Spartan Baseball Travels to NHSI

Baseball Team Photo

   Photo by Mary Beth Garrison '22

This week, 25 student athletes will be traveling to Cary, North Carolina to represent St. Johns Country Day School in the USA Baseball National High School Invitational (NHSI), presented by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance.

The NHSI brings together 16 of the top prep teams in the country to compete against each other in what has become the premiere event on the high school baseball calendar.

"To say that we are honored and proud to be invited to a tournament like this is an understatement," said Director of Athletics Traci Livingston.

The NHSI is a 16-team, single-elimination championship tournament, and each participating team is guaranteed to play four games. The Spartans step into action on Wednesday, April 6 against Servite High School (Anaheim, CA). Additional days' matchups will be determined on outcomes from day 1. 

"I hope that we can go up there and win each game that we play," said senior Virginia commit Brad Hodges. "We hope to put St. Johns' baseball on the national map and rise from 14th in the nation to even higher." 

Spartan players traveling to NHSI include:

Name Number Grade Position
George Gilson 1 10 C
Cooper Hunt 2 12 C/OF
Finn Howell 3 12 MIF/P
Kyle Boylston 4 10 OF
Gabe Gillian 5 9 OF
Shawn Andrade 6 11 MIF
Paul Janeczko 7 11 RHP
Collin Briggs 8 10 MIF
Hunter Rodgers 9 8 C
Brad Hodges 10 12 OF/LHP
Kellen Brown 11 11 INF
Jude Howell 12 12 RHP
Tyce Moore 13 12 3B/OF
Vic Patel 14 11 OF
Jeffrey Henry 15 11 RHP/MIF
Connor O'Steen 16 10 OF
Elias Hicks 18 11 LHP/1B
Aidan Rice 21 11 OF
Trevor Bradley 22 10 RHP/MIF
Jacob Thomas 23 11 1B/LHP
Jack Ensell 27 10 RHP
Isaiah Mamea 28 11 P/OF
Gavan Bradley 33 11 OF
Jordan Taylor 42 12 OF/RHP
Kody Daneault 55 10 OF/LHP

Good luck, Spartans!



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