2015 Team Preview: Marlington


By Dylan Hefflinger and JD Heilmann
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout and Ohio Scouting Director

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2015 Team Preview: Marlington

School Name: Marlington
Coaches Name/Record: Scott Gabelt // 325-246
2014 Record: 16-8
Conference: Northeastern Buckeye Conference
Conference Record/Finish: 11-3
Division Level: II

Notable Alumni:

  • DJ Greiner - Malone University

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 9/5

Strengths of Team:

  • 9 returning starters
  • 5 pitchers with quality varsity innings

Key Losses from the Class of 2014:

  • Jake Walker, SS
  • DJ Greiner, OF 

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Tony Rupert, C/3B, .523, 28 RBIs, 37 Hits, 1st Team All-Ohio
  • Brock Balderson, RHP, 6-3 record, 48 Ks, 48 innings, Butler recruit 
  • Jake Jones, LHP, 6-1, 3.00 ERA
  • Matt Hoffmeyer, 2B/SS

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Tyler Tokos, C, .285, 18 RBI
  • Jake Begue, OF/RHP, .364, 27 RBIs, 2-2 record on the mound 
  • Austin Hershberger, IF/OF

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

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