2015 Team Preview: Dawson-Bryant

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

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2015 Team Preview: Dawson-Bryant

School Name: Dawson-Bryant
Coaches Name/Record: Dean Mader, 41-57
2014 Record: 12-8
Conference: Ohio Valley Conference
Conference Record: 5-5
Division Level: III
Postseason Accomplishments:

  • Sectional win vs. Oak Hill in 2014

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Conor Markins-1st Base-Shawnee State Basketball (4 Year starter, lettered in 4 sports, great athlete)
  • DJ Miller-CF- (Transferred in Senior Year, All-District previous years, Military)

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching depth
  • Solid hitters throughout the line-up
  • Solid defense

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Question marks on stepping up and filling a couple positions
  • Consistency

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Jesse Rigsby-P/C/1B- Ht 6-0.-Wt. 185-L/L-4 Year Starter, QB on football team. Hit .368 Junior year, OBP .446, 21 hits, 18 RBI, Scored 14 runs. 6 Doubles, 1 Home run. Sophomore year batting average of .397, OBP .406, 25 hits, 15 RBI.
  • Jacob Pierce-P/3B-Ht 6-0.-Wt. 180 -R/R-171 Career K's on the mound to 63 BB's. Pitched and won the first game of the 19-U State Championship in KY 2014.
  • Michael Pierce-P/3B- 6’0, 205lbs, R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Travis Carey-SS-Ht 6-3. Wt. 150 -R/R- Three-year starter at SS. Great range with height. Starts guard on basketball team. Played tremendous defense all season, and really growing into body size. Hit .288 on season, OBP of .383. 13 RBI, and scored 10 runs.

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Daniel Rutherford-P/CF-L/L- Ht. 6'-00-Wt. 180 2014- 5 wins on the mound. Threw three 1-hitters, and 1 no-hitter. 3.89 ERA. Won 17-U Legion State Championship game in KY on mound. Batting Average .393, OBP .460, 22 hits, 13 RBI, scored 12 runs, 3 doubles and 1 HR.
  • Dylan Malone-P/IF-R/R-Ht. 5-10- Wt. 155- Dylan moved into the starting line-up toward the end of his freshman season. Showed great presence in our two post-season games with little varsity time. Hit .273.
  • Jacob Clark-LF/3B-R/R- Ht. 5-5- Wt. 155 Great speed. Puts immediate pressure on defense. Batting average of .341, OBP .442.

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Jeb Jones-3B/1B-Ht 6-0.-Wt.190- Stereotypical gym rat. Works on his game year round. Had a great travel ball season heading into high school.

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