PBR IA HS Team Preview: Davenport North


Savannah Dennis
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2021 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.



Team: Davenport North
Nickname: Wildcats
Class: 4A
League: Mississippi Athletic Conference
Head Coach: Cory Wachal
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 17 (230 wins)
2020 Overall Record: 7-8
2020 League Record: 7-7
2020 League Finish: N/A
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost first round to North Scott

# of Returning Starters:
 4
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 2

# of Starters Lost:
 5
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Blake Gaskey, P/OF, 2021- Southeastern

Jaydon Noriega, MINF, 2021

Jacob Lechvar, P, 2021

Nolan Mosier, P/1B, 2023

 

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Donovan Weaver- DMACC

Cody DePardo- William Penn

Griffen Leibold- William Penn

Jared Beck- Illinois St.

 

2021 OUTLOOK:
While we return some very talented pitchers, we lost some very important position players from last season.  Playing a shortened schedule last year did not give us a chance to develop some of our younger players, so our success will depend on how fast those new starters develop.” Head Coach Cory Wachal