2015 Team Preview: Elyria Catholic


By Dylan Hefflinger and JD Heilmann
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout and Ohio Scouting Director

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2015 Team Preview: ELYRIA CATHOLIC

School Name: Elyria Catholic
Coaches Name/Record: Bruce Lisicky // 54-33
2014 Record: 17-11
Conference: West Shore Conference
Conference Record/Finish: 5-7
Division Level: III

Notable Post-Season Accomplishments:

  • 2012-2014: Sectional Champions
  • 2012 and 2014: District Runner-Up

Notable College or MLB Alumni:

  • Chris Tomshack - Lake Erie College
  • David Krol - Toledo - Minnesota Twins (minors)
  • Joey Begany - Marietta
  • Angelo Cruz - Mount Union
  • Lukas Redmond - Wheeling Jesuit

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 4/6

Strengths of Team:

  • Hitting
  • Speed

Weakness of Team:

  • Inexperience

Key Losses from the Class of 2014:

  • Lukas Redmond, SS, Wheeling Jesuit
  • Joey Begany, 1B/P, Marietta
  • Angelo Cruz, OF, Mount Union

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Noah Bland, OF, 6'0, 187, R-L
  • Dominic Piazza, P-1B, 6'0, 170, R-R

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

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