2016 Connecticut Spring Team Preview: Amity HS



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By Dylan Hefflinger, Dennis Healy, Trevor Brown and PBR Staff
Editor in Chief / Co-Director of Scouting

With the 2016 spring season right around the corner, PBR New England is eagerly anticipating bringing the New England states the best high school coverage throughout the region.

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.

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

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2016 Connecticut Spring Team Preview: Amity HS

Team Name: Amity
Head Coach: Sal Coppola (23rd year, 420 wins)
Division: LL
2015 Record: 21-7
Conference Record: SCC Tournament Champion and third consecutive LL Title
Returning Starters/Pitchers: 5/3

2016 Team Strengths:

  • Team Speed
  • Defensive Versatility
  • Returning starters are tournament experienced

2016 Team Weaknesses:

  • Will need to replace veteran infielders and pitchers lost to graduation

Eli OliphantTop Returning Players:

  • Chris Winkel (L/R), 6'4" 200 lb, SR captain, 1B/OF - UConn commit
  • Brian Ronai (R/R), 6'4" 195 lb, SR captain,  INF/P - Yale commit
  • Eli Oliphant (Pictured right, R/R), 6'0" 170 lb, SR captain,  P/OF - Fairfield commit
  • Colin Beaulieu (L/L), 5'9" 170 lb, JR, OF
  • Patrick Winkel (L/R), 6'2" 175 lb, SO, C - UConn verbal

Top Underclassmen:

  • Max Scheps (R/R), 6'0" 175 lb, JR, INF/P
  • Teddy Hague (L/L), 5'11" 165 lb, JR, P/OF