2022 Team Preview: VR Eaton Eagles


PBR Texas Staff

High School: VR Eaton Eagles
Classification: UIL Class 6A (District 4)
Head Coach: Jeremy Fatheree
Team Strengths: Experience, Athleticism, and Team Defense 
Team Weaknesses: Lack of Experienced Power Arms

Top Returning Players

Nolan Bushko, OF/RHP (Northeast Commit)
Connor Massimini, OF/LHP (East Texas Baptist Commit)
Silas Voegely, IF (Rose State Commit)
Laithe Shelley, 3B/1B
Matthew Holt, DH/1B

Names to Know (2022 Class)
 
Cody Brasch, RHP/IF (Tyler Community College Commit)
Logan Starks, OF (Oklahoma Wesleyan Commit)
Tyler Michalek, RHP/OF  (USCG Academy Commit)
Noah Angus, C
Jay Jacinto, 1B/RHP
Ralph Wallace, RHP/3B
Names to Know (2023 Class)

Braydon Risley LHP/OF
Dereck Martinez IF
Easton Andrews 1B/C
Elijah George  C/OF
Connor Henk RHP/1B
James Bolton OF/RHP

Names to Know (2024 Class)

Colton Klapprodt C
Braydon McCallum IF/RHP
Nathan Tobin OF
Logan Byrd OF
Ben Johnson RHP/3B
Josh Mosley  RHP/SS

Team Summary

Eaton High School hasn't been around for a decade yet, but they already have a state title in the trophy case.  The 2022 squad, led by Head Coach  Jeremy Fatheree, brings back an experienced Lineup that should continue the tradition of having an explosive offense. That firepower starts at the top with Nolan Bushko and Connor Massimini. Bushko led the state in Stolen Bases last year, and Massimini is the career OBP leader for Eaton. Silas Voegely, Matthew Holt, and Easton Andrews should provide some thump in the middle of the order. Look out for Jr. Dereck Martinez and Sophomore Colton Klapprodt to provide some more firepower and extend their lineup.
On the mound the Eagles will have plenty of options, led by Brasch, Michalek, Jacinto, Wallace, Risley and Henk.  Henk has the potential to be their #1 or #2. The team defense should help the pitching staff play up as they are highly athletic all over the diamond. 
Eaton plays in one of the tougher districts in the state with perennial powerhouses Southlake Carroll and Keller in their district. They will be tested throughout the year, which should set them up for a run to and thru the playoffs. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Austin Preseason ID TX 01/08 St. Edward's University - Lucien Hamilton Field
San Antonio Preseason ID TX 01/16 Cornerstone Christian - San Antonio
Fort Worth Preseason ID TX 01/17 Weatherford College - Weatherford
Houston Preseason ID TX 01/22 Houston Baptist University - Husky Field
Dallas Preseason ID TX 01/23 John Paul II - Plano

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