2015 Team Preview: Ravenna

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

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2015 Team Preview: Ravenna

School Name: Ravenna Ravens
Coaches Name: Aaron Rauber
2014 Record: 15-7
Conference: Portage Trail
Conference Record/Finish: 10-2, 1st
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • Conference Champions 2011, 2012, 2014
  • Sectional Champions 2011
  • District Runner Up 2011

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Jerry Nightingale -P (Mizuno All-Ohio, Conference POY)
  • Tank Rosalez- 3B (1st Team All-Conference)

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Team speed
  • Defense
  • Solid hitters 1-4

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Varsity pitching experience
  • Unproven underclassmen

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Jacob Henson C (5'11"" 185- 1st Team All-Conference) .308 1 HR 12 RBI
  • Shane Polidoro OF(6'2'' 170- 1st Team All-Conference) .390 14 RBI .466 OBP 13-14 SB 22 Runs Scored
  • CJ Spaller INF .364 .391 OBP

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Weston Willyard 1B (1st Team All-Conference) .324 21 RBI .400 OBP

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