PBR IA HS Team Preview: Cedar Rapids Prairie


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 Prairie
Nickname: Prairie Hawks
Class: 4A
League: Mississippi Valley
Head Coach: James Nelson
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 2 (34-26)
2020 Overall Record: 12-6
2020 League Record: 8-2
2020 League Finish: 1st
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost in Substate Final to Hempstead

# of Returning Starters:
 8
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 4

# of Starters Lost:
 3
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Jackson Nove, P, 2021- Kentucky

Caden Stoffer, P, 2021- Iowa

Bronx Lewis, OF, 2021- Kaskaskia

Luke Hougen, P, 2021- Coe College

Aiden Moeller, UTL, 2021- Kirkwood

Collin Rickertsen, P, 2021

Colton Forslund, C/OF, 2021

Nate Kieper, OF, 2021- Mt. Mercy

Caden Richards, UTL, 2021- Coe College

Cal Sullivan, C, 2023

Maddux Frese, SS, 2023

 

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Zach Barden- Mt. Mercy

Harrison Cook- Iowa Western

Ryan Kilpatrick- Kirkwood

Levi Usher- Louisville

Caleb Fuller- Kirkwood

TJ Johnson- Coe College

Darren Kirkpatrick- Wartburg

Ethan Copeland- SIUE

 

2021 OUTLOOK:
We are all excited to get back to a closer-to-normal season.  With 19 seniors on the roster, we hope their leadership will help us climb that championship mountain.  We played our best baseball at the end of 2020 and with the number of impact players we have coming back, we hope to pick up where we left off.” Head Coach James Nelson