Prep Baseball Report

Preseason Countdown No. 36 Douglas County

By PBR Staff 

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 50 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage. The Top 50 teams are picked from all classifications, and are not divided up by class level. To see the entire list click here   

Team: Douglas County
Preseason Rank: 36
2016 Record: 10-9-1
Conference: Continental
CHSAA Class: 5A
Head Coach: Craig Gienger
Playoff Run: Lost to Grandview 4-3 in 5A District Palyoffs
2016 Final Rank: 38
Returning Starters: 6
Returning Pitchers: 3

Javier Rodriguez, LHP/OF, 2017
Murphy Gienger, SS, 2019
Corbin Geisendorff, SS, 2017
Brock Johnson, C, 2018
Brett Johnson, OF, 2017

Other Players to Watch:
Cole Greer, RHP, 2020

Sean Kelsen
Isaia Casas 
Jake Minnick 

The Huskies had 6 sophomores and 1 freshman who saw significant innings and will be called upon for leadership this year.

BOTTOM LINE:  The Huskies are coming off of their second consecutive appearance in the 5A District Tournament.  They are poised to take a jump and make some noise in 2017 with a nice mix of veteran players and underclassmen who got their feet wet last year.  Look for Murphy Gienger 2019, .281 avg. with 6 extra base hits and 5 stolen bases to break out this season.  Catcher Brock Johnson .341 with 16 hits will be a staple in the line up.  On the mound the Huskies will turn to Javier Rodriguez 4 appearances with a 1-1 record to pick up the innings vacated by Minnick and Casas. Brett Johnson and Corbin Geisendorff are two additional players who will be called upon to help the Huskies take another step forward in 2017.