2021 SLIAC Baseball Preseason Watch List
Fans should be excited to watch these 13 players return to the diamond this spring. The watch list begins with a trio of returning First Team All-Conference pitchers. Fontbonne All-American Luke Summers is a two-time SLIAC Pitcher of the Year and is joined in that trio by fellow All-American Webster's Matt Mulhearn and Spalding's Jack Parisi. The pitching depth continues with former SLIAC Tournament MVP, Webster's Sean Beaver, and Westminster's Mason Kirkweg. The pitchers will have their work cut out for them as two former All-American hitters (Gorloks Kyler Kent and Ben Swords) return as does a former SLIAC Player of the Year in Spalding infielder Eric Meyer. Meyer is joined in the lineup by outfielder Evan Trentman. Fontbonne's Braeden Dobbs, Westminster's Hayden Hirschvogel, and Iowa Wesleyan's Nick Salas will be their teams' anchors on offense. Matt Staker will team up with the aforementioned Gorlok hitters to give them a potent lineup.