PBR IA HS Team Preview: Pleasant Valley


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: Pleasant Valley
Nickname: Spartans
Class: 4A
League: MAC
Head Coach: Derek Stecklein
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 2 (38-24)
2020 Overall Record: 13-12
2020 League Record: 11-5
2020 League Finish: 2nd (tied)
2020 Post-Season Finish: Lost in State Quarterfinal

# of Returning Starters:
 7
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

# of Starters Lost:
 2
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Seth Clausen, INF/P, 2021- Minnesota

Alex Clemons, INF/P, 2021- Coe College

Carson Albrecht, INF, 2021- Central College

Ryan Mumey, OF, 2021

Matthew Meyer, OF/P, 2021- Simpson

Barrett Lindmark, INF/P, 2022

Drew Micek, INF/P, 2022

Ryan Thoreson, C, 2022

Carson Knebel, OF/P, 2022

 

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 

Will Christopherson P - Michigan State

Kyle Stoddard P - Blackhawk CC

Ely Adams U - Blackhawk CC

Max Slavens INF - Western Illinois

Peyton Lindmark INF - Luther

Jack Young - Parkland CC

Jose Lara - Parkland CC

Andrew Doyle - Central College

CJ Boone- St. Ambrose

 

2021 OUTLOOK:
With a lot of returning starters, expectations are high. We have a veteran group looking to help us take the next step. We will rely heavily on our pitching depth and ability to move from base to base. We are excited to get started and see what the year will bring.” Head Coach Derek Stecklein