Prep Baseball Report

2023 Power25 Countdown: No. 9 Strawberry Crest

PBR Florida
PBR Florida Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

            SS Arjun Nimmala

Team: Strawberry Crest
Preseason Rank: 
2022 Record: 
Playoff Run: Regional Finals
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach: 
Eric Beattie

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Arjun Nimmala, SS, 2023 (Florida State)
Alex Philpott, RHP/OF, 2023 (Florida)
Zach Redner, RHP/3B, 2023 (HCC)
Elijah Vickers, INF, 2023
Luke Richardson, RHP, 2023
Ray Allen Vazquez, INF, 2023
Damien Bennett, C, 2023
Jace Raburn, OF/RHP, 2023
Akhil Nimmala, INF, 2024


Akhil Nimmala - Nimmala has shown great ability and could hit in the middle of the lineup with the chance to drive in a lot of runs. His ability to drive the baseball will be a big factor to this team in 2023.



Strawberry Crest has a well rounded, athletic, and experienced team. Led by top college and pro recruits in Arjun Nimmala and Alex Philpott, the rest of the team is gritty, competitive and athletic. They are experienced and eager to begin the year as there are several other great teams around them that will provide great competition throughout the year and help prepare them for a tough quest to a district, regional and state championship.