PBR Iowa High School Team Preview: Durant


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: Durant
Nickname: Wildcats
Class: 2A
League: River Valley South
Head Coach: Shawn Dierickx
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 2 (20-33)
2019 Overall Record: 12-12
2019 League Record: 8-3
2019 League Finish: 4th
2019 Post-Season Finish: Lost 4-3 vs. West Liberty

Returning Starters:
 All (12 different position players started last year)
Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 5

Starters Lost:
 0 
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 0

2019 GRADS IN COLLEGE:
N/A

SENIORS TO WATCH:
 
Brendan Paper, 1B/RHP, 2020
Drew DeLong, 2B/RHP, 2020
Jake Willkomm, OF/RHP, 2020
Logan Callison, C/DH, 2020

JUNIORS TO WATCH:
Nate Dierickx, OF/LHP, 2021
Keagan Head, UTL/RHP, 2021

SOPHOMORES TO WATCH:
Ben Orr, 3B/RHP, 2022
Ethan Gast, SS/RHP, 2022

FRESHMEN TO WATCH: 
Nolan DeLong, MIF, 2023 

 

2020 OUTLOOK:
Watching how this team developed in the second half of last season only proved the amount of talent that is there. This team has the ability to go as far as it will allow itself.” Head Coach Shawn Dierickx