Mike Moore previews the 2023 Sheridan Yellowjacket baseball team


Sheridan is always contenders in baseball and head coach Mike Moore is expecting more of the same in 2023 from his squad.

The Yellowjackets will be young this year with a lot of juniors and sophomores playing key roles, but there is a solid foundation with talented players and expectations are still high.

Moore spoke with Deltaplex News about those expectations.


The Yellowjackets will have a mix of veteran and younger players this year, but Moore said he feels like he has a good group coming into the season.



Moore said that he has been surprised by the level of pitching his team has shown as they prepare to begin the season.



Moore said he is also expecting big things out of his other pitchers to include sophomores Zach Carson, Peyton Wells, Grant Shearer, Nick Purifoy, Jett Spann, Payton Sterritt, Jackson Bourne, and Caleb Tabor.


He also said that inner squad games have been a big plus for the team this year, and those games will help the coaching staff as they begin the 2023 season Thursday evening against Mountain Home.



Moore said he has some solid hitters this year, and he is working to get them all into the lineup.



He also said that some may not expect much out of the Yellowjackets this year due to their youth, but he is expecting big things out of them.



Sheridan will open the 2023 season Thursday at Curtis Walker Field in Conway against Mountain Home. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m.