2023 Team Preview: Georgetown Eagles

Brandon Gowins
Texas Scouting Director

The 2023 high school baseball season is underway with practice having started and as usual, excitement abounds throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Texas

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in the Austin at the State Tournament, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Texas. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews and eventually releasing our preseason Top 30 teams in the state.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state. Each week we will be releasing our players of the week and updating the Top 30 teams in the state.

*Please note that all information is based on team preview questionnaires that were sent out and returned by the participating high school coaches.

High School Name: Klein Oak

Coach’s Name: Jordan Vierra

Classification: 5A (District 23)

No. of Returning Positional Starters: 3

No. of Returning Pitchers: 6

Team Strengths: Pitching & Defense


Top Returning Players:

2023 SS Eli Hellman (McClennan CC)

2023 RHP Nolan Jondahl (Tyler JC)

2024 Ryley Leininger


Top 2023 Prospects:

2023 SS Eli Hellman (McClennan CC)

2023 RHP Nolan Jondahl (Tyler JC)


Top 2024 Prospects:

2024 Ryley Leininger



Team Outlook:

The Georgetown Eagles have been one of the most consistent programs in the state of Texas for a while now, and last year Georgetown brought home the Class 5A State Championship.  There are lot of pieces to replace this year, but Coach Vierra and his staff have built a winning program that doesn't rebuild, they just reload. 

Offensively, the Eagles are replacing a lot this year but they have some key returners in important positions. Sr. SS Eli Hellmann returns to anchor the infield and gives them a veteran presence in the lineup. Joining him is Jr. 3B/DH Ryley Leininger who was a big contributor on last years squad. Other players the Eagles are looking to step up are Sr. C Chance Pernicka, Sr. OF Jacob Faltesek, Jr. OF Devin Peterson and Jr. OF Andrew Nations.

Georgetown has depth returning on the mound. They return 6 arms from last years team led by Sr. Nolan Jondahl. He looks to be the Ace for this Eagles staff. Other arms expected to contribute are Sr. Kyle Roppolo, Sr. Brandon Hawkins-Stovall, and Sr. Brady Peters.

There is a lot for Georgetown to sort out early in the season as they configure all the new faces, but with this coaching staff and program by the time district rolls around, it will be business as usual for the Eagles. 


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