PBR Iowa High School Preview: Southeast Polk


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 Hill
Nickname: Rams
Class: 4A
League: CIML
Head Coach: Scot Surprenant
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 0
2021 Overall Record: 24-18
2021 League Record: 10-12
2021 League Finish: 5th
2021 Post-Season Finish: Lost Second Round of Substate 

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

# of Starters Lost:
 5
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 3

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 
Matt Rivers, 1B/P, 2022 (DMACC Commit)
Miguel Bernadino, INF, 2022
Gavin McCrory, OF/P, 2022
Zach Thielen, OF/P, 2022
Carson Medina, OF/P, 2023
Corbyn Medina, C, 2023
Jack Casey, OF, 2023
Cael Surprenant, INF, 2023
Landen Hamilton, INF/P, 2023
Alex Stewart, OF/P, 2023
Ean McDaniel, INF/P, 2023
Jarrett Canida, C/P/INF, 2023
Karson Keesey, P/OF, 2023
Draven Woods, OF/P, 2024
Maddox O'Connor, INF/P, 2024

ALUMNI CURRENTLY PLAYING COLLEGE BASEBALL: 
Jalen Aguiniga - Ellsworth CC
Bennett Wadstrom - Simpson
Kaleb Krier - DMACC (Valpo committ)
Adam Schneider - Minnesota State
Jack Allison - Coe
Mason Porepp - Northwestern - Orange City
Hunter Brown - Southeast CC (NE)
Joe Bagley - Grandview

2022 OUTLOOK:
I think our schedule is one of the toughest in the state which will prepare us for the postseason. We will be tested early and often with a good core of seniors to lead us in the right direction. With that being said, there will be many new faces that will get significant innings this year especially on the mound. Our pitching staff is deep, but untested. We will be focusing on process over outcome throughout the season and taking each pitch, at bat, inning and game one at a time. We are looking forward to making some lasting memories for the 2022 Rams baseball team!” Head Coach Scot Surprenant