NOTE: Thanks to Coach John Dorner for this information

2023 Celina Varsity Baseball Preview

Nickname: Bulldogs                Division: II                   Conference: Western Buckeye League (WBL)                            2021 Results: 18-11

Coach: John Dorner                Experience: 2nd year (30 yrs. at St. Henry)     Overall Coaching Record: 562-264            2021 WBL: 5-4 (6th Place)

Contact Information                                                                                      Celina Coaching Record: 18-11            2021 Tourney: Sectional Champs      

Coaching Staff

  • Varsity Assistants: Dave Maurer (2nd yr), Scott Steinbrunner (8th yr), John Lazarich (1st yr)            
  • JV: Bryce Monnin (6th yr), Jimmy Luebke (3rd yr)    
  • 8th Grade: Bill Rockwell (2nd yr), Red Miller (1st yr)               
  • 7th Grade: Dylan Fiester (1st yr), Matt Eckstein (1st yr)

Returning Players – No seniors on 2023 Team

Returning Letterman: 7    Zander Jones-Jr, Jack Hassan-Jr, Zach Greber-Jr, Max Baumstark-Jr, Ethan Bryant-Jr, Nick Steinbrunner-So, Brady Steinbrunner-So

Returning Starters: 5     Zander Jones-CF, Jack Hassan-RF, Zach Greber-Ut, Nick Steinbrunner-C, Brady Steinbrunner-1B (SS in 2023)

Returning Pitchers: 5     Zander Jones, Zach Greber, Ethan Bryant, Max Baumstark, Brady Steinbrunner

Returning All WBL: 2     Jack Hassan (3rd Team), Nick Steinbrunner (HM)    

Returning All District: 2   Jack Hassan (2nd Team), Nick Steinbrunner (HM)

No.NameGradePositionHeightWeightBatsThrows2022 Stats
0Carver Harris11OF5’ 8”175RR 
2Zander Jones11OF/P6’ 0”165RR.279, 4 Dbls, 10 SB, .704 OPS, 3-3 Rec, 3.62 ERA, 23K/19 IP
5Jack Hassan11OF6’ 1”195LR.394, 5 Dbls, 15 SB, 1.047 OPS
7Nick Steinbrunner10C/2B5’ 7”140RR.311, 5 SB, .780 OPS – threw out 46% of SB attempts
9Caleb Stephenson111B/P6’ 0”180LL 
13Wes Greber9OF/P5’ 10”155LL 
14Dale Secrest113B/OF/P6’ 0”155RR 
17Max Baumstark113B/P6’ 1”185LR0-1 Rec, 2.25 ERA, 1.07 WHIP
19Brady Steinbrunner10SS/P5’ 8”230RR0-2 Rec, 5.70 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 20 K/19 IP
26Ethan Henderson11C5’ 11”235RR 
29Zach Greber11OF/SS/P5’ 8”150RR.229, 3 Dbls, 21 RBI, 6 SB, .767 WHIP, 2-1 Rec, 2.47 ERA
32Ethan Bryant111B/P6’ 3”230RR1-1 Rec, 1 Save, 1.02 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 16K/20 IP
33Luke Maxwell92B/C/P5’ 9”145RR 

Team Strengths: Versatility (players can play multiple positions), Deep Pitching Staff (9 pitchers on staff) & Experienced Outfield

Areas of Concern: New positions to learn (entire starting infield is at a new position or first year at varsity level) & Average Team Speed

Team Outlook:

Coach Dorner –

“Quality Plate Appearances will be the key to our season. Execution at the plate and on the bases will also be big factors in determining the level of our success. We really like the depth of our pitching staff and look to improve rapidly as we gain experience in the infield. With no seniors on the squad, we will look for leadership and poise from the younger guys that are returning.”

2023 Celina Varsity Baseball Schedule

DayDateOpponentSiteTimeBPBusSpecial Events
Thurs3/16Delphos JeffersonHome5:304:00Scrimmage
Sat3/18St. HenryHome12:0010:30Scrimmage
Sat3/25Madeira & ReadingAway12:00 & 3:008:309:00At Cincinnati Midland Complex-Batavia
Mon3/27Ft. RecoveryHome5:304:00
Tues3/28Marion LocalAway5:003:003:45
Sat4/1New BremenHome11:009:30Chief’s Markets Quarter Hotdog Day
Thurs4/6St. MarysAway5:303:304:15 
Sat4/8Columbus Grove New Haven, INHome11:00 & 3:309:30Bulldog Invite Quarter Popcorn Day
Tues4/11Van WertHome5:304:00
Sat4/15St. HenryAway11:009:009:45 
Sat4/22RussiaHome12:0010:30Willow Restaurant $2 Hamburger Day
Fri4/28Ottawa GlandorfAway5:302:453:30
Sat4/29HoustonAway12:00 & 2:009:4510:30
Sat5/6AnsoniaHome1:3012:15Barks & Bubbles Bark in the Park Day
Tues5/9MinsterHome5:304:00Teacher Appreciation Day
Sat5/13St. HenryHome12:0010:30Veteran’s Appreciation Day