2015 Team Preview: Bellevue

By Dylan Hefflinger 
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Bellevue

School Name: Bellevue
Coaches Name/Record: Andy Dennings, 152-74 (103-52 at Bellevue)
2014 Record: 16-9
Conference: Northern Ohio League
Conference Record/Finish: 8-4
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • School Record for Wins - 23 (2012)
  • DII State Champions - 1985

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Adam Manner (Heidelberg - current)
  • Alex Manner (Heidelberg - current)
  • Jeff Roth (Bluffton - current)
  • Trent Stamm (Tiffin - current)
  • Nick Raifsnider (Tiffin - current)
  • Cody Dearth (YSU)
  • Ben Snyder (Ball State)
  • Brad Snyder (Ball State - some MLB stints)
  • Brain Schubert (Kent State)

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Tyler Rospert - OF
  • Josh McNeely - OF (Marines)
  • Ryan Vogel - DH

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/5

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Experience

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Need to continue to develop offensively

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Jake Strayer, C/1B, 6' 250, R/R
  • Dylan DeWitt, SS, 5'10" 180, R/R
  • Colton Slaven, P, 5'10" 175, R/R
  • Thomas Pressler, P, 6'3" 180, R/R
  • Shane Miller, 1B, 6'2" 185, R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Anthony Kizziah, P/OF, 5'9" 170, L/L

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

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