2015 Team Preview: Coldwater

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

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2015 Team Preview: Coldwater

School Name: Coldwater
Coaches Name/Record: Brian Harlamert, 369-114
2014 Record: 30-4
Conference: MAC
Conference Record: 8-1
Division Level: III

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2014 State Champions
  • 6 State Championships ('83, '84, '87, '90, '92, '14)
  • 28 MAC Championships

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Grant Muhlenkamp, 1st team All-MAC
  • Mitch Heyne, 1st team All-MAC
  • Drew Otten, 1st team All-MAC
  • Adam Klosterman, HM All-MAC

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Athletic
  • Deep pitching staff
  • Know how to win (2014 varsity state champs, JV 22-0, ACME 21-3)

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Must replace key contributors with solid underclassmen

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Derek Thobe, RHP, 6'2, HM All-MAC, 5-0, 2.28 ERA, 58 Ks, pitched well in both games at state in 2014. Ohio Dominican commit. Ranked 125th in 2015 class
  • Brody Hoying, OF/RHP/2B, 5'11, 1st team All-MAC, .363 BA, 44 R, 27 SB. Eastern Michigan football commit
  • Greg Gilliland, RHP/1B, 6'4, 28 Ks in 28 IP. Ranked 208th in 2015 class
  • Brandon Kunk, LHP/OF, 6'1, HM All-MAC 4-0 22 Ks in 20 IP

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Malave Bettinger, 1B/RHP, 6'2, 1st team All-MAC, .468 BA, 2 HR, 11 2B, 28 RBIs. Ranked 47th in 2016 class
  • Aaron Harlamert, C/SS/RHP, 6'1, 2nd team All-MAC, .311 BA, 17 RBIs, 10 SB. Ranked 144th in 2016 class
  • Kyle McKibben, SS/2B/RHP, 6'1
  • Kraig Schoenherr, OF, 6'1
  • Chris "Petey" Post, OF, 6'
  • Jack Hemmelgarn, 3B/RHP, 5'9

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

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