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Prep Baseball Nebraska 2024 High School Preview: Platte Valley Patriots

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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: Platte Valley
Nickname: Patriots
X: @plattevalball
Class: B
Conference: Trailblazer
Head Coach: Shawn Emanuel
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 9 years
2023 Overall Record: 13-12
2023 Post-Season Finish: 0-2 in Class B State Tournament

# of Returning Starters: 9
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3
# of Starters Lost: 2
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2


Dawson Thies RHP / 1B / Ashland Greenwood, NE / 2024



Timothy Hunt RHP / SS / Mead , NE / 2024



Braxton Wentworth SS / RHP / Yutan, NE / 2024



Cody Pluta SS / OF / Ashland Greenwood , NE / 2024



  • Statton Corey, 2024, C/RHP
  • Caleb Daniell, 2024, IF
  • Gabe Meyer, 2024, P/IF/OF
  • Aidan Washburn, 2024, OF


Hayden Lewis - Nebraska
Carter Washburn - Buena Vista
Jake Butler - Buena Vista
Levi Kennedy - Buena Vista
Cade Bridges - Doane


"Our seniors will lead the charge. We have 11 seniors this spring and 9 returning letter winners so we are excited about our experience. We didn't lose a ton from our 2023 state team so we have high expectations going into 2024. We have 2 pitchers who we feel will give us a chance to win any game, Dawson Thies and Timmy Hunt. We have 2 of the smaller players you will see, but are great competitors and grinders, Braxton Wentworth and Cody Pluta. We should start an all senior INF and all of our starting pitching should be seniors as well. Our goal is to play at a consistent level on the mound and defensivily leaning on our experience. We will have to get creative on offense to produce runs, but we feel we should be in any ball game as long as we are consistent and do the routine things right." - Shawn Emanuel, Head Coach