Reading Blue Devils


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With the 2019 spring season right around the corner, PBR Ohio is eagerly anticipating bringing the Buckeye state the best high school coverage throughout the entire state. Starting in January, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

To view the full list of 2019 Team Previews that we have already completed, please click here.

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2019 Spring Team Preview: Reading Blue Devils

Team Name: Reading Blue Devils
Head Coach: RJ Hayes
Division: III
2018 Record: 11-11
Conference Record: Cincinnati Hills League, 8-6 
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/3

2019 Team Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Attitude/Work Ethic
  • Defense

Coach Outlook: "Our team will be young this year, with a large freshman class."

PBR Outlook: Coach RJ Hayes and the Blue Devils are young in 2019, but look to take a step forward from an 11-11 season a year ago.

Top Returning Players:

  • Tyler Androne (Video), C/P/INF, 2019, 5-10/175, R/R. 3 year starter, #1 pitcher, 1st team all-league catcher. Last Year Stats- .381 AVG, 7 2B, 29 RBIs, 9 SB. 3-2, 3.90 ERA, 21 K.
  • Sam Baker, INF/OF, 2020, 5-10/150, R/R. Utility player INF/OF.  Honorable Mention all-league. Last Year Stats- .302 AVG, 1 2B, 19 SB.
  • Coleman Baker, OF, 2019, 6'3"/195, R/R.  Defensive specialist in CF.
  • Dalton Robins, INF/OF/P, 2019, 6'0"/150 R/R. Last Year Stats- .270 AVG, 7 2B, 12 RBIs, 7 SB.
  • Donald Furniss, INF/P, 2021, 5'9"/145 R/R. Will see more mound time this year as well as 3B and middle INF.

Top Newcomers:

  • JD Piron
  • Chase Slusher
  • Louis Hess

A Look Back At The 2018 Season:

To view the 2018 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2018 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2018 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

A Look Back At The 2017 Season:

To view the 2017 Team Previews, click here.

To view the OHSAA Baseball Tournament Roundup, click below.

To view the 2017 All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2017 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.