2017 Spring Team Preview: Canton GlenOak



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

With the 2017 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 in Mid-January, 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 2017 Team Previews that we have already completed, please click here.

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2017 Spring Team Preview: Canton GlenOak

Team Name: Canton GlenOak
Head Coach:
Ray Frisbee, 1st year at GlenOak (39-39 Overall at Mapleton HS)
Division:
I
2016 Record:
14-10
Conference Record: Federal League, 5-7
Returning Starters/Pitchers:
6/6

2017 Team Strengths:

  • Speed
  • Pitching Depth
  • Team Chemistry

2017 Team Weaknesses:

  • Winning the tough games. Only won one game out of 5 that were decided by one run or less in the last inning. Need to gain more confidence in the later stages of games.
  • Scoring meaningful runs. Getting hits with two outs to bring runs in has a been a struggle.

Coach Outlook: “Excited for this season because we will bring back a wealth of experience (13-15 possible seniors, 2 juniors and 2 sophomores with varsity experience). Increased the schedule difficulty by adding Walsh Jesuit and Hudson to prepare for tough federal league schedule and tournament. Extremely honored to leading the program I played for and was a captain (2002 Final Four Team, 2002 graduate). This team is hungry to get GlenOak back to being a contender for the Federal League and district championship.”

Top Returning Players:

  • Myles Mazeke - OF, 2017, 5-10 185 lbs, L/L. 3 year starter, Army recruit (.394 avg, 26 runs, 20 BB)
  • Tyler Barker - IF/OF/P, 2017, 6-0, 165 lbs, R/R, 3 year starter, Heidelberg recruit (.324 avg, 18 rbi)
  • Ryan Bergert - IF/P, 2018, 6-2, 190 lbs, R/R, 2 year starter (.324 avg, 23 rbi, 21 runs)

Top Underclassmen:

  • Nathan Biedenbach - IF/OF, 2018, 5-10, 170 lbs, L/R (.375 avg, 14 runs)
  • Aaron Miller - C/OF, 2019, 6-0, 160 lbs, L/R, strong arm and quick pop time, great swing, started 22 of 24 varsity games as a freshmen.
  • Michael Cook - P/IF, 5-9, 155 lbs, R/R, started 4 games as a freshmen (3-2, 27.33 IP, 1.02 ERA, 18 Ks, 19 hits, 8 BB)

A Look Back At 2016 Preseason Articles:

To view the 2016 Team Previews, click here.
To view the 2016 Preseason All-State Teams, click below.

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.