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De Pere picked as the preseason favorite in Division 1

03/13/2024, 3:30pm CDT
By Colton Wilson

De Pere sits atop the WBCA Division 1 preseason coaches rankings and it's easy to see why. The Red Birds return all but one player from a team that came up one game short of the state tournament last season. Leading the group are returning first-team All-Fox River Classic honorees Easton Arendt and Landon Raygo; both seniors. Arendt is a Winona State commit and went 9-1 on the mound with a 2.49 ERA last season while Raygo hit nearly .400 from his infielder position. Javin Gauthier, a Valparaiso commit, is another key component for Bob Van Rens squad as they look to win their way to Appleton.

Oak Creek, Kimberly, Arrowhead, and Union Grove round out the top five in the rankings and are loaded with more top end talent from the state.

Below are the full WBCA Preseason Coaches Poll rankings published and courtesy of the Baseball Wisconsin Yearbook. The 2024 book is the 32nd edition, 304 pages in length, and in full color. Written and edited by Joe Waite and assisted by Chris Lavold, Mark Weber with contributions from Scot Neu and John Matera. The yearbook features a season breakdown for every high school and college program in the state.

WBCA Preseason Division 1 Coaches Poll

1. De Pere
2. Oak Creek
3. Kimberly
4. Arrowhead
5. Union Grove
6. Monona Grove
7. Bay Port
8. Stevens Point
9. Kettle Moraine
10. Homestead
11. Menomonee Falls
12. Janesville Craig
13. Menasha
14. Sun Prairie East
15. Wisconsin Lutheran
16. Franklin
17. Hudson
18. Oconomowoc
19. Appleton North
20. Verona
21. Watertown

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