Prep Baseball Report

Power25 Countdown: No 14 Calvary Christian Academy

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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: Calvary Christian Academy
Preseason Rank: 
2019 Record: 
FHSAA Class: 
Head Coach: 
Gil Morales
Playoff Run: 
State Semifinals

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Dante Girardi, MIF, 2020 (FIU)
Kishon Frett, C/OF, 2020
Kyle Tako, OF, 2020 (FGCU)
Andy Painter, RHP, 2021 (Florida)
Ty Hollandsworth, OF, 2021
Jonathan Lane, UTIL, 2021
Jonathan Xuereb, SS/RHP, 2022


Erik Blair and Jonathan Xuereb - Calvary Christian Academy loses one of the best pitchers in the country in Irving Carter via transfer. He was second on the team in innings and will be a big hole to fill. The Eagles will look to sophomores Erik Blair and Jonathan Xuereb to fill in in Carter’s absence.

Ben Rozenblum, C, 2019 (FIU)
Ryan Keenan, OF, 2019 (Vanderbilt)
Mykanthony Valdez, 3B, 2019 (Miami)
Skylar Gonzalez, RHP, 2019 (West Virginia)
Irving Carter, RHP, 2021 (Transfer)

Calvary Christian Academy comes into the 2020 season after losing a lot of talent from a team that went 25-5 and reached the State Semifinals. They lose three of their top hitters from last year in Ben Rozenblum, Ryan Keenan, and Mykanthony Valdez. They also lose two of their top pitchers in Irving Carter and Skylar Gonzalez. However, Calvary still has plenty of talent returning to have another strong season. They return their ace and one of the best pitchers in the country in junior Andy Painter (Florida). Painter led the team in innings last season and pitched to a 7-2 record with a 1.43 ERA with 77 strikeouts. On offense, the Eagles gain a talented transfer in senior Kishon Frett. They bring back their team captain, Dante Girardi (FIU), who batted .393 last season. Also returning is fellow senior Kyle Tako (FGCU). Tako batted .321 with 3 HRs in 2019. Juniors Ty Hollandsworth and Jonathan Lane round out what will be a very talented lineup in 2020. Despite losing some key talent from 2019, the Eagles are once again in position to make a run at a state championship. Make sure to follow @pbrflorida on Twitter for the most up-to-date coverage throughout the season.