Seniors

1-Makoa Rich, SS-P

About: A quiet leader who contributes in lots of ways.

Fun Facts: Produces his own music and makes his money buying and selling Supreme clothing.

3-Alan Cerna, IF-OF

About: Spark plug, brings lots of energy to the team; great base runner and strong arm in the outfield.

Fun Facts: Favorite animal is a lion and loves M&Ms.

7-Austin Rice, OF-IF

About: Great baserunner, steady outfielder and senior who has been around and knows what we want.

Fun Facts: Works at Dutch Bros. and has two tattoos.

10-RJ Butler, C

About: Crunch time hits; catcher that controls the game and handles pitchers well.

Fun Facts: Life’s passion is gummy bears.

16-Kevin Cerna, SS-P

About: Pitching ace, team leader; fourth trip to state tournament.

Fun Facts: Knows how to beat box and likes to spend his time driving fast and playing video games.

35-Alex Mastin, 1B-P

About: Great teammate who helps out anyway he can.

Fun Facts: Vice president of FFA and can play four instruments.

Juniors

5-Tyler Parker, IF-OF

About: Fills in all over the infield, delivers tough at bats and makes pitchers throw lots of pitches.

Fun Facts: Has two webbed toes and used to be a competitive diver.

9-Wade Parton, IF-1B

About: Brings a little power and can hit a lot; strong arm and can play all over the field.

Fun Facts: Did a violin duet with River Phillips in fifth grade and used to shoot competitive archery.

17-Brian Olthoff, OF

About: Very solid outfielder; enjoys being out on the field so much and brings joy to teammates.

Fun Facts: Former president of FFA so team nickname is “El Presidente.” Didn’t start playing baseball until eighth grade.

20-Jesse Conway, OF-P

About: Tough bat in middle of order; has really come on as pitcher; brings a tough edge to the team; gets a lot of energy going in the dugout.

Fun Fact: Was once fired from his job by his own dad.

25-Hunter Harold, 1B

About: Rises up for the big hits in big moments; brings some edge to the team; good glove at 1B.

Fun Facts: Loves golfing and favorite clothing item is shorts.

44-River Phillips, 3B-P

About: Solid at third base; has taken on huge load on the mound; strong arm and a good bat.

Fun Facts: Did a violin duet with Wade Parton in fifth grade and works at Little Caesars.

Sophomores

12-Mark Petefish, P-IF

About: Up and comer who’s mainly utilized as a baserunner for now; willing to do anything he’s asked.

Fun Facts: Interested in science and cars, but his top interest is baseball.

23-Logan Plain, C-IF

About: Backup catcher; good at bat; will contribute a ton next year.

Fun Facts: Didn’t start catching until freshman season and can’t order dinner without help from his dad.

Contact the reporter at kmorris@payson.com

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