2016 Team Preview: Notre Dame Bulldogs



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director


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

Team: Notre Dame High School
Nickname: Bulldogs
Class: Class 4A
Conference: SEMO
Head Coach: Jeff Graviett
Years as head coach at school: 17
Twitter Handle: @CoachGraviett
2015 Overall Record:  28-­5
2015 Conference Finish: 6­-1
2015 Post­ Season Finish: Class 4 State Champions
2016 MHSBCA Pre Season Rank: #7

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 1

PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tyler Essner, LHP, 2016
Ross Essner,
INF, 2016
Garrett Siebert,
INF, 2017
Winston Welter, INF, 2017
Noah Brown, INF, 2018
Will Ferrell, RHP, 2018

Season Outlook
The Notre Dame Bulldogs will reload from a team that went 28-5 and won the Class 4 state championship.  They will return one starting pitcher an one position player from the 2015 season.  Two seniors will make their mark this year, LHP Tyler Essner and INF Ross Essner.  They will be backed by talented underclassmen, let by sophomore RHP Will Ferrell and junior INF Winston Welter.  Ferrell is a 6-foot-6 215-pound righty with a fastball in the mid 80's and Winston a slick fielding 6-foot 160-pound middle infielder. The Bulldogs will also rely on junior INF Garrett Siebert and sophomore INF Noah Brown to continue the success that Notre Dame as seen over the past several years.   Notre Dame opens the season ranked #7 in the MHSBCA preseason poll as the look to defend the state title.

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