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Prep Baseball Minnesota 2024 High School Preview: Woodbury Royals

Prep Baseball MN Staff
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As we prepare for the upcoming 2024 High School season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.



Team: Woodbury
Nickname: Royals
X: @WHSBaseballMN
Class: 4A
Conference: Suburban East
Head Coach: Kevin McDermott
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 15 years (217-141)
2023 Overall Record: 14-9
2023 Post-Season Finish: 1-2 in Sections

# of Returning Starters: 5
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning:2
# of Starters Lost: 4
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2


Ben Giliuson SS / Woodbury, MN / 2025



Lucas McNellis C / Woodbury, MN / 2024



George Bjellos RHP / Woodbury, MN / 2024



Evan Crandall SS / Woodbury, MN / 2025



Tommy Kroohn OF / Woodbury, MN / 2024




Pierce Gritzmaker
Brock Rinehart
Cole Erickson
Johnathon Horn
Rodney Erickson
Quinn Krueger
Sam Malec
Reiss Calvin
Josh Hawksford
Nolan Drossel
Joey Meurer
Adam Wall
Evan Prokopec
Joey Moeller


"We should have much more depth on the mound this year than in years past and we return a nice crew of juniors and seniors. The key will be pounding the zone and playing defense. We have a lot of competition within a deep and talented junior class." - Kevin McDermott, Head Coach