Wednesday, April 24

    2023 CVC Baseball Preview

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    The high school baseball season kicked off over the weekend with area teams squeezing in a few games before inclement weather set in.

    Here’s a look at how the coaches in the Chagrin Valley Conference see things shaking out in their conference races this season (click a link to view each team’s individual preview, for those who responded to the preseason questionnaire).


    1. Hawken
    2. Geneva
    3. Perry
    4. Chagrin Falls
    5. Lakeside
    6. Orange
    7. West Geauga

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    Top Vote Getter: Lucas Brandt (Hawken)

    • C: Dom Brancel (Hawken)
    • 1B: Hewitt Wilt (Geneva)
    • 2B: Brandon Lurie (Orange)
    • SS: Andrew Oros (Geneva)
    • 3B: Jason Pentak (Perry)
    • OF: Shea Arkenburg (Geneva)
    • OF: Donny Hardy (Chagrin Falls)
    • OF: Paxon Laschinger (Hawken)
    • P: Lucas Brandt (Hawken)


    1. Beachwood
    2. Independence
    3. Wickliffe
    4. Lutheran West
    5. Cuyahoga Heights
    6. Brooklyn
    7. Trinity

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    Top Vote Getter: Anthony Starr, Brooklyn

    • C: Rory Corrigan (Independence)
    • 1B: Eric Dill (Lutheran West)
    • 2B: Evan Beacher (Independence)
    • SS: Anthony Starr (Brooklyn)
    • 3B: Colin Casey (Wickliffe)
    • OF: Mike Andrysczyk (Independence)
    • OF: Vince Crenshaw (Beachwood)
    • OF: Adam Flachbart (Lutheran West)
    • P: Josh Rosenblitt (Beachwood)


    1. Edgewood
    2. Kirtland
    3. Cardinal
    4. Berkshire
    5. Crestwood
    6. Grand Valley
    7. Harvey

    Preseason All-Conference Team

    Top Vote Getter: Jake Bean (Cardinal)

    • C: Luke Chuko (Kirtland)
    • 1B: Jack Jacobs (Berkshire)
    • 2B: Tommy Gogolin (Kirtland)
    • SS: Logan Kray (Edgewood)
    • 3B: Casey Turner (Grand Valley)
    • OF: Josh Soltis (Cardinal)
    • OF: Nate Boiarski (Grand Valley)
    • OF: Tyler Turk (Kirtland)
    • P: Jake Bean (Cardinal)



    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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