2015 Team Preview: Elgin

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

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2015 Team Preview: Elgin

School Name: Elgin
Coaches Name/Record: Drew Kirby, 37-13
2014 Record: 21-5
Conference: Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference
Conference Record: 8-4
Division Level: III

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • First ever 20 win season in program history (2014)
  • First District Championship since 1975 (2014)
  • First ever Regional Final Appearance in program history (2014)

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Sam Hardin - P/C Baldwin Wallace - .447 BA 6-1 Record .538 ERA First Team Central District Pitcher
  • CJ Flach - P/3B - .452 BA 8-2 Record .853 ERA 80 K's Central District POY Div. III Second Team All-Ohio
  • Cory Pierce - 1B

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/3

Strengths of Team:

  • Veteran players
  • Work ethic
  • Mental game - mindset

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Pitchers with limited experience

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Cantyn Belmer RHP 6' 6" 205 R/R Strong frame with tremendous amount of upside
  • Ryan Bakies RHP/3B 6' 170
  • Bryston Williams UTL 6' 1" 170 2014 First team Central District UTL Player
  • Noah Haynes CF 5' 10" 160 4 Year Letter winner
  • Dalton Brown C 6' 1" 250 4 Year letter winner

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Austin Spicer 1B/DH 6' 215 Shows ability to hit for power

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Reid Vansky C
  • Thomas Baker P/SS

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Toby Harrah – MLB
  • Larry Barnett - 35 yr. MLB Umpire
  • Randy Mobley - Current President of Minor League Baseball

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