PBR IA HS Team Preview: Cedar Rapids Kennedy

Savannah Dennis
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2021 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Nickname: Cougars
Class: 4A
League: MVC
Head Coach: Bret Hoyer
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 28 (706-393-2)
2020 Overall Record: 14-6
2020 League Record: 8-4
2020 League Finish: 2nd
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost in Sub State Final

# of Returning Starters:
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 1

# of Starters Lost:
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3

Brenden Groth, OF/P/C, 2021- Southwestern

Wiley Sullivan, INF/P, 2021- Wartburg

Braden Hoyer, P/1B, 2021

Max White, OF/C, 2021

Mason Behn, P/INF, 2022- Southeastern

Dylan Davis, P/OF, 2022

Gavin Smith, OF/P, 2022

Rowan Donels, P/INF, 2023


Graham Woods- Mt. Mercy

Zac Stallman- Cornell

Drew Schaefer- Cornell

Brayden Dolphin- Kirkwood

Trenton Wheatley- Mt. Mercy

Gavin Black- Central College

Eli Park


Kennedy must grow up fast replacing 7 seniors, 6 of which are playing college baseball.

Behn and Donels are a good place to start.” Head Coach Bret Hoyer