TN High School Team Preview: Silverdale Baptist Academy Seahawks

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The 2023 high school baseball season is quickly approaching and as usual, excitement abounds throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Tennessee.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Murfreesboro at The Spring Fling as they compete for a state championship, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Tennessee. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and by continuing other pieces of content covering the Volunteer State.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each TSSAA classification as well as a Power 25. 

*Please note that all information is based on team preview questionnaires that were sent out and returned by the participating high school coaches.


High School Name: Silverdale Baptist Academy

Coach’s Name: Lance Rorex

Classification: D2-A

2022 Record: 32-7

District + Region Number: East Region

No. of Returning Positional Starters: 6

No. of Returning Pitchers: 8

Team Strengths: Experienced Roster

Top Returning Players: 

Top 2024 Prospects:

Top 2025 & 2026 Prospects:

  • SS/RHP Brett Oxford (2026)
  • C Tanner Bayne (2026)
  • MIF Drake Dills (2026)

Team Outlook:

After a state tournament appearance and coming off a successful (32-7) season in 2022 in competitive D2 play, Silverdale Baptist head coach Lance Rorex will welcome back six positional starts and eight of his arm back on the mound this high school spring season.

An experienced roster that has three guys who are already locked in to play at the next level will be looked upon as key leaders for the Seahawks in 2023. Some of the top returning players for the Seahawks this upcoming spring season are, 2023 UTL and Middle Tennessee State signee Turner Jenkins, 2023 C and University of Alabama-Huntsville signee Ian Reagan, 2023 RHP and Lee University signee Eric Rogers and 2023 OF Brett Rogers.

Four other prospects for Silverdale Baptist who will look to make an impact to the daily lineup will be 2024 MIF Owen Phillips, a trio of freshman including 2026 SS/RHP Brett Oxford, 2026 C Tanner Bayne, and 2026 MIF Drake Dills.

After a 32 win season a year ago, the Seahawks have their eyes on another state tournament run again here in 2023.


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