahead.” – Jason Manwaring, Head Coach