Meet the 2022 Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots!

by Zak DeBeaussaert

With the Sunbelt Baseball League season (and exhibition games this Saturday and Sunday) right around the corner. It's time to introduce the full roster of the 2022 Chatt-a-Hoots.

From the 2021 team that made the championship series against the Alpharetta Aviators, 10 players and four coaches return for another season with the Hoots. Steve Smith returns to manage the campaign alongside base coaches Rodney Rutherford and McLendon Hill. Howie Shackelford returns as an assistant coach, and Brett Bowers joins the staff as an assistant coach for his first season with the Hoots.

Among returning players, four pitchers and two each of catchers, infielders and outfielders will suit up for the Hoots again this season. Notable names in the field include Jesse Donohoe, Conner O'Neal and Cameron Gray (late arrival due to college team obligations). On the hill, the fanbase will see familiar faces in Logan Seehafer, Clay Weatherly, Brian Trepanier and Ryan Middleton returning this season.

The Hoots full roster is comprised of 29 players and can be seen here, or on the roster tab of the Hoots website.

Hoots 2022#ClassCollegePosition
Simms Owens1SophomoreMotlow St CCOF
Jesse Donohoe2FreshmanGeorgia StateSS
Bryce Newman3JuniorLawson St CC2B/SS
Britt Netterville4JuniorUnionSS
Ellis Yohn5FreshmanUT-MartinC
Bryce Valero6JuniorMotlow St CCOF/RHP
Bradley Smith7FreshmanAlbany State1B/3B
Logan Seehafer8JuniorColumbus StateLHP
Clay Weatherly10JuniorCVCCRHP
Edwin Johns12SophomoreColumbus StateOF
JD Day13SophomoreMotlow St CCSS/3B
Gavin McBride14FreshmanWallace State CCRHP
Matthew Pearce15FreshmanYoung Harris CollegeRHP
Nick Morgan17FreshmanWest GeorgiaRHP
Ryan Middleton18SeniorUnionRHP
Javi Marrero19FreshmanPensacola State CollegeRHP
Cam Gray20JuniorTroyOF
Gavin Blair21FreshmanCentral AL CCRHP
Jonathan Manibusen22JuniorEmmanuel CollegeOF
Conner O'Neal24FreshmanCVCCC
Trey Sanders25FreshmanSamfordRHP
Brian Trepanier29SeniorAugustaRHP
Ashton Shackelford30FreshmanLagrange CollegeRHP
Brad Grasser31FreshmanYoung Harris CollegeRHP
Walt McConnell33FreshmanGulf Coast State3B/1B
Cooper Krause34JuniorColumbus StateC
Zane Ross36JuniorAlbany StateOF
Tyler Haines39FreshmanUABRHP
Nico Senese46HSSRGeorgia TechSS
Managerial Staff

Rodney Rutherford93rd Base/Hitting

Brett Bowers11Asst. Coach

Steve Smith16Manager

McLendon Hill231st Base/Defense

Howie Shackelford32Asst. Coach