By Stetson Marlin
The Nashville Christian Eagles baseball team starts their season this week, playing four games.
They start off the season on the road on Tuesday as they travel to East Robertson to take on the Indians in an old district 10-A matchup.
They then travel to Martin Luther King on Wednesday, followed by another matchup with MLK at home on Thursday.
To close the week off, they take on the Columbia Academy Bulldogs on the road.
The Eagles are in Division II-A, where they will play teams like Davidson Academy, Goodpasture, USN, and Clarksville Academy. The Eagles baseball team have lost six seniors from last year’s 10-10 team.
This year’s squad consists of 16 players, which includes six seniors, six juniors, three sophomores, and one freshman.
The returning seniors are Chad Kinnard, Jack Elliott and Nathaniel Dorris. Will Irwin, Brant Lawless, and Maverick Marlin, who have all decided to play baseball for their senior year.
The six juniors are: Brayden Bonds, Devon Clarke, Garrett Collins, Ben Simpson, Adam Young, and Zach Young.
The sophomores are Caleb Tyson, Morgan Anderson, and Gavin Jennings.
The freshman joining this year’s team is Nick Correll.
The Eagles pitching depth will be shallow this season, as they lost a few pitchers from last year’s team. Seniors Kinnard and Elliott will look to lead the team in pitching, giving the team two experienced pitchers.
Juniors Simpson and Clarke will also pitch for the Eagles this year. Simpson and Bonds will also be behind the plate for the Eagles.