The Red Sox are excited to be back for another year of CRBL baseball in 2023! Going into last season the team had a lot of unknowns with several key veterans retiring and many new faces joining the team. The club didn’t know what to expect with these new players but they exceeded expectations and laid a promising foundation for the upcoming 2023 season.
Returning to the lineup this season on the infield are all star and rookie of the year runner up Chad Kron. Kron took control of the leadoff spot last year with a 340 batting average and played a great shortstop. Fresh off his first career All CRBL Award veteran Zac Merritt (362 BA) looks to be an anchor in the middle of the lineup. Filling out the infield will be Austin Goettl, Parker Lemanski, Jonah Hanson, Sam Feck, Cole Bakkum, and Conner Roth. Second year player Ryan Smith figures to be the primary catcher.
In years past the Sox have been thin in the outfield. This is not the case anymore. Ely Johnson will return to centerfield where he batted 467(14 for 30) last season. Two time gold glove winner and 2022 all star Shawn Sedlacek is slotted to man left field. Logan Burzynski who made the all star team as a rookie last year, Tony Riley and Bennett Bowe will all be big contributors as well.
Something Cadott has struggled with for years has been pitching depth. In one years time Cadott has completely revamped their starting rotation. Second year player Alex Schmidt joined the team in April last year and finished third in the league in innings pitched with 56. After months of negotiations the Red Sox were able to add two time all star Zack Thiesse. His veteran leadership, playoff experience, and durability will be a major plus for the team. Eau Claire North graduate and current University of Minnesota Duluth pitcher Henry Wilkinson will join the team in June as will Cadott high school standout and southpaw Warren Bowe. On paper this rotation is the strongest Cadott has had in over a decade.
Red Sox fans should be excited about the potential of their team for the upcoming season! The team would like to thank all of their fans and their outstanding sponsors. (Take a second and scroll through our sponsors below). Hope to see you all out at the field this season! Let’s play ball!
ROSTER: Cole Bakkum, Bennett Bowe, Warren Bowe, Logan Burzynski, Henry Danielson, Rick Danielson, Sam Feck, Austin Goettl, Jonah Hanson, Ely Johnson, Chad Kron, Parker Lemanski , Zac Merritt, Carter Hesselman, Tony Riley, Conner Roth, Alex Schmidt, Shawn Sedlacek, Ryan Smith, Zack Thiesse, Henry Wilkinson
MANAGER: Rick Danielson