2015 Team Preview: Athens

By Dylan Hefflinger and PBR Staff
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Athens

School Name: Athens High School
Coaches Name/Record: Chris Stewart, 30-22
2014 Record: 11-13
Conference: Tri Valley Conference Ohio
Conference Record: 6-4
Division Level: II

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 10/9

Strengths of Team:

  • Experience
  • Pitching depth

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Some positions with little depth
  • Offensive efficiency

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Ryan Luehrman, P/SS, 2015, 6'4-210, R/R
  • Adam Luehrman, P/1B/OF, 2015, 6'4-205, R/R
  • Zach Howman, P/OF/IF, 2015, 6'0-170, R/R
  • Sam VanderVen, P/IF/OF, 2015, 6'0-200, R/R
  • Ryan Mack, 3B, OF, 2015, 6'1-195, R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Heath Wiseman, CF, 2016, 5'11-175, R/R
  • Hunter Mullins, IF/OF, 2016, 6'0-165, R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Brendan Sano, P/1B/OF, 2017, 6'3-190, L/R
  • Brock Stewart, C/3B/P, 2017, 5'11-210, R/R
  • Brody Rodgers, P/3B/OF, 2017, 6'2-225, R/R

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Scott Stricklin, 1990 Alum, Head Coach Georgia Bulldogs

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