2016 Team Preview: Hopkins Royals

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By Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

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Team: Hopkins
Nickname: Royals
Class: AAAA
League: Lakes
Head Coach: Pat Berger
Years as Head Coach at School: 3rd year
2014 Overall Record: 12-12
2014 League Record: 2-6
2014 League Finish: 5th Place
2014 Post-Season Finish: NA

Returning Starters
: 6
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 1

Starters Lost: 3
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3

Robbie Palkert - Nebraska
Tommy Gleason - Luther College
Shawn Williams - Southwest Minnesota State

2016 Jon Koch - CF/RHP
2016 Max Weesner - C
2016 Geoff Cooper - LHP/OF
2016 Nathan Nelson - OF
2016 Alexander Schwartz - C/UTL

2017 Ben Wahlen - OF/P

"With a solid pitching staff and excellence in defense up the middle, Hopkins hopes to contend for the Lake Conference and Section 6AAAA title in 2016.  We have a good mix of veteran players and youth that will help us to contend with the state's best." Head Coach Pat Berger



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