2023 SEASON SNAPSHOT: Badin Rams Baseball

HAMILTON — Brion Treadway said the process it takes to get his Badin High School baseball program in prime shape by the end of the season isn’t always an easy one.

But the 11th-year coach enjoys every aspect of it.

The same will go for the upcoming 2023 campaign, as the Rams make a shift in on-field personnel after reaching the state tournament each of the last two seasons.

“Our we ready? Yes, we’re ready,” Treadway said following Badin’s 11-9 eight inning scrimmage win over Hamilton on Wednesday night at Alumni Field. “We’re fired up to play some meaningful baseball and get out on the field.

“It’s a 27-game process to get to the end of the season,” Treadway said. “You figure it out as you go. That’s what we’re kind of doing.”

Badin, which finished 26-7 and lost to Archbishop Hoban in the Division II state semifinals in 2022, has a mix of returning players and new faces hitting the lineup.

“We’re trying to figure each other out,” Treadway said. “We need to find out where all these pieces fit. I think all the pieces are here.”

Seniors Nik Copenhaver (4-3, 70 strikeouts), Justin Hoevel (5-2), Aiden Van De Hatert (1-1) and Corbin Ausman (1-1), along with junior Matty Helms (1-0), will make up the bulk of the Rams’ pitching rotation, according to Treadway. They all return from last year’s squad.

Senior shortstop Lucas Moore is back and led the team in hits (32), runs (39) and stolen bases (35) last season. Senior outfielder Brycen Fox (25 hits, 17 runs, .472 batting average) also returns following a decent performance at the plate in 2022.

“At the end of the day, we’re a long way from hanging banners,” Treadway said. “But the expectations are there. This is a new group of guys, and it’s just not going to happen on its own. It’s going to be something that they’ve got to earn, and they’ve got to work for it.”

2023 Badin Rams Baseball Season Snapshot

Coaches — Brion Treadway, 11th season; assistants Rick Kunkel, Mark Maus, Matt Marcum, Brett McKinney, Chuck McKinney, Brian Woods.

2022 Record — 26-7 overall, 8-2 Greater Catholic League Coed (first place).

2022 Postseason — Beat Norwood (11-1), Wyoming (10-0), Tippecanoe (1-0), Taylor (6-0) and Buckeye Valley (11-1). Lost to Hoban (4-3).

Coach’s Comments — “We have a good mix of new players and returning players. Our senior class has enjoyed a lot of success in their time in our program. Our seniors have a huge role in helping our new players adjust to varsity baseball.  We’re going to work hard every day to get us where we want to go. Our pitching will carry us and will likely keep us in every ballgame. … Team speed and strong pitching (stand out). … “This group of guys will work hard, and hard work puts us in a position to be ready on game days.”

2023 Badin Rams Roster

Number, Player, Class, Position

1 Sean Miller 2023 Catcher/Infielder

2 Caleb Jackson 2023 Infielder

3 Spencer Fiehrer 2024 Catcher/Infielder/Pitcher

4 Austin Buckle 2024 Infielder

5 Kade Bowling 2025 Infielder

6 Brycen Fox 2023 Outfielder

7 Reese Anzalone 2023 First Base/Third Base

8 Kyle Anderson 2025 Catcher/Infielder/Outfielder

9 Rodney Rachel 2023 Outfielder

10 Corbin Ausman 2023 Pitcher

11 Chase Luebbe 2025 Outfielder/Pitcher

13 Diego DeCello 2023 Infielder

14 AJ Sackenheim 2024 Outfielder

20 Cooper Ollis 2025 Utility

21 Grant Wissman 2024 Pitcher/First Base

22 Nik Copenhaver 2023 Pitcher

23 Lucas Moore 2023 SS/CF

24 Ian Price 2024 Pitcher/First Base

25 Zach Yordy 2024 OF

27 Ashton Hopewell 2023 Pitcher

32 Tyler Verdin 2024 Pitcher

33 Matty Helms 2024 Pitcher

34 Justin Hoevel 2023 Pitcher

44 Aiden Van De Hatert 2023 Pitcher

2023 Badin Rams Schedule


Sun. 26             Oak Hills      04:00 PM        Joyce Park   

Tue. 28            Talawanda      05:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Wed. 29          Springboro      05:00 PM        Joyce Park     


Sat. 1   Loveland        02:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Mon. 3 Chaminade Julienne  05:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Tue. 4  at Alter            06:00 PM       WSU – Nischwitz Stadium    

Wed. 5 at Chaminade Julienne          05:00 PM        Howell Field  

Sat. 8   at Centerville  12:00 PM                   

Mon. 10           at Covington Catholic 05:00 PM                   

Fri. 14  Carroll 05:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Mon. 17           at Carroll         05:00 PM                   

Tue. 18 Alter    06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Wed. 19           Fenwick          05:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Fri. 21  at Fenwick      05:00 PM        XU – Hayden Field    

Sat. 22 Tippecanoe     03:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Mon. 24          at McNicholas 05:00 PM                   

Wed. 26          McNicholas    05:00 PM        Joyce Park     

Thu. 27            La Salle           06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Fri. 28 at CHCA          05:00 PM                   

Sat. 29 at Fairmont    12:00 PM                   


Tue. 2  Anderson        06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Fri. 5   Roger Bacon   06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Sat. 6   at Ross 02:00 PM                   

Mon. 8 Elder   06:00 PM       Joyce Park

Tue. 9  at Hamilton    05:00 PM       

Wed. 10           Lakota West   06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Fri. 12  Princeton        06:00 PM       Joyce Park     

Sat. 13 at Milford        10:00 AM        Great American Ball Park

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