PBR Iowa High School Team Preview: Ankeny Centennial

Will Vanderbilt
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2020 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Ankeny Centennial
Nickname: Jaguars
Class: 4A
League: CIML Central
Head Coach: Mark Hey
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 16 years head coach at Ankeny and Centennial, 6 years at Centennial (453-226 overall; 136-107 at Centennial)
2019 Overall Record: 28-12
2019 League Record: 12-8
2019 League Finish: 3rd
2019 Post-Season Finish: Lost in Substate Finals to SE Polk

Returning Starters:
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 3

Starters Lost:
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 2

Cory Knight - Iowa Lakes CC
Nicholas Monosmith - University of Mary
Cory Prange - Grand View

Ryan Vermeer, C, 2020 (Colorado School of Mines commit)
Keaton Gray, SS, 2020 (Wartburg commit)
Trey Morris, P/1B, 2020 (Ellsworth CC commit)
Isaac Brewer, 1B, 2020 (Iowa Central commit)
Avery Gates, OF, 2020
Logan Neils, P/UTL, 2020
Nathan Reinke, OF, 2020
Tate Williams, INF, 2020
Dane Churchman, 2020 (Cornell College commit)

Kaden Stewart, P/OF, 2021
Jackson Powell, C, 2021
Gabriel Monosmith, C, 2021
Trey Hansen, INF/P, 2021 


This team is deep in talent at many positions and on the mound. They play in a tremendously difficult conference and face some of the best competition in the state. We are very excited to see how we will perform against this competition.” Head Coach Mark Hey