PBR Iowa High School Team Preview: Bishop Heelan


Will Vanderbilt
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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: Bishop Heelan
Nickname: Crusaders
Class: 3A
League: Missouri River
Head Coach: Andy Osborne
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 12 (332-158)
2019 Overall Record: 29-11
2019 League Record: 18-6
2019 League Finish: 1st
2019 Post-Season Finish: Lost in State Quarterfinals

Returning Starters:
 7
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 4

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

2019 GRADS IN COLLEGE:
N/A

SENIORS TO WATCH:
 
Brant Hogue, LHP/1B, 2020 (Iowa Western commit)
Jared Sitzmann, SS, 2020 (Briar Cliff commit)
Christian Velasquez, RHP/OF, 2020 (Morningside College commit)
Ben Dixon, RHP/1B, 2020 (DMACC commit)
Max Venne, RHP/OF/C, 2020
Trent Hope, OF, 2020

SOPHOMORES TO WATCH:
Kaleb Gengler, LHP, 2022
Ian Gill, 3B, 2022

2020 OUTLOOK:
Strong nucleus returning from a team that won the conference and qualified for the state tournament. Returning Conference Player of the Year Brant Hogue and several college bound baseball players. This team has the ability to make a deep playoff run in 2020.” Head Coach Andy Osborne