PBR Iowa High School Preview: Pleasant Valley


Chloe Williams
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

 

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2022 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.



Team: Pleasant Valley
Nickname: Spartans
Class: 4A
League: Mississippi Athletic Conference
Head Coach: Derek Stecklein
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 4 (75-28)
2021 Overall Record: 37-4
2021 League Record: 18-0
2021 League Finish: 1st
2021 Post-Season Finish: State Champions

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

# of Starters Lost:
 7
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 5

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Ryan Thoreson, C, 2022
Drew Micek, OF, 2022 (Upper Iowa Commit)
Barrett Lindmark, P/INF, (2022 North Central Commit)
Carson Knebel, P, 2022 (North Iowa Area Commit)
Aden O'Donnell, P, 2023
Ryan Groenenboom, P, 2022

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Carson Albrecht - Central
Seth Clausen - Minnesota
Alex Clemons - South Dakota State
Brendan Hillis - Iowa Central
Matthew Meyer - Simpson
Jack Young - Parkland
Jose Lara JR - Parkland
Peyton Lindmark - Luther
Andrew Doyle - Central
Max Slavens - Western Illinois
Ely Adams - Blackhawk
Will Christophersen - Iowa
Kyle Stoddard - Lindenwood

2022 OUTLOOK:
We will bring a young, talented team into the 2022 season. We have a core group of seniors who will need to lead our team as we bring a completely new team into the season. The juniors are very talented, but have limited experience at the varsity level. It will be fun to watch this team grow and come together as we prepare for a jam packed schedule.” Head Coach Derek Stecklein