Jake Silverstein to play Baseball at University of Dayton

Turpin baseball player Jake Silverstein has signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of Dayton starting in the 2018-2019 season. Silverstein's parents joined him at the signing ceremony at Turpin High School


The Cincinnati Enquirer wriote about Silverstein during the 2017 season:

ANDERSON TWP. - Turpin head baseball coach Drew Schmidt thought Jake Silverstein was a Division I college baseball player last year, after his sophomore season. 

Seeing what Silverstein did this year as a junior, left Schmidt even more convinced, and it’s not simply his numbers or what he does between the white lines. 

“The thing that’s impressed me the most, is that he’s a better kid than he is a baseball player,” said Schmidt. “For example, the first game at Covington Catholic (an 8-7 loss), he went 3-for-4 and hit a home run and he was the only guy in the dugout picking up trash and putting it in the garbage can. Then, he put all the helmets back in the bag and carried the bag back out. And he does that consistently every game. You know, you hear things about kids who are really good at baseball being punks, but there’s not an ounce of meanness in the kid. 

“He’s an awesome kid; the kind of kid that makes being a coach special. We have an entire team of great kids and Jake is arguably one of the nicest kids of the bunch.” 

Silverstein, who’s started since his freshman year for the Spartans, had one of the best seasons in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference this season. His .461 batting average and 24 runs batted in each rank third in the conference. He was also Turpin’s top pitcher, going 4-2 with a 2.17 earned-run average and 42 strikeouts in 42 innings. 

“I’m not gonna say I’m surprised, I knew it was in him,” said Schmidt. “I thought last year he was a Division I baseball player in college and he’s now showing everyone that can be and should be.” 

The one thing that has surprised Schmidt was Silverstein’s power. His four home runs tied for second this season in the ECC. 

“He’s an athlete and he’s got some pop in his bat,” Schmidt said. “The power in his bat this year has definitely surprised me. He’s just a gamer. People always say that but he just competes. He’s a difficult out at the plate and he goes 100 percent in the outfield every day. He pitches one day and the next he’s in the outfield.” 

On the mound, Silverstein stays mid to low 80s with his fastball, said Schmidt, and he can locate his pitches and keeps hitters off balance in the box. 

“He’s a quiet kid so he leads by example for sure. He’s not an in-your-face type of kid (who says) ‘I’m gonna demand more from you than I’m gonna show you.’ He’s gonna show you more than he demands from you,” Schmidt said. 

Silverstein, whose freshman brother, Justin, started at shortstop this season, and senior Marc Gendreau took leadership of the Spartans this season. 

While it may have been an 11-13 season for Turpin’s ball club, the Spartans proved they’re always up for the competition. 

“We are seven pitches away from being 17-5 … which anybody can say that,” said Schmidt. “We’ve literally had with two outs or later in the sixth inning, we’ve had an error that has cost us to lose seven games. It’s very evident that we are literally seven pitches away … it’s a bounce here or a bounce there. 

“I don’t know if it’s catching a break to get the confidence … I’m at a loss of words to be honest with you. These guys deserve to win. They come early, stay later and compete.” 

When the calendar rolls around in a year, the Spartans will look to snap a streak of more than five straight losing seasons on the diamond. This season, Turpin finished above .500 (8-6) in conference play for the first time in more than five seasons.

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Eric Fry, Athletic Director


Eric Fry
Eric Fry

Eric Fry became the Turpin Athletic Director in 2012, following 10 years of teaching and serving as the Turpin girls head basketball coach. He received his School Leadership/Administrator License and his Master's Degree in Sports Administration/Management from Xavier University, and his Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education from Ohio University. Eric student taught at Ohio University, and was a general manager intern for the Cincinnati Reds in Sarasota, Florida. His awards include the Ohio University Regional Campus Student Achievement Award; James P. Trepp Memorial Award; Ohio University Student Athlete Award; Ohio University Student Athlete Award; Health and Human Services Student of the year Runner Up; PTA Excellence in Education Award; and 2009 Friend of Children Award.


Walton 2018Rayshawn Walton is the Assistant Athletic Director at Turpin, a position he started in 2016. He has been Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director at Withrow High School. Rayshawn has a business degree from the University of Akron, and a Masters in Business Administration from Tiffin University.

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Athletic Dept. Goals

We are excited about the opportunity to serve your family! We recognize the value of interscholastic athletics in the educational process and the values that young people develop when they have the opportunity to participate in activities outside of the traditional classroom. We further encourage the development and promotion of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in all phases of the educational process and in all segments of our Spartan community.

Ten Goals of Turpin Athletics:

1. To offer and support a comprehensive interscholastic program.

2. To promote healthy choices including no drugs, no alcohol and no tobacco.

3. To focus on the development of skill at all levels.

4. To encourage student participation at all levels, however, as students progress through the system, it is understood that playing time will need to be earned and participation is not guaranteed.

5. To develop student/athletes who display good sportsmanship at all times. Good sportsmanship consists of: • Showing respect for opponents at all times. • Showing respect for officials and their decisions. • Knowing, understanding, and following the rules of the contest. • Maintaining self-control at all times. • Recognizing and appreciating outstanding skill and performance.

6. To develop a competitive, winning attitude. Winning is important.

7. To encourage individual commitment to personal and team goals.

8. To promote pride in the school and the athletic program. DO YOUR BEST!

9. To develop student leadership skills through team interaction.

10. To encourage parent and community participation in the total sports program via team parent groups and the Athletic Booster Club.

Though it’s not possible for us to provide the perfect experience for everyone involved, it doesn’t mean that we won’t try. We want to serve you in a way that helps your child/family have the best Educational Athletic experience possible.

Go Spartans!