2015 Team Preview: Holy Name

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

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2015 Team Preview: Holy Name

School Name: Holy Name
Coaches Name/Record: Dennis Markiewicz, 268-188 (66-31 in 4 yrs at HN)
2014 Record: 16-8
Conference: North Coast League (White Div.)
Conference Record/Finish: 8-2
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2 League Champs
  • 4 Sectional Champs
  • 4 District Semi-finals
  • 1 District Runner-up
  • 2 District Champs
  • 1 Regional Champs
  • 1 Regional Semi-final
  • 1 Final Four

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Alex Bierut-2B-P
  • TJ Szczepinski-DH-1B
  • Ryan Leonard-C
  • Alex Tober-3B

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/3

Strengths of Team:

  • Pitching
  • Speed in the Outfield

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Chris Follina-OF-5'9" 175 LBS Very good speed in field. #2 Pitcher 83 MPH-Committed to West Liberty.
  • Andrew Boden-P-DH-6'1" #1 pitcher, good curve.
  • Shawn Zubek-P-1B-6'2"-#3 Pitcher and 1st baseman.
  • Jimmy Garziolli-OF-5'9"-175 LBS-Good speed and arm.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Joe Rivera-OF-6'2" 200 LBS--Fast-6.7 with some power and good arm.

Top Prospects in Class of 2017: 

  • Liam Cunningham-5'10"-165LBS-2B-Played in tournament as freshman. Fast, great defender.
  • Zach Sobota-C-6'0"-195 LBS-Great arm, power. Could be starting catcher.
  • Jack Stolar-P-SS-5'10"-160 LBS- Great fundamentals and potential.

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Trevor Denning-3B-P-Best Prospect I have seen since Dan Ward (Garfield Hts). 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Trevor has all the tools, great arm.
  • Emanuel Miranda-P-SS 5'10"-160 LBS- Has a great arm for a freshman.
  • Evan McCarty-P-1B- Great pop in the bat, strong arm.

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Bret Sullivan-Seton Hill
  • Tyler Sullivan-Evansville
  • Anthony Smith-Toledo
  • Tony Connacher-Wheeling Jesuit
  • Kyle Rees-Wheeling Jesuit
  • Bret Kijanich-RIT

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