2017 Team Previews: Grand Island Islanders




By Brian Feekin
Prep Baseball Report Nebraska

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2017 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Grand Island
Nickname: Islanders 
Class: A
Conference: Heartland Athletic Conference 
Head Coach: Joe Wells
Years as head coach at school: 1
2015 Record: 22-7
*6th Place Finish at Class A State Championship*

# of Returning Pitchers (15+ Innings): 2
# of Returning Starters/Position Players: 2
# of Pitchers (15+ Innings) Lost From 2016: 5
# of Starting Position Players Lost From 2016: 7

PLAYERS TO WATCH   
Shay Schanaman- RHP/SS- Committed to Nebraska (2018)
Cole Evans- CF (2019)
Sam Wibbels- RHP (2019)

 



2016 GRADS IN COLLEGE

Matthew Lamb- Missouri A&T
Treg Kissack- Southeast CC
Gavin Gragg- Southeast CC
Alec Lee- Southeast CC
Ryan Kroilkowski- Cloud County JC
Parker Upton- Creighton University

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK
“We are young and in-experience, however after being hit hard by graduation, we are looking forward to seeing who will fulfill everyday rolls at many open positions " Head Coach Joe Wells


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