2023 Preview: Apex Friendship


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Prep Baseball Report

Apex Friendship High School Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Apex Friendship High School

MASCOT Patriots

CLASSIFICATION 4A          

CONFERENCE SWAC                 

HEAD COACH Guy Civitello       

TWITTER AFHS_Baseball

INSTAGRAM afhs_baseball           

HOME FIELD: 7801 Humie Olive Road Apex, NC 27502

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

NOTABLE ALUMNI
2019
Ty Peters- Queens
Greyson LaSpaluto- App State
Ried Dittner- Longwood
Ian Asken- ETSU

2020
Will Thistle- Peace
Case Stroup- UNCW

2021
Payton Bloom- George Washington

2022
Connor Wong- MACU
Zack Ostrander- Methodist
Griffin Dittner- Brunswick
Greg Simmons- Brevard

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
Conference Championship: N/A 

State Championship: N/A

PREVIEWING 2022     

SCHEDULE: https://www.maxpreps.com/nc/apex/apex-friendship-patriots/baseball/schedule/

ROSTER: https://www.maxpreps.com/nc/apex/apex-friendship-patriots/baseball/roster/

SPRING BREAK:
Zookeeper in Asheboro 4/5-4/7 

STARTERS RETURNING: 3          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 1           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:
Expectations for Team - The Patriots will see many new faces in their 2023 lineup. They will look to Jack Litt, AJ Ciaccio, Caden Christman, and JJ Vondette to carry the load as younger players gain experience early in the year. Luke Hemric gives them a dominant arm as the look to compete for the Southwest Wake 4A Championship.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POSITION COMMITMENT
Anthony (AJ) Ciaccio NC Apex Friendship 2023 SS -
Jack Litt NC Apex Friendship 2023 3B -
Caden Christman NC Apex Friendship 2024 C -
Jonathan Vondette NC Apex Friendship 2024 C -
Luke Hemric NC Apex Friendship 2025 LHP -