2015 Team Preview: St. Marys Memorial

By Dylan Hefflinger 
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: St. Marys Memorial

School Name: St. Mary's Memorial
Coaches Name/Record: Jeff Dieringer, 20-6
2014 Record: 20-6
Conference: Western Buckeye League
Conference Record/Finish: 7-2
Division Level: IV

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2014- Sectional title

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Mason Gross - 1B - Defiance College
  • 8 other seniors - none went on to play.

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 9/6

Strengths of Team:

  • Hitting - we return key All-league guys at top of our lineup.
  • Strong up middle-return our C, SS, 2B, and CF.
  • Pitching - Our #1 last year-2016 Nathan Wilker is returning.
  • Good overall team speed.
  • We play a tough schedule.

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Need spot starters from last year to become key rotation guys.
  • Need to solidify 3B and 1B among 5-6 possibilities.

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Isaac Fitzgerald-C-2015, R/R--2014 All-WBL POY.
  • Tristan Becker-CF-2015, R/R--2014 1st Team All-WBL.
  • Marshall Lininger-P-2015, R/R-closer-86-87mph.
  • Joe Pfenning-P-2015, R/R-starter-84-85 mph.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Nathan Wilker-2016-P/SS,OF,L/R-All WBL last 2 years-80-85 mph. Ranked 75th in 2016 class.
  • Logan Maze-2016-INF,P--R/R
  • Chase Roop-2016-P,OF--R/R

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Derek Jay-2017-P, R/R
  • Austin Cook-2017-P, R/R

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

Galen Cisco- Ohio State-many MLB teams-Pitching Coach

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