2015 Team Preview: Pacific Indians



Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Pacific
Nickname: Indians
Class: 4A
League: Four Rivers
Head Coach: Jeff Reed
Twitter Handle: @PHS_Baseball
2014 Overall Record: 16-7
2014 League Record:6-1
2014 League Finish: 2nd Place
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost 7-6 in extra inning loss to eventual state champion Westminster

Number of Position Players Lost: 2
Number of Pitchers Lost: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4

TOP RETURNERS
James Howie, OF, 2015
Ryan Howell, RHP/OF, 2015
Hunter Finney, C, 2016
Lucas Zurliene, LHP/OF, 2016
Noah Brocato, RHP/3B, 2016
L.B. Smith, SS/2B, 2016
Austin Muich, RHP/OF 2016

OUTLOOK
The 2015 edition of the Pacific Indians will experienced and battle tested.  With seven returners from a season ago, the Indians will have a district championship will within their grasp.  Southpaw Lucas Zurliene, who finished 4-2, last year will anchor down the pitching staff, with help from Austin Muich and Ryan Howell.  Muich has a max fastball velocity of 89 mph and sits at 84-86 mph.  Hunter Finney, who was among the top in most offensive categories for the Indians last season, will be the leader behind the plate.  James Howie will among one of the top players in the conference in 2015, finishing his junior season with a .448 slugging percentage and 26 RBI.  Juniors Noah Brocato and L.B. Smith be impact players this season, building on their varsity experience from last season.  There is no doubt Coach Jeff Reed will have his team ready for a championship run in May.

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