2016 Spring Team Preview: Toronto Red Knights



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

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR Ohio is eagerly anticipating bringing the Buckeye state the best high school coverage throughout the entire state.

Starting February 1st, we began releasing team previews for teams across the state, leading into the Preseason All-State Teams as well as the Preseason State Rankings.

To view the full list of 2016 Team Previews that we have already completed, please click here.

If you are a coach and haven't filled out your 2016 Team Preview, click here.

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2016 Spring Team Preview: Toronto Red Knights

Team Name: Toronto Red Knights
Head Coach: Brian Perkins
Division: IV
2015 Record: 24-3
Conference Record: OVAC
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 9/6

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Leadership
  • Lineup Depth
  • Experience
  • Speed

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Challenging Schedule

Coach Outlook: "Coming off a 20-8 season, we were subject to the loss of eight seniors. Many of those eight made significant contributions to our success. Despite that fact, we have had a strong JV program the last several years and many of those guys are itching to step up. There is a lot of support and enthusiasm behind our program. Coach Downing has helped shape a great situation to step into especially with myself (Coach Muklewicz) already being involved the past five years. The kids know what I expect from them and how serious my approach is to the game."

PBR Outlook: After a 24-3 campaign in 2015, the expectations are even higher in 2016. There is talent from top to bottom for the Red Knights and coach Brian Perkins is challenging his team during the regular season with a challenging schedule in hopes for big things come tournament time.

Blaze GlennTop Returning Players:

  •  Blaze Glenn (pictured right), SS, RHP- 3x All-Ohio, 2x Conference POY, PBR OH Offensive POY
  • Nolan Clegg, C/P SOPH, 2nd team All-OH, Ranked #8 in class of 2018 by PBR Ohio
  • Dan Zdinak, OF/P JR., 1st team All Conf, 1st team District
  • Sante Carducci, JR. INF/P , 1st team District, 3 year starter
  • Blaine Rawson, SR. INF, Bethany College Commit
  • Riley Keirsey, Sr. 1B/P, 3 year starter
  • Hank Clegg, Sr. P
  • Will Newbold, SR. OF, 3 year starter

 

A Look Back At 2015 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2015 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2015 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

To view the 2015 Preseason State Rankings, click below.


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