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Saint Francis Catholic Baseball Season Preview

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By Sophia Riedi

The Saint Francis Catholic Academy Baseball team returns only two starters in a team that Coach Daniel Bell calls “exceptionally young.”

With 12 players that are freshman or sophomores, Coach Bell said, “we expect a little bit of inconsistency; however, we feel really good about the potential of this group.”

Returning starters include senior Trevor Spencer (.400 AVG, 4 H) and junior Zac Cetin (.636 AVG, 7 H) who have been leaders on the Wolves’ offense this season.

Another player to watch is sophomore catcher Mason Bell, a transfer from Santa Fe High School, who Coach Bell says, “has been solid behind the plate for us.”

The Wolves start this season with a 1-4 record. Their win comes from a 7-0 triumph over Oak Hall on February 26.

Key games to look out for this season include the away game vs. Oak Hall on March 17 and the home game against Redeemer Christian on April 20.

Saint Francis Catholic Academy Baseball Team

2021 Baseball Preseason Outlook
Coach’s name: Daniel Bell
Years as head coach: 1st Year
2021 Class/District/Region: 2A
2020 Overall Record: 3-5
Number of returning starters: 2
Sr. #15 Trevor Spencer (SS/RHP): .312 BA in 21 plate appearances last season, 11 stolen bases.
Jr. #4 Zac Cetin (LHP/OF): Batting .636 BA through 4 games this season.
Other players to watch: #1 Mason Bell (So., C); #20 Jack Steen (Fr.) that has worked his way into a starting role and shown a lot of promise at the plate; #6 Darion Medley (Fr.) “is a developing hitter and a plus defender in the outfield with speed and instincts.”
Key games: 3/17–Away vs. Oak Hall, 4/20–Home vs. Redeemer Christian
Outlook for 2021: “We are getting a good level of buy-in from both our returning and new players and expect to improve significantly throughout the season.” – Coach Daniel Bell

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