2023 Iowa High School Preview: Knoxville Panthers

Parker Hageman
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2023 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Knoxville
Nickname: Panthers
Class: 3A
League: South Central
Head Coach: Turner DeVore
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 3 years (47-40)
2022 Overall Record: 21-13
2022 League Record: 18-3
2022 League Finish: 2nd
2022 Post-Season Finish: Lost 1st round to Pella

# of Returning Starters: 8
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 4

# of Starters Lost: 2
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 0

Beau Leisure, P/OF, 2023  (Abeline Christian commit)
Trenten Kingrey, 3rd, 2023 (Simpson commit)
Luke Spaur, SS, 2023
Hayden Hatch, C, 2023 (Marshalltown commit)
Niko Lacona, P/OF, 2023 (Wartburg commit)
Dakota Ramsey, 2nd, 2024
Koby Higginbotham, OF/P, 2025
Brenden Woolsey, P, 2025
Trey Wight, INF/P, 2025
Lincoln Norris, INF, 2027

Mike Hudson - Southwestern CC
Colton Jones - Central

"Lots of returning players. Expectations are high for the players and coaches. We are a lot of different pieces it will be managing them and figuring out how the pieces fit the best. It should be a fun competitive summer. It will come down to how well we throw and catch the ball."
Head Coach Turner DeVore