2015 Team Preview: Tiffin Columbian

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2015 Team Preview: Tiffin Columbian

School Name: Tiffin Columbian
Coaches Name/Record: Curt Mellott, 179-174
2014 Record: 14-12
Conference: Northern Ohio League
Conference Record/Finish: 9-3
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • State Runner Up in 1996 (Division I)

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Nate Hoyda (C/RHP) 3 year starter, All NOL and 2nd Team All District.
  • Jeffrey Crawford (OF/RHP) 2 year starter, All NOL and All District.
  • Russ Yeast (OF) Sophomore moved to Fremont Ross, All NOL.

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/4

Strengths of Team:

  • Baseball First Sport Kids
  • Strong Pitching
  • Physical Strength

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Speed
  • Power

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Aaron Sostaric, (LHP/1B) 5'10" 175 L/L. Returning #1 pitcher and impact player.
  • Christian Magill, (RHP/MIF) 5'10" 160 R/R. Returning #3 pitcher solid MIF.

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Trent Steinmetz (MIF/RHP) 5'7" 145. Competitive young MIF and developing pitcher

Top Prospects in Class of 2018:

  • Matt Boes (C) 6' 0" 185. Tons of defensive and offensive potential.
  • Donovan Magill (RHP/3B) 5'10" 190. Very good young pitcher and player.

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Jamie Detillion (Head Coach Grand Valley State University)

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