2015 Team Preview: Bloom-Carroll

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

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2015 Team Preview: Bloom-Carroll

School Name: Bloom-Carroll
Coaches Name/Record: Brian Thacker, 177-86
2014 Record: 29-4
Conference: Mid State - Buckeye
Conference Record/Finish: 14-0, 1st
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2014-league, district, state champs, #25 in country
  • 2013-league, district, state runner up
  • 4 league and 4 district titles in a row

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Jarrett Peters - C - Seton Hill
  • Tyler Sorg- CF - Otterbein (football)
  • Brandon Bussert - 2B
  • Scott Baker- DH/3B

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/All

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Defense
  • Top 5 in batting order

Weaknesses of Team:

  • 3 new bats in the bottom of the order
  • Being hunted not the hunter

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Seth Paszke-OF/1B, 5'11 190, L/R, started since freshman year.
  • Jacob Robinson-IF/P, 6'2 175, R/R- good bat, slot into middle of order somewhere and expect lot of innings on mound
  • Jack Griffith-IF 5'9 155, R/R-excellent glove, should take over starting 2B
  • Alex Seagraves-Utility, 6'0 155-great defensive player at multiple spots, if he hits he will be on field
  • Vincent Kerr- OF, R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Izaiah Withrow-P/OF/1B 5'10 170, L/L-should see innings on mound
  • Jacob Peters-IF 6'1 175, R/R
  • Kale Smith-P 5'10 160 L/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Colin Sells- IF/P 5'11 150 L/R
  • Justin Zweifel-IF/P 5'11 155 R/R
  • Nate Robinson-OF/P 5'10 155 R/L

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Jarrett Peters - Seton Hill - '14 grad
  • Jake Newton - Marietta - '13 grad
  • Cody Spires- Tiffin - '11 grad

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