2015 Team Preview: Swanton

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

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2015 Team Preview: Swanton

School Name: Swanton High School
Coaches Name/Record: Tim McCarthy, 14-10
2014 Record: 14-10
Conference: NWOAL
Conference Record: 4-4
Division Level: III

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Jacob Peabody, OF, Tiffin University
  • Brady Harlett, 3B
  • Tony Pezzin, 1B
  • Kyle Dockery, P/Utility

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Athleticism
  • Small ball
  • Speed
  • Defense

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Inexperience at key positions
  • Consistency

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Clayton Ringle, C, 2013 & 2014 1st Team All NWOAL; committed to play at Owens CC
  • Liam Bloom, SS/P, 2014 NWOAL Honorable Mention, unsigned senior w/ ability to play at the next level
  • Matt Kusz, OF, 2014 NWOAL Honorable Mention
  • Zach Turk, P/IF, two year starter

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Jordon Nyler, IF/P, two year starter

Top Prospects in Class of 2017: 

  • Gunnar Oakes, OF/P, started every game as a freshman

Top Prospects in Class of 2018: 

  • Marek Spiess, IF/P

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