2015 Division III Ohio Preseason All-State Teams



Graphic by Taylor Wilhelm with photos by Dylan Hefflinger

By Dylan Hefflinger and JD Heilmann
Ohio Editor in Chief/Scout and Ohio Scouting Director

2015 Preseason Players of the Year

  NAME CLASS HIGH SCHOOL
Position Player of the Year:  CHASE MURRAY 2016 CHCA
Pitcher of the Year: ADAM WOLF 2015 MILAN EDISON


When thinking of a positional player to start a team, Chase Murray (pictured right) of CHCA is one of the first names to come up in Ohio and the multi-talented C/OF is our 2015 Preseason Position Player of the Year.

The smooth-swinging left-handed hitter is highly thought of by many at PBR. In 2014 he had a .453 BA in 95 at-bats. The lefty stroked nine doubles, seven triples, four HRs while scoring 35 runs and driving in 39.

According to Nathan Rode, National Supervisor, "(Murray) is athletic with versatility. He has a smooth stroke from the left side and shows good arm strength from the outfield and behind the plate" and could be a draft prospect this upcoming June as seen here.

JD Heilmann, Ohio Scouting Director, is also a big fan saying: "When you talk about Chase the first thing you talk about is hitting. The Georgia Tech commit really has shown a feel to hit at such a young age. His left-handed stroke is easy and stays in the hitting zone. Not sure if he will be behind the plate this year or in the outfield, but one thing for sure is that he has ability to stroke at the plate."

Among others in consideration: Ross Adolph (Toledo), Sam Lafontaine and Malave Bettinger.

Speaking of names being thought of when it comes to Ohio prospects, Adam Wolf (pictured right) is definitely in that conversation after what he showed this summer. The lefty for Milan Edison is the 2015 Preseason Pitcher of the Year. JD Heilmann said of Wolf: "The 6-foot-5 Louisville commit was one of the biggest names this summer. His progression over the past year has been impressive. The southpaw's fastball has been up to 92 mph and really shined at the East Coast Professional Showcase when he retired every batter he faced against the top players in the country."

The 3rd ranked player in Ohio's 2015 class has really transformed into a potential draft prospect from the first time we saw Wolf at PBR. To read more about his transformation, take a look at this story (Adam No Longer A One-Man Wolfpack).

Nathan Rode said this about Wolf: "The 6-foot-5, 215-pound southpaw really came on the scene after he flashed a couple 90-mph fastballs at the Top Prospect Games in June. Over the summer, his fastball has been up to 92 mph and he mixes in a sharp curveball for strikes at 75-76. Wolf participated in the East Coast Professional Showcase and struck out five in two innings of work. He has received offers and interest from several schools in the power conferences before choosing to verbally commit to Louisville."

Others in consideration: Wade Martin (Marshall), Michael McDonough (Ohio State), Damon Egnor (BGSU), Jake Vance (Ohio State) and Ryan Mikesell (Dayton basketball/baseball)

2015 FIRST TEAM PRESEASON ALL-STATE

POSITION NAME CLASS HIGH SCHOOL
C ERIC TERRY 2015 SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY
1B MALAVE BETTINGER 2016 COLDWATER
MIF SAM LAFONTAINE 2016 WESRERN RESERVE ACADEMY
MIF PAVIN PARKS 2015 AKRON MANCHESTER
3B TROY BLACK 2015 WAYNESVILLE
OF ROSS ADOLPH 2015 VAN BUREN
OF JAKE RUBY
2017 BISHOP HARTLEY
OF KYLE GALYK 2015 MARION PLEASANT
P MICHAEL MCDONOUGH 2016 COLUMBIANA CRESTVIEW
P WADE MARTIN 2015 WHEELERSBURG
P DAMON EGNOR 2016 PAULDING
P JAKE VANCE 2016 CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC
P RYAN MIKESELL 2015 ST. HENRY
UTIL JIMMY CRABTREE 2016 UTICA
UTIL BRAD CROY 2015 OTTAWA-GLANDORF

 

2015 SECOND TEAM PRESEASON ALL-STATE

POSITION NAME CLASS HIGH SCHOOL
C HUNTER SNYDER 2015 NEW MIDDLETOWN SPRINGFIELD
1B GARRET SENDELBACH 2015 HOPEWELL-LOUDON
MIF CAMERON MURRAY 2015 CHCA
MIF MITCHELL SCHNEIDER 2015 KENTON RIDGE
3B ANDREW ABRAHAMOWICZ 2017 ELYRIA CATHOLIC
OF RYAN KOHLER 2015 NEW MIDDLETOWN SPRINGFIELD
OF ZACHARY SANTORO 2015 CLINTON-MASSIE
OF GREG WILSON 2015 JOHNSTOWN NORTHRIDGE
P BRAD WILSON 2015 JOHNSTOWN NORTHRIDGE
P CHRIS SPARKS 2015 CROOKSVILLE
P PATRICK MURPHY 2015 CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC
P HUNTER CARSON 2016 OTSEGO
P ALEX HARTER 2015 LIBERTY-BENTON
UTIL DEREK THOBE 2015 COLDWATER
UTIL TRESTON GONZALES 2015 PAULDING

 

2015 THIRD TEAM PRESEASON ALL-STATE

POSITION NAME CLASS HIGH SCHOOL
C RYAN MILLER 2015 CANFIELD SOUTH RANGE
1B NICK NIRO 2015 INDEPENDENCE
MIF BRYCE LINKOUS 2015 WAYNESVILLE
MIF JOEL HAKE 2015 YOUNGSTOWN URSULINE
3B ALEX HOLDERBACH 2015 HAMILTON BADIN
OF ANDREW BLOUGH 2015 SMITHVILLE
OF SEAN DARMAFALL 2016 ELYRIA CATHOLIC
OF ANDREW LUNDVALL 2015 ST. HENRY
P MARK MEYER 2016 TUSLAW
P MITCHEL STAMMEN 2016 ST. HENRY
P DALTON DONACHIE 2015 NEW MIDDLETOWN SPRINGFIELD
P JOE MACSAY 2015 SHERWOOD FAIRVIEW
P KODY KING 2016 SHERWOOD FAIRVIEW
UTIL JACOB WOJCIECHOWSKI 2015 GENOA
UTIL GRAHAM LALLY 2015 CHCA