St. Louis University High School’s baseball program had a challenging season with limited success in 2021, but they also had a young core of players that received a lot of varsity experience. Given the talent level of these young players and the experience they gained last year, it isn’t hard to envision them making some noise while bouncing back in a big way in 2022. The MCC is tough to navigate with some of the best teams in the state playing in the conference seemingly every season, but the Billikens look to compete in large part due to a talented group of arms. SLUH is truly a dark horse candidate to take the MCC crown.
What they have going for them:
It’s easy to see that the strength of the Billikens is their high-level arms and that starts with 2022 LHP Jack Dumont (SLU commit). Jack has a strong build that will allow him to eat innings and hold his mid to upper 80’s velocity. He missed time last season with an injury, but he is back to full strength for the 2022 season. He looks to also be a major bat in the middle of their lineup.
Not to be outdone by his older brother, 2024 RHP Andrew Dumont (uncommitted) provides the Billikens with another ace. Dumont has been able to sit 88-90 this off-season with command of the zone. He also has a CH/SL that he can control and draw swing and misses with. Dumont will look to build on the 30 innings he threw last season in his FR. campaign.
2023 RHP Garrett Shearer (uncommitted) may offer their best blend of pitchability and size. Shearer can ramp his fastball up to the upper 80’s and creates great horizontal movement. He returns with 7 starts under his belt and the experience to compete against tough MCC lineups. He will look to limit his walks this season and use his jump in velocity to rack up strikeouts.
2023 3B Parker Guthrie (uncommitted) will be a breakout candidate for the Billikens. He will need to be a staple in the middle of their order and provide a back-end bullpen arm. His numbers don’t jump off the page from a season ago, but you can tell the coaching staff trusts him in a myriad of roles.
2023 Infielder Henry Zenor is yet another player who could be a major piece for the Jr. Bills. Zenor is a fundamentally sound player with a beautiful stroke from the left side of the plate. He looks to take a step forward defensively in his second season as SLUH’s starting SS.