Cleveland High School baseball coach Shane Shallenberger is in his thirteenth season because the Storm’s head coach.
His staff went 6-5 final season, which ended with a 16-5 loss at La Cueva within the quarterfinals. He was requested 10 questions by the Observer; listed below are his responses:
Highlights from 2021 season? Being in a position to get the season in was a spotlight in itself as a result of pandemic.
Worst nightmare(s) of 2021 season? Not figuring out if the season could be canceled as a result of pandemic.
Top returning gamers for 2022? DJ Sandoval, Jace Dominic, Braylen Elzy, Logan Kinter, Austin Barela, Chase Tyler.
Varsity newcomers? Roman Branaugh, Gavin Hoffman, Brandon Hennessy, Malachi Jaramillo, James Brevig, Justin Brady.
Who’s the primary man at apply and the final man to go away? It varies relying on the day. Our seniors are normally the primary ones to the sector. We all go away the sector collectively after the whole lot is put up.
Team you face that if you happen to beat, you already know it’ll be an excellent season? We face Hobbs twice early (state runner-up in 2021). They have their prime pitchers again from final yr, I consider it will give us some info on the place we’re and have to be.
Who’s the front-runner or pre-season favourite in District 1-5A? Rio Rancho.
For my staff to get to the 5A state championship sport, we’ll want: the newcomers this yr to get caught as much as this stage rapidly.
What do you hear your self saying to your gamers, yr after yr? Control what you’ll be able to management and be nice at it.
What’s a very powerful talent you hope your gamers have? To be good individuals first. Treat others good and be good leaders.
Assistant coaches/roles: Adam Burke (varsity pitching coach), Devin Nelson (varsity assistant hitting and infield), Scott Ostrowsky (JV head coach), Sean Jimenez (JV assistant coach), Robert Montoya (C-team head coach), Ted Bency (C-team assistant).