PBR Iowa High School Preview: Knoxville


Chloe Williams
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

 

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2022 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 Conference
Head Coach: Turner DeVore
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 3 (119-145)
2021 Overall Record: 18-19
2021 League Record: 10-8
2021 League Finish: 3rd
2021 Post-Season Finish: Lost in 1st round

# of Returning Starters:
 6
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 6

# of Starters Lost:
 3
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Beau Leisure, P
Trenten Kingrey, 3B
Luke Spaur, SS 2023
Niko Lacona, P/OF 
Hayden Hatch, C
Dakota Ramsey, UTL, 2024
Kade Bellon, INF/OF
Brayden Gilbert, 1B, 2024
Koby Higginbotham, UTL, 2024
Grant Liston, OF
Ryker Trout, OF
Evan Prevo, 1B

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Cam Liston - Simpson 
Mike Hudson - SWCC

2022 OUTLOOK:
We bring back a lot of experience with the junior class have played a lot of meaningful innings the last two years. I think our pitching has a chance to be pretty good with our top 5 guys with Leisure, Spaur, Lacona, Ramsey, and Kingrey.” Head Coach Turner DeVore