Prep Baseball Report

Power 25 HS Preview: #22 Cherokee Bluff Bears

PBR Georgia Staff

The 2023 Georgia high school baseball season is less than a month away. With the season getting pushed up one week the coaches and players have an extra week to prepare for opening day. Will it be sunny and 75? Or below freezing for opening day? The Georgia weather is unpredictable, just like trying to predict who will come out on top of each classification. The talent in the State of Georgia continues to be one of the best in the country. Some regions have a fresh new look, and some region foes will continue to battle for that top spot to earn the best road to the state championship.

We will begin to preview our Power 25 rankings each day until the season begins. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week, updating the Top 10 in each GHSA classification as well as a Power 25. Be sure to follow PBR Georgia on twitter for live action each week, as our staff travels throughout the state to cover baseball in the great state of Georgia. 

High School Name: Cherokee Bluff

Coach’s Name: Jeremy Kemp

Classification: GHSA Class 4A

2022 Record: 25-10

Region: 8-4A

No. of Returning Starters: 9

Team Strengths: Returning Bats

Top Returning Players:

Top 2024 Prospects:

Top 2025 & 2026 Prospects:

Team Outlook

The Bears are eager to get back to work after falling to Pierce County in the second round of the state playoffs. They have the team to make a deep run in the 2023 season, with one of the most talented group of seniors in the state. Georgia Southern commit Bryce England and Mississippi State commit Brett House will power the Bears line up. Recently committing to Davidson, Jacob Vokal will provide the speed on the bases, and the consistency at the plate. Vokal was a standout at LakePoint this summer, and posted some of the best numbers at the Underclass Games in June. Georgia Southern commit, Braxton Beal will be the ace on the mound. Recently up to 92, the power arm continues to add strength and velo throughout the off season. The young talent looks promising for the Bears, ad their success will be a big factor in the outcome of their season. We recently saw Landon Kemp  at the campus tour. The left-handed hitting shortstop was one of the top performers at the event. The velo is still to come on the mound, but all metrics per Trackman showed a promising future. Tucker Holton is another sophomore to keep eyes on. Recently up to 87 on the mound, Holton will be a key piece behind Beal. The Bears will open up their season against some tough non-region opponents, West Forsyth, Denmark, Grayson and North Atlanta. These games will get them prepared for their new region foe, North Oconee. If they can be consistent on the mound they have the line up for a really strong ‘23 season.