2015 Team Preview: Benjamin Logan

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

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2015 Team Preview: Benjamin Logan

School Name: Benjamin Logan
Coaches Name/Record: Jim Fawcett, 45-38
2014 Record: 17-7
Conference: Central Buckeye Conference- Mad River Division
Conference Record/Finish: 11-5/ 1st
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • Sectional Champions - 2008, 2003, 2000, 1994, 1973
  • District Champions - 2000

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Tristin Harshfield, INF/OF, main part of the order hitter who must be replaced

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 9/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Experience

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Complacency
  • Manufacturing runs in close games

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Zane Collins, LHP/OF, SR, 6-1, 200, L-L, Wright State Signee, school's all-time leader in strikeouts
  • Austin Cline, RHP/INF, SR, 5-10, 170, R-R, Dayton Commit, would be an ace on most other teams

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Spencer Bycynski, OF, JR, 6-2, 200, L-R, Can swing it, established himself as a top of the order hitter last year

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Trey Wilson, C, SO, 6-2, 180, R-R, strong arm behind the plate, started as a freshman handling a pitching staff that is experienced and has shown promise in hitting as well
  • Nick Brown, LHP/OF, SO, 6-0, 170, L-L, unbelievable range in the outfield and a terrific athlete, hoping to contribute at the plate this season
  • Josh Whitten, OF, SO, R-R, speed, speed and more speed

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Paul Geuy - Ohio State
  • Zane Bayliss - Urbana University
  • Trenton Pugh - Clark State
  • Cory Klinger - St. Catharine College
  • Michael Coughlin - Dayton
  • Mitch Coughlin - Dayton

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