Prep Baseball Report

Preseason Power25 Countdown: #18 Timber Creek

Doug Freeman
Florida Scouting Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 25 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage:

                            OF Parker Smith 

Team: Timber Creek
Preseason Rank: 19
2016 Record25-7
FHSAA Class: 9A
Head Coach:Tim Beaman
Playoff Run: 9A State Champion
Returning Starters: 5

Name, Position, Class (College Commitment)
Bret Neilan, RHP, 2018 (Stetson)
Preston Schumacher, RHP, 2018
Parker Smith, OF, 2018
Marcos Roque, OF/3B, 2018

Bret Neilan. Neilan was a finalist for Player of the Year in Florida in 2017, going 15-0 with a 0.84 ERA while striking out 133 in 99.2 ip. He also batted .303 with 3 home runs and 22 RBIs. He returns as an ace that carried the Wolves to a 9A State Championship in 2017. 

OF Cameron Meehan (Rollins)

Behind a historically great season from Neilan, the Wolves won the 9A State Championship in 2017. He led the state with 15 wins and was also a big contributor offensively.  Timber Creek will rely on him at the front of the rotation again to lead the way in 2018.  They will also rely on senior Preston Schumacher who was 3-4 with 3 saves in 2017 with a 3.28 ERA. He also pitched a complete game shutout in the championship game for the Wolves.  Offensively, they will have to replace their best hitter in average, RBI, hits and second in runs in Cameron Meehan, Looking to help fill his shoes will be Parker Smith, who batted .288 with 15 RBI and Marcos Roque who bated .333 with 13 RBI in 2017. The experience and dominate performance of Neilan in 2017 bring Timber Creek in at No 18 in the Preseason Power25.

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