Prep Baseball Report

2024 Power25 Countdown: No. 23 Buchholz

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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:


Team: Buchholz
Preseasonk Rank: 23
2023 Record:
Playoff Run: Regional Finals
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach:
Ron Brooks

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Cooper Collins, SS, 2024 (Davidson)
Anthony Wilkie, RHP/1B, 2024 (Clemson)
Noah Hayse, C/1B, 2024 (UCF)
JJ Gardner, RHP, 2025 (Jacksonville)
Cedaris Smith, OF, 2025
Conner Brown, 3B/RHP, 2024
Austin Cardozo, RHP/1B, 2024
Kai So, C/DH, 2025


Junior RHP JJ Gardner, Soph RHP Aiden Kastensmidt, Soph Infielder Kyle Brewer


Coach Brooks: "A deep pitching staff with seven quality arms and a defense that's been playing together for a few years gives us a shot at most any game we play. Our team speed is also an asset and can be a big part of our success as we navigate through a very tough schedule that will be a challenge as we prepare for a deep run once again into the playoffs. We have strong senior leadership and return starters at every position from a team that fell one game short of a Final Four berth in 2023. A mixture of experience and youth is a combination that can lead to a successful season."

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