2015 Team Preview: Summit Country Day

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

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2015 Team Preview: Summit Country Day

School Name: Summit Country Day
Coaches Name/Record: Triffon Callos, 121-75
2014 Record: 17-13
Conference: Miami Valley Conference
Conference Record/Finish: 11-2
Division Level: III

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 2013 & 2014 - Sectional Champs
  • 2009, 2011, 2012 -- Sectional Finalist
  • 2013 - District Champs

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Doug Compton - CF/RHP, DePauw University - 1st Team All-State - 4 Year Varsity Starter

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 7/5

Strengths of Team:

  • Returning 7 position players who started
  • Strong catcher
  • Veteran top 3 pitchers
  • Depth after starters
  • Experienced

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Depth on the mound
  • Leadership

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Eric Terry - Catcher - Committed to Emory - HM All-State in 2014 - One of top catchers in Cincinnati
  • Mark Peterson - 3B/RHP - Will be 3rd year as starter at 3B - Being recruited by D3 schools - 2nd Team All-League in 2014
  • Brooks Taylor - CF/RHP - Will be a 3 year starter who could hit #1 in the lineup
  • Craig James - OF - Looks to be the everyday starter in RF. Saw significant action as a JR.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • John Merritt - RHP/1B/OF - Will be #2 - 3rd Year Varsity Pitcher - 6'4/175 -- will be counted on to produce in the lineup
  • Logan Bernhardt - SS/2B - Transfer from LaSalle High School - Will hit in the top of the lineup
  • Will Mackey - SS/2B - Has started since his FR season. Solid glove. Will start with Bernhardt up the middle

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Connor McMurry - RHP/1B - Ranked #38 in State. 82-85 MPH will solid secondary pitches. Went 8-1 on the hill in 45 Innings as a FR. Will hit in the 4 or 5 spot in the lineup.

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Brennan Gick - OF - Good athlete who will compete for a starting position in the outfield

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Doug Compton - CF/RHP, DePauw University - 1st Team All-State - 4 Year Varsity Starter

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