2022 High School Preview: Berea


Sammy Esposito
PBR SC Director of Scouting

Berea High School Preview

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

HIGH SCHOOL NAME Berea High School

MASCOT Bulldogs

CLASSIFICATION 3A currently.       

REGION South Carolina                 

HEAD COACH Ford McDonald       

TWITTER @Berea_Baseball

INSTAGRAM @Berea_Baseball           

HOME FIELD: 201 Burdine Drive, Greenville SC 29617.... "The Shack"

                  

PROGRAM HISTORY

PROGRAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Upperstate Champions 1967, 1968, 2001... Region Champs '64, '65, '67, '68, '78, '01, '03

 

PREVIEWING 2022     

PRESEASON EVENT:
Landrum High School Pre-Season tourney (Steve Coley)

STARTERS RETURNING: 5          

RETURNING PITCHERS: 5           

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

 With lots of speed on the bases  and team that stole 144 base the  Bulldogs expect exceed that number this spring.  With the pressure they will put on teams defensively and returning a deep pitching staff, the Bulldogs are looking to make a run in the playoffs.

QUOTE FROM THE COACH:
I'm excited on what the '22 season is going to bring.  We return several key players from last season's 14-9 record.  We are looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016 with the help of a senior laden class of 9.  Senior Levi Smith was an All-Region Outfielder & the staff Ace.  Junior RHP/3B will look to take a step forward on the mound & continue being an OBP Machine in the box.  Senior 2B/RHP Christian Roberson returns to his role as the defensive wiz in the middle of the INF & Sophomore 1B Willie Morton Jr is expected to make a big leap forward in the middle of the lineup to build off of his 25RBI freshman campaign.  We are having to break in a new Catcher for this season due to graduation, but we are looking to be in good shape with whomever wins the job between newcomers Freshman Caidon Center or Sophomore Kyle Parker.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Levi Smith- LHP/OF, '22... All-Region '21
Christian Roberson- 2B/SS, '22... All-Region Honorable Mention '21
Kloven Holcomb- 3B/RHP, '23... All-Region Honorable Mention '21
Willie Morton Jr- 1B, '24... All-Region Honorable Mention '21

 Jordan Fields- OF/RHP, '22... side arm RHP that could be a solid opener/reliever