2015 Team Preview: Wauseon



By Dylan Hefflinger 
Ohio Editor in Chief/NW Scout

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2015 Team Preview: Wauseon

School Name: Wauseon
Coaches Name/Record: Trent Thomas, 85-57
2014 Record: 21-5
Conference: NWOAL
Conference Record/Finish: 8-0, 1st
Division Level: II

Postseason Accomplishments:

  • NWOAL Champions 2013 & 2014
  • 8 All State Players in past 4 seasons

Notable College/MLB Alumni:

  • Josh Cales (2013 Grad, University of Toledo
  • Jake Trejo (2013 Grad, University of South Carolina Sumter)
  • Ty Suntken (2014 Grad, Ohio University). 2014 State Player of the Year Division 2.
  • Axel Bueter (2014 Grad, Bowling Green State University)
  • Clay Tefft (2014 Grad, Shawnee State University)

Key Players Lost From 2014:

  • Ty Suntken, SS/P, Ohio University, School All time hit leader. 7-1 on the mound last season
  • Axel Bueter, OF/P, Bowling Green, 2nd Team All State
  • Clay Tefft P/3B, Shawnee State University

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 6/3

Strengths of Team:

  • Depth
  • Experience
  • Hitting

Weaknesses of Team:

  • Pitching Experience
  • Team Speed

Top Prospects in Class of 2015:

  • Nate Suntken OF/P, 5'10" 195, R-R, 3 year starter committed to Saginaw Valley, .275 Ave, 22 RBI, 17 Runs, 2-1 Pitching, 1.50 ERA, 27 K. Ranked 104th in 2015 class
  • Josh Kauffman C, 6'0” 190, R-R, 3 year starter 0.325 Ave., 17 RBI, 0.417 OBP
  • Jacob Newlove 1B /P, 6'3” 195, 3 year starter R-R, 0.340 Ave. 27 R, 17 RBI .415 OBP, 3-0 Pitching, 1.56 ERA, will see more innings in 2015
  • Peyten Shadbolt IF/P, Planning on playing at Mount Union after graduation, 5'8” 170, R-R, 0.226 Ave., 1-1 Pitching 2.27 ERA, Low 80's FB will see more innings in 2015
  • Collin Stump 1B/P, 6'0”, 170, R-L, Committed to Taylor University, Will see more innings in 2015

Top Prospects in Class of 2016:

  • Jeremiah Kauffman SS, 6'0”, 175, R-R, .360 Ave., .529 OBP, 13 RBI, 15 R
  • Brady Rupp OF/P, 5'10”, 175, R-R, Will see more innings in 2015. Ranked 127th in 2016 class.
  • Brady Kinnersly, P/Utility, 5'10", 185, R-R, Transferred in this school year
  • Josh Whitcomb, OF, 5'9", 135

Top Prospects in Class of 2017:

  • Carter Bzovi, OF/P, 6'2" 180, Athlete with a lot of potential

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