2023 SEASON SNAPSHOT: Middletown Middies Baseball

2023 Middletown Middies Baseball Season Snapshot

Coach — Austin Downing, 1st season as head coach, spent previous nine seasons as an assistant.

2022 Record — 12-15 overall, 6-12 Greater Miami Conference.

2022 Postseason — Lost to Loveland, 8-1.

Tentative Lineup — Teyreon Davenport, DH; RJ Anderson, 2B; Braylon Bailey, SS; Lucas Dingledine, 3B;  Evan Urso, RF; Landon Bailey, LF; Brock Sorrell, C; Isaac Stamper, 1B; Cohen Hackney, CF.

Starting Pitchers — Joe Kirby (2-4, 28 SO), Isaac Stamper, RJ Anderson (2-1, 19 SO), Jamarkis Shilligford.

Closing Pitchers — Braylon Bailey (2-2, 37 SO), Lucas Dingledine.

Notable Statistics — Joe Kirby (18 hits, 11 runs, 11 SB), Braylon Bailey (15 hits, 16 runs) and Lucas Dingledine (10 hits, .323) had stellar performances on the offensive side of things last season.

Coach’s Comments — “This year’s team is an inexperienced group that only returns a handful of everyday starters from last season. This year’s team should be a competitive group with our pitching and defense. We return two starting pitchers that gave us a lot of innings last season, RJ Anderson and Joe Kirby, along with newcomer Isaac Stamper. … Offensively, we will need to find out who we are. We return four bats from last season.  Most of our lineup will be first-year varsity guys this season. We will be competitive in the box and look to manufacture runs.  Lucas Dingledine, Joe Kirby, Braylon Bailey and Brock Sorrell are our returning offensive starters. … Our attention to detail defensively. Our kids want to be good defensively, and they want to make sure they play well behind our pitchers. The depth of arms we have this year has also stood out in the preseason. … Pitching and defense, in addition to manufacturing runs.”

2023 Middletown Middies Roster

7 RJ Anderson, Senior, IF, P

27 Ethan Applegate, Sophomore, IF, P

2 Braylon Bailey, Senior, IF, P

11 Landon Bailey, Sophomore, IF, OF

3 Teyreon Davenport, Junior, OF

22 Lucas Dingledine, Senior, IF, P

1 Cohen Hackney, Senior, IF, OF

24 Isaiah Highley, Senior, OF

5 Joe Kirby, Senior, IF, P

23 Kyle MacDonald, Junior, C, OF

10 Julio Perez, Sophomore, IF

17 Elvis Sanchez, Sophomore, OF, P

9 Jamarkis Shillingford, Junior, IF, P

8 Brock Sorrell, Senior, C, P

25 Isaac Stamper, Junior, IF, P

4 Noah Terrell, Senior, IF, P

19 Evan Urso, Junior, OF, P

2023 Middletown Middies Schedule

Monday, March 27, Sycamore, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29, at Sycamore, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 31, at Lakota West, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 1, at Little Miami, noon, at Reds Urban Youth Academy

Monday, April 3, Lakota West, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5, Colerain, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 6, at Colerain, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, Goshen, noon

Monday, April 10, at Oak Hills, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12, Oak Hills, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 14, Lakota East, 5 p.m.

Monday, April 17, at Lakota East, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18, Franklin, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19, at Mason, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 21, Mason, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 22, at Talawanda, noon

Monday, April 24, Hamilton, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 26, at Hamilton, 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 27, Fenwick, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 28, at Fairfield, 5 p.m.

Monday, May 1, Fairfield, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2, Madeira, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, at Princeton, 5 p.m.

Friday, May 5, Princeton, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 6, Wyoming, noon

Thursday, May 11, at Indian Hill, 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 13, at Miamisburg, 2 p.m.

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