PBR IA HS Team Preview: Durant


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: Durant
Nickname: Wildcats
Class: 2A
League: River Valley South
Head Coach: Shawn Dierickx
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 3 (32-38)
2020 Overall Record: 12-5
2020 League Record: 7-4
2020 League Finish: 2nd
2020 Post-Season Finish: State qualifier, lost to North Linn in quarterfinal

# of Returning Starters:
 5
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

# of Starters Lost:
 4
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 1

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Nate Dierickx, LF/LHP, 2021- Loras College

Aydin Flockhart, OF/RHP, 2021

Keagan Head, 1B/RHP, 2021

Ben Orr, 3B/RHP, 2022

Ethan Gast, SS/RHP, 2022

Tevin Miller, C, 2023

Nolan Delong, OF/UT, 2023

Garrett Hollenback, C, 2023

 

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Jacob Conley- Trine University

Curtis Lilienthal- Loras College

 

2021 OUTLOOK:
Coming off a strong '20 season I believe there's  an understanding of what needs to be done now to be successful. We have a lot of talent coming back and upcoming. Pitching should be our strength with three returning starters. Even with the loss of Jake Willkomm I believe we still have one of the fastest outfields in the state if not the fastest. I think we are ready for another strong run.” Head Coach Shawn Dierickx