2015 Team Preview: Tuslaw

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

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2015 Team Preview: Tuslaw

School Name: Tuslaw High School
Coaches Name/Record: David Burkett, 318-204
2014 Record: 20-7
Conference: Principal’s Athletic League
Conference Record/Finish: 11-3, 1st
Division Level: III

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • 3 consecutive Sectional Championships

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Ben Wake, CF, Ohio Northern....2014 1st Team All-Ohio Div. 3
  • Alex Reed, P, Ashland

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/5

Strengths of Team:

  • Infield defense
  • Pitching
  • Experienced coachable players

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Outfield
  • Offensive numbers

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Gage Lau, INF, Sr. 5'9 155 LB. R/R - great skills as a leadoff hitter, baseball smart
  • John Allan, P/3B, Sr. 6'1 165, R/R...great 3B with strong arm and great hands.

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Mark Meyer, P , Jr. 6'6 160 R/R....can play anywhere as a HS player. He was 4-1 with us last year with a .94 ERA 47 k's in 37.1 IP
  • Brandon Cooper, C, 5’10, 160

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • KC Meyer, Notre Dame Cleveland
  • Ben Wake, Ohio Northern
  • Alex Reed, Ashland
  • Lance Priest, Malone

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