2015 Team Preview: The Stone Bridge Bulldogs



By John Nolan 
Assistant Director of Scouting-Prep Baseball Report VA/DC

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Stone Bridge
Nickname:
Bulldogs
Class/Division:
5A North
District/Conference:
14/Liberty
Head Coach:
Sam Plank
Twitter Handle: 
@SB_baseball @coachplank8
2014 Overall Record:
23-2
2014 Post-Season Finish:
Lost in State Semifinals

Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 8
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers:
4

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)

Tanner Karafa, 1B, 2015 (Boston College-Football)

Michael Kuzbel, OF, 2015 (Columbia University)
John Callahan, SS, 2016 (Ranked #12 in Virginia and #117 Overall)
Brett Kreyer, LHP, 2016
Dave Mocabee, 3B/RHP, 2016 (Ranked #35 in Virginia and #270 Overall)

Eli Quiceno, C, 2016 (Ranked #27 in Virginia and #198 Overall)

Other Players of Interest for the Bulldogs: 
Justin Zaferakis (2015, Christopher Newport), Gary Fuller (RHP/2017), Jonathon Hough (CF, 2017), Chase Dunn (LHP, 2017), and Braden Homesly (1B/RHP, 2018)

Outlook:

Stone Bridge is coming off of an outstanding 2014 season, winning Conference 14 and the 5A Northern Region before falling in the State Semi-Finals to eventual State Champ Hickory. While the Bulldogs lost their top pitcher in JB Bukauskas (UNC) to graduation, they return almost all of their starting position players and the rest of their pitching staff. The Bulldogs have a deep line-up that will be led by seniors Michael Kuzbel (OF, 2015) and Tanner Karafa (1B, 2015) as well as a talented group of juniors led by Eli Quiceno (C, 2016), John Callahan (MIF, 2016), and Dave Mocabee (3B/RHP, 2016). Mocabee and Brett Kreyer (LHP, 2016) will lead the pitching staff this spring. The Bulldogs will again contend for the 5A Northern Region title this year and they are deep enough to make a run at the 5A State Championship.

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